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The Morning Calm Weekly
May 7, 2004
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CommanderCol. Jeffery T. ChristiansenPublic Affairs OfficerMargaret Banish-DonaldsonCI OfficerDavid McNallyStaff WriterPfc. Stephanie Pearson
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CommanderCol. Timothy K. McNultyPublic Affairs OfficerJohn A. NowellStaff WriterCpl. Kim Hee-jinStaff WriterPfc. Park, Jin-woo
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CommanderCol. Mike D. ClayPublic Affairs OfficerSusan BarkleyCI OfficerSteve Davis
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CommanderCol. James M. JoynerPublic Affairs OfficerKevin JacksonCI OfficerGalen PutnamStaff writerPfc. Oh Dong-keun
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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
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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:
MWR Trophy Shop
Child Development Services
School Age Services
Child & Youth Service Educational Outreach Services
Army Community Service
Deployment, Mobilization and SSO
Soldier and Family Readiness
Army Family Action Plan
Army Family Team Building
Arts & 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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