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The Peninsula-Wide News Publication

Volume 3, Issue 7
Nov. 19, 2004

Camp Stanley
troops get
Home schooling options 2004 Kimchi
smoked available to Areas I and II photos
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CFC seeking to raise funds

for Soldier services
By Steven Field

WASHINGTON — There is still time

for Soldiers and Army civilians to donate
to the Combined Federal Campaign, the
largest workplace charity drive in the
The CFC, which is authorized to
solicit contributions from government
employees and military personnel for
thousands of federally qualifying
charities, is accepting donations until
Dec. 15, said Mike Ornstein, spokesman
for the federal government’s Office of
Personnel and Management, which
oversees the CFC.
CFC officials say that last year the
campaign collected nearly $250 million,
breaking its fundraising record. They Soldiers salute as Taps is played on the 43rd Anniversary of the death of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys, for whom
hope to achieve a new high in donations Camp Humphreys is named. Humphreys’ nephew, Bob, and his wife Anne placed a wreath at the monument at Area III headquarters
this year. which dedicated the camp to the fallen aviator.

Searching for Humphreys

“Over the past couple of years,
national attention has focused on
worldwide events. Even with that,
federal employees and men and women
in uniform have responded generously,”
Ornstein said.
Fallen aviator’s relatives embraced
fter years of grieving, Betty him, and I trust that you will find a
Donors to the CFC are allowed to
select what organization they want the
Humphreys grew curious
about the place her husband
by Army family as they search for history measure of consolation in the
knowledge that your grief is shared by
money to go to. This ensures that the
had died, a distant place – South Korea at helicopter base in Korea the members of this organization who
donation goes to the needs the donor !
– that she had tried to put out of her were closely associated with him.”
feels is most important, according to By Steve Davis
mind. Betty was told in March 1962 by Lt.
CFC publications.
An Army pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Col. Harold B. Sloan, commander of Sub-
There are over 1,400 national and
2 Benjamin Kent Humphreys had his sound thinking, good judgment and Post K-6, that the camp would be
international charities, as well as around
perished on Nov. 13, 1961 along with great sense of humor. renamed “Camp Humphreys” to honor
40,000 local charities that receive
seven others when his H-21 Shawnee Though she had never seen the final her husband. Though invited to attend
donations through the CFC. These
helicopter crashed near Sub-post K-6, accident report, according to her nephew the dedication ceremony on April 20,
charities range from military, veteran and
the camp where he was a special Bob Humphreys, Betty had been told the 1962, Betty declined. She could not bear
patriotic organizations to human and civil
services officer charged to provide cargo helicopter - known as the “Flying the weight of it. The tragic death, the
rights organizations to environmental
entertainment and recreation to Soldiers Banana” because of its unusual shape - had closed-coffin funeral and the heart-
organizations to religious and cultural
serving at that base far from their developed a mechanical problem and wrenching burial of her beloved husband
stateside homes. crashed as it approached the airfield near at Hampton (Va.) National Cemetery had
A number of military-support
Wives, sweethearts, families and the end of an otherwise routine flight in good taken a great toll on her.
organizations are eligible for – and to a
friends awaited their safe return. Betty weather. “She was honored to learn a camp
large degree depend on – funding from
had moved in with her parents in Virginia Betty received official letters of was being dedicated to her husband, but
the CFC.
and tried to stay busy and cheerful while condolence from his unit commander and she could not bring herself to attend the
Internal Army efforts, including many
Ben counted down the days. He and Chaplain (Capt.) Charles E. Gray, who had dedication,” said Bob Humphreys, nine-
Army Community Service programs, as
Betty had been childhood sweethearts. officiated at a memorial service for him at years-old at the time of the accident. His
well as external support efforts, such
By the time they married in 1950, they the post chapel. Aunt Betty called him “Bobby” back then
as the Fisher House program and the
had known each other for seven years Maj. Paul C. Smithey, his unit and still does today, though he is nearly
Disabled American Veterans Charitable
and went to high school together. He commander, wrote, “As a member of this 43 years older and known as “Bob.”
Service Trust, all receive funding from
joined the Army at 17 and worked his command, CWO Humphreys was well liked Bob’s father, Robert John
way from enlisted medical technician to by all of his associates. He was an excellent Humphreys, was a year younger than
“CFC is my whole [non-appropriated
warrant officer. officer, performing all tasks assigned to him his Uncle Ben. Robert had been in the
fund] budget for 10 months out of the
After arriving in Korea in May 1961, in a cheerful and efficient manner. His death See “Searching for Humphreys”
See “CFC
“CFC”” on Page 4 Humphreys had gained a reputation for came as a great shock to all who knew on Page 21
2 Nov. 19, 2004 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly

MP Blotter Take care of the future in the present

By Sgt. Andrew Kosterman closet and dump out some parts to various classes a few years ago, I was able to
The following entries were excerpted Korea Region Public Affairs musical instruments. take a deep breath and chill out.
from the past several weeks military It took a little convincing, but I got the I thought to myself, “Man, I never told
police blotters. These entries may be YONGSAN — I was out on Saturday extroverted kid to stop putting them in his her how to do anything.”
incomplete and do not determine the evening at the Yongsan Moyer Community mouth. Even though he claimed he didn’t Later I proceeded to thinking that if I
guilt or innocence of any person. Services Center playing the drums in the know how old he was and didn’t want to can get help for problems, so could she.
music room. It was a boring day, and like talk about it, he did want to talk about cats, The Army has a wide variety of
" U.S. Army military police town patrol recently many young people, I was trying to kill time. dogs and birds. programs available to parents to help with
assisted a U.S. Marine Corps patrol to break up a I was wasting away in my own melodies I took a rein check on the conversation. raising a child. Child and Youth Services
fight at an off-post bar. The patrol witnessed when I heard a baby crying. The baby had been crying for 20 minutes and Army Community Service are two
some Soldiers leaving the club who were told by Odd. I could hear something over the now, and I had to see what was up. programs that can point someone in the right
MPs to leave the area and not to re-enter the 20-inch crash cymbal that I was beating up Going down the hall to the other direction.
club. A female Soldier disobeyed and proceeded badly. I passed it off as nothing. Babies cry soundproof room, I saw a group inside. Looking within your unit for a baby sitter
to enter the club. The female Solders’ spouse, everyday, it’s no big deal. They were jamming away. is not a bad idea either. I know there are
who is also a Solder, began shouting and acting Looking at my watch so don’t stay there I knocked on the door and opened it. I some here without their families who just
belligerent toward the MPs. While he was being too late, I focused my attention on a piano in asked if anybody knew who owned the baby stay at home at night. I’m also sure these
escorted back to post by two MPs, he began the “soundproof” room that I was in. I parked outside the door in a stroller. people would, for a reasonable price, baby-
kicking, shouting, and thrashing so much that he struggled for a bit, trying to figure out how The mother let out a frustrated breath of sit your children.
had to be restrained and placed into hand irons. this darn thing worked. The crying air and said it was hers. I replied that the I don’t have a problem with anyone who
He then kicked one MP in the leg, causing no continued. I went back to the drums. child had been crying for some time and wants to go out and enjoy themselves. And
injuries. The female Soldier began shouting and Working my way through a few minutes added that “I just want to make sure I sure am not going to tell anyone how to
acting belligerent after seeing her husband being Neanderthal-style drumming, I tried to put everything’s OK.” raise their kids. I will, however, let you know
escorted to the MP station. She was asked to the sound out of my head. That’s when I To that, the young-looking mother got if something doesn’t look right. That’s my
calm down and to leave the provost marshal looked out the glass door to the room and up and grabbed her child, offering a childish job as an NCO in the U.S. Army and, more
office several times by the desk officer. She saw a boy with a box of drum parts. excuse of, “I was recording a song in there.” importantly, a concerned human being.
stated that she would not leave until they took Mostly screws and bolts, it was nothing Excuse me! I’m sorry I interrupted! If you can’t handle the responsibility of
the hand irons off her husband and that he did to really worry about. Except the boy looked She then found her son, who was being a parent, guardian or babysitter, then
not deserve to be placed in hand irons. The like he was in kindergarten. helping the deskman pick up the mess he you better be responsible and seek help.
female Soldier invoked her legal rights the male OK, that’s it. Crying baby and young had made. Submitting commentaries
Soldier waived his rights and refused to render a boy who looks like he’s getting into trouble. As she went back into the soundproof E-mail commentary submissions to
written sworn statement. Both Soldiers were Something’s not right here. room with her children, she took a last m o r n i n g c a l m w e e k l y @ k o r e a . a r m y. m i l .
Keep submissions about a page in length
processed and released to their unit. I went out of the room to the boy and stab at me for interrupting her jam session, and include your name, rank and duty
noticed the guy who runs the desk wasn’t “You raise your kids, and I’ll raise mine!” station. The Morning Calm Weekly staff
" Military police observed and identified as a there. The young boy had taken advantage My fists automatically balled up. reserves the right to edit letters for length,
taste and clarity.
curfew violator at an off-post bar. The of this opportunity to break into a supply Thanks to some anger management
servicemember was apprehended and transported
to the provost marshal office. At the PMO, the Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff:
Soldier attempted to flee the station. MPs
pursued and re-detained him. During the What do you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving?
apprehension, the Soldier assaulted the MPs.
The Soldier was placed in the detention cell due
to disorderly conduct. He was later released to
unit. Investigation continues by MPI.

" Military police were notified of a driving

while intoxicated after an AAFES taxi
passenger entered a taxi and detected a strong
odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The
passenger notified the provost marshal office,
who had the driver apprehended and
“I am going to be “I am able to travel to “I am thankful for all “My family,
transported to the military police station were
promoted December Bangkok this the good friends I especially my wife
he was released to the Korean National Police
1st.” — Master Sgt. William Thanksgiving have to spend this and the gift of my
for further processing. KNP determined his
Cole, Area IV Support Activity, weekend.” – Spc. Destiny thanksgiving with.” – son.” — Sgt. Shaun
blood-alcohol content level to be .063%,
Camp Henry Moore, Legal Services Activity Victor Trujillo, Area II Support Stallard, 332nd Chemical
and charged him with driving while
Korea, Yongsan Activity, Yongsan Company, 23rd Chemical
intoxicated and suspended his license for 100
Battalion, Camp Carroll

