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The Morning Calm Korea Weekly - May 7, 2004

The Morning Calm Korea Weekly - May 7, 2004



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The Morning Calm Weekly is a U.S. Army Command Information newspaper primarily targeted towards the U.S. Military community serving, working and living at U.S. Army Installations in the Republic of Korea.
The Morning Calm Weekly is a U.S. Army Command Information newspaper primarily targeted towards the U.S. Military community serving, working and living at U.S. Army Installations in the Republic of Korea.

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Morning Calm 
Printed by Oriental Press
Published byIMA-Korea Region
The Morning Calm Weekly 
May 7, 2004
Printed by Oriental Press, aprivate firm in no way connectedwith the U.S. Government, underexclusive written contract withthe Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer isresponsible for commercialadvertising. The appearance ofadvertising in this publication,including inserts or supplements,does not constitute endorsementby the U.S. Army or OrientalPress of the products or servicesadvertised.Everything advertised in thispublication shall be madeavailable for purchase, use orpatronage without regard to race,religion, gender, national origin,President:President:President:President:President: Charles ChongCommercial AdvertisingCommercial AdvertisingCommercial AdvertisingCommercial AdvertisingCommercial AdvertisingTelephone:Telephone:Telephone:Telephone:Telephone: 738-5005Fax:Fax:Fax:Fax:Fax: (02) 790-5795E-mail:E-mail:E-mail:E-mail:E-mail:
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Mail address:Mail address:Mail address:Mail address:Mail address: Oriental Press,PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP96206-0758SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:Phone:Phone:Phone:Phone:Phone: DSN 738-3355Fax:Fax:Fax:Fax:Fax: DSN 738-3356E-mail:E-mail:E-mail:E-mail:E-mail:
MorningCalmWeekly @usfk.korea.army.mil 
This Army newspaper is an authorizedpublication for members of theDepartment of Defense. Contents of TheMorning Calm Weekly are not necessarilyofficial views of, or endorsed by, the U.S.Government, Department of Defense, orDepartment of the Army.The editorial content of this weeklypublication is the responsibility of theIMA-Korea Region, Public Affairs, APOAP 96205.Circulation: 12,500age, marital status, physicalhandicap, political affiliation, orany other non-merit factor of thepurchaser, user or patron. If aviolation or rejection of this equalopportunity policy by an advertiseris confirmed, the printer shallrefuse to print advertising fromthat source until the violation iscorrected.
Area IArea IArea IArea IArea I
CommanderCol. Jeffery T. ChristiansenPublic Affairs OfficerMargaret Banish-DonaldsonCI OfficerDavid McNallyStaff WriterPfc. Stephanie Pearson
Area IIArea IIArea IIArea IIArea II
CommanderCol. Timothy K. McNultyPublic Affairs OfficerJohn A. NowellStaff WriterCpl. Kim Hee-jinStaff WriterPfc. Park, Jin-woo
Area IIIArea IIIArea IIIArea IIIArea III
CommanderCol. Mike D. ClayPublic Affairs OfficerSusan BarkleyCI OfficerSteve Davis
Area IVArea IVArea IVArea IVArea IV
CommanderCol. James M. JoynerPublic Affairs OfficerKevin JacksonCI OfficerGalen PutnamStaff writerPfc. Oh Dong-keun
Installation Management Agency-Korea RegionInstallation Management Agency-Korea RegionInstallation Management Agency-Korea RegionInstallation Management Agency-Korea RegionInstallation Management Agency-Korea Region
Director/PublisherDirector/PublisherDirector/PublisherDirector/PublisherDirector/Publisher Brig. Gen. John A. MacdonaldPublic Affairs OfficerPublic Affairs OfficerPublic Affairs OfficerPublic Affairs OfficerPublic Affairs Officer Stephen OertwigEditorEditorEditorEditorEditor Sgt. Andrew Kosterman
Support and Defend
Court s-Mart ial
Pictured on the front cover is Gyeongbok Palace located at Hyangwom Pavilion in Seoul.
