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									                                              P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING                  IN THE      R EPUBLIC       OF   KOREA                                            July 1, 2005
Volume 3, Issue 36



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Monsoon season yields potential fury
By David McNally                                                                                                                                       Holbrook said many newcomers have
Area I Public Affairs                                                                                                                              no idea of the mountainous nature of
   CAMP RED CLOUD — Every year                                                                                                                     Korea and the serious consequences of
Korea experiences seasonal rains called                                                                                                            heavy rains in this type of topography.
monsoons. The power of nature’s fury                                                                                                                   “Last year was a mild monsoon
has arrived once again. From June to                                                                                                               season,” Holbrook said. “However, we
September U.S. servicemembers can                                                                                                                  know from the 1998 flooding how
expect rainfall to have a severe impact                                                                                                            damaging the rains can be.”
on military operations.                                                                                                                                Monsoons and typhoons, during a
   Officials said people have good                                                                                                                 30-40 day period, account for more than
reason to respect monsoon season.                                                                                                                  50 percent of Korea’s annual rainfall.
   In 1998, four U.S. Soldiers, and more                                                                                                           However, U.S. military officials have a
than 300 Korean civilians, were killed                                                                                                             plan and people on installation staffs have
during monsoon season. United States                                                                                                               parts to play.
Forces Korea suffered $242 million in                                                                                                                  “We execute the plan in phases,”
lost or damaged property.                                                                                                                          Kapaku said. “Phase one is preparation
   In 1999, a 2nd Infantry Division                                                                                                                and planning. We have been doing that
Soldier died in a Warrior Country flash                                                                                                            since April.”
flood. The rains of 2000 caused severe                                                                                             DAVID MCNALLY       In phase one, workers clear debris
floods at Yongsan Army Garrison in           Soldiers from the 122nd Signal Battalion conduct a full dress-rehearsal Monday for a change of        from ditches on the sides of roads and
Seoul. Damage was extensive.                 command and inactivation ceremony at Camp Red Cloud. The ceremony happened Tuesday.                   stream beds on installations. They fill sand
   “Some seasons are heavier than            have never experienced monsoons.”               Installation Management Agency, Korea                 bags, and store them - just in case.
others,” said William Kapaku, the civilian      In Korea, it is possible to have Region Office. “Ironically, we go through                         Commanders conduct periodic risk
executive assistant for U.S. Army            more than 20 inches of rainfall in a a personnel transition this time of year.”                       assessments and identify potential
Garrison, Camp Red Cloud. “Over a            24-hour period.                                     Many people come to Korea that have               problem areas. Key staff members
period of time people tend to forget, and       “The key is awareness,” said Jeff never been here before and know nothing
with the turnover of our troops, some        Holbrook an operations officer for of the dangers caused by a storm.”                                                Monsoon,
                                                                                                                                                              See Monsoon Page 3


8th Army transformation on schedule USFK switching to
                                                                                                                                commercial flights
Eighth U.S. Army Public Affairs                              being reorganized into a heavy brigade combat team.
    YONGSAN - Eighth U.S. Army confirms                          A UEx is a senior tactical headquarters with war

                                                                                                                                starting
                                                                                                                                star ting Oct. 1
administrative measures taken to transform, continue         fighting as its primary function. Across the entire U.S.
troop reductions and consolidations while enhancing          Army, Corps and Division headquarters are being
capabilities for its deterrence mission in the Republic      transformed into as many as 13 new organizations called
of Korea.                                                    UExs, eliminating one intermediate level of command.               Special to The Morning Calm Weekly
    The changes undertaken by the 8th U.S. Army                  A heavy brigade combat team operates at the                        Following through on an announcement made in
support the over-arching effort to consolidate U.S.          tactical, or engagement level of warfare and is typically          February, Air Mobility Command officials said that
Forces in Korea into two main hub locations south of         attached to a UEx.                                                 the Patriot Express, a transit system that brings the
Seoul by 2008.                                                   Once a division-centric organization, the U.S. Army            majority of U.S. troops to South Korea, will cease
    The transformation of the 2nd Infantry Division          is transforming to a brigade-centric model that enables            flights to and from the peninsula as of Oct. 1.
into a UEx, or unit of employment, the formation of          it to increase the number of combat brigades from 33                   The air service’s other flights, carrying official
its heavy brigade combat team, and the formation of          to 43 or more by reallocating personnel and equipment.             travelers to other assignments in the Pacific and
the Multi-Function Aviation Brigade required several         Changes in Aviation Forces                                         Europe, will be dramatically scaled down during the
units to inactivate, reorganize or consolidate into the          The 17th Aviation inactivated June 16. Its remaining           next few years, as well.
new organizations.                                           elements were consolidated with the 3-6 Attack                         “The real issue boils down to the financial support
    While the changes were anticipated, public               Helicopter Battalion from the 6th Cavalry Brigade and              of a mission that didn’t generate the customer base
confirmation required completion of a formal Host            were designated as the 2nd Aviation Brigade, assuming              to support it,” said Gen. John W. Handy, commander
Nation Notification to the Republic of Korea Ministry        a new “multi-functional aviation brigade” structure.               for Air Mobility Command and U.S. Transportation
of National Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs      The 2nd Aviation Brigade activated June 16.                        Command.
and Trade.                                                       The transformation by Eighth Army units to modular                 As of Oct. 1, servicemembers wil enter or leave
Changes in Ground Forces                                     organizations enhances the capability to perform its’              the Republic of Korea aboard commercial flights
    The 2nd ID will transform into a unit of employment                                                                         through Incheon International Airport.
under a new modular structure with their 1st Brigade                         See Transformation Page 4
                                                                                  ransformation,
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       July 1, 2005
      http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly                                     Commentary                                                                       The Morning Calm Weekly

          Letters                                          Commander salutes modern-day patriots
          to the
                                                                                                    America declared                                   American servicemembers always have been
                                                                                                its independence July 4,                            guardians of liberty. Millions worldwide now enjoy
                                                                                                1776, and in that bold                              security, prosperity and well-being because of the

          Editor
                                                                                                announcement                                        dedication and willingness of our modern-day patriots
                                                                                                established a nation                                to place the needs of others ahead of their own.
                                                                                                based upon the tenets                               Reminiscent of the Minutemen before them, the valor
                                                                                                of democracy, equality                              a n d r e s o l v e o f t o d a y ’s f i g h t i n g f o r c e s a r e a n
Dear Editor,                                                                                                                                        inspiration for all generations of Americans.
                                                                                                and freedom.
   I wrote this after 9/11 but I recently
                                                                                                    For more than two                                  As you celebrate over this holiday weekend, take a
revamped it. It has never been published
and I would like to dedicate it to all                                                          hundred          years,                             moment to reflect on the courage of our original freedom
military and civilians (and family                                                              freedom has had a                                   fighters. They were the first idealists, the first to articulate
members) who serve their country – but                                                          home and a defender.                                what America was and what it would represent. They
especially the military folks.                                                                  Today, America’s                                    established national ideals that continue to motivate and
                   Joseph J. Youngblood                                                         message continues to                                resonate today. We honor them.
                                                                                                inspire and motivate                                   On this Fourth of July, I salute the members of the
                 OLD GLORY                                                                      humanity with the                                   United States Forces Korea. It is through your
                                                           basic principles that all are created equal and are meant                                personal efforts that American patriotism remains a
      Lifted up on wings of Eagles,                        to be free.                                                                              living faith. Your enthusiasm and commitment are
      Held high by God’s great hand                           Every year, in response to that message, hundreds of                                  as deeply rooted as our original founding fathers’.
       Old Glory waves on proudly,
                                                           thousands of people from around the world willingly and                                     Through your hard work, the citizens of the
    Proclaiming freedom thru our land.
                                                           joyfully join our wonderful national melting pot so that they                            Republic of Korea continue to enjoy the freedoms of
    Equality and justice are the truths
         for which she stands.                             too, can call themselves “Americans.”                                                    democracy, peace and prosperity.
         Old Glory still waves on                             Like the patriots of 1776, the present generation
                                                           of men and women serving in our armed forces are                                                                                     GEN Leon J. LaPorte
   Born from our quest for justice, she                    among the most courageous of our nation’s citizens.                                                                            Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK
        has told us we are free.
   Wounded by the cowards strike, she
     withstood the tyrants’ heel.                                                                                              MP Blotter
   She flies above the martyr’s blood of
        a thousand battlefields,                              The following entries were                            assault. Military Police investigators                         suspected level of alcoholic intoxication
   and weeps a flood of bitter tears for                   excerpted from the past several weeks                    revealed through investigation that a                          and then released to his unit. He was later
        those who fell at home.                            military police blotters. These entries                  Soldier and his spouse were involved in a                      advised of his legal rights, which he waived
   Yet through loss of loved ones dear,                    may be incomplete and do not                             verbal altercation that turned physical                        and rendered a written sworn statement
        or pride of hero’s deeds                           determine the guilt or innocence of                      when the Soldier pushed his spouse to the                      admitting to the above incident.
     On foreign shores and at home                         any person.                                              floor and struck her on the back of her head                   Investigation continues by MPI.
          Old Glory still waves on                         ! Military Police were notified of an                    three times with an open hand in their off-                    ! Military Police were notified by
                                                           assault consummated by battery.                          post residence. She then escaped and fled                      United States Army Criminal
   She was with the founding fathers in                    Investigation revealed that a Soldier                    the scene to an unnamed friend’s                               Investigations Command of a larceny of
        the cold of Valley Forge.                          grabbed another Soldier around her                       residence where the Korean National                            government property. Preliminary
     She was there at Appomattox, and                      shoulders with both hands and pushed                     Police were telephonically notified. Prior                     investigation revealed person(s)
        again in two world wars,                           her against the wall, then began to shake                to the arrival of KNP and the MPs, the                         unknown entered a connex and stole two
    In the canyons of the cities and the                   her, causing her head to hit the wall. He                Soldier fled the scene on foot. When the                       Dell laptop computers containing
          amber waves of grain,                            then grabbed her by the throat and began                 Soldier returned his spouse telephonically                     classified information. The missing
   In the brilliant light of freedoms fight                to choke her. When he released her and                   notified the MP station a second time.                         laptop computers were stored in a
         our Glory shall remain.                           turned his back, she escaped and fled the                Upon arrival of the KNP and MPs the                            cardboard box, which was left
      Passed to us by our fathers, and                     scene to an unknown friend’s residence.                  Soldier was placed under apprehension and                      unattended and unsecured. USACIDC
           held in sacred trust,                           The assaulted Soldier rendered a written                 transported to the MP station. He was then                     coordinated with military intelligence,
   every generation has given her their                    sworn statement attesting to the above                   transported to a local medical facility for a                  who agreed to conduct a joint
                    best.                                  incident and the suspect was escorted to                 command-directed blood alcohol test, with                      investigation with the USACIDC. The
   (Editor’s Note: Due to space                            the MP station by his unit, where he was                 results pending, and treated for minor                         loss to the government is approximately
constraints, the poem could not be                         advised of his legal rights, which he                    injuries consisting of a small bruise to his                   $5,138 in U.S. currency. The risk of
published in it’s entirety. For a complete                 invoked, requesting a lawyer. The Soldier                right forehead and small abrasions to the                      compromise to classified data was
version, contact Youngblood at                             was further processed and released to his                neck region. He was then transported back                      assessed as minimal. Investigation
Joseph.j.youngblood@korea.army.mil                         unit. Investigation continues by MPI.                    to the MP station where he was not                             continues by the USACIDC and military
                                                           ! Military Police were notified of an                    advised of his legal rights due to his                         intelligence.



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                                                Troop Command changes leaders
                                                By Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Johnson
    509th PSB Helpline                          8th Personnel Command
The 509th Personnel Services Battalion             YONGSAN — Lt. Col. David L. Ward assumed
is now offering a call-in service for           command of United States Army Troop Command Korea
personnel questions regarding                   from the outgoing commander, Lt. Col Paul L. Legere, in a
redeployment orders, promotions,                change of command ceremony on Knight Field, June 23.
clearing and more. On post, call 550-              “It’s always uplifting to see Americans and [Korean
4747. Off post or from a cell phone,            Augmentation to the U.S. Army] Soldiers standing side by
call 0505-724-4747.                             side in the same formation, just as they have for over 50
The line operates from 6 a.m. until 9           years,” said Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, 8th U.S. Army
p.m., Monday through Friday. After              commander,
hours and on weekends, callers may                 Campbell was the reviewing officer for the ceremony
leave a message and will be                     and passed the guidon from Legere to Ward. In his remarks,
contacted by PSB staff when the                 Campbell said “American and ROK soldiers on the ground
office reopens.                                 are the ultimate instrument of national resolve and are the
                                                centerpiece for the ROK/U.S. alliance. The USATC-K is a                                                                   SGT. 1ST CLASS PATRICIA JOHNSON
   Combined Joint Staff                         diverse and talented team; a team of Soldiers whose duties,         Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, 8th U.S. Army commander, passes
        Seeks Narrator                          mission and accomplishments are important and varied.”              USATC-K colors to its new commander, Lt. Col. David L. Ward.
The Secretary Combined Joint Staff is              Prior to this command, Ward’s last assignment was as             II, said, “If you are looking for the finest of American and
seeking a command narrator. The                 the senior intelligence trainer for C Team, Battle Command          Korean youth, and the future of our Army, then look no further
narrator performs duties for all UNC/           Training Program, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He joins the            than this formation. They represent the very best in our Army,
CFC/USFK Honor Guard and Award                  USATC-K team with his wife Mary and two daughters.                  and two nations.”
Ceremonies. The narrator must possess              At the ceremony Ward said he has a reputation for getting            USATC-K provides command functions to Headquarters,
the ability to speak English                                                                                        United States Forces Korea and Headquarters, Eighth U.S.
                                                the job done and caring for Soldiers.
clearly.Bearing, professional image and                                                                             Army, as well as providing the U.S. Army Element Commanders
                                                   “I truly relish the opportunity to lead one of the largest
ability to quickly adapt to changing                                                                                to the U.S. Army Elements of the United Nations Command,
                                                battalions in the U.S. Army,” he said, “thoroughly integrated
situations is a must. The ability to                                                                                Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea.
communicate with foreign dignitaries,
                                                with the sons of one of our strongest allies and forward
                                                deployed on the frontlines of freedom.”                             During transition to hostilities, Troop Command plans,
general officers and distinguished
                                                   In his farewell remarks to the unit Legere, who leaves           coordinates and executes transition to war operations for HHC,
visitors is essential. The narrator
                                                USATC-K to become the director of Public Works for Area             USFK and HHC, 8th U.S. Army.
position is open to 0-1 through 0-3 and