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NEWS & NOTES Home schooling: An option to consider DoDEA surveys students,
Girl Scouts Registration By Susan Rowe ! Certified teaching staff assistant as parents, teachers
Child and Youth Services needed
Girl Scouts Overseas - Seoul are now American Forces Press Service
! Curriculum standards (meets or
registering. Troop meetings will begin soon.
Those who are interested in being a Girl Scout YONGSAN — There are frequently exceeds state and national standards) and
WA S H I N G T O N — T h e
this year or an adult volunteer, or would like asked questions among home schoolers: assessment for kindergarten through 12th
Department of Defense Education
more information, should contact Trudy Heard Whose laws do I follow – the state or grade via the IDEA international Web site
Agency wants to hear the
at 6355-5060 or e-mail country where we are stationed, or our ! Individual Learning Plan and High
opinions of its students, parents state of residence? What are the military School Planning consultation and transcript
and teachers. The agency
regulations related to homeschooling? !Online and traditional correspondence
launched its 2004 Customer
Scholarships for Militar y These are just a few. courses through numerous Universities
Satisfaction Survey Nov. 1.
Children The Department of Defense Education providing high school and college credit
The survey is open to all 4th-
The Defense Commissary Agency’s annual Activity has no jurisdiction over the ! Standardized testing provided
to 12th-grade DoDEA students,
Scholarships for Military Children program is education of overseas American military ! Technical support consultants for
the parents or sponsors of all
now accepting applications for the 2005 dependent children. It is DoDEA policy to hardware and software needs
DoDEA students, and DoDEA
program. Applications can be found at base neither encourage nor discourage DoD ! Website providing program
teachers. The survey is designed
commissaries, or on-line at http:// sponsors from homeschooling their minor information and updated calendar events
to gather feedback from these They must be returned dependents. DoDEA recognizes that ! Workshops conducted throughout
groups regarding their views on
to the commissary by Feb. 16. One $1,500 homeschooling is a sponsor’s right and the year in a variety of subject areas to
the agency’s schools, programs
scholarship will be awarded at each commissary can be a legitimate alternative form of assist both parents and students
and activities, a DoDEA official
location with eligible applicants. education for their dependents. ! Special student events based on local
said in a news release.
According to DoD policy, the installation interest – spelling bees, chess clubs,
The survey is available online,
Post Offices Updates commander’s responsibilities are logistical geography bees
and is scheduled to remain online
! Post offices will remain open on U.S. Forces or administrative, there is no educational Active duty military families and DoDDs
until Feb. 28, 2005. Print versions
Korea training holidays. Officials said for your oversight regarding the public education eligible civilians, residing in Korea, are
of the survey also are available at
mailing convenience, Army Post Offices will provided by DoDDS. eligible to enroll with IDEA International.
any DoDEA school.
be open Nov. 12 and 26. Contact your local Correspondence and home education Students must be 5 years old by Oct.
“All eligible parties are
post office for hours of operation. have long been a choice for families, and 31 of the current year to be eligible for
encouraged to participate,” the
! The deadline for holiday mailing for first- national statistics shows a 15 percent kindergarten. An Individual Learning Plan
release stated. “The findings of
class letters and cards sent to the United States increase in the number of home-educated and two student progress reports must be
the survey will be given
is Dec. 11. For packages, officials recommend students every year, and national submitted to his or her contact teacher each
consideration in all future efforts
mailing before Dec. 4. standardized test scores reveal that these school year, on Jan. 31 and May 31.
to improve upon the educational
! The deadline for holiday mailing for first- students are succeeding academically. IDEA International requires students in
experience that (DoD schools in
class letters and cards sent to Army Post Offices The International Distance Education of grades 3 through 11 to participate with the
the United States and overseas)
in Europe is Dec. 4. For packages, officials Alaska Program is funded by the TerraNova, Second Edition Achievement
recommend mailing before Nov. 27. Department of Defense and provides Test. Upon enrollment, families are
Officials noted the survey is
For more information, visit your local post resources and support to military families required to submit military orders indicating
completely anonymous and
office. that have elected to educate their children assignment to Korea.
should take 10 to 20 minutes to
at home. The benefits for families enrolling Homeschooling is available in Areas I
Morning Calm in IDEA include but is not limited to: and II. To register or find further
The findings, including the
Submissions information contact Melinda Waterbury,
participation rates of eligible
Send submissions for the Morning Calm Weekly ! Allotment provided for purchase of IDEA Yongsan and Area I Field
groups, will be published in the
to or call curricular materials of choice – enables Representative, or
spring. Results of the previous
738-3355. individualization of each student’s contact Susan Rowe, CYS School
DoDEA Customer Satisfaction
educational course of study Transition Specialist/SLO, at DSN 725-
Survey, conducted during school
W omen ’s Bask
omen’s etball
Basketball ! Use of computer and multifunction 5227 or
year 2002-03, can be found on the
A Koreawide Women’s Post Level Basketball printer in the home
DoDEA Web site.
League Game will be at the Camp Red Cloud ! Internet cost reimbursement E-mail
Fitness center. Camp Red Cloud women’s team
will compete with Camp Carroll women’s team. Digging in Soldiers to host orphans
The game starts 6 p.m. Dec. 11 and 9 a.m.
Capt. Matthew Arrol
Dec. 12. For more information, call 732-6309.
6th Cavalry Brigade
CRC Ski TTour
CAMP HUMPHREYS — For most Americans,
Camp Red Cloud Community Activity Center is
Thanksgiving is a time for family gathering and reflection. It
hosting a Yong Pyeong Ski Tour with a bus fee.
is a time for football, feasting on turkey and watching the
Register at Camp Red Cloud Community Activity
annual Thanksgiving Day parade travel down Fifth Avenue in
Center or Camp Essayons Recreation Center.
New York City. But for the Soldiers of a nation currently at
Bus will start 6 a.m. for Yong Pyeong. For more
war, it is even more important.
information, call 732-6246.
Thanksgiving symbolizes all of the freedoms for which
Osan Shopping TTour
our we fight, the family and friends we serve to protect, and the
Camp Stanley Community Activity Center is blessings we enjoy as citizens of the most powerful democracy
hosting an Osan all-day shopping trip just in on Earth. This year the Soldiers of one Camp Humphreys
time for Christmas shopping. The bus will start unit are seizing the opportunity to share the joys of the holiday
at 8 a.m. Dec. 11 and Dec. 17. Register early season with their extended Korean family.
at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center. On Thanksgiving, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop,
6th Cavalry Brigade will host dinner for 27 children from a
Thanksgiving Holiday local Pyeongtaek orphanage at the Blackhorse Inn Dining
Meal Prices Facility.
Meal card holders will not be charged at dining The Soldiers, in conjunction with the brigade family
facilities for the Thanksgiving holiday meal. All readiness group, have volunteered to sponsor the kids as part
As a senior enlisted barracks renovation project continues in the background,
other guests and visitors will be charged $5.40. of the unit’s ongoing community outreach program in order
workers dig trenches Nov. 10 for a communications line upgrade in the
Family members of Soldiers E-4 and below will to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. Army and the
700-block area of Camp Humphreys. Water, electrical and high-speed
be charged $4.60. Check your local dining surrounding community. Many volunteers signed up weeks
communications upgrades are in-progress as part of a major infrastructure
facility for operating hours. in advance for the chance to sponsor the kids and will finally
overhaul at the camp near Pyeongtaek.
get to meet the children on the morning of Thanksgiving Day.
4 Nov. 19, 2004 Koreawide The Morning Calm Weekly

Exercise Orient Shield

underway in Japan
By Spc. Tanya Van Buskirk every day to improve skills and help
Army News Service each other.
Col. Toshiyuki Kato, commander
CAMP IWATE, Japan — More of the 39th Infantry Regiment, said
than 200 U.S. Soldiers joined 300 he believes this is the key to
of their Japanese counterparts in success.
opening ceremonies Nov. 3 for “The purpose of this training is
Exercise Orient Shield 2005 which to demonstrate cooperative
ran through Saturday. procedure in our bilateral training
The U.S. Army National Guard through functional and

and the Japan Ground Self-Defense comprehensive training,” he said. “I
Force is conducting bilateral feel it is possible to improve our
training during the exercise. unit’s skill by training and learning
“We have come here this year to from each other.”
train together and forge new Commanders of the JGSDF said
friendships, which will reinforce the they recognized the fighting spirit
bond that ties our two nations of the 141st Battalion for its
together,” said Col. Kenneth Bishop, success during the battle of the
U.S. Army Japan G1. “That bond Alamo in Texas, and U.S. Army
strengthens our alliance, and that commanders acknowledged the
alliance provides for peace and professionalism of their hosts.
stability in Asia.” “The world knows and respects
All of the Soldiers were the caliber of the Japanese soldier,
challenged by Gen. Makoto Hirose, and we have much to learn from

commanding general of the you,” said Lt. Col. Alan C. Huffines,
JGSDF’s 9th Army Division, to commander of the 141st Infantry
become an “Army of one” and work Regiment.