Cover photo by Stephen Oertwig, other photos appearing in this issue are either file or courtesy photos if not credited.
Welcome to Korea – the“Assignment of Choice.”If this is your first assignment toKorea, you can look forward to greattraining opportunities, great quality of life and great opportunities to improveyourself through quality educationalprograms. Korea also offers wonderfulvistas and nonstop cultural activitiesbeyond compare.Life has improved dramatically thepast few years in Korea. I like to tellpeople this is “not your father’s Korea.”Quonset huts have been replaced withultramodern barracks that feature two-plus-two living arrangements. It nowis a pleasure to come home to thebarracks where rooms have cable TVand Internet connections.For those coming back to Korea,you’ll see the best the Army has tooffer. From your first day in Korea, youbecome a part of new vision of makinglife better for Soldiers, civilianemployees, and their family members.Army lodges, Army CommunityService and Morale, Welfare andRecreation are just a few of theprograms that contribute so much tothe assignment of choice.Korea is a land of change; we alsoare changing for the better. This changeis possible because of great strides bythe Army’s Installation ManagementAgency. The Installation ManagementAgency-Korea Region is in its secondyear of improving the way the Armymanages installations and influencesquality of life here in Korea. The KoreaRegion is one of the seven worldwideInstallation Management Agency regionsthat produce highly effective, state-of-the art installations worldwide,maximizing support to people, readinessand transformation.As you work, live and travel to oneof any of the 80 installations in our fourregions, you will notice a standardizationof services that is consistent with theInstallation Management Agencytransformation. While warfightersconcentrate on the war fight, we are thesingle point of focus for day-to-dayinstallation management, sustaining andimproving of facilities across thoseinstallations and increasing quality of life standards for those on ourinstallations.For those anticipating orcontemplating assignment to Korea, thisspecial edition is designed to ease anyuncertainties you may have and giveyou a brief, up-to-date image of whatyou will find here in the Land of MorningCalm.For those assigned here now, thisspecial edition of the Morning CalmWeekly will highlight what makes Koreathe assignment of choice.Our motto is “Support and Defend.”We’re here to support you with the bestquality installation management andhelp 8th U.S. Army defend the Republicof Korea and United States alliance. Welook forward to serving you.
 Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald  director, IMA-Korea Region
WWWWWelcome to the Land of the Morning Calmelcome to the Land of the Morning Calmelcome to the Land of the Morning Calmelcome to the Land of the Morning Calmelcome to the Land of the Morning Calm
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation takes great pride in theservices their organization provides to the soldiers, familiesand civilians stationed in South Korea. From your first dayin country to your last, they offer activities and services thathelp you relax, stay fit and stay in touch with your familyand friends back home. In addition to the information foundhere, visit the KORO MWR Web site at http:// mwr.korea.army.mil for a cyber tour of the organization.From Entertainment schedules to Sports Championships,facility lists and operating hours, there is a world of informationabout MWR in Korea.Everyone who knows MWR has a different idea of exactly what MWR does. Some know all about sportsprograms, others are familiar with Child and Youth Activities.But not many people know just how diversified MWR reallyis, or how much their activities affect everyday lives of military community members.Here is a listing of some of the services and activitiesMWR provides to servicemembers and their families:
Business Programs
Bowling Centers
Golf Courses
MWR Trophy Shop
MWR Entertainment
Family Programs
Child Development Services 
School Age Services
Youth Services
Child & Youth Service Educational Outreach Services
Army Community Service
Deployment, Mobilization and SSO
Soldier and Family Readiness
Relocation Readiness
Employment Readiness
Financial Readiness
Army Family Action Plan
Army Family Team Building
Army Lodging
Recreation Services
Arts & Crafts
Auto Crafts
Better Opportunities for Single (and Unaccompanied)Soldiers
MWR Cable TVFor additional information and current subscription ratescall or visit your local MWR Cable TV office or call 738-CATV (2288).