                                                Monsoon
E5 through E7. Interested personnel
                                                                                                                                                                                      from Page 1
may contact Maj. Floyd, at 723-5227 or
Sgt. Maj. Shirley Garrett, at 723-3615 to       update alert rosters, so they can react
set up an interview.                            when the weather turns sour.
                                                   ! Planning
  Electronic Documents                             ! Warning
   Available thru myPay                            ! Destructive weather
    In support of the President’s                  ! Post-destructive weather recovery
Expanded Electronic Government                     ! Lessons learned
Initiative, the Defense Finance and
                                                   “If there is any lesson the flood of
Accounting Service will provide Wage
                                                1998 taught us, it was to do everything
and Tax Statements and Leave and
                                                humanly possible to prepare for
Earning Statements in electronic format
for military and civilian personnel who
                                                monsoon season,” Kapaku said.
view their pay data on the myPay Web               Weather advisories or warnings
site. Eliminating hard copies of these          trigger the warning phase. In Seoul,            Korea Region Office, forms a                 overlooks Camp Stanley. The terrific
paper documents and providing                   the Installation Management Agency,             destructive weather response team.           weight and power of the water sent
electronic copies through myPay will                                                                       Area commands then go             mud, rocks and large boulders
save several million dollars and decrease                                                                  into action.                      crashing down the mountainside.
the risk of identity theft.                                                                                   During         emergency          “It was very humbling to see part
    Therefore, effective Friday, all military                                                              conditions, the action phase      of the mountain collapse,” Kapaku
members and Department of Defense                                                                          of the plan goes into gear.       said. “The boulders blocked the upper
non-bargaining unit civilian employees                                                                     Area commanders account           ammunition holding area.”
with a customized PIN, who access                                                                          for their people and respond         The 2nd Infantry Division reacted
myPay are consenting to receive only an                                                                    to conditions.                    immediately by sending a Camp
electronic W-2 and Leave and Earning                                                                          This means manpower            Howze engineer platoon to clear the
Statement.                                                                                                 placing       sand       bags,    debris, and to reopen access to the
                                                                                                           controlling traffic, relocating   ammunition.
       Reserve CGSOC                                                                                       equipment, performing                In the post-destructive weather
    Instructors Wanted                                                                                     search       and        rescue    recovery phase, officials assess
Instructors are being sought to teach
                                                                                                           operations, and evacuating        damage. Area commanders integrate
the Command and General Staff
                                                                                                           and sheltering victims.           key staff members to assist in
Officers Course in Yongsan.
                                                                                                              Heavy rains create             disaster      assistance.      Units
Applicants must be an Army Reserve
Soldier, hold the rank of major or
                                                                                                           hazardous conditions. There       immediately move to clean up the
lieutenant colonel, be MEL4 qualified,                                                                     are dangers from lightning,       aftermath and to minimize health
be willing to transfer to the 4960th                                                                       reduced visibility when           hazards.
MFTB, and meet the Army height and                                                                         driving and hydroplaning.            “We know the power of what
weight standards. Interested                                                                               However, possibly the most        happened in 1998,” Kapaku said.
personnel should contact Lt. Col.                                                                          serious danger comes from         “That was when we were
Dennis Davenport at 723-4394.                                                                              flash floods.                     unprepared that we suffered the
                                                                                                              “In 1998 we had a major        most damage.”
           Correction                                                                                      catastrophe at Camp                  Kapaku said his people are now
In last week’s edition a Page 1 teaser                                                                     Stanley,” said Kapaku.            constantly prepared for the worst.
for a story on the Expert Infantryman                                                                         The infamous 1998              This is because of lessons learned
                                                                                                   D
                                                                                                  AVIDMN C ALLY
Badge was misidentified. We regret the
error.                                          Heavy rains leaves 4 inches of water streaming through the floodwaters weakened part         from past disasters — lessons that
                                                Camp Red Cloud floodgates Monday morning.                  of the mountain that              were hard earned.
         July 1, 2005
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Paperwork key to bringing
foreign spouse to America
By Jeffrey S. Tunis                                    for visas. The information the embassy
U.S. Embassy Seoul                                     staff provides on IV is straight forward,
   This is the third installment of the                by-the-numbers and well over 95 percent
series, “Bringing a foreign spouse to                  of all applicants in Seoul qualify.
America.” Prior installments described                    The embassy immediately starts the
the first step of bringing a foreign spouse            internal clearances after receiving the
to the United States by filing an                      approved I-130. Korean staff members
immigrant petition. This article will                  perform most of the administrative
describe how a foreign spouse can apply                processing and customer service.
for the Immigrant Visa (IV).
   YONGSAN GARRISON – The
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952
and subsequent legislation make the
Department of State responsible for visa
processing at U.S. Embassies overseas.
                                                          However, the beneficiary is responsible
                                                       for gathering all required forms and
                                                       documents, such as:
                                                          ! Medical examination – the
                                                       Department of Health and Human Services
                                                       authorizes five Korean hospitals to
                                                                                                        AD
   After the Department of Homeland                    conduct the physical exam. It takes two
Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration              days and costs approximately 25,000 won
Services approves your spouse’s                           ! Vital records – you will need vital
(beneficiary) I-130, “Petition for Alien               records like birth, adoption, divorce,
Relative,” it is then sent back to the                 marriage and death certificates. Koreans
Department of State consular section                   have this information on their family
where the beneficiary will apply for an IV.            census register. Logon to http://




                                                                                                       GOES
   If your beneficiary is in Korea, the U.S.           travel.state.gov/visa/reciprocity/index.htm
Embassy consulate will receive the                     for information
approved I-130 from the Department of                     ! Affidavit of support (I-864) – the I-
Home Security and enter it into their                  864 provides evidence of the petitioner’s
database. Afterwards, the State                        ongoing income after the beneficiary’s
Department will e-mail or mail the IV                  arrival in the United States. Usually a
instructions to the beneficiary.                       Leave and Earnings Statement showing
   The responsibility for applying and                 continuing service, and the last three years
qualifying for the IV rests solely on the              of federal tax returns. If you don’t have
applicant. Both the Department of                      the last three years of your tax return,
Homeland Security and the State                        immediately logon to: http://www.irs.gov/
Department must carry out regulatory, not              faqs/faq-kw133.html
assistance, roles.                                        ! Police clearances from countries
   Since the U.S. Embassy in Seoul                     where the beneficiary lived after age 16.



                                                                                                       HERE
processes nearly 2,000 new visa                        See http://travel.state.gov/visa/reciprocity/
applications each day, the staff is not able           index.htm for details
to offer personalized telephone or internet               ! Complete, accurate English translations
guidance to individual IV applicants. Nor              of any foreign language documents
do they have the legal authority or
resources to see that beneficiaries qualify                         See Visa, Page 13

Transformation                                                                           from Page 1
deterrence mission in the Republic of                     !     8th Personnel Command
Korea by making them more quickly                      inactivated and was absorbed into the
deployable, flexible and lethal than                   Eighth Army staff.
currently structured.                                     For each of these actions, a Host Nation
2ID Transformation                                     Notification was completed. A formal
   The transformation of the 2nd                       notification process is applied by the
Infantry Division into a UEx, the                      United States to notify the Republic of
formation of its’ heavy brigade combat                 Korea when a battalion-sized (or larger)
team and the formation of the 2nd                      unit departs. Following the ROK-U.S.
Aviation Brigade requires several units                agreement to reduce 12,500 troops by
to inactivate, reorganize or consolidate               2008, plans were initiated to outline the
into the new organizations.                            details. Once approved by the U.S. Under
   ! Headquarters and Headquarters                     Secretary of Defense (Policy), USFK
Company, Division Support Command                      formally notifies the ROK Ministry of
at Camp Casey (Inactivated June 15);                   National Defense and the U.S. Embassy
   ! 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, at                     in Korea formally notifies the Korean
Camp Casey (Inactivated June 15);                      Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
   ! HHC, 122nd Signal Battalion at                       These administrative actions keep the
Camp Castle (Inactivated June 15);                     Eighth U.S. Army on track to meet the
   ! HHC, 2nd Engineer Brigade at                      scheduled troop reduction of 8,000 by
Camp Castle;                                           the end of 2005. The troop reduction
   ! 2nd Engineer Battalion at Camp                    plan, part of the ROK-U.S. agreement,
Hovey (Inactivated June 15);                           is split over four years: 2004, 5,000;
   ! 102d Military Intelligence Battalion              2005, 3,000; 2006, 2,000; and 2007-
at Camp Essayons (Consolidates to                      2008, 2,500. Personnel and equipment
become the support battalion of the 2nd                needed to form the new organizations
Infantry Division (UEx);                               will remain in the Republic of Korea.
July 1, 2005                                                                                                                                                                                    Page 5




                                                                                              By Spc. Stephanie Pearson                                        Lorenzo Luna, class instructor. “The
                                                                                              Area I Public Affairs                                            focus is on how to overcome a bigger
                                                                                                 CAMP RED CLOUD — Sixty of                                     and stronger opponent.”
                                                                                              the 2nd Infantry Division’s toughest                                Luna said the program concentrates
                                                                                              warriors gathered at the Camp Red                                on three phases of basic fight strategy:
                                                                                              Cloud Physical Fitness Center June 22                            close the distance to the opponent, gain
                                                                                              to hone their ground-fighting skills in                          the dominant position and finish the
                                                                                              the Modern Army Combatives, Level II                             fight.
                                                                                              training course.                                                    “To finish the fight, you want to
                                                                                                 “The course teaches basic ground                              subdue the opponent by choking him,
                                                                                              fighting techniques like arm bars and                            breaking an arm or shooting him,” Luna
2nd Infantry Division Soldiers learn hand-to-hand combat at Camp Red Cloud June 22.           choke holds,” said Sgt. 1st Class                                said. “That is what’s so effective about
                                                                                                                                                               these moves – you can always apply
                                                                                                                                                               them. These are real-life moves, and
                                                                                                                                                               realistic training promotes combat
                                                                                                                                                               readiness because you become
                                                                                                                                                               confident knowing you can defeat any
                                                                                                                                                               enemy.”
                                                                                                                                                                  Sgt. William Tannler, 501st Military
                                                                                                                                                               Intelligence Battalion, agreed.
                                                                                                                                                                  “It’s building a lot of confidence for
                                                                                                                                                               me to be able to close with an enemy,
                                                                                                                                                               fight and actually have a chance of
                                                                                                                                                               winning,” he said. “If you’re going to
                                                                                                                                                               be deployed, this is must-do training.”
                                                                                                                                                                  Tannler said it is one of the best
                                                                                                                                                               fighting programs he has seen.
                                                                                                                                                                  “Before joining the Army, I studied
Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Keglovitz pins down                                                                                                                      martial arts for four years,” he said.
Sgt. William Tannler at the Army Combatives    Sgt. 1st Class Lorenzo Luna, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Division,                      “This is more practical than anything I
course at Camp Red Cloud.                      instructs the Level II Modern Army Combatives class at Camp Red Cloud June 22.                                  did then. It’s very hard, though; I’ve
                                                                                                                                                               been through a few Army schools, and
                                                                                                                                                               this is the most physically demanding.”
                                                                                                                                                                  According to the training
                                                                                                                                                               handbook, the program began in
                                                                                                                                                               response to the need for a realistic
                                                                                                                                                               hand-to-hand combat fighting
                                                                                                                                                               technique. A committee was formed
                                                                                                                                                               in 1995 to explore existing forms of
                                                                                                                                                               martial arts and to develop a base of
                                                                                                                                                               instruction for the new program. The
                                                                                                                                                               committee, made up of experienced
                                                                                                                                                               Army Rangers, found that a program
                                                                                                                                                               based on Greco-Roman wrestling
                                                                                                                                                               techniques would be most successful
                                                                                                                                                               because its basic components were
                                                                                                                                                               easier to learn and less dependent on
                                                                                                                                                               size and strength.
                                                                                                                                                                  With actual combat experience as
                                                                                                                                                               a guide, the Rangers designed a
                                                                                                                                                               system using Brazilian-style Jiu-jitsu
                                                                                                                                                               as a basis for ground fighting. They
                                                                                                                                                               added the throws and takedowns of
                                                                                                                                                               wrestling and Judo, integrated the
                                                                                                                                                               strikes of boxing and Muay Thai, and
                                                                                                                                                               combined them with marksmanship
                                                                                                                                                               and weapons training to create a
                                                                                                                                                               totally integrated system of close-
                                                                                                                                                               quarters combat.
                                                                                                                                                                  Combatives training became
                                                                                                                                                               official Army doctrine in January 2002
                                                                                                                        PHOTOS   BY   SPC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
                                                                                                                                                               with the publication of a new field
Sgt. 1st Class Lorenzo Luna, senior combatives instructor, shows the class the “Nutcracker” blood choke. The blood choke cuts off the blood                    manual. To spread the new system of
supply to the brain, which makes a person pass out much quicker.                                                                                                          See Training Page 7
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                                                Weather forecasters strive to be accurate
         Fourth of July                         By David McNally                                                              detachment commander. “I get it twice on weekdays and once
         Entertainment                          Area I Public Affairs                                                         daily on weekends.”
 Area I will feature the following free             CAMP RED CLOUD — To know when bad weather will                                Tournay said he shares this information with the division
 shows over the July Fourth weekend:            strike and react quickly to rapidly changing situations is what               chief of staff and tactical operations center.
 ! Shaggy concerts Friday at Camp               commanders consider the tactical advantage on the battlefield.                    If a chance of flooding is likely, Tournay could bring his
 Stanley and Sunday at Camp Casey.                  In Warrior Country, the 2nd Infantry Division gets that                   forecasters in for 24-hour operations. On-duty forecasters
 Both shows begin at 7 p.m.                     advantage from U.S. Air Force weather forecasters at                          stay in constant contact with the 20th Operational Weather
 !Ty England at 7 p.m. Monday at                Detachment 1, 607th Weather Squadron.                                         Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
 Camp Casey.
                                                    “My forecasters provide me with a 48-hour weather                         “They are a hub of weather information,” Tournay said. “They
 !Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club
                                                forecast for Area I,” said Air Force Capt. Robert Tournay,                    have a large number of resources and experienced personnel
 will remain open until 2 a.m. Sunday
                                                                                                                              at the 20th to forecast for the northwest Pacific.”
 and Monday.
                                                                                                                                  This network of weather units, which includes the 607th
         Unit set to Move                                                                                                     Weather Squadron at Yongsan, helps to tailor forecasts for
 The 718th Explosive Ordnance Disposal                                                                                        the Korean peninsula. The 20th OWS issues advisories for
 unit will move from Camp Red Cloud to                                                                                        heavy rainfall when forecasters expect 2 inches of rain in 12
 Yongsan Garrison July 13-18 to enhance                                                                                       hours, or 5 inches in 24 hours.
 response capability to all U.S.                                                                                                  “Command Center Seoul relays warnings to my on-
 installations on the Korean Peninsula.                                                                                       duty forecaster, to me and to people at affected sites,”
 The company-sized unit disposes                                                                                              Tournay said.
 unexploded ordnance found on ranges                                                                                              Tournay discusses the warnings and advisories with the
 and post-Armistice ordnance found                                                                                            division chief of staff and Area I commander. Based on this
 during construction on installations.                                                                                        information, garrison and Area I officials may announce flood
 Officials said the new location will                                                                                         condition warnings and appropriate crisis action measures.
 improve response time to Areas II, III                                                                                           “During this time of year we’re aware there’s a more active
 and IV while sustaining the response                                                                                         weather picture,” Tournay said. “I’m confident in the abilities
 capability for Area I. During the move                                                                                       of my forecasters to provide the most superior weather
 EOD capability will be maintained.                                                                                           information to the 2nd Infantry Division.”
                                                                                                                                  Knowledge is power according to the weather forecaster’s
       Train the Trainer                                                                                                      mantra. During this monsoon season Tournay hopes his
 Area I Equal Employment Opportunity                                                                          DAVID MCNALLY   forecasters are powerful.
 will offer a “Train the Trainer”               A 2nd Infantry Division noncommissioned officer experiences the first
 Prevention of Sexual Harassment class          heavy rain of the 2005 monsoon season.                                                       E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.mil
 for Korean National employees July 12-
 14 at Yongsan. Nominate one
 candidate for every 100 employees.             Finance Soldiers count on new leader
 Contact Vivian George at 738-4472.             By David McNally
                                                Area I Public Affairs
   Commissary Spending
               Online                              CAMP CASEY — Warrior Country
 All U.S. Forces Korea Members                  finance troops welcomed a new leader
 registered in the Defense Biometrics           June 23 in a change of command
 Identification System can now view             ceremony here.
 their commissary spending online at               Lt. Col. Archie Davis III took
 https://pimsk.korea.army.mil. Some             command of the 177th Finance Battalion
 DBIDS registration information is also         from Lt. Col. Carolyn Sharpe.
 shown to assist USFK members in                   “What a great day to be a Soldier,”
 keeping their registration information         Davis said. “I am humbled and honored
 current. If any corrections need to be         to be given the distinct privilege to be
 made, visit any DBIDS registration             commanding a battalion with a great
 center to update information.                  legacy and heritage.”
                                                   Davis comes to the “Diamond in the
  Korean Employee Training                      Rock” battalion from duty as deputy
 The Area I Civilian Personnel Advisory         commander, 336th Theater Finance
 Center will conduct Introduction to            Command during Operation Iraqi
                                                                                                                                                                                PHOTOS   BY   DAVID MCNALLY
 Supervision of Korean Employees                Freedom II.
 training in English 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. July                                                         Soldiers of the 177th Finance Battalion stand in formation June 23 during the unit change of
                                                   “To Lt. Col. Carolyn Sharpe, thank             command ceremony.
 26 in the CPAC classroom on Camp Red           you for your gracious support in
 Cloud. Those interested in attending                                                             your team have exhibited over the past            Soldiers to carry on the pride and
                                                making this a fluid transition,” Davis said
 must submit form DD-1556 and an                                                                  two years support efforts throughout              tradition they had during Sharpe’s
                                                during his speech. “More importantly,
 Individual Development Plan to Han
                                                thank you for your selfless service, and          this peninsula.”                                  command.
 Kyu-un by July 19. For information,
                                                the tremendous contributions you and                 Davis previously served in Korea as               “What an honor for me to have been
 call 732-9060.
                                                                                                  battalion executive officer, 176th                your battalion commander,” Sharpe said.
  Click it or Ticket Campaign
                                                                                                  Finance Battalion, in Yongsan from                “Keep up the good work and continue
 The national Click it or Ticket seatbelt                                                         August 1999 to August 2000.                       to serve with pride and passion.”
 campaign began Monday and runs                                                                      “Welcome back,” Col. Jeffrey Field,               Sharpe leaves the battalion to work
 through July 11. During this time,                                                               175th Finance Command commander                   with the Office of Institutional Army
 military police will be stopping                                                                 told Davis. “You are the right                    Adaptation.
 vehicles on post to check for and                                                                commander at the right place at the right            During her tenure the battalion
 enforce seatbelt usage.                                                                          time.”                                            provided Soldiers to support the 2nd
                                                                                                     Davis made a pact with the Soldiers            Brigade Combat Team in Iraq.
    Ration Control Hours                                                                          and civilians of the battalion.                      “We will continue to provide the best
 The Camp Red Cloud Ration Control                                                                   “Know that I come to you with an               possible pay support to the Soldiers and
 Office’s new hours are: closed on                                                                open mind, a listening ear and a sincere          families of a division that is second to
 Mondays, open from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                                            desire to take care of Soldiers and their         none,” Davis said.
 Tuesday – Friday. The office is closed         Lt. Col. Archie Davis III gives remarks June 23   families,” Davis said.
 for lunch from 1 – 2 p.m.                      after assuming command of the 177th Finance          Davis also challenged his new                      E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.mil
                                                Battalion.
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Officials commemorate war anniversary
By Spc. Stephanie Pearson                        and the United States is forged in blood.
Area I Public Affairs                               “During the war, Americans shed
    UIJEONGBU — At about 4:15 a.m.               their precious blood here for the national
June 25, 1950, North Korea attacked              democracy of Korea,” he explained.
South Korea along the 38th Parallel.             “The U.S. still maintains friendly
    The line served as a border between          relationships with Korea, and there is
the two countries.                               no change in the importance of the
    At 11 a.m., North Korea announced            Korea-U.S. coalition today, even 55
a formal declaration of war, starting what       years after the start of war.”
is one of the longest conflicts in history.         Hong suggested that Koreans must
    Area I and 2nd Infantry Division             have the United States with them every
officials joined Korean and American             step of the way for “unification and
dignitaries June 24 at Kyungmin College          world peace.”
to commemorate the 55th anniversary                 Many dignitaries attended the
of the start of the Korean War.                  ceremony. Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Martz,
    Hundreds of Kyungmin College                 2nd Infantry Division assistant
students filled the auditorium as the            commander; Col. Jeff Christiansen,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        SPC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
solemn remembrance ceremony                      Area I commander; and Washington
                                                                                                                   Robert Cox, secretary general of the United Nations Participating Countries Association (left),
reaffirmed the Republic of Korea – U.S.          state Senator Paull Shin attended the
                                                                                                                   retired Sgt. 1st Class James Monk, association president and Korean War veteran, and Sen.
alliance.                                        commemoration ceremony.
                                                                                                                   Paull Shin, Washington state legislature, stand for a moment of silence June 24 to commemorate
    “We shall never forget the tragedy of           Two U.S. war veterans also gave
                                                                                                                   the Korean War fallen during a memorial ceremony.
the Korean War,” said Hong Woo-joon,             personal accounts of their service here
president and founder of Kyungmin                55 years ago.                                                     that the threat is still real.                   the lesson we had on our bones 55 years
College. “It is all the more meaningful             Lee Sang-hoon, Korean Veterans                                    He said North Korea’s recent                  ago, and it is the lesson to prevent a
to have this event today jointly with our        Association president, gave the                                   declaration of nuclear armament is               second Korean War.”
friend, the United States.”                      commemorative address.                                            proof that the conflict is not over.                The ceremony lasted 90 minutes;
    During the Korean war, nearly                   Lee urged the audience not to                                      “There is a saying that peace is             The Korean War continues to this day.
37,000 Americans died in action.                 become complacent.                                                not protected by words, but kept with
    Hong said friendship between Korea              He cited several incidents as proof                            a show of force,” Lee said. “That was             E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil


Training
fighting throughout the Army, committee
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                                                                                                                    Soldier takes oath,
                                                                                                                    fulfills American dream
members instituted the “train-the-
trainers” program.
   Once the fighters finish the Level II
course, Luna said, they will be certified                                                                           By Spc. Stephanie Pearson
to go back to their units and teach Level                                                                           Area I Public Affairs
I techniques to other Soldiers.                                                                                         CAMP RED CLOUD — When Yi
   “Combatives is something you have                                                                                In-hae moved to the United States at
to keep up with,” Tannler said. “The                                                                                age 16, she immediately noticed how
good thing is we’re being trained to go                                                                             different it was from her native Korea.
back and train others, which is the best                                                                                “Korea is so small and crowded,”
way to stay proficient.”                                                                                            she said. “America was really different.
   Tannler said he hopes to continue to                                                                             I loved the environment and the
Level III training when he goes back to                                                                             schools, and knew right away that I
the United States, but encourages                                                                                   wanted to live there permanently.”
everyone to take advantage of the                                                                                       Living in Louisville, Ky., Yi got a
training available here in Korea.                                                                                   “green card” to stay as a legal alien,
   “Anybody on the peninsula who gets                                                                               but always aspired to get her
the opportunity to participate in this                                                                              citizenship.
program should jump at the chance,”                                                                                     Now, seven years later, Spc. Yi has
he said.                                                                                                            fulfilled her dream of becoming an
                                                 Sgt. Bobbie Sumpter holds Sgt. Tina Young in                       American citizen.                                                                 SPC. STEPHANIE PEARSON

   E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil        a headlock.                                                            “All of my family is so proud of            Spc. Yi In-hae, Headquarters and
                                                                                                                    me,” Yi said. “I’m excited, because I’m         Headquarters company achieves her goal of
                                                                                                                    the first one in my family to get my            U.S. citizenship.
                                                                                                                    citizenship. My dad applied, too, but              Now that she is a citizen, Yi plans
                                                                                                                    he’s still waiting.”                            to go back to America when she gets
                                                                                                                        Yi said because she joined the U.S.         out of the Army, finish school and
                                                                                                                    Army, the process went more quickly.            hopefully become a government
                                                                                                                        “I was always like ‘someday I’ll            employee.
                                                                                                                    get it’,” Yi said. “It went faster for             “I want to live in the United
                                                                                                                    me. I applied in July, and got the              States. I want my children to grow
                                                                                                                    letter with my exam appointment six             up there,” she said. “There are more
                                                                                                                    months later.”                                  benefits.”
                                                                                                                        Yi headed back to the states in early          Yi said although she is now an
                                                                                                                    May to meet with an immigration                 American citizen she will always
                                                                                                                    officer and to take the 10-question             honor her Korean heritage.
                                                                                                                    citizenship test.                                  “I still have pride that I’m
                                                                                                                        “They asked me basic questions              Korean,” she said. “It’s not that I’m
                                                                                                                    about U.S. history,” Yi said. “I was a          ashamed of it. I just feel that there
                                                                                                                    little nervous going in, but I answered         are more opportunities in the U.S.”
                                                                            PHOTOS   BY   SPC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
                                                                                                                    seven out of the 10 correctly and
Staff Sgt. Noel Cabias, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, tries to keep his grip
                                                                                                                    passed.”                                        E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil
while Cpl. Ko In-song struggles to free himself June 22.
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July 4th festivities begin tonight at Yongsan
Independence Day fireworks                                England,” “Two Ways to Fall” and “Highways and
                                                          Dance Halls.” Jamaican-born Shaggy has released 10
                                                                                                                             tournament beginning at 9 a.m., as well.
                                                                                                                                Other Saturday events include a flea market and an
show blasts off Monday evening                            albums since 1993. The latest, “Sexy Gyal Whind”
                                                          and “Ready Fi Di Ride” were released this year.
                                                                                                                             8-ball pool tournament at 10 a.m. at Moyer Community
                                                                                                                             Services Center. A sand volleyball tournament will draw
By Steve Davis                                               “We’ve been planning since April,” said Mario                   the sun-and-fun crowd 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at picnic area
Area II Public Affairs                                    Farrulla, Area II Support Activity chief of recreation.            #7.
   YONGSAN — Area II Support Activity will host a         “There will be something for everyone. We’re all going                Perhaps the top event on Saturday will be a tailgate
three-day America’s birthday celebration that will        to have a great time.”                                             party sponsored by the Better Opportunities for Single
include live entertainment, sports, a flea market, a         The holiday weekend begins tonight with “Intensity”             and Unaccompanied Soldiers, or BOSS, program.
community carnival, fireworks and more. Country star      band playing at Harvey’s Lounge at 7 p.m. and “Blue                   “We’re really excited,” said BOSS President Pfc.
Ty England and Reggae artist Shaggy top the billing as    Eyze Band” at the Main Post Club at 8 p.m.                         Danielle Colson. “We have about 100 BOSS
Area II rocks toward July 4th fireworks.                     Sports dominate the schedule tomorrow as an all-                representatives in Area II and they’ve been putting the
   England, formerly in the band of country star Garth    day softball tournament kicks off at 9 a.m. at Lombardo
Brooks, has released his own country albums, “Ty          Field and Collier Field House hosts a basketball                                        Independence,
                                                                                                                                              See Independence Page 11


  BOSS, Here to help you                                                                     Monsoon rains begin in Korea
                                                                                             Potentially destructive weather may trigger local warnings
                                                                                             By Steve Davis                                   said Gerald T. Casey Jr., who heads the
                                                                                             Area II Public Affairs                           Area II Support Activity DPTMS. “We
                                                                                                YONGSAN — The first rain of the               initiate public service announcements on
                                                                                             monsoon season dumped more than two              the Commander’s Access Channel
                                                                                             inches of water in the Seoul area Monday         (Channel 3) and on AFN-Korea television
                                                                                             and kicked up brisk winds.                       and radio, and advise our tenant units.
                                                                                                The monsoon season typically begins               Casey said the mitigation plan for
                                                                                             in June and can last as long as two              destructive weather is a priority of the Area
                                                                                             months, followed by the typhoon season.          II commander.
                                                                                             Because potentially destructive weather              Area II directorates are also notified
                                                                                             could begin with little warning, Area II         and stand-by to deal with any resulting
                                                                                             Support Activity works with its internal         emergencies, including flooding and wind
                                                                                             staff, local weather, military police and        damage.
                                                                                             safety officials to notify community                 Area II Safety Officer Jeffrey M.
                                                                                             members when severe weather is                   Hyska said some Yongsan areas are prone
                                                                                             forecasted for Area II.                          to flooding.
                                                                                                Area II Support Activity has a detailed           “Everyone should be careful when
                                                                                             destructive weather plan managed by the          driving or walking in heavy rain, or avoid it
                                                                                             Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization     altogether unless necessary,” said Hyska.
                                                                                             and Security, or DPTMS, which coordinates        Hyska said wind and flooding could cause
                                                                                             response actions between the Area II staff       associated hazardous electrical situations.
                                                                                             duty officer or Non-Commissioned                     Casey said personnel from the Area
                                                                                             Officer, the Provost Marshal’s Office and        II Directorate of Public Works would be
                                                                                             outlying installations to help mitigate severe   available to handle monsoon-related
                                                                          CPL. SEO KI-CHUL   weather damage.                                  problems. He advises residents to report
  Pvt. Vanessa Guzman, right, 175th Finance Command, and Spc. Shannon Benak, 142nd              “When we receive notification of              problems to the Area II staff duty officer
  Military Police Command — members of the Better Opportunities for Single and               potentially destructive weather, we start        at 738-7404/7405.
  unaccompanied Soldiers organization —move school materials at Seoul American               communicating internally with the Area II
  Elementary School June 24 to help prepare for the next school year .                       Support Activity staff and with the public,”              E-mail DavisST@korea.army.mil