CFC from Page 1

year,” said Colleen Tuddenham, Chief leadership, conflict resolution,
of Army Community Service at Fort c r o s s - c u l t u r a l s e n s i t i v i t y, a n d
Myer, referring to funds the community organizing for a
organization needs to function that are teenager
not provided by Congress. The funds · Provide school supplies, food,
donated through CFC help provide and medical care for AIDS orphans
childcare, emergency food and in Africa
volunteer recognition programs, · Provide two hearing aids for
among other things, Tuddenham said. low income, hearing-impaired

Without ACS, “all of these things people this year
we do just wouldn’t happen,” she said. · Support a mobile clinic in
To receive CFC funds, remote rural area for an entire day
organizations must meet strict · Provide a student with lunch
standards – they must have tax- at school each day
exempt non-profit status; they must · Bring a waiting American child
provide service, benefits or assistance together with a loving, lifetime
to activities that promote human well- adoptive family
being; they must spend no more than
25 percent of their revenue on For $15 per pay period, you’ve
fundraising; and they must not got the power to:
disclose the names of CFC · Save the life of an abused child
contributors, among other rules. · Provide a homebound AIDS
Soldiers and Department of the patient with groceries for a full
Army civilians can donate to the CFC year
by contacting their local · Help those who are less
representative. fortunate receive an education and
“People who donate feel like they a nutritious meal
made a difference,” Tuddenham said. · Open a student’s eyes to the
“It helps the people giving and c o n d i t i o n s o f t h e w o r l d ’s p o o r
receiving.” through a short-term mission trip
For more information, visit the · Provide a solar energy system
official CFC homepage at for an entire village or CFC Today, an · Help efforts to configure
organization of CFC recipients at compounds so that the children can take medicines orally as
opposed to injection
What your donations can do · Provide a scholarship for an
For $10 per pay period, you’ve got underprivileged person to travel to
the power to: Central America or Haiti to
· Help environmental advocates in document and witness human
Nepal draft that country’s first rights abuses, then return to the US
standards for water and air quality to work for change
· Improve Medicare coverage for · Make and sustain one school-
50 low-income elderly people based mentoring match for an at
· Provide 18 hours of training in risk youth
Nov.. 19, 2004 Page 5

Camp Stanley troops get smoked

By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson
Area I Public Affairs Office

CAMP STANLEY — Hundreds of Soldiers from

Camp Stanley’s Division Artillery regiments packed
the gym Nov. 10 to watch and participate in the
Division Artillery tae kwon do and flag football
A smoker is when units hold amateur sporting
events; in this case, tae kwon do and flag football,
officials said. It helps build morale and cohesion among
the units within the division.
“The battalions have been out in the field a lot lately,
so it’s a break from all of that stuff,” explained
Command Sgt. Maj. James Sherrill, Division Artillery
sergeant major. “Plus, it’s an opportunity for all the
different units to compete. Human nature tells us we’re
fighters, and in the 2nd Infantry Division, we’re
supposed to be ready to fight tonight, so what better
way (to have fun)?”
Sherrill said they chose to do a tae kwon do event
because Division Artillery has a lot of Soldiers who
are good at tae kwon do, and they wanted to introduce
the sport to newer Soldiers.
“Tae kwon do is the national sport of Korea,” he
said, “and it’s a precursor to the direction the division
is going, as far as combatives. It gives everybody the
chance to get involved.”
He included the flag football tournament to get more
Soldiers involved in the day’s activities.
“It’s great,” said Staff Sgt. Scott Thelen, Battery
C, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, a
contender in the black-belt heavyweight
championship. “It brings the entire post together and
shows that these guys have fighting spirit. We can’t
do it all the time, but Sergeant Major Sherrill is really
good at rewarding us.”
The 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do team
kicked off the event with a demonstration of many
different tae kwon do skills, including forms, self-
Pfc. Christopher Chamberlain, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, delivers a kick Nov. 10 to Pfc. Andrew Presley, 1st defense, acrobatics, and breaking wood and marble
Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, in the color-belt heavyweight final match at a tae kwon do smoker at Camp Stanley. See “Smoked” on Page 8

First Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment show

their skills in the Poomse competition.

Pfc. Adam Bruce, 1st Battalion, 15th Field First Battalion,15th Field Artillery Regiment
Artillery Regiment, takes a break. Soldiers cheer on their fighters.
Spc. Elisha Morphis, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, clutches his knee in pain.
Morphis was injured fighting in the black belt middle-weight semifinals.
6 Nov. 19, 2004 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly

NEWS & NOTES New education center opens

Warrior Band V ocalist
Vocalist Camp Stanley welcomes bigger Staff Sgt. Robert Griffin, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 2nd
The 2nd Infantry Division Warrior Band is seeking a Aviation Regiment, agreed.
female vocalist. Applicants must be private first classrooms, better facilities “They consolidated the facilities, so now if you’re taking
class or higher and have at least six months left in a class, you just go to the education center,” he said. “And
Korea. Those interested contact band operations at By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson the classrooms are nicer. It’s a more conducive learning
732-6695 or email: Area I Public Affairs Office environment.”
After cake and coffee at the education center, guests
Commissar y Holiday CAMP STANLEY — The Camp Stanley community kicked moved to Reggie’s Club to attend an education symposium.
Schedule off American Education Week Tuesday with the grand Area I education officials held the event to bring together
The Camp Red Cloud commissary will be open opening of a new education center. a panel of education experts, community leaders and Soldiers
Monday but closed Thursday and Friday in observance Garrison officials gathered to open the new center with a representing units from Camp Stanley.
of Thanksgiving. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Education representatives briefed Soldiers on the benefits
The facility is now located in the former Camp Stanley available to them through the military, including eArmyU
Holiday Meals to Go Post Exchange, which was gutted and redesigned, officials and tuition assistance. Keynote speaker Brig. Gen. Joseph
Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club is selling said. Martz, an assistant division commander, 2nd Infantry
Thanksgiving family meals. The meal includes a The U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud invested Division, addressed the education program staff.
whole roasted turkey, a glazed ham, cranberry sauce, $230,000 in the project. “Will the education centers be prepared to deal with the
candied yams, country-style dressing, giblet gravy, The new facility has three large classrooms, a multiuse changing Soldier population?” he asked, referring to
dinner rolls and a pumpkin pie for $69.95. Meals learning facility and sufficient office space. upcoming base closure and troop movements.
must be pre-ordered by Monday. “Classroom space is always in competition with storage Martz stressed the importance of continuing to serve the
and office space,” said William Kapaku, deputy to the garrison education needs of Soldiers, even if they are only in country
2BCT Memorial Ser vices commander, USAG, CRC. “We’re always looking at where for a few months.
Each 2nd Infantry Division chapel will hold memorial we can expand classroom space. Clearly, Camp Stanley leads
services for fallen 2BCT Soldiers 3:30 p.m. My challenge to you is threefold,” he said. “First, find
the way with the number of college class enrollments, so
Wednesday. Many Thanksgiving services will be this renovated center should help the community.” See “Education” on Page 8
postponed until the weekend. Check with your local
chapel for more information.

Letters to Santa
Soldiers can write to Santa at:
Santa’s Mailbag
354th OSS/OSW
2827 Flightline Ave. Suite 100B
Eielson AFB, AK, 99702-1520
There is no cost for the letters, but self-addressed
stamped envelopes or donations made out to “Santa’s
Mailbag” to help defray the cost of postage and
supplies are accepted.

Stand-down Days
The 2nd Infantry Division will stand-down to conduct
training about safety issues and risk management,
on- and off-duty, for the Division Safety Day Dec.
10. The 2nd Infantry Division will stand-down to
conduct training about command priorities and
messages for New Horizons Day Jan. 11.

Junior Enlisted Seminar

All Area I sergeants and staff sergeants must attend
the Junior Enlisted Seminar 8 – 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
Mitchell’s annex room. Robert Fahs teaches history Tuesday to Soldiers at the new Camp Stanley Education Center.

Drinking Age Change

The legal drinking age for servicemembers in Korea Equal opportunity instructors change perceptions
is now 21. No one under 21 years of age may
Area I Public Affairs Office Soldiers used open forums to discuss better understanding of themselves.
purchase, possess, consume or be served
everything from discrimination to power “If you don’t understand yourself,
alcoholic beverages, on or off any military
CAMP RED CLOUD — Thirty-nine to different ethnic groups’ experiences. if you don’t know you have biases,
installation, in any clubs, or in any military activity
U.S. and Korean Augmentation to the “I find the biggest challenge is getting then you may not see when you are
in the Republic of Korea. For more information,
U.S. Army Soldiers from across Area I rid of stereotypes,” said Master Sgt. treating people differently,” he
see U.S. Force Korea Command Letter 46.
graduated the equal opportunity course Anthony Pugh, Area I EO advisor. explained.
Oct. 29. Batey agreed. “Equal opportunity representatives
Thriftt Savings Plan
The course provided an in-depth “I think the first challenge is to get are the eyes and ears of company
Civilian and military employees can sign up for, or
view of the Army’s equal opportunity people to open up and admit they have commander,” Batey said. “They are a
change, their Thrift Savings Plan contribution
programs and policies, said Sgt. 1st stereotypes,” Batey said. “After that link for the commander to things
amounts during the open season, now through Dec.
Class Walter Batey, 501st Corps happens, you get the kind of lively going on in the company he or she
31. For more information, visit
Support Group EO advisor. Instructors discussions you hear in there.” may not be aware of.”
Holiday Project talked about issues such as sexual “The group discussions were my “We want these Soldiers to make a
Area I Army Community Service is conducting the harassment, conflict management, favorite part,” Farmer said. “It really difference,” Pugh said. “We want
Annual Holiday Project now through Dec. 15. The religious accommodation and women in made us look within ourselves and them not to be afraid, when they see
project provides commissary vouchers during the the military. identify personal prejudices. I didn’t something is wrong, to stand up for
Christmas holiday for designated Soldiers with family “They talked about racism and realize it, but to a certain degree, I am what’s right.”
members in Area I. Contact your unit commander sexism a lot,” said Staff Sgt. Colanthia both racist and sexist. You don’t realize “Equal opportunity is a way of life,”
or first sergeant to make a donation, or contact your Farmer, Headquarters and Headquarters it when you’ve been doing it all your Batey added. “The Army says we are
local ACS for more information. Company, Area I. “They broke it down life.” a diverse institution; therefore, we all
to help us understand why people have Batey said the most important thing need to get to know who we’re
those attitudes.” for Soldiers to get from the course is a working with. It’s the law of the land.”
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Firefighters break in new engines
By Davld McNally view to aim the water and foam.
Area I Public Affairs Office “These will be good for both
aviation and wild fire fighting,”
CAMP GIANT — Warrior fire Epperson said.
stations received three new specialized The trucks cost about $200,000
fire engines Oct. 23 to enhance each, or about 40 percent less than
capabilities and replace aging trucks. what they would have cost if
Firefighters have spent the last few contracted with a North American
weeks training on the vehicle’s unique vendor. The new vehicles replace
features. Canadian-manufactured all-purpose
The custom-made firefighting firefighting trucks in service since
vehicles carry enough foam on board 1987 and 1988.
to create more than 3,000 gallons of Epperson said the normal life of a
a water and foam mix sprayed from fire engine is 15 years.
three independent turrets. “You can’t afford to have
“The vehicles are dry-chemical breakdowns when you’re fighting
equipped for quick knockdown of fuel fires,” he said. “It could cost peoples’
fires,” said Fire Chief Jerry Epperson, lives.”
U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Casey and A Korean company, Starco,
the Western Corridor. “They also have manufactured the fire engines at their
a 1,000 gallon water tank, automatic Incheon factory.
transmission and a closed circuit
television camera.” See “Engines” on Page 8
The television camera, mounted on
the middle, telescoping turret, sends
visual targeting information to a
firefighter inside the cab. The turret
has a 360-degree range of operation,
but more importantly, Epperson said,
it provides firefighters with a clear

U.S. Army firefighter Choe Song-chol The new Korean-made fire engines cost
PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY controls the new fire engine’s turret with a about $200,000 each. Officials said the cost
Warrior firefighters test the main turret of a new fire engine Monday at Camp Giant. The closed-circuit television feed and computer is about 40-percent less than if they had
vehicle can spray while moving to enhance firefighting operations. display. contracted from a North American vendor.