MWR provides services to Soldiers, familiesMWR provides services to Soldiers, familiesMWR provides services to Soldiers, familiesMWR provides services to Soldiers, familiesMWR provides services to Soldiers, families
The U.S. Armed Forces Claims Service, Korea providesclaims assistance to U.S. Forces Korea personnel in Area II,and Area Claims Offices are located throughout Korea to serviceUSFK personnel stationed about the peninsula.Those who wish to file claims under the Personnel ClaimsAct for lost or damaged items contained in household goods,hold baggage or privately-owned vehicle shipments rememberthe following:
The Pink Form: DD Form 1840/1840R (“the pink form”) must be presented to a claims office within 70 days of the date of delivery. The pink form is used to list damagediscovered on the day of delivery and damage discoveredafter delivery.
Filing Deadline: Claimants have two years from the dateof delivery to file a claim but are encouraged to file earlier.Submission of the pink form does not constitute filing aclaim.Customer service hours are as follows:Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m.- noon and 1- 4p.m.Thursday: 8 a.m. – noonFor more information, please contact 738-8219 or 738-8242.Area Claims Offices are located at Camp Casey (730-1910), Camp Henry (768-6631), Camp Red Cloud (732-6017), Camp Humphreys (753-8757), Osan AB (784-4131)and Kunsan AB (782-5331).
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The Morning Calm Weekly 
May 7, 2004
18th Medical Command: A team of teams fit, ready and reliable
The staff of the 18th MedicalCommand welcomes you to Korea! Themission of the 18th MEDCOM is toprovide a comprehensive system of Theater Health Support to all supportedforces throughout the Korean Theater of Operations.THS equals Armistice Health Supportplus Combat Health Support.To accomplish its varied and complexmissions, the 18th MEDCOM has manysubordinate organizations, which include:— 121st General Hospital that provideshospitalization, surgical services, intensivecare and specialty care including:
Internal Medicine
Family Practice
General Surgery
Physical & Occupational Therapy
Mental Health Services— 168th Area Support MedicalBattalion, which provides theater areasupport for sick call, trauma treatmentand preventive medicine at 14 separatelocations.— 618th Dental Company providestheater dental support at 14 separatelocations.— 106th Medical DetachmentVeterinary Services performs the dualmission of food inspection and animalpatient care.— 52nd Medical Battalion provides airand ground evacuation.— 16th Medical Logistics Battalionprovides all medical supplies for the theaterincluding blood, medical maintenance andoptical fabrication.— 127th and 135th Forward SurgicalTeams provide initial resuscitative surgeryin the maneuver brigade’s area of operations.Upon arrival at the 1st ReplacementCompany, 18th MEDCOM personnel willassist you with the medical portion of yourinprocessing. We will provide informationpertinent to obtaining health care whileyou are assigned to Korea. The 18thMEDCOM operates several troop medicalclinics and primary care clinics in Korea.If you are on an accompanied tour, ourpersonnel will also assist you in gettingyour family members enrolled inTRICARE, and assigned to a Primary CareManager and primary care clinic.In addition, 18th MEDCOM currentlymaintains partnerships with thrteen state-of-the-art Korean hospitals. Thesehospitals feature American-educated-and-trained specialists, as well as English-speaking staff members to assistAmerican personnel and offer a wide arrayof services to those serving throughoutthe Korean peninsula.If you would like more information,call DSN 737-3085 or dial 011-822-7917-3085 commercially or visit our Web siteat http://www.seoul.amedd.army. mil/.
TRICARE in Korea
Upon arrival in Korea, active dutysoldiers will participate in a TRICARE brief at the 1st Replacement Company.TRICARE Prime enrollment forms willbe distributed for active duty who havetheir family with them in Korea as well asforms for active duty who areunaccompanied. TRICARE will cover allfamily members regardless of commandsponsorship. All active-duty Soldiers needto enroll in TRICARE Pacific, even if theydo not have family members with them.Also during this brief, the TRICARErepresentative will tell Soldiers how toenroll family members staying in theUnited States or other locations, what todo if visitors need medical attention whilethey are here, what to do when travelingand needing medical attention, and howto handle any medical claims Soldiers orfamily members may have or mightreceive while stationed in Korea or residingin the United States. For more informationon TRICARE, please contact theTRICARE Service Center at DSN 736-8558, 736-7236 or visit the TRICAREWeb site at www.tricare.osd.mil.