ROK Army Support Group Commander retires
By Sgt. Christopher Selmek                                “It is a career that exemplifies leadership and selfless
Area II Public Affairs                                    service, both to the Republic of Korea, the United States,
   YONGSAN — The Republic of Korea Army                   and to the Soldiers under him. I have served with many
Support Group conducted a change of command               outstanding Soldiers, but it is my honor that I have
ceremony Monday at Collier Field House.                   served with none finer than Col. Kim.”
   Outgoing commander Col. Kim Deok-gon passed               Lee enters the role with experience from his last
unit colors to incoming Col. Lee Yong-il in a patriotic   position as Deputy Chief of Management Section, 2nd
display of flags and music, including complimentary       Army Headquarters. His awards include the
remarks from Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell,                Presidential Award, Minister of National Defense
commander, Eighth United States Army.                     Award and many more.
   “I am turning over my responsibilities to Col. Lee,”      “Col. Lee Yong-il joins a long tradition of excellent
said Kim. “I am here to express my gratitude and          commanders,” he continued. “His qualifications are
farewell and conclude my 30-year military service         impeccable, and I know he will strengthen the bonds
during which I felt very proud of being a part of the     of friendship and only serve to improve our U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                   CPL. SEO KI-CHUL
defense and development of my country.”                   and ROK alliance.”                                                 Kim Deok-gon, outgoing commander of the Republic of Korea
   “Today’s ceremony marks the end of a distinguished                                                                        Army Support Group, says farewell during the change of
30-year career of Col. Kim Deok-gon,” said Campbell.                 E-mail Christopher.M.Selmek@us.army.mil                 command ceremony at Collier Field House Monday .
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                                                                                                                                                                                   A gospel choir from
                                                                                                                                                                                   Yongsan Garrison’s South
                                                                                                                                                                                   Post Chapel celebrates
                                                                                                                                                                                   freedom with a song. The
                                                                                                                                                                                   8th U.S. Army Quintet and
                                                                                                                                                                                   the Memorial Chapel
                                                                                                                                                                                   General Protestant Choir
                                                                                                                                                                                   also participated, along with
                                                                                                                                                                                   the Kwanglim Methodist
                                                                                                                                                                                   Church Men’s Choir and
                                                                                                                                                                                   traditional Korean music.
                                                                                                                                                       PHOTOS   BY   STEVE DAVIS



                                                                                                  Communities remember war,
                                                                                                  celebrate peace in Korea
                                                                                                  By Steve Davis                                  the R.O.K.-U.S. alliance is the most
                                                                                                  Area II Public Affairs                          enduring alliance in the world.”
                                                                                                     SEOUL — More than 225 Area II                    LaPorte said the freedom and
                                                                                                  military personnel, civilians and family        prosperity of the Republic of Korea is
                                                                                                  members joined with local community             “a testament to the value of our
                                                                                                  members June 25 to commemorate the              friendship.”
                                                                                                  55th anniversary of the Korean War and              “Today, the members of the United
                                                                                                  to honor those who served.                      States Forces Korea remain totally
                                                                                                     Ten bus loads of people traveled to          committed to the defense of this great
                                                                                                  Kwanglim Methodist Church for the               nation and to preserving peace and
                                                                                                  combined U.S. and Korean service, also          stability in the region.”
                                                                                                  broadcast on several Korean television              Will Daniel, 77, a retired command
                                                                                                  stations. It was among many                     sergeant major who served as a 21-year-
                                                                                                  ceremonies held across the peninsula to         old combat medic in Korea from August
                                                                                                  commemorate the war.                            1950 to December 1951 with the 3rd
                                                                                                     In his address, “Freedom at a High           Infantry Division, said he was “honored”
                                                                                                  Cost,” Bishop Kim Sun-do recounted the          to be among those remembered for their
                                                                                                  devastation caused by the Korean War and        Korean War service.
                                                                                                  thanked America for coming to the aid of            “The war in Korea was a long time
                                                                                                  his war-torn country and helping it to          ago, but it seems like yesterday to me,”
                                                                                                  develop both economically and spiritually.      he said. “Back then Korea was mostly
                                                                                                     “We are blessed to be a democratic           trails and bicycles, rice paddies and
                                                                                                  country where freedom and human                 oxen. It’s amazing how much progress
                                                                                                  rights are respected,” said Kim.                has been made.”
 Bishop Kim Sun-do delivers his address, “Freedom at a High Cost,” during a Korean War            “However, we know that this was not                 Daniel said he was pleased to be in
 Memorial Service Saturday at the Kwanglim Methodist Church in Seoul.                             gained without a price. Our nation              the ranks of those who served.
                                                                                                  honors the sons and daughters (of                   “I know that [Korean] people care
                                                                                                  America) who answered the call to               and appreciate American fighting men
                                                                                                  defend a country they never knew and            and Korean War veterans for the courage
   “I’m grateful that people still                                                                a people they never met.”                       and the sacrifices they made for the
                                                                                                     Kim said “we must never give up on           defense of their country.”
 remember those of us who served                                                                  God’s righteous will to defend freedom.”            Sgt. Christopher Rolack attended the
 in the Korean War.”                                                                                 Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, commander              ceremony with his wife Antoinetta and
             Cmd. Sgt. Maj. (ret) Will Daniel                                                     of the United Nations Command and the           eight children, who range from 8
           Combat medic during Korean War                                                         Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined                 months to 12 years old.
                                                                                                  Forces Command, also addressed the                  “We went to the Demilitarized Zone
                                                                                                  ecumenical gathering.                           a couple of years ago for the anniversary
                                                                                                     “On this day, we honor those men             of the signing of the armistice that halted
      Korean War casualties                                                                       and women who selflessly served in the          the Korean War,” said Rolack. “Now
      U.S.           54, 246 dead; 92,100 wounded                                                 name of peace and freedom,” said                we are here to honor those who
      Korea          227,800 dead; 717,100 wounded                                                LaPorte. “While their sacrifices serve as       served.”
      UN Forces      3,292 dead from 15 other United Nations countries                            a reminder that freedom is not free, they
      Source: American Battle Monument Commission                                                 also encourage and inspire us. Today,                         E-mail DavisST@korea.army.mil




 The congregation stands as the national anthems of the Republic of Korea and the United States   Gen. Leon J. LaPorte and Bishop Kim Sun-do lead the official party into the Kwanglim Methodist
 of America open the memorial service commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Korean War.       Church main hall at the beginning of the Korean War Memorial Service Saturday in Seoul.
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 Judy LaPorte reads to children gathered at the Yongsan Library June 27 to start off the Summer Reading Book Club. The
 Summer Reading Book Club is a program, run by the Yongsan and Hannam libraries for children between the ages 5 to 12
 in order to encourage reading. Right: Col. Timothy K. McNulty, commander, Area II Support Activity, gives opening remarks to
 kick start the Summer Reading Book Club.                                                                                                                                   PHOTOS BY SGT. PARK JIN-WOO


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word out to get people to the tailgate         game will begin at 6:15 p.m.                     participation games and shows, remote        MWR marketing chief. “It’s going to
party.”                                           “The object of the game is for                broadcasting by AFN-Korea, 30                be really intense.”
   The tailgate party starts at 4:30 p.m.      people to find a way to melt frozen              vendors offering products and a                 Bruce said the artificial turf soccer
in the Collier Field House area on             socks and put them on without                    variety of international foods, a Korean     field (field 12) will be closed to the
Yongsan South Post.                            breaking them,” said Colson, adding              entertainment show and the Ty                public July 4 while crews set up
   Colson said several fun games will          that the socks will be rolled up and             England concert at 6 p.m.                    fireworks. Area II safety and MWR
be conducted at the tailgate party. A          frozen for several days before the                  Monday sports events include a 5-         officials will closely monitor the
Korean pepper-eating contest begins            contest.                                         kilometer fun run at Collier Field House     fireworks show. They advise people
at 5 p.m.                                         The two-hour Shaggy performance               at 8 a.m. and on-going softball and          not to pick up any unexploded or
   “Korean peppers, called Chungyang           – sponsored by Morale, Welfare and               basketball competitions.                     abandoned fireworks after the show.
Cochu, are really hot,” said Colson.           Recreation – will top off the tailgate              Fireworks begin at 8:45 p.m.                 An inclement weather schedule will
“We’re going to find out who can eat           party at 7 p.m.                                  Monday in the Collier Field House area.      be broadcast on the Commander’s
the most. There’s no time limit.”                 On Sunday, a Community Festival                  “We are having an action-packed           Access Channel (Channel 3) and AFN-
   An adult hula-hoops contest will            will be held from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. in              15-minute fireworks show with 1,000          Korea if necessary.
begin at 5:35 p.m., followed by a disc         the Collier Field House area featuring           bursts, including 20 different colorful
jockey. “Frozen socks,” another adult          inflatable games for children,                   patterns,” said Tom Bruce, Area II                      E-mail DavisST@korea.army.mil




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                                                 provided. All women are welcome at
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                                                                                             Officer Candidate School board will be       Neighbor event 12:15 – 4 p.m.
                                                 any time. For information, call 795-4073.   held at 9:30 a.m. July 15 in the Area II     Wednesday and July 28 and 29. 40
                                                                                             headquarters building command                children are coming to the USO to meet
    Commander’s Hotline                             Summer Reading Club                      conference room. For information, call       and get to know U.S. service members.
Area II residents who have questions             All 5 to 12 year olds are invited to        738-5017.                                    You’ll eat lunch together and then go
or comments for the Area II commander            experience a summer long reading                                                         bowling. Please sign up early for an
can voice them by e-mailing                      fantasy called “Dragons, Dreams &                The Dating Game in                      afternoon of goodwill, “Good
areaiitownhall@korea.army.mil or by              Daring Deeds” at the Yongsan and                      Bentley’s Pub                      Neighbor” and good times. For
calling 738-3484.                                Hannam Village Libraries at 1 p.m.          All entries for Bentley’s Pub “Dating        information, call 724-7781 or 011-351-
                                                 everyday now through Aug. 5. For            Game” are due July 13. Letters should        9014.
       Housing hours of                          information, call 723-7300.                 be delivered to the Dragon Hill Lodge            Yongsan Lanes Closer
              operation                                                                      sales and marketing department or e-                    information
The Yongsan Housing Office, Bldg.                 Christian Men’s Monthly                    mailed to marketing@dhl.korea.army.mil.      The Yongsan bowling center (including
4106, will close at 11 a.m. July 1 for Area             Breakfast for July                   Four contestants will be selected based      the snack bar and game room area) will
II Organization Day. It will also be             Men of the Morning Calm (Promise            on their explanation of why they need        be closed Aug.1 – 12 for a scheduled
closed all day Monday for                        Keepers) will host a monthly breakfast      to be a contestant. The game will be         lane resurfacing. For information, call
Independence Day. Hours of operation             at 8 a.m. July 9 at South Post Chapel.      played at 6 p.m. July 20 at Bentley’s Pub.   723-7830.
through Aug. 25 will be 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.          For        information,        e-mail       The winning couple will win a dinner for
Monday – Friday, including lunch                 grandinj@korea.army.mil            or       two at Sables restaurant. For                        Camp Adventure
hours. For information, call 738-4069.           kramert@korea.army.mil.                     information, call 738-2222.                  Yongsan/Hannam School-Age Services
                                                                                                                                          and Camp Adventure Youth Services
       Independence Day                              Seoul Computer Club                        Resource Management                       will host summer recreation programs
         Weekend Sports                                        Meeting                            Closure Information                     for children 1st through 5th grades now
A pre-season tournament will be held             The Seoul Computer Club will have a         The Army Resource Management office          through Aug. 19. Program activities
for the Area II Summer Basketball                monthly meeting at 2 p.m. July 9 at the     at Building 2254 will be closed for an       include weekly field trips, swimming,
League tomorrow through Monday.                  USO on Camp Kim. All are welcome to         Organization Day picnic 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.     arts and crafts, songs, games and
Also, there will be a double elimination         attend and learn about computers from       July 15. For information, call 725-9472.     individual age group activities. For
softball tournament and sand volleyball          the experts. For information, e-mail                                                     information, call 738-4707 or 723-4522.
tournament. For information, call 736-           tommykramer@hotmail.com or logon to           Quiznos Grand Opening
7746 or 736-4032.                                www.seoulcc.org.                            Quiznos Subs celebrated its Grand             News and Notes Deadlines
                                                                                             Opening June 22 at the U.S. Embassy          Deadline for submission to Area II News
  Women’s Summer Bible                            Volunteer of the Quarter                   Association Building. The store,             and Notes is Friday prior to the next
               Study                             The Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony       located next to Starbucks in building        week’s publication. Announcements will
Protestant Women of the Chapel will              will be held 3 – 4:30 p.m. July 13 at the   8105 South Post, is famous for its           be published on a first-come, first-served
hold summer Bible study 9 – 11 a.m.              Army Community Services Building.           toasted subs. For information, call 790-     basis. Submit items for publication to
Wednesdays now through Aug. 3 at                 For information, call 738-7510.             0925.                                        christopher.m.selmek@us.army.mil. Each
South Post Chapel. The study will be                                                                                                      announcement should include who, what,
“Women of the Bible” by Ann Spangler                  Local OCS Board                           Good Neighbor Event                       when, where and a point-of-contact phone
and Jean E. Syswerda. Free childcare is          The Area II Support Activity local          The Camp Kim USO will host a Good            number.




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Keepin’ it Legal
                                                                                                                          Visa                                   from Page 4

                 Souvenirs may spell customs trouble                                                                          After the beneficiary gathers all required
                                                                                                                          documents, which are detailed in the IV
                                                                                                                          instructions, the beneficiary requests an
By Capt. James P. Leary                                      frequently. Many people traveling on vacation are excited    appointment online at http://
Area II Legal Assistance Office                              to find good deals at local shopping markets on name         seoul.usembassy.gov/wwwfiappt1.pdf.
   YONGSAN – Imagine that for the last two weeks you         brand goods. Unfortunately, many of these name brand         The State Department generally makes IV
have been exploring the wonders of Asia, the temples,        items are counterfeit.                                       appointments within one month for
palaces and markets. Now you’re on your way back,               Simply put, if the price seems too good to be true … it   immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.
traveling through beautiful Incheon Airport, laden with      probably is too good to be true.                                 Once you qualify (and remember that
souvenirs and bargain-priced trademarked items, when            Bringing even small amounts of counterfeit items can      more than 95 percent of all IV
suddenly you are approached by two Republic of Korea         be a violation of Korean customs laws. Even items with       applicants in Seoul do eventually
security guards, asking you to follow them.                  misspellings or incorrect trademark symbols can violate      qualify) the State Department will issue
   Before you even reach the customs room the guards         customs laws so don’t bring counterfeit items back to        the IV on the following workday via a
begin to question you about your shopping habits abroad,     Korea, even if intended as a joke gift for a friend.         courier. However, the beneficiary may
and within minutes they are putting handcuffs on you and     Tax-free status                                              pick up the passport.
contacting your commander.                                      While Korean customs laws place limitations on what           An IV allows the bearer to seek entry
   Every year dozens of United States Forces Korea           can be brought into the country, there are special           into the United States within six months
military personnel, civilians and dependents are detained    provisions that allow U.S. servicemembers and                of issue. Since the underlying I-130
by Korea customs officials for violation of Korean customs   dependents to bring in some goods without being taxed.       only expires if the IV is used or the
laws. Most of these people are detained for bringing back    According to the Status of Forces Agreement, personal        relationship ceases to exist, there is no
counterfeit goods, like bogus Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton   vehicle, small amounts of goods brought while on             reason to delay filing the I-130, which
purses and NBA jerseys while traveling abroad.               vacation, household goods and personal effects brought       starts this whole process.
Four simple rules                                            into Korea within six months of your arrival are not             How to qualify the first time for an IV?
   By following four simple rules you can assure that you    subject to import taxes.                                         Start the immigration process early and
and your dependents do not get into trouble with Korean         Korean customs laws apply to all USFK personnel           don’t delay filing an I-130. Be accurate.
customs officials when you return from vacation:             coming into Korea. The violation of Korean customs           Follow instructions carefully and refer to
   ! First, do not bring items which are counter to          laws is a matter that is taken seriously by Korean customs   the Web site if you get stuck.
constitutional order and discipline (i.e. Anti-Korean        officials and USFK. Violation of Korean customs laws             The biggest source of initial refusals
propaganda);                                                 is a crime punishable by confiscation of goods, criminal     is the I-864. Complete it accurately, and
   ! Second, do not bring in items of a classified nature    penalties and adverse administrative action.                 don’t fail to attach evidence of
(leave your classified work at home);                           So be sure when you go on vacation you follow the         continuing sustained income and the last
   ! Third, do not return to Korea with counterfeit or       four rules listed above and ensure that you comply with      three years of federal tax returns.
copied money;                                                Korean customs laws.                                             For information logon to: http://
   ! Fourth, do not return to Korea with counterfeited          For information about what goods can and can’t be         seoul.usembassy.gov/wwwhiv.html.
trademark items;                                             brought into the Republic of Korea, call the Area II Legal       (Editor’s note: This is the third of a
   For the most part, the fourth rule is violated the most   Assistance Office at 738-6841.                               five-part series.)
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                                        July 1-7