Local fall fair forges Korean American friendship, fun

By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson Beth Whipple, a
Area I Public Affairs Office Camp Casey family
member (left), learns
DONGDUCHEON — The city of Dongducheon to make kimchi from
hosted its first Korean-American Friendship Festival a local Korean
Nov. 11. woman at a
“It’s an honor to be here today,” said Brig. Gen. Dongducheon
Charles Anderson, an assistant division commander friendship festival
for the 2nd Infantry Division. “This is a very important Nov. 11. The city
occasion, which allows us to continue to strengthen hosted the event to
the alliance, share our cultures and join in friendship.” enhance relations
The festival began informally at 1 p.m. with the with the U.S. military
Filipino “Courage Band” playing popular tunes on the community.
newly-built stage at Fountain Square in downtown
Dongducheon. Korean and American passers-by
stopped to listen and enjoy the music. Camp Casey
officials joined local city leaders in an official
ceremony to kick off the main event at 3 p.m.
After the opening remarks, a traditional Korean
dance and music group, Edam Pungmul, entertained
the crowd while American volunteers – including
Anderson and Area I Commander Col. Jeff
Christiansen – tied on aprons and learned to make PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
kimchi with local Korean ladies. Anderson agreed, saying, “I hope this will be an
The night ended with a fireworks display over
Local volunteers treated guests to free samples of Dongducheon. annual event, and through this festival we will
traditional Korean foods cooked by locals. The event “It’s good,” said Sgt. Derek Carter, Headquarters continue to strengthen bonds and remain good
continued with an amateur singing contest and and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry neighbors.”
performances by a latin band, hip-hop dancers, and Regiment. “I think this event helps promote unity
guest singers. between Koreans and Americans.” E-mail
Nov. 19, 2004
8 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly
Engines from Page 7
“Every fire chief had input into The acquisition of new firefighting
construction of the trucks,” Epperson vehicles was an Installation Management
said. Agency, Korea Region initiative, he said.
Epperson said the three new vehicles In the Uijeongbu Enclave, the Camp
will go into service at Camp Casey, Red Cloud garrison expects to receive
Camp Stanton and the Korea Training one Starco fire engine next year.
Center at Rodriguez Range. Officials said more fire engines are
“Over the next six to eight months, on the way across the peninsula as
we will receive another three trucks for funding becomes available.
north of the Imjin River, and Camps
Hovey and Mobile,” Epperson said. E-mail

Smoked from Page 5

slabs with different body parts. four six-man teams took turns punching
After the team finished, competition a stack of up to 30 tiles to see how
began. The first of the flag-football many they could break with one hit. The
games kicked off on the football field audience cheered as tiles went flying.
while the color- and black-belt First Battalion, 15th Field Artillery
semifinals began in the gym. Soldiers Regiment claimed top honors with the
from each of the battalions squared off most number of tiles broken.
against each other while their units The day ended with the flag-football
cheered from the bleachers. championship game, won by the 6th
The athletes and spectators took a Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment
break from the competition for lunch. team, and the colored- and black-belt
The Division Artillery dining facility staff finals.
treated Soldiers to a barbecue at the “It was a lot of fun,” said Pfc. Jason
community activity center parking lot. Cornell, the black-belt heavyweight
After lunch, the Poomse competition champion. “I like the fact that (the
began. Poomse is a competition where division) gave us a chance to compete
teams of six or more participants move and show off some skills. I hope more
through various tae kwon do forms in people actually got to see what tae kwon
unison. They are judged on their do is all about. We do tae kwon do for
precision and synchronization. The team PT in the morning, but here you get to
from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery see what it’s really like. Maybe people
Regiment took first place in the will take it more seriously now and get
competition. more involved.”
Next came the tile-break competition,
a crowd favorite. Each member of the E-mail


Staff Sgt. Scott Thelen, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment (right), kicks Pvt. Troy
Knight, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, in the black-belt heavyweight finals.

Education from Page 6

your core competence: what you are through the officer candidates school
best at. Second, figure out your because he had his associate’s degree.
reference points for transformation. “I enlisted as a private first class on
And lastly, work on more graduate June 3,” he said, “and by Nov. 27, I was
degree programs.” commissioned a second lieutenant.
Representatives from each of the Education has opened more doors for me
universities offering programs in Area in my life than I can tell you.”
I briefed Soldiers on the services Griffin said he was motivated to enroll
available through their programs, and in some classes now.
all encouraged Soldiers to enroll in “I’ve (been) wondering about how to
classes. do it, but never got the chance,” he said.
Col. Thomas DeVine, 2nd Battalion, “To be a well-rounded Soldier, I think you
2nd Aviation Regiment commander, need education from an outside source.
gave a personal testimony. He told the It will also help you in the civilian sector
group how, while he was in basic – no one stays in the Army forever.”
combat training, he was given the
opportunity to become an officer E-mail
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What you need Area II residents attend
to know about
USFSPA 121st GH health clinic
By Sharmon Lebby while running. Assessments such as the running shoe
By Capt. Rochelle M. Howard Area II Public Affairs Office prescription could prevent that.”
Yongsan Law Center Although around 50 percent of the attendees were
YONGSAN — Under the theme “Fit for Life” more Soldiers, the participants came from all occupations and
YONGSAN — The Uniformed than 100 health-minded Area II residents attended a Fitness various degrees of physical health.
Services Former Spouse’s Protection and Health Clinic Oct. 29, held by 121st General Hospital’s “There were teachers, spouses, foreigners and even a
Act empowers state courts to divide Physical Therapy Clinic. few students from a yoga class attended,” Clarkson said.
military retired pay as an asset in Designed to evaluate the participants overall fitness “However, of these there were no more than 60 percent
divorce. potential, the clinic was one of four events that happened presently involved in regular exercise programs.”
Congress passed USFSPA in 1982 during October as part of the American Physical Therapy The clinic was created as part of the “Fit for life” theme
in response to the U.S. Supreme 1981 Association’s Physical Therapy month. of Physical Therapy month.
ruling in McCarthy v. McCarthy. The Test stations included a body fat analysis, strength Clarkson emphasized, “This is the first time a health
decision in the McCarthy case testing, flexibility testing, posture analysis, video gait clinic of this size has been held here at Yongsan Army
prohibited state courts from dividing analysis, running shoe prescriptions and cholesterol Garrison. It was well received and hopefully someone will
military retired pay in divorces. testing. These provided a way for participants to maximize take over and do it again after I leave.
U S F S PA their fitness performance and reduce their chances of “It is still possible for those that didn’t have the
trumps that injury. opportunity to attend the clinic to have these tests done,”
decision and “We see people come through the Physical Therapy Clarkson said. “We are trained to do all the assessments,
gives state Clinic all the time with knee and ankle pain,” said Maj. so a person could simply ask their provider to send them
courts the Erica Clarkson, 121st General Hospital physical therapy to the Physical Therapy clinic to have the tests done.”
authority to chief and the event’s organizer. “The problem could be
divide military something as simple as wearing the wrong type of shoes E-mail
retired pay