Dental Services
The 618th Dental Company offersgeneral dental services at 14 dental clinicsthroughout Korea. Family members andmay obtain routine care at Dental Clinic2, Bldg. 5107, and children under 12 aretreated at Dental Clinic 3, Bldg. 3576, onYongsan South Post. Limited specialtycare is available in Yongsan.Active-duty servicemembers receivecare through the assigned dental clinic fortheir unit. Retirees and their familymembers are seen at DC 2 on a space-available basis. Government-employedcivilians and their family members arecharged rates for dental servicesdepending on the service provided. Nodistinction is made between commandsponsored and noncommand sponsoredfamily members.For information, call 736-7715. Forappointments at DC 2 call 736-4779 andfor appointments at DC 3 call 736-5221.
Veterinary Services
To transport pets into and out of Korea, the rules and regulations of boththe airlines and the USFK customs officemust be followed. We recommend thatyou contact both the airlines and the USForces Korea customs office (738-5110)for up to date information. You may alsowant to contact the housing office at yourupcoming duty station regarding theirInstallation pet policy.Additional information is available at thefollowing Web site:www.seoul.amedd.army.mil/129Det/ 18sub129.htm or you may call theYongsan Veterinary Treatment Facility at738-5145 or call commercially, 011-82-2-7918-5145. U.S. ArmyVeterinary Services are available atthe following installations in SouthKorea: Yongsan at 738-5145,Osan Air Base at 784-6614, CampRed Cloud 732-7434, CampWalker 764-4858 and CampHialeah 763-3592.
Serving those on ‘Freedom’s Frontier’Serving those on ‘Freedom’s Frontier’Serving those on ‘Freedom’s Frontier’Serving those on ‘Freedom’s Frontier’Serving those on ‘Freedom’s Frontier’
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is servingyou – the men and women who defend America. AAFESis a military command and joint organization withinthe Army and Air Force.Its mission is to provide quality merchandise andservices of necessity and convenience to authorizedcustomers at uniformly low prices and to generatereasonable earnings to supplement appropriated fundsfor the support of Army and Air Force Morale, Welfareand Recreation programs.Each area Legal Assistance Office providesbasic legal services free of charge to eligiblepersonnel. Eligible personnel include active dutyU.S. servicemembers, Department of Defensecivilians, military retirees and the dependents of any of these groups, as well as reservists activatedfor more than 29 days, and some DoD contractorpersonnel.Depending on the specifics of the case, legalassistance attorneys and staff may provide legalcounseling, legal correspondence, negotiationswith third parties, review of legal documents, orreferral to civilian attorneys or agencies. (Legalassistance attorneys cannot, however, appear incourt or file any documents with a court on yourbehalf.)Legal Assistance Attorneys can providecounseling on a number of issues, includingfamily law, wills and estates, landlord-tenantissues, debt and credit issues, bankruptcy,garnishment orders, immigration,naturalization, reports of survey, OfficerEvaluation Review and NoncommissionedOfficer Evaluation Review appeals, marriage inthe Republic of Korea, taxes and other issues.Your LAO can also provide basic wills,powers of attorney and notary services. Formore information, call your servicing LegalAssistance Office: Area I, 730-1889; Area II,DSN 738-6841; Area III, 753-8053 and AreaIV, 768-7693.
Legal: Free services available to servicemembersLegal: Free services available to servicemembersLegal: Free services available to servicemembersLegal: Free services available to servicemembersLegal: Free services available to servicemembers
In Korea, ration control measures are in place atall Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities.Identification cards are necessary for entry intoany AAFES retail facility and ration control cardsare required for all non active duty authorizedpatrons.Maps, facility phone numbers and hours of operation are available at www.aafes.com. Check it out to find facilities near you.

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