                                                         The                        The                                                                           Hithchhikers             Hithchhikers
                         The Interpreter             Honeymooners               Honeymooners               Mr. & Mrs.              The Interpreter                Guide to the             Guide to the
                              PG-13                                                 PG-13                 Smith PG-13                      PG-13
                                                         PG-13                                                                                                    Galaxy PG                Galaxy PG
                                                                                                                                                                                               The
                         King’s Ransom                Hostage R                  Amityville              Sahara PG-13                     No Show                 A Lot Like
                                                                                                                                                                                          Honeymooners
                              PG-13                                               Horror R                                                                        Love PG-13                 PG-13
                          A Lot Like                Sisterhood of the          Sisterhood of the        The Interpreter
                                                    Traveling Pants            Traveling Pants                                            No Show                  No Show                  No Show
                          Love PG-13                                                                         PG-13
                                                          PG                         PG
                                                     Mr. & Mrs.                                               The
                          Mr. & Mrs.                                            Mr. & Mrs.                                                No Show                  No Show                  No Show
                                                                                                          Honeymooners
                          Smith PG-13                Smith PG-13                Smith PG-13
                                                                                                             PG-13
                         Sisterhood of the                                       Amityville
                                                      Amityville
                         Traveling Pants                                                                   No Show                        No Show                   No Show                 No Show
                                                       Horror R                   Horror R
                               PG
                          Hithchhikers                                                                       The                         The
                                                    The Interpreter            The Interpreter                                                                    Mr. & Mrs.             XXX: State of
                           Guide to the                                                                  Honeymooners                Honeymooners
                                                         PG-13                      PG-13                                                                         Smith PG-13             the Union R
                           Galaxy PG                                                                         PG-13                         PG-13
                          The Longest                The Longest                The Longest                No Show                  The Interpreter              XXX: State of           XXX: State of
                           Yard PG-13                 Yard PG-13                 Yard PG-13                                                 PG-13                 the Union R             the Union R




      Sisterhood of the                King’s            Ransom         Batman              Begins      The Honeymooners                     Sahara -- Master                 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
                                                                                                                                                                              Mr.
      Traveling            P ants
                           Pants       Malcolm is a wealthy and         The origins of the Batman       New York City bus driver             explorer Dirk takes on the       John and Jane Smith are an
      Four best friends, Tibby,        arrogant businessman             legend and the Dark             Ralph and his feisty wife Alice      adventure of his life when       ordinary suburban couple
      Lena, Carmen and Bridget         whose soon to be ex-wife         Knight’s emergence as a         struggle to make ends meet.          he embarks on a treasure         with a seemingly ordinary,
      spend their first summer         has plans to take him for        force for good in Gotham.       Despite Ralph’s many get-            hunt through some of the         lifeless suburban marriage.
      apart from one another,          everything he’s worth in their   In the wake of his parents’     rich-quick schemes, they’ve          most dangerous regions of        But each of them has a
      they share a magical pair        divorce       settlement.        murder, disillusioned                                                North Africa. Searching for      secret — they are actually
                                                                                                        managed to save some
                                       Determined to avoid losing       industrial heir Bruce travels                                        what locals call “The Ship       both legendary assassins
      of jeans. Despite being of                                                                        money and, along with their
                                       his fortune to her, Malcolm                                                                           of Death,” a long lost Civil     working for competing
      various shapes and sizes,                                         the world seeking the           best friends Ed and Trixie,
                                                                                                                                                                              organizations. When the
      each one of them fits            plans his own kidnapping         means to fight injustice and    they seem to have almost             War battleship filled with
                                                                                                                                                                              truth comes out, John and
      perfectly into the pants. To     with the help of his dim-        turn fear against those who     enough money for a down              coins, Pitt and his
                                                                                                                                                                              Jane end up in each other’s
      keep in touch they pass          witted mistress and her ex-      prey on the fearful. He         payment on a Brooklyn                wisecracking sidekick use
                                                                                                                                                                              cross-hairs.
      these pants to each other        con brother. Unfortunately       returns to Gotham and           duplex. However, when                their wits and clever heroics
      as well as the adventures        for Malcolm, he is not the       unveils his alter-ego:          Ralph’s latest scheme costs          to help Doctor Eva Rojas
      they are going through           only one with a kidnapping       Batman, a masked                him all his money and his            who believes the ship may
      while apart.                     plot.                            crusader who uses his           marraige, it takes all his           be linked to mysterious
                                                                        strength, intellect and an      determination and love for           deaths in the very same
                                                                        array of high tech              Alice to get things on track         area.
                                                                        deceptions to fight the         again.
                                                                        sinister forces that threaten
                                                                        the city.



                           Upside of               Monster-In-Law             Monster-In-Law               Upside of                      No Show                  No Show                  No Show
                           Anger R                       PG-13                      PG-13                  Anger R
                         Batman Begins              Batman Begins              Batman Begins            Batman Begins               XXX: State of               The Interpreter          The Interpreter
                              PG-13                      PG-13                      PG-13                    PG-13                   the Union R                      PG-13                   PG-13
                              The
                          Honeymooners             The Interpreter              Mr. & Mrs.              The Interpreter              A Lot Like                    No Show               Batman Begins
                              PG-13                      PG-13                  Smith PG-13                  PG-13                   Love PG-13                                              PG-13
                                                                                                                                                                                           Hithchhikers
                          Mr. & Mrs.                 Mr. & Mrs.                The Interpreter          King’s Ransom                     No Show               Batman Begins              Guide to the
                          Smith PG-13                Smith PG-13                    PG-13                    PG-13                                                   PG-13                 Galaxy PG
                                                                                                          Hithchhikers                Hithchhikers
                         Batman Begins              Batman Begins              Batman Begins              Guide to the                Guide to the              The Interpreter          The Interpreter
                              PG-13                      PG-13                      PG-13                 Galaxy PG                   Galaxy PG                      PG-13                    PG-13

                         Batman Begins              Batman Begins              Batman Begins               Upside of                      Upside of              Sahara PG-13             Sahara PG-13
                              PG-13                      PG-13                      PG-13                  Anger R                        Anger R
                         Batman Begins             Batman Begins               Batman Begins              Amityville                  Amityville                 Racing Stripes          Racing Stripes
                              PG-13                     PG-13                       PG-13                  Horror R                    Horror R                        PG                      PG
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Keeping your marriage’s ‘love tank’ full
By Chaplain (Capt.)B. Christopher Thereault                    these relational skills, they become tools by which other        we still love them and they need us to express this love.
3-6 Cavalry Squadron                                           marital obstacles can be overcome.                                  All marriages have issues that need to be dealt with.
   It has been said that “marriage is the most risky              Chaplains regularly offer a premarital and/or marriage        Staying committed to filling each other’s love tank helps
undertaking routinely taken on by the greatest number          workshop based on the Prevention and Relationship                couples weather the inevitable marital storms.
of people in our society.”                                     Enhancement Program. The research is academically                   In regards to resolving conflict, often one partner
   Stop and think about this. The marriage that begins         solid; it works. When you get a chance to attend one of          avoids it and the other wants resolution immediately. An
with love, excitement and hope can become a conduit            these workshops, do it. It will make a positive difference.      important rule is to make resolution before the day ends.
of pain, frustration and hopelessness. There are a variety     Meanwhile, I challenge you to intentionally take it upon         This gives time and respect to the one who needs it. It
of issues that work destructively on marriages; issues         yourself to grow in these two areas.                             also ensures that the issue is dealt with. If conflict is not
like communication, how you grew up, maturity,                    Everyone has a “love tank” which diminishes or fills          resolved or is avoided, it will poison the relationship and
spending habits, how you deal with conflict, etc.              according to our communication.                                  become a point of contention repeatedly. If it cannot be
   The list is long. The good news is that marriage is not        When marriage is at its best, this tank is probably           resolved, agree to disagree or seek counseling.
risky if you practice and learn some good relational skills.   “topped off” and is associated with the love felt towards           Resolving conflict in relationships is good. It becomes
   Research shows that there are two areas of relational       one another.                                                     one less issue to deal with, matures the relationship and
improvement that can provide better marital satisfaction          Expressing appreciation and love on a daily basis keeps       ensures a joyful path into the future. This may mean some
and stability (despite the multitude of issues a couple        our tank filled. A filled tank instills significance and value   sacrifice on your part, but love sacrifices for the other.
may experience). These two areas are communication             – a basic need for all spouses and children. This expressed         Learn and practice communication and conflict
and conflict resolution. When a couple is proficient with      love needs to be unconditional. Despite any “problem,”           resolution. Your marriage will appreciate it.


                                                   Worship
                                          Area III W orship Services
                       Protestant                              Gospel              Sunday 1 p.m.       Freedom Chapel           Mass            Sunday 1 p.m.             Suwon Air Base
    Lutheran            Sunday 8 a.m.     Freedom Chapel       Latter-day Saints           4 p.m.      Freedom Chapel           Mass                       3 p.m.         Camp Long
    Collective                 10 a.m.    Suwon Air Base       Contemporary                6 p.m.      Freedom Chapel           Mass                       4:10 p.m. Camp Eagle
                               2 p.m.     Camp Eagle           Korean                      7 p.m.      Camp Long                       Area III Chaplains
    Collective                 10:30 a.m. Zoeckler Chapel                           Catholic                                    Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew B. Ahn
                                                                                                                                AhnM@korea.army.mil
    Collective                 11 a.m.    Freedom Chapel       Mass                Daily   11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel            753-7274
                                                                                                                                Chaplain (Capt.) Thomas Vaughn
                               11 a.m.    Camp Long            Mass                Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel              VaughnT@korea.army.mil
                                                                                                                                721-3356




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                                                                                                                                Roller coasters, like the one pictured here, stand as a challenge to the
                                                                                                                                most daring of thrill seekers.
                                                                                          PHOTOS   BY   CAPT. STACY OUELLETTE
  The gates to Seoul Land welcome visitors and hint at the color and adventure that awaits them inside.


  Seoul Land offers
  thrills, family fun
  By Capt. Stacy Ouellette                                atmosphere with shops, food vendors and
  8th U.S. Army Future Operations
                                                          a rest area. The haunted house and mini
     SEOUL -- The amusement park Seoul                    train are also located in this area.
  Land is a popular attraction in Korea.                     Tomorrow Land is truly for the thrill
  Whether it’s due to the three adrenaline-               seekers in the group. All three roller
  pumping roller coasters or the family                   coasters in the park are found here. The                              A Korean family takes a turn in the water bumper boats. Seoul Land
  atmosphere, it’s a great place for a day of             Double Loop Coaster, Black Hole 2000                                  offers a variety of rides for adults and children.
  fun and excitement.                                     and Crazy Mouse will send you spinning
     “It was fun to go to the amusement park              and coiling through curves and turns.
  because those kinds of places are universal,”               “Americans are big on the roller
  said 2nd Lt. Alice Garcia, Alpha Detachment,            coasters that have huge drops but Koreans
  509th Personnel Services Battalion. “I went             seem to like rides that loop and flip you
  to the zoo a few weeks ago and saw the                  upside downside or spin you,” Garcia
  roller coasters from there and thought it               added. “I enjoyed the feeling of excitement
  would be a fun place to go for the day.”                that comes from riding roller coasters.”
     The layout of the park is similar to those              For those who cannot ride the big three
  in the United States. Visitors will find                the park offers two kiddie roller coasters.
  Adventure, Fantasy, Samchulli and                          The park has a mixture of rides for
  Tomorrow lands full of rides, arcades and               adults and children evenly spread across
  a variety of restaurants. Other similarities            each section and a variety of performances
  are also found throughout the park.                     to keep everyone entertained.
     For instance, the Flying Elephant ride can              “Whether a person likes big roller                                 The attractions at Seoul Land offer thrills, a few scares and in this case,
  be compared to the Dumbo ride at Disney                 coasters or kiddie rides there’s something                            a bird’s eye view for those brave enough to ride.
  World. The giant silver ball at the park’s              for everyone to enjoy,” said Cadet Priya
  entrance resembles the one at Epcot Center.             Rednam, United States Military Academy
  In addition to these familiar attractions,              at West Point. “There are many exciting
  though, Seoul Land definitely has its own               rides and foods to try as well as having a
  unique atmosphere.                                      great atmosphere. I also got the
     Adventure Land is where patrons find the             opportunity to see a bit of Korean family
  King Viking pirate ship that will rock                  culture and interact with the friendly
  passengers into the air. The water bumper               people at the park.”
  boats are also here. For a real adventure,                 Cost for admission is 26,000 won per
  check out the Den of Lost Thieves, where                adult. Visitors can purchase an all-access
  riders can shoot at targets during the ride.            pass to everything offered within the park
     Fantasy Land has a variety of exciting               including shows for this price. Other
  rides like the Monster, Super Swing and Hi-             options are available, but may limit your
  Roller. For those looking to have a more                activities. There is also an additional fee
  relaxing visit, the Big Merry-Go-Round or               for the Tram, which will take you to the
  Sky Cycle are the rides to seek out.                    gate of the park.
     Although relaxing, the Sky Cycle offers a               To get to Seoul Land, take the Seoul                               The Flying Elephant Ride is one of several children’s rides offered to
  bit of a workout since patrons pedal their              Subway light blue line to the Seoul Grand                             the park’s younger visitors.
  cart like a bicycle around an elevated track.           Park stop. It is collocated with the city’s
     Samchulli Land provides a family                     zoo. A separate fee applies to visit the zoo.
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                                                                                                                                                            Army Soldier Show
                                                                                                                                                            hit the road to show
                                                                                                                                                            ‘America Cares’
                                                                                                                                                             By Tim Hipps
                                                                                                                                                            USACFSC Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                               FORT BELVOIR, Va. – When it
                                                                                                                                                            opened May 6, the 2005 U.S. Army
                                                                                                                                                            Soldier Show unveiled “Operation
  Independence Day Sports
                                                                                                                                                            America Cares,” a 90-minute song
      Events in Area I
                                                                                                                                                            and dance production that expresses
    The Camp Red Cloud Enclave
 sports will host the 2005                                                                                                                                  the importance of giving deployed
 Independence Day Sports Events                                                                                                                             Soldiers a touch of home.
 Saturday thru Monday.                                                                                                                                         After three shows at Fort Belvoir,
    Softball, basketball and sand                                                                                                                           the 19-Soldier troupe hit the road for
 volley ball tournaments will be held                                                                                                                       102 performances across America,
                                                                                                                                         CPL. SEO KI-CHUL
 each day at Camp Red Cloud and                                                                                                                             Korea and at Camp Zama, Japan. The
                                                 Stephen Lang, the actor in the play, "Beyond Glory" pretends to point a rifle at the enemy giving
 Camp Stanley.                                                                                                                                              six-and-a-half-month tour will end
                                                 the audience an account of Vernon J. Baker, a veteran who served as 1st Lt. in U.S. Army in Italy.
    A 5 K Fun Run and swim contests                                                                                                                         Nov. 13 back at Fort Belvoir, home of