the same as
any other
m a r i t a l
property of
Howard the marriage.

How am I protected?
There is no automatic entitlement
to any portion of a former spouse’s
military retired pay. In simple terms a
former spouse is entitled to a
percentage of the member’s military
retirement pay based on the number
of months they were married to the
servicemember while they served in
the military.
An example, if you were married
to a servicemember for 5 years, you
will be entitled to five years worth of
the servicemember ’s military
retirement pay. Now, there is
absolutely no way to determine how
much that would be prior to
retirement. The Defense Finance and
Accounting Service will determine a
specific formula at the
servicemember ’s retirement. As a
former spouse, you would get your
percentage of the retired pay in a
monthly payment. PHOTOS BY NEL DELEON
Above — Participants to the 2004 International Kimchi Festival learn the art
I thought I had to be married for of Kimchi making. Those who attened recieved the chance to learn how to
10 years to get some of my spouse’s make kimchi, the history of it and the latest developments in the kimchi-
retirement pay? making industry.
This is absolutely not true. The
length of marriage is irrelevant. Every Right — Participants of the festival included several U.S. Soldiers and their
former spouse can make a claim on spouses. The festival was Nov. 11-14.
their ex-spouse’s military retired pay.
Yes, that means a servicemember
could have several claims against their
military retirement pay.
See ““AAct” on Page 10
10 Nov. 19, 2004 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly

NEWS & NOTES Far East District mourns death of employee

Commander’s Hotline By Chong Yun Kim a non-selfish was honorably discharged as a
A Commander’s hotline e-mail address, Far East District Public Affairs Office and loyal master sergeant in 1982., is available. For employee In 1983, he returned to the ROK
more information, call 738-5017. YONGSAN — The Far East committed to become the Sub-Regional
District, U. S. Army Corps of a n d Administrator for Central Texas
New Hours at YYongsan ongsan Engineers, is mourning the loss of dedicated to College. He resigned from CTC in
Commissary one of its dedicated employees, completing July 1984 to begin working with the
Yongsan Commissary new holiday hours. Thomas “Tom” Louis Knipper, who any mission U.S. Army Engineer District, Far
Monday Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. worked for the U. S. government tasks,” East as a Funds Control Technician.
Nov. 25 - 26 Closed for more than 40 years. He died Born on
He r em ai ned wi t h t he F ar E ast
Dec. 20 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. from a heart attack on Oct. 27. March 5, District until 1998 when he returned
Dec. 24 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. “To me, Tom was not merely a 1942 in Richmond, Indiana, to the United States. to work at Fort
Dec. 25 Closed colleague but somebody I can truly Thomas Louis Knipper entered Hood. A year later he returned to
Dec. 27 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. c a l l a f r i e n d , ” s a i d R i c h a r d F. military service on April 15, 1959 the Far East District, U.S. Army
Dec. 31 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Schiavoni, Chief, Engineering at the age of 17. While in the Corps of Engineers, where he
Division during the memorial m i l i t a r y, h e w o r k e d v a r i o u s worked in the Resource
Jan. 1 Closed
service held at the Yongsan South positions such as a personnel Management Office as a Budget
Post Chapel Nov. 3. “We talked sergeant and administrative Officer and in the Engineering
ACAP Briefing
about anything and everything. Tom specialist. During his military Division as a Program Analyst.
If your unit is in Area II and you would like an
was always there where people service travels, he was assigned to Thomas Louis Knipper is
ACAP briefing at your facility, contact the ACAP
need help. He was a good father Vi e t n a m , R e p u b l i c o f K o r e a , s u r v i v e d b y h i s w i f e , Yo n H u i
manager, Laddie Broz. Briefings usually last about
having raised an adopted daughter Germany and Fort Hood, Texas. Knipper, two daughters and two
one-half hour depending on unit participation. After 23 years in the Army, Knipper sons.
to high school graduation and also
They can be held 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. For more information, call 738-7322.
Provost Marshal hosts law enforcement conference
Army Substance Abuse By Pfc. Van M. Tran Campbell also spoke about the strong relationships
Program 8th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs Office between military and civilian law enforcement communities
Army Substance Abuse Program provides and how that relationship helps the servicemembers across
comprehensive substance abuse treatment as YONGSAN — Provost Marshals and law enforcement the ROK.
well as prevention training and education for all leaders from around the Republic of Korea attended the “The intent of the conference was to inform Provost
residents in Yongsan and Area II. ASAP is located 3rd Annual U.S. Forces Korea Provost Marshal Law Marshals and law enforcement leaders from across the
in Building 5531. For more information, call 736- Enforcement conference Nov. 9-10 at the Dragon Hill p e n i n s u l a o f t h e U S F K P r o v o s t M a r s h a l ’s
5060. Lodge. accomplishments, status of current initiatives, and to
“(We are here) to foster and harden relationships formulate the way ahead through a forum of
Post Offices Open on USFK between both civilian and military law enforcement networking and personal communication among their
Training Holidays agencies, strengthen force protection and establish good peers,” said Lt. Col. Howard Hunt, 8th MP Brigade
Army Post Offices will be opened on the following relationships with our allies,” said Col. Falkner Heard, 8th spokesperson.
USFK Training Holidays, November 12 - 26. For Military Police Brigade commander and Combined Forces The law enforcement conference also promotes
more information, contact your local post office. Command, USFK, and 8th United States Army Provost interaction in resolving critical issues within law
Marshal. enforcement entities in the Korean theater and creates
New Hours at Collier Field Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, 8th U.S. Army an environment for timely and effective communication
House commanding general, was the guest speaker for the across military service components, said Hunt.
The new hours at Collier Field House are 5 a.m. conference. He spoke about the many roles of the law Many topics and training events were discussed
- 11 p.m., Monday - Friday and 24 hours a day on enforcement community and of its importance. throughout the two-day event including issues such
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. “The importance of the law enforcement community as human trafficking, prostitution, counterfeiting,
in Korea cannot be overstated. The most important thing customs and traffic regulations.
W arrior R ock
ocketet is that we train our Soldiers to ‘fight tonight,’” said
The Engagement Skills Trainer on Camp Stanley Campbell.
is located right beside the Thunder Inn
Building 2249. The EST offers training on a Act from Page 9