                                                 ‘Beyond Glory’ honors
 will be held July 4 at Camp Red Cloud                                                                                                                      the Army Entertainment Division, one
 and Camp Stanley. Registration &                                                                                                                           of more than 50 programs provided
 briefing will be immediately before the                                                                                                                    to Soldiers and their families by the
 competition. A biathlon competition                                                                                                                        U.S. Army Community and Family
 will be at Camp Red Cloud.
 Registration and briefing will be right
 before the competition.
                                                 heroic veterans
                                                 By Cpl. Seo Ki-chul
                                                                                                                                                            Support Center in Alexandria, Va.
                                                                                                                                                               Along the way, the Soldier Show
                                                                                                                                                            already has or will deliver
    Team coaches or individuals who                                                                legacy written by service members
                                                 Area II Public Affairs                            everyday. I think the Korean War is an                   “entertainment for the Soldier, by the
 will participate in the sports event                                                                                                                       Soldier” at the Armed Forces
 must register and attend pre-                      YONGSAN             –    Operation             important part of American history. And
                                                 Homecoming: “Beyond Glory”, the one-              I know there were so many acts of                        Retirement Home, Warner Theatre and
 tournament meeting. For information,
                                                 man play which depicts the wartime                heroism in this peninsula that went                      the 230th U.S. Army Birthday Ball in
 call the CRC Gym at 732-6309, or the
                                                 experience of eight American veterans,            beyond call of duty for eight recipients                 Washington, D.C.; the 45,000-seat
 Camp Stanley Gym at 732-5460.
                                                 the Medal of Honor recipients, was                I portrayed. So, it gives me special                     Tacoma Dome near Fort Lewis,
        Go For the Green                         performed recently at the Balboni                 pleasure to bring the play to Korea.”                    Wash.; and the United States Military
    Make three putts in a row and walk           Theatre. It is also playing at other                 “This was a great event. I appreciate                 Academy at West Point, N.Y.
 away with $ 10,000 at the “Putt 4 dough”        military bases across the peninsula.              how Mr. Lang brought to us the                              “The message of the show is that
 promotion at Camp Red Cloud’s Golf                 Adapted for the stage from Larry               depiction of all these Medal of Honor                    it doesn’t matter how tough we are
 Course. The golf course will host the           Smith’s book, ‘Beyond Glory: Medal of             recipients and how they explained the                    and it doesn’t matter how fit to fight
 event Monday at 8 a.m.                          Honor Heroes in Their Own Words’                  painful experience they went through and                 we are, Soldiers are still human and
    For information, call 732-6843. For          which features 24 veterans during                 how humble they were to receive the                      longing for the familiar and America’s
 official    rules      log      on    to        wartime, the one-man play has been                Medal of Honor.” said Capt. Claudia                      affection,” Soldier Show director
 www.Armymwrgolf.com.                            bringing to military bases around the             Luna, 38th Medical Detachment                            Victor Hurtado said
                                                 world the personal stories of military            Commander. “I particularly found this                       The cast and crew will attempt to
      ‘Friends Fun Time’                                                                                                                                    bring his vision to life with musical
                                                 veterans who have been honored for                uplifting and encouraging for Soldiers.
            Bowling                                                                                                                                         genres rhythm and blues, new rock,
 The Camp Casey Bowling Center is                their heroic exploits.                            Beyond doubt, it depicts how U.S.
                                                    “Since the first play at Arlington             military personnel and families can                      country, gospel, eclectic new wave/
 offering “Pizza, Pop N Bowl Friends Fun                                                                                                                    new age, patriotic and newly arranged
 Time” starting at 4 p.m. every                  National Cemetery Theater in                      benefit from hearing the stories.”
                                                 Washington D.C., we have been on tour                Presented by The National                             movie themes.
 Wednesday. This is a package for a
                                                 to many countries to include South                Endowment for the Arts in cooperation                       Calling the show “our gift to the
 group of four, offering one large one
                                                 Korea to run the play,” said Stephen              with the Department of Defense and the                   American Soldier,” Hurtado stresses
 topping pizza, a pitcher of soda, two
                                                 Lang, the actor who portrayed eight               Boeing       Company,        Operation                   his desire to leave audiences with a
 hours of games and free shoe rental.
 Bring your own music CD and the                 veterans from World War II, Korean and            Homecoming ‘Beyond Glory’ will be                        sense of newfound knowledge.
 bowling center will play for your party.        Vietnam wars.                                     performed in Europe and the United                          The Soldier Show will perform at
 For information, call 730- 4577.                   “We have a story such as a military            States for another year.                                 camps throughout Korea Sept. 17-29.



                                                 Concerts highlight holiday weekend
  MWR Happenings Radio
        Show
 Check out the MWR Happenings
 Radio Show on 102.7 FM, American
                                                 Korea Region MWR Marketing                                                     The shows may contain adult-themed subject matter.
 Forces-Korea Network’s Warrior
 Radio every Friday between 3 and                   YONGSAN -- Morale, Welfare and Recreation is                             Parental discretion is advised.
 4 p.m. MWR Happenings provides                  bringing a variety of musical acts to Korea over the July                      Also performing at military installations across the
 the latest information on upcoming              Fourth weekend, including Grammy-winning, reggae-pop                        peninsula is country music’s Ty England. Well known
 recreation entertainment, sports,               star Shaggy.                                                                as a guitarist and back-up vocalist for friend Garth
 club and bowling events in Area I,                 Shaggy, though he spent his adult life in America, grew                  Brooks, England has now started a solor career with
 as well as an opportunity to win                up in Jamaica. After serving as a Marine in the Gulf War,                   the release of his debut album, “Should’ve asked her
 cool MWR giveaways. For                         he decided to pursue a career in music. His first album                     faster.”
 information, call 730-6514.                     “Pure Pleasure” featured the song “Oh Carolina” (1993).                        He will perform at Kunsan Air Base , Friday; Chinhae
                                                 His 1995 album “Boombastic” won the Grammy award                            Naval Station, Saturday; Yongsan Garrison, Sunday; and
    Submitting to TMCW                           for Best Reggae album.                                                      Camp Casey, Monday. All shows will begin at 7 p.m.
 To have an event or activity highlighted           In September of 1996, soon after finishing his globe-                       England’s shows are presented by MWR, USO and
 in The Morning Calm Weekly, send
                                                 trotting world tour, Shaggy was back in the studio working                  Armed Forces Entertainment.
 event information and a point of contact
                                                 on his third album, “Midnite Lover,” which was released                        The Carson Downey Band will also perform this
 name and telephone number, to
                                                 in 1997. By then, Shaggy’s diverse pop, reggae, R&B and                     weekend, with shows scheduled at Kunsan Air Base,
 MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.
 All submissions are subject to editing
                                                 world beat audience had been solidly established.                           Friday; Kwangju AB, Saturday; and Osan AB Sunday and
 to ensure they meet publication                    The schedule of performances includes: Friday, Camp                      Monday.
 standards and Associated Press                  Humphreys, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Yongsan, 7 p.m.; Sunday,                          All shows are presented free of charge. For information,
 guidelines.                                     Camp Casey, 7 p.m.; and Monday, Camp Walker, 7 p.m.                         call the local MWR Entertainment Office or 723-3346.
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Area III recognizes 38 “Good Neighbors”
By Susan Barkley                                   are beautiful.”
Area III Public Affairs
   CAMP HUMPHREYS – U.S. Army
                                                       Anderson went on to say that he was
                                                   confident the strong bonds of friendship                      Area III Good Neighbors
Area III Support Activity recognized 38            “would serve us well as USFK re-aligns and                             Sohn Hak-kyu, governor, Gyeong-gi Province
individuals and one military unit as Good          consolidates troops, family members and                                  Song Myong-ho, mayor, Pyeongtaek City
Neighbors following a dinner held at the           civilian employees in the Pyeongtaek area.”                         Kim Young-mi, vice president, Pyongtaek University
Community Activity Center June 24. In                  Individual certificates were presented to                    Cha Myong-ho, outreach director, Pyongtaek University
remarks to the 150 guests, Col. Michael J.         19 Korean civic, business and educational                 Song Young-kyu, president, Korea Freedom League, Chonan Chapter
Taliento Jr., U.S. Army Area III Support           good neighbors. Joo Yeon- sook, head nurse                          Yi Hoon-hee, president, KSTA, Pyeongtaek Chapter
Activity commander, noted that it was the          of the outpatient department at DanKook                              Kim Ki-ho, president, K-6 Merchants Association
eve of the outbreak of the Korean War 55           University Hospital, was recognized for her                Yi Dong-hoon, president, People to People International, Pyeongtaek
years ago.                                         outstanding care of U.S. personnel referred                                                Chapter
   “It is especially significant that we           to the hospital.                                                     Yi Young-sok, CEO, DanKook University Hospital
celebrate this enduring friendship tonight on          “I’m just glad to help the American                     Joo Yeon-sook, head nurse, Outpatient Dept. DanKook University
the eve of the 55th anniversary of the             patients,” Joo said. She added that the six                                                Hospital
outbreak of the Korean War. We can take a          years she spent living in the United States               Moon Young-du, president, Korean American Partnership Association
moment to look back and reflect on the             gives her a first-hand understanding of                       Park Jeong-jun, director, External Affairs, ShinHan High School
sadness and loss as a result of that war; the      dealing with a different culture and language.              Shin Chong-sik, Korean National Police liaison officer, Pyeongtaek
separation of families and of the nation itself.       Capt. Steven Anderson, commander,                          Yi Chin-woong, chief, ROK Military Intelligence, Pyeongtaek
We can also reflect on the accomplishments         46th Transportation Company, was cited for                      Kim Nam-choon, Bio-Resources Dept. DanKook University
of the Korean people and the Republic of           spearheading the Common Values project                    Pae Cheong-hann, Landscape Architecture Dept. DanKook University
Korea over the course of those 55 years,”          with Pyongtaek University; and So Hyon-                                Choi Jae-goo, principal, Songtan High School
Taliento said.                                     hui was recognized for her work in                                Kim Moon-sook, English teacher, Songtan High School
   “The people we are honoring tonight             familiarizing U.S. personnel with traditional                    Kang In-sik, national president, Korean Employee Union
represent why the friendship between the           Korean dance. Seventeen other U.S.                      Choe Sang-kyu, president, Korean Employee Union, Pyeongtaek Chapter
Republic of Korea and United States has            personnel also received certificates.                      Capt. Brian Moore, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air
persisted for over five decades,” he continued.        Following presentation of certificates to                                          Defense Artillery
   Brig. Gen. Steven M. Anderson, deputy           the individuals, 527th Military Intelligence                  Spc. Jeong Hinton, HHB, 1st Battery, 43rd Air Defense Artillery
commanding general, U.S. Forces Korea              Battalion was recognized as the Good                    Cpl. Jung Seung-woo, A Company, 1st Battery, 43rd Air Defense Artillery
(Advance Element), echoed Taliento’s               Neighbor military unit. The citation stated                   Pfc. Kim Hak-seo, HHB, 1st Battery, 43rd Air Defense Artillery
thoughts in saying that his father served in       unwavering support for community relations                 Pfc. Zachary Roundtree, A Company, 1st Battery, 43rd Air Defense
the war and one of the things he most              programs such as their “Reach Out and                                                      Artillery
remembers his father saying about Korea            Read” and “Get Out and Talk” programs                    Pfc. Joshua Marquis, A Company, 1st Battery, 43rd Air Defense Artillery
was, “the country is beautiful and the people      held weekly at the Pyeongtaek Library.                  Capt. John Baker, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
                                                                                                                                     23rd Area Support Group
                                                                                                           1st Sgt. Bob Brown, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 23rd Area
                                                                                                                                           Support Group
                                                                                                            Sgt. 1st Class Jimmie Smith, Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
                                                                                                                                     23rd Area Support Group
                                                                                                            Spc. Siniva Kilioni, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 23rd Area
                                                                                                                                           Support Group
                                                                                                                              So Hyon-hui, 23rd Area Support Group
                                                                                                                 Bill Spearman, relocation assistant, Army Community Services
                                                                                           ROGER EDWARDS
Sharing good conversation and good food during the Area III Good Neighbor recognition dinner                   Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Sinsel, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion
June 24 are (clockwise from lower left) Lt. Col. Scott Kubica, 2-52 Multifunctional Aviation Brigade               Sgt. Patrick Matranga, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion
commander; Kasey Lee, Songtan Chamber of Commerce president; Moon Yong-do, Korean-                                 Sgt. Patrick O’Conner, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion
American Partnership Association president; Lt. Col. Gerald Phifer, 527th Military Intelligence                          Military unit: 527th Military Intelligence Battalion
Battalion commander; Yi Dong-hoon, People-to-People International Pyeongtaek Chapter
president; Hwang Chan-kyu, Shin Han High School principal; and Kim Ki-ho, K-6 Merchants
Association president.

                                                                                                                                           Ready, Aim ...
                                                                                                                                           Ready,
                                                                                                                                             Cub Scout Buck Castle,gets a few hands-on tips on making an
                                                                                                                                           arrow hit a target from camp staff member, Boy Scout Robert
                                                                                                                                           Ahlers, during the week-long Cub Scout Resident Camp at
                                                                                                                                           Camp Humphreys June 20 to 24. Thirty-two boys and 20 adults
                                                                                                                                           from Yongsan, Daegu and Osan attended the camp. “It’s an
                                                                                                                                           annual event that we hold at Camp Humphreys because
                                                                                                                                           Hurmphreys has the best facilities and services available,” said
                                                                                                                                           Peter Vieira, head of the Boy Scouts of America, Far East Council,
                                                                                                                                           Korea District. “We camp in the training areas, using tents made
                                                                                                                                           available to us and eating meals provided by 3rd Military
                                                                                                                                           Intelligence,” he said. Boy Scout Camp, held in the same
                                                                                                                                           facilities used by the Cub Scouts, started June 26 and wrapped
                                                                                                                                           up Friday. “This is fun,” said six-year-old Cub Scout Nick Flint,
                                                                                                                           ROGER EDWARDS




                                                                                                                                           when asked what he thought about camp. “I’ve only been a Cub
                                                                                                                                           for a year and this is my first time at camp.”
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       Camp Humphreys
                                                   HAVE A HAPPY!
           Freedom Fest
 The event will take place at the Main
         Exchange Parking Lot.
   Check with Morale, Welfare and
Recreation offices, or the Community
   Activity Center for contest times,
 details and prizes. Activities include:
                 Friday
    50-Hour Beard Growing Contest
 8-Ball Doubles, Mixed Doubles Table
           Tennis and Foosball
               Saturday
   Darts Clinic, Doubles Air Hockey,
X-Box Marathon, One-Pitch Softball at
  Soldier’s Park (July 2 and 3) Summer
  Basketball and Racket Ball Tourneys             (From top) Spc. William Leatherbery,
     (July 2-4), Chop Stick Skills, BK            Spc. Carlos Escobar, Staff Sgt. Phillip
    Wimpy Challenge (Burger Eating                Howell and Pvt. Jeff Dasalla load the
   Contest), Water Balloon Toss, No-              last of 46th Transportation Company’s
   Hands Kimchi Pie Eating Contest,               furnishings on the last truck to leave
       How Low Can You Go Limbo                   Camp Humphreys in their move to
                 Sunday                           their new duty location, Camp Stanley.
      Gaming Challenge – 3-Person                 The 120 Soldiers of 46th Trans. held
   Cutthroat Pool, Pocketless Korean
                                                  their official farewell ceremony June 16.
 Pool, American 9-Ball, Patriotic Movie
                                                  “They have done a remarkable job,”
     Marathon, Wrap Your Mummy,
                                                  said Capt. Stephen Anderson,
        Popeye’s Wing Challenge,
   Balloon Blowin, Apple Pie Eating,
                                                  company commander. “They’ve made
         Humphreys Fear Factor                    this move happen, packing up all
                Monday                            company and personal gear and
            5, 10 and 20 K Run                    getting it all moved without incident.”
    (Register at 7 a.m. Race at 8 a.m.)
    Lip Sync Contest, Pepper Eating
    Contest, Humphreys Trivia, Unit                                                                                                                      ROGER EDWARDS

  Humvee Pull, Miniature Golf (free),
 Open Bowling (free), Paintball on the
  Lemon Lot Course (Gun, protective                                                                                 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers held
   gear and 50 paintball rounds free).                                                                              the second block party of the summer
                Tuesday                                                                                             Saturday in the Camp Humphreys
    SUWON HYUNDAI UNICORNS                                                                                          Community Activity Center parking lot.
          Professional Baseball                                                                                     Games, barbecue, beverages and music
Free box seats, $10 per person includes                                                                             attracted passersby to the event with around
transportation, box lunch. Reservations                                                                             150 answering the call. The next party is
must be made by Monday. See the local
                                                                                                                    currently scheduled at the walk through gate
CAC for information.
                                                                                                                    July 30.
                                                                                               ROGER EDWARDS

  Camps Long and Eagle

              Friday
                                                 The bar takes on a perceptible curve as
    Swim Meet Eagle Indoor Pool                  Calvin Thompson, assisted by Swindell
             Saturday                            Autry, goes into his initial squat with 550
Samaksun Holiday Hike, DVD Movie                 pounds at the Area III Powerlift weight-
  w/popcorn, American Pool, Table                lifting competition Saturday. Top finishers
Tennis, Darts and One Pitch Softball             were: Thompson at 1,500 pounds for the
              Tourneys                           squat, bench press and deadlift; Autry at
              Sunday                             1,420 pounds; Jeremy Johnson, 1,340
Horseshoe, 4-on-4 Volleyball, Tug-O-             pounds; Jessie Dixon at 1,335 pounds;
War, X-Box/PS2, Chess, Korean Pool,              Mario Carranza at 705 pounds; Keith Bailey
     9-Ball, Spades Tournaments                  with 575 pounds; Eusebio Lopez with 525
Big Glove Boxing, Mini-Golf, Jousting            pounds; Debbie Shelton at 355 pounds;
 Arena, Sumo Suits, Air Bubble Gym,              Kirk Werherbee at 315 pounds; and Mike
    Dunk Tank and Pie Throwing.                  Sullivan at 205 pounds.

The fireworks display will                                                                                                                                  ROGER EDWARDS

     begin at 9 p.m.

    EEO/POSH Training                                                                                                  The kindergarten to second grade class
        The Equal Employment                                                                                           at Camp Humphreys “Vacation Bible
  Opportunity/Prevention of Sexual                                                                                     School” shout out what they’ve learned
    Harassment training originally                                                                                     during the school’s final rally Saturday,
   scheduled for July 28 has been                                                                                      June 25. After the rally, VBS staff, students
changed to Aug. 18. Training is held                                                                                   and parents gathered for a cookout on
 at the Education Center. This is the                                                                                  Freedom Chapel grounds. The school, a
  last training for FY05. For infor-                                                                                   full week long, had 44 students from
        mation, call 738-4472.                                                                                         kindergarten through sixth grade in
                                                                                                                       attendance.
                                                                                                    ROGER EDWARDS
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It’s a good neighbor kind of thing
By Susan Barkley                                    Saturday. They were preparing for an                    Litter, trash and debris were the                           featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, kimchi
Area III Public Affairs                             assault. The assault began shortly after             enemies the small army faced. Armed                            and yaki mandu.
     CAMPHUMPHREYS -- Approximately                 9 a.m. as Soldiers and civilians streamed            with blue trash bags, gloves and long                              Yi In-chae, Paengsung County mayor
300 Soldiers, many wearing unit T-shirts            through the gate to meet their 100                   tongs, the attack began in earnest and                         was satisfied with the clean up.
and carrying guidons, gathered at the               civilian partners in the campaign to clean           the battle ended by 11 a.m. at the                                 “We really appreciate good neighbor
pedestrian gate at Camp Humphreys early             up Anjung-ri.                                        Nongsung Fortress with a cookout                               programs like this,” he said. He added
                                                                                                                                                                        that he hopes to make this an annual
                                                                                                                                                                        event. Yi also expressed his thanks to
                                                                                                                                                                        Brig. Gen. Steven M. Anderson, deputy
                                                                                                                                                                        commanding general, U.S. Forces Korea
                                                                                                                                                                        (Advance Element) and Col. Michael J
                                                                                                                                                                        Taliento Jr., U.S. Army Area III Support
                                                                                                                                                                        Activity commander, for their support
                                                                                                                                                                        in the effort to make the city better and
                                                                                                                                                                        cleaner.
                                                                                                                                                                            “We go together to make the
                                                                                                                                                                        community better and be good neighbors
                                                                                                                                                                        for each other,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                                            “It’s our ville – we’ve got to keep it
                                                                                                                                                                        clean,” added Sgt. 1st Class Mack Dyer,
                                                                                                                                                                        Headquarters and Headquarters
                                                                                                                                                                        Company, 2nd Multifunctional Aviation
                                                                                                                                                                        Brigade.
                                                                                                                                                                            Spc. Saidah Cowan, 557th Military
                                                                                                                                                                        Police Company, said the MPs are “out
                                                                                                                                                                        here every day and rely on the
                                                                                                                                                                        professional support of the city and
                                                                                                                                                                        Korea National Police.” She added that
                                                                                                                                          PHOTOS   BY   ROGER EDWARDS
                                                                                                                                                                        coming together for the clean up makes
Harry Parent, head of the Area III Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, lays out the plan of attack for volunteers Saturday morning,              it truly one community.
as they prepare to clean up the town outside the Humphreys gate.                                                                                                            Kirill Shershnev, 9-years-old, and
                                                                                                                                                                        Cody Kubica, 12-years-old, were
                                                                                                                                                                        working alongside their dads, Sgt. 1st
                                                                                                                                                                        Class Michael Mullen, D Company, 2-
                                                                                                                                                                        52 Multifunctional Aviation Brigade and
                                                                                                                                                                        Lt. Col. Scott Kubica, commander, 2-
                                                                                                                                                                        52 Multifunctional Aviation Brigade.
                                                                                                                                                                            Capt. Nick Smith, C Company, 2-52
                                                                                                                                                                        General Support Aviation Battalion, and
                                                                                                                                                                        about 20 other Soldiers from the unit
                                                                                                                                                                        participated. He observed that anyone
                                                                                                                                                                        who did not come out for the event,
                                                                                                                                                                        “missed a good opportunity to build
                                                                                                                                                                        relations, do something good and see
                                                                                                                                                                        another side of the community.”
Teamwork makes the job easier, whatever the         With Soldiers, civilian employees and family members from Camp Humphreys; and Korean
task might be.                                      merchants, officials and citizens all picking up litter, it seemed cleaners were everywhere.




Cold watermelon was one way to cool down after a morning spent Filled trash bags were dropped off at the entrance of the Nongsung
cleaning up the town.                                          Fortress Park parking lot.




                                                                                                         Hamburgers and hot dogs dominated one
Saturday was a hot day for cooking but hungry people were waiting to be fed after a morning of           food service line, while Korean dishes were
community clean up.                                                                                      served on a second line.                                       Everyone wanted to get in on the act.
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New course teaches environmental compliance
By Galen Putnam                                                                                                                                            day course will act as the “eyes and
Area IV Public Affairs                                                                                                                                     ears” of unit commanders regarding
   CAMP HENRY – When it comes to                                                                                                                           environmental issues according to
taking care of the environment, the best                                                                                                                   Robert J. Chartier, chief of the Area IV
place to start is at the grass-roots level.                                                                                                                Support Activity Directorate of Public
With that maxim in mind the Area IV                                                                                                                        Works Environmental Division.
Support Activity Environmental Division                                                                                                                       “They are the link between the
has implemented a Korea-specific                                                                                                                           command and the experts at the
Environmental Compliance Officer                                                                                                                           installation environmental office,” he
Course to ensure each unit has a trained                                                                                                                   said. “The intent is not to train them up
representative to take the lead regarding                                                                                                                  to be experts on PCBs, hazardous
environmental issues.                                                                                                                                      materials, hazardous waste and things
   The inaugural Area IV ECOC was held                                                                                                                     like that but to give them enough
at Camp Henry June 20-22 with 36                                                                                                                           knowledge to reduce hazards and
students. Those students will go back                                                                                                                      minimize the unit’s impact on the
to their units where they will provide                                                                                                                     environment.”
basic environmental awareness training                                                                                                                        Chartier, who previously served at the
for all Soldiers and also ensure                                                                                                                           U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort
environmental considerations are taken                                                                                                                     Leonard Wood, Mo., the Army’s
into account during all unit operations.                                                                                                                   proponent        agency        regarding
According to Area IV Support Activity                                                                                                                      environmental considerations, noted that
officials the course will be conducted                                                                                                                     environmental compliance training was
twice each year to ensure that, with the                                                                                                                   common throughout the continental
high turnover rate experienced in Korea,                                                                                                                   United States and Europe, and was
an adequate number of trained                                                                                                                              determined to bring Area IV up to the
                                                                                                                                             MARK GETTEL
environmental compliance officers will                                                                                                                     same level. He pointed out the Engineer
                                              Members of the Camp Walker Fire Station Hazardous Material Response Unit demonstrate a
be available at all times.                                                                                                                                 School had developed a generic Web-
                                              decontamination shower unit on Environmental Compliance Officer Course student Chief Warrant Officer
   In bygone years, the military earned                                                                                                                    based course but it didn’t really suit the
                                              Stephen Kono, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Osan Air Base.
a reputation of not being particularly                                                                                                                     needs of Soldiers here because of the
conscientious when it came to caring          environmental considerations in military             ensure that we are in compliance with                   host nation laws and sensitivities.
for the environment. In recent years,         operations; environmental laws                       the regulations and we are keeping                         “Our end state here in Korea is to use
however, the Army has stepped to the          regulations and policies; how to                     everyone safe from environmental                        the online course to get all of the
forefront in regards to environmental         document, handle and react to hazardous              hazards,” said Master Sgt. Beverly Riley,               administrative and general material out
stewardship by implementing numerous          waste and hazardous material                         Headquarters and Headquarters                           of the way then conduct anywhere from
programs to ensure compliance with            contamination; how to conduct                        Company, 19 th Theater Support                          a one to three day course here on just
federal laws and, more importantly, to        environmental self-assessments and                   Command. “The environment is where                      the Korea-specific items,” he said.
help conserve our natural resources for       inspections, and much more.                          we live so we need to take care of it. It                  Bruce Travis, a training developer
future generations.                              “The important thing I learned in the             is much more difficult to accomplish                    with the Directorate of Environmental
   The environmental compliance               course was making sure we provide a                  our mission in a hazardous                              Integration at the U.S. Army Engineer
officer course is designed to give unit       good environment for the Soldiers. The               environment.”
representatives an understanding of           course provided me a lot of tools to                    Essentially, graduates of the three-                             Environment,
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     Independence Day activities abound throughout Area IV
     Camp Carroll, Today                                                                                                                 ! 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 11 a.m., Youth
     ! Independence Day Picnic (free), 11:30 a.m., CAC                                                                                   Services basketball court
                                                                                                                                         ! 800 Meter Relay Race, 1 p.m., Kelly Field
     Camp Hialeah, Saturday                                                                                                              ! Rumble on the ROK Open Boxing Competition,
     ! Firecracker Fun Run, 9-10 a.m., Fitness Center                                                                                    3 p.m., Kelly Fitness Center
     ! Family Games, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Busan Pub                                                                                           ! Community Barbecue, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Kelly
     ! Inflatable Games, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Busan Pub                                                                                       Field
     ! Train Rides, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Busan Pub                                                                                            ! Live Band & DJ, 1-6:45 p.m., Kelly Field
     ! Softball Tournament, 11:30 a.m., Fitness Center                                                                                   ! Carnival Games, 1-7 p.m., Kelly Field
     ! Barbecue, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Busan Pub                                                                                            ! Children’s Ballet Demonstration, 1–1:30 p.m.,
     ! Live Band/DJ, noon -4 p.m., Busan Pub                                                                                             Kelly Field
     ! Beach Volleyball, 1 p.m., Swimming Pool                                                                                           ! Family Games, 1:30–2 p.m., Kelly Field
     ! Pool Tournament, 1-2 p.m., CAC                                                                                     GALEN PUTNAM
                                                                                                                                         ! Old Fashioned Picnic Games, 2-3 p.m., Kelly
     ! Tug-of-War, 1-2 p.m., Custer Field                      Contestants duke it out at the 2004 Liberty Fest boxing                   Field
                                                               smoker at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker.
     ! Old Fashion Picnic Games, 1-3 p.m., Busan                                                                                         ! Celebrity Concert featuring Shaggy, 7-9 p.m.,
     Pub                                                       ! Dart Tournament, 4-5 p.m., CAC                                          Kelly Field
     ! Horseshoe Tourney, 2-3 p.m., CAC                        ! Karaoke Contest, 5-9 p.m., Busan Pub                                    ! Autograph Session and Grand Prize Give Away
     ! Water Basketball, 2:30 p.m., Swimming Pool                                                                                        for two round trip tickets to anywhere in U.S., 9
     ! Foosball Tournament, 3-4 p.m., CAC                        Camp Walker, Monday                                                     p.m., Kelly Field
     ! Racquetball Tournament, 4 p.m., Fitness                 ! Firecracker Fun Run, 8 a.m., Kelly Field                                ! Fireworks Display, 10 p.m., Kelly Field (rain
     Center                                                    ! Sand Pit Volleyball Tournament, 11 a.m., Kelly Field                    date Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.)
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     YS Summer Camps
                                             Soldiers experience live fire exercise
                                             Sgt. Jimmy Norris
  Four middle school camps will be
                                             19th Theater Support Command Public Affairs
  offered to 6th - 8th grade students
  this summer. Camps are one week                RODRIGUEZ RANGE – Wordlessly,
  long and each costs $25, including         weapons at the ready, a file of troops
  morning snacks and field trip fees.        emerged from the wood line. Their squad
  Camps include: All About Fashion,          leader waved each of them across the
  July 11-15; Soccer Camp, July 18-          bridge and into their individual fighting
  22; Basketball Camp, August 15-19;         positions using hand and arm signals to
  Golf Camp, August 22- 26. For              maintain noise discipline.
  information, call Victor Taitano at            Almost as soon as the Soldiers found
  764-5721.                                  their way into the fighting positions, a
                                             blaring alarm sounded. Coupled with
    Junior Golf Program                      yellow smoke, the alarm signified a toxin
  The Evergreen Golf Club will               in the air.
  conduct its 2005 Junior Golf
                                                 “Gas! Gas! Gas!” cried each of the
  Program July 11-15 for golfers age
                                             Soldiers as they donned their masks and
  5-17. Registration and payment of
                                             began decontamination procedures.
  fees will take place 5:30 p.m. July 8
  at the Evergreen Golf Course Pro
                                                 So far there were still no casualties,
                                                                                                                                                                                  PHOTOS BY SGT. HWANG KYOO-WON
                                             but the gas was only the first threat the
  Shop. Registration fee of $25                                                                     Spc. Neketa Gundy, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Theater Support Command,
                                             Soldiers would face during their live-fire
  includes instruction, amenities                                                                   takes aim as her squad leader identifies a target reference point during the live-fire exercise.
  bag, awards and party. For                 perimeter defense exercise at Rodriguez
  information, call Ray Cragun at 764-       Live Fire Complex June 5-11.                           medical evacuation, submit an intelligence
  4601 or the Golf Shop at 764-4628.             Before the day was over, the Soldiers              report and evacuate a casualty. Squads
                                             would face sniper fire and a full-blown                were under constant simulated enemy fire
        Head Start Class                     attack by enemy forces.                                and under the threat that observer-
  The 19th Theater Support Command               Eight squads from Headquarters and                 controllers would declare members of the
  is sponsoring a Head Start class July      Headquarters Company, 19th Theater                     squad dead, while performing their tasks.
  20-22 for all area IV Soldiers and         Support Command, and the 55th Theater                      In some cases they even killed squad
  spouses. The program includes 2            Materiel Management Center participated                leaders, forcing assistant squad leaders to
  days of classroom instruction on           in the exercise. While live-fire exercises             fill the position.
  Korean culture and language and 1-         are pretty common in Korea, it was a first                 Emerson explained that this was all to
  day tour. Registration is due to July      for HHC, 19th TSC.                                     make the training more realistic and
  15. For information, call Stephanie            The purpose of the exercise, said HHC,             highlight the importance of the exercise.
  Hendrix at 768-8596.                       19th TSC Commander Capt. Jibraun                           “It is extremely important that each and
                                             Emerson, was to validate Soldiers under                every Soldier consider themselves riflemen
        ACS Birthday
                                             simulated battlefield conditions on their              first. Recent events in [Operation Iraqi
          Celebration
                                             ability to defend a perimeter against                  Freedom] highlight how important it is for
  Army Community Service will
                                             enemy attack.                                          all Soldiers to be proficient in basic battle
  celebrate its 40th birthday 11:30
  a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 25 at the Camp             While there are six battle drills                  tasks and to be able to collectively employ
                                             associated with perimeter defense,                     those tasks to ward off attacks against             Pfc. Tracyann Ellis, Headquarters and
  Henry ACS, Bldg. #1103. For                                                                                                                           Headquarters Company, 19th Theater
  information, call Kiya D. Reed at          Emerson explained, the Soldiers of HHC,                our convoys and our perimeter. There is
                                             19th TSC focused on the three most                     no better time than now. Now prepares               Support Command, pulls security on a bridge
  768-7610.
                                             closely associated with the unit’s mission             us for tomorrow,” Emerson said.                     while members of her squad cross it on their
                                             essential task list – react to nuclear,                    The chance to employ tasks collectively,        way to positions along the perimeter.
             Sure Start
  The Taegu American School Sure             biological and chemical attack, react to               was what many thought was the most                  individual tasks work together.”
  Start program is accepting                 sniper fire and react to enemy contact.                beneficial part of the exercise.                       Lee was a team leader for the
  applications for fall 2005. Children       The three battle drills consisted of multiple              “It was a good experience for me,” said         Information Management (G-6) squad
  must be four years of age or older         tasks. The Soldiers had to prove their                 Sgt. Lee Seung-hoen, HHC, 19th TSC.                 during the exercise, and said that one
  by Oct. 31. Applicants must be             proficiency at each of them during the                 “While we can learn a lot in the rear, we           of the most important challenges he
  military command sponsored and             exercise.                                              don’t get the opportunity to fire our               faced, was the task of keeping his
  have ranks between E-1 and E-4.                The Soldiers’ tests included request               weapons or to see how all of those                  Soldiers motivated throughout the
  Class size is limited. Applications are                                                                                                               exercise. He accomplished this by
  due by Aug. 5. For information, call                                                                                                                  constantly reminding them of the
  the school at 768-9501.                                                                                                                               incentive that Emerson had in place for
                                                                                                                                                        the best squad – 30 days exemption from
      Camp Carroll Pool
                                                                                                                                                        the duty roster.
                Hours
                                                                                                                                                           But motivation, Emerson said, wasn’t
  Hours for the Camp Carroll indoor
                                                                                                                                                        a problem.
  pool are 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday,
  Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
                                                                                                                                                           “The best part of this exercise was
  Outdoor pool hours are 11:30 a.m. –                                                                                                                   seeing the Warfighter in each Soldier
  4:30 p.m. daily. For more information,                                                                                                                expose [emerge]. Each day I saw the
  call Mark Juliano 765-8118.                                                                                                                           confidence grow in our young leaders
                                                                                                                                                        of tomorrow. Soldiers want to train and
   Rape, Drug and Fraud                                                                                                                                 I want to see them trained,” he said.
     Awareness Briefings                                                                                                                                   While the exercise only lasted seven
  The 20th Military Police Detachment                                                                                                                   days, the Soldiers will carry the lessons
  (Criminal Investigation Division) on                                                                                                                  they learned throughout their military
  Camp Henry offers rape, drug and                                                                                                                      careers. More importantly, they’ll carry
  fraud awareness briefings upon                                                                                                                        this training on to the next exercise,
  request. All commanders and first                                                                                                                     which Emerson said is scheduled to take
                                                 Sgt. Lee Han-jae, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Theater Support Command,
  sergeants are encouraged to schedule                                                                                                                  place in early August. Emerson said the
                                                 empties his canteen in an effort to stave off the heat during the unit’s perimeter defense live-fire
  these briefings for the unit. To                                                                                                                      next exercise will build on the skills
                                                 exercise June 5 – 11 at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex. An assistant squad leader for the 2nd
  schedule a briefing or for information,                                                                                                               Soldiers learned during this live-fire
  call James Seaton at 768-8225.                 Platoon’s 2nd squad, Lee also had to ensure his Soldiers remained hydrated throughout the
                                                 intense training.                                                                                      perimeter defense exercise.
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36th Sig. Bn. welcomes new commander                                                                                                   NEWS & NOTES
By Pvt. Park Kwang-mo                                     executive officer                                                                             TECH Help
Area IV Public Affairs                                    of the 57th                                                             If you are experiencing computer problems at work,
   CAMP HENRY – Lt. Col. Michelle P. Bolinger             Signal Battalion,                                                       the Korea Theater Support Center can solve your
relinquished command of the 36th Signal Battalion         3rd        Signal                                                       technical issues. Dial TECH (8324) from any DSN
to Lt. Col. Aaron A. Webster at a change of               Brigade, Fort                                                           phone for technical support. For information, call 2nd
command ceremony June 22 at Camp Walker’s                 Hood, Texas.                                                            Lt. Frank Barrell at 764-4433.
Kelly Field.                                                 He received
   Webster’s previous assignment was at Fort Hood,        master’s degree                                                                    RESUMIX Training
Texas, where he served as operations chief of the         in computer                                                             The Employment Readiness Program at the Camp
III Corps Directorate for Command, Control,               resource and                                                            Henry Army Community Service is offering hands-
Communications, and Computer Systems. He also             information                                                             on RESUMIX training. For information or an
                                                          management                                                              appointment, call Lettie Villarosa at 768-7951.
deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
during that assignment.                                   from Webster
                                                                                                                                         Travel Voucher Submission
   Bolinger returned to the 516th Signal Brigade,         University. He is
                                                                                                                                  Travel vouchers submitted to any Area IV finance office
Fort Shafter, Hawaii, as the deputy brigade               also a graduate                                                         must include the original voucher and one copy. For
                                                                                                               S   S
                                                                                                              EBASTIAN   CIOTTI
commander, where she served as the operations             of             the
                                                                              1st Signal Brigade Commander Col.                   information, call Staff Sgt. Stacy Drexel at 768-6125.
staff officer 2002-2003.                                  Command and
                                                                              LaWarren V. Patterson (right), passes the
   Webster graduated from Florida A&M University          General Staff                                                                 Warden Cell Phone Messages
                                                                              36th Signal Battalion colors to incoming
with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in           College, Fort                                                           The U.S. Embassy is launching a new way to inform
                                                                              commander Lt. Col. Aaron A. Webster at
1987 where he received a commission in the Signal         Leavenworth,                                                            American citizens of security related matters. Any
                                                                              the unit’s change of command ceremony
Corps through the Reserve Officer Training Corps.         Kan.                                                                    security related information such as warden
                                                                              on Camp Walker’s Kelley Field June 22.              messages, travel warnings, and public
   Webster started his military career as a platoon          His awards
leader in the 267th Signal Company, 73rd Signal           and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the                      announcements can now be sent to cell phones as
Battalion, Pirmasens, Germany. While in Germany           Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters,                   text messages. To receive a text message on your cell
he also served as assistant operations officer of the     the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf                           phone, visit www.askconsul.org and type your cell
73rd Signal Battalion and commander of the 270th          clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with two oak                       phone number, choose “subscribe” and press
                                                                                                                                  “submit.” For information, send an e-mail to
Signal Company, 160th Signal Brigade.                     leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the
                                                                                                                                  seoul_acs@state.gov.
   In addition, he served as battalion signal officer     Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the
with the 1-66th Armored Battalion, 2nd Armored            Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean                              Camp Walker Dental Clinic
Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; battalion communications       Defense Service Medal, The Armed Forces Reserve                         The Camp Walker Dental Clinic has relocated inside
officer, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, K-16      Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service                     Wood Medical Clinic due to renovation. The dental clinic
Air Base, Seoul, Korea; brigade communications            Ribbon.                                                                 will remain inside Wood Clinic for the duration of the
officer, 2nd “Blackjack” Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division,      The 36th Signal Battalion provides strategic                         renovation, expected to be completed Jan. 2006. For
Fort Hood, Texas; communications officer of the 13th      communications and support to Areas III and IV                          information, call Staff Sgt. Doricina Hendricks at 764-4307.
Corps Support Command Fort, Hood, Texas and as            in Korea.




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Dunn takes charge of Combat Support Coordination Team #2
By Pvt. Park Kwang-mo                                      including several international peacekeeping operations.    Commendation and Achievement Medals, Army
Area IV Public Affairs                                     He deployed in 1993 with the 10th Mountain Division         Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air
   CAMP HENRY – One of the peninsula’s most unique         Task Force to Mogadishu, Somalia for Operation              Force Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service
units, Combat Support Coordination Team #2, welcomed       Restore Hope, and later served with the United Nations      Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed
a new leader as Lt. Col. Kevin D. LeFever passed the       Logistics Support Command-Somalia. He deployed              Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal, the Joint
colors to Col. Gracus K. Dunn, symbolizing the transfer    again in 1994, serving both in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait      Meritorious Unit Award and the Army Staff Badge.
of command responsibility at a change of command           with the Third U.S. Army for Operation Vigilant                The host of the ceremony was Maj. Gen. James A.
ceremony June 16 at the Small Parade Field, on the         Warrior. In 1998, he deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia, in       Coggin, assistant chief of staff CJ3, United States
Second Republic of Korea Army Compound in Daegu.           support of Operation Joint Forge, where he was dual-        Forces Korea.
   CSCT #2 is a multi-composition, joint, and              hatted as the NATO liaison officer and brigade assistant       Combat Support Coordination Team #2’s mission is to
combined organization with wide-ranging                    operation staff officer for the newly formed Multi-         provide the coordination link between Combined Forces
responsibilities.                                          National Specialized Unit structured around the Italian’s   Command, United States Forces Korea, the Second
   Dunn comes from the Pentagon where he was               “Carabinieri” para-military police force.                   Republic of Korea Army, and the service components; to
division chief for Strategic Plans, Exercises, Concepts       Dunn earned his Bachelor of arts degree in Music         facilitate U.S. combat, combat support, and combat service
and Force Integrations, Office of the Deputy Chief of      from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Ark.         support, operational planning and execution during armistice;
Staff for Logistics. He replaces Col. Charles Hash who         His military education includes the Transportation      to provide key command staff sections with linkage to
departed May 15 for his next assignment as deputy          Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Fort Eustis,            the Second Republic of Korea and the Combined Rear
chief of staff, Office of the Chief, U.S. Army Reserve     Virginia; Combined Arms Staff School and Command            Area Coordinator; to support the Combined All Source
at the Pentagon. LeFever had been serving as acting        and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.        Intelligence Center during contingencies and hostilities with
commander and will return to his position as deputy        He also has a masters of arts in strategic studies from     a focus on reception, staging, onward movement, and
commander.                                                 the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.                integration and force protection.
   Dunn entered active duty as a commissioned                   His awards and decorations include the Defense              “I look forward to working with the SROKA
transportation officer in1982. His military career         Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service         command and above all taking care of our soldiers
includes a variety of command and staff positions,         Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Service             and their families,” Dunn said.
Environment                                                                                                                                                         from Page 25
 School, was brought in to help develop      to correct the situation,” he said. “The       “The first thing I’m going to do is        Management Center. “The Army is
and instruct the Korea-specific portion      environment is every Soldiers’ business.    conduct an assessment of the unit to          getting smarter about doing things.
of the class.                                Everybody needs to step up and do           see where we’re at because we haven’t         For example, with this training we are
   “It is important we work with the         what’s right to protect the environment.    had an environmental compliance               learning to appreciate the environment
local communities here in Korea and          It’s not just for us or for the Koreans,    officer since I’ve been here. When I          more and appreciate the impact we
have a good working relationship with        it’s for our future generations who will    identify what we need to do, I’ll             have on the environment. Conversely,
them so if there is a release or spill on    live and thrive on the Earth.”              establish a timeline to determine when        we are learning how environmental
the installation we can let them know            Students were eager to put what they    things will get fixed, said Staff Sgt.        hazards can impact mission
what is going on and what we’ve done         learned to work.                            Dean Vaughn, 55th Theater Materiel            accomplishment.”




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                                                         Word of the week



                                                                                              ‘jahng-mah’
                                                          The phrase of the week
                                                          “It will be monsoon soon.”




                                                         Goht jahng-mah eem-nee-dah.
                                                             soon                 monsoon            It will be

                                                         Conversation of the week

                                                         Nahl-see-gah
                                                         moo-doe-woe-yo.



                                                         Jahng-mah
                                                         ddeh-moon-eem-nee-dah.



                                                         Dah nook-nook-heh-yo.



                                                         (Moh-gee)-doh
                                                         mah-nah-yo.



                                                         Soh-dohk-hah-seh-yo.



                                                         Neh.

								
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