variety of weapons systems; M-16A2, M-203, The 10-year requirement is for At your ex-spouse’s military are paid a portion of the
AT-4, M-9, M-4, M-240 and the M-249. It direct payments from DFAS. The retirement, a former spouse will need servicemember’s retirement pay, these
also offers a variety of real life situations; claim will still have to be processed to again petition the court to obtain a monthly payments will continue until
night firing, NBC firing, close combat, the same. However, if you were court order granting the former the servicemember’s death.
military police scenarios, and plenty of other married for at least ten years DFAS spouse’s entitlement to the military
training scenarios. The EST is usually open will send you your payment, not the retirement pay. The court order must Why is USFSPA important?
from 9 a.m to 4 p.m Monday- Friday. Call servicemember. either provide a percentage amount of Not everyone agrees with USFSPA,
Staff Sgt. Staley at 732-4606, 732-5353 or the military retirement pay or a fixed especially servicemembers who may
go to Public Folder, Korea Public Folder, How do I make a claim against my dollar amount of the military retirement have to give up some of their military
Unit Folder, 2ID Folder, DIVARTY Folder, ex-spouse’s military retirement pay. This court order will be provided retirement pay. This Act is a protection for
DIVARTY S-3 Folder, EST Folder and Usage pay? to DFAS along with the application. former spouses to have some entitlement at
Calendar for more information. This process starts at divorce. DFAS will take it from there.. divorce. However, some spouses negotiating
DFAS will only process an application divorce can use their entitlement to the
Pet Care Center under USFSPA with a court order If I am awarded a portion of my ex- servicemember’s military retirement pay as
after the servicemember retires. This spouse’s military retirement pay, a negotiating point. To have a most effect
Customers going on permanent change of
can be the divorce decree or a later how am I paid? divorce, every asset of the marriage will need
station or having other emergencies may make
court order that an ex-spouse obtains. Monthly payments will begin 90 to be negotiated at divorce; this includes a
special arrangements with the Pet Care Center
However, a former spouse’s rights days after the servicemember ’s former spouse’s rights under USFSPA.
for early, late, holiday or normal closing for
under USFSPA are only an entitlement, retirement. However, again, if you For more information about USFSPA call
early pick-up from the Pet Care Center. Pick-
they are not guaranteed. Therefore, if were married for less than ten years, the Area II Law Office at 738-6841 or go to
up from the Pet Care Center is the only service
during the divorce you waive your right the servicemember is required to send
that will be provided on authorized closing
to make a future claim to this you your monthly payment. If you fsfact.htm or
days. For more information, phone the Pet
entitlement at your ex-spouse’s were married for over 10 years to the usfspa1.htm.
Care Center at 736-6426 or the POC at 738-
retirement, you will have lost your servicemember, DFAS will send your
5254. E-mail
entitlement. monthly payment. In addition, if you
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Bush, first lady visit wounded Soldiers Experience Greater Seoul
By Patricia McAllister Fallujah area right now, and our prayers are with
Army News Service the Soldiers and their loved ones as they’re doing USO Tours
the hard work necessary for a free Iraq to
WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush emerge,” he said. “There are still terrorists there Korean Folk Village tour – 8 a.m. - 4:30
and first lady Laura Bush visited about 50 patients who are trying to stop the march of freedom.” p.m.
Nov. 9 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. “We wish our troops all the best and Godspeed Insadong Night Tour – 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
“Every time I come to Walter Reed I’m struck to them,” he said as he and the first lady Jejudo 3 days, 2 nights Tour. Thursday -
by the courage and bravery of our men and departed the hospital. Nov. 27.
women who wear the uniform,” Bush said to Walter Reed has treated more than 3,612 For more information, call the Seoul USO
reporters and photographers gathered outside the patients from Operation Iraqi Freedom since the office at 02-792-3380 or go
medical center. “It’s such an honor to meet the war began, 868 of whom have been battle
troops who are wounded. And it’s so uplifting casualties. Of the 868 battle casualties, 674 have Royal Asiatic Tour
to see their spirit, their drive to become been treated as inpatients and 194 as outpatients.
rehabilitated, their love of their country, their Currently 46 Soldiers are admitted to the hospital Land of Exile Tour (South Chollado) –
support of the mission.” as inpatients. Saturday and Sunday
The president said he was moved by the Ch’or won Bird Watching Tour – Saturday
patients’ family members he met earlier in the
day. Rags to riches Puyo and Kongju Tour; The Kingdom of
Paekche – Sunday
“Laura and I spent time with the moms and Inner Soerak & South Soerak Rhapsody
dads and husbands and wives of those who are Tour – Nov. 27-28
wounded, and I was struck by just the patriotic
sense that they have … their strong support for For more information, call 02-763-9483 or
their loved ones.” see Web site about Royal Asiatic Society events.
Bush also praised Walter Reed and its staff.
“Every time I come to the hospital, one of the Entertainment
things I try to determine is whether or not our
troops and their families are being treated with Concert – The charity concert ‘Love Flute
first-class care,” he said. He added that it’s Concert’ will be performed 3 p.m. Sunday in the
important for the decision-makers in Washington concert hall at Seoul Arts Center. For more
to know injured troops immediately receive the information, call 02-3472-4480
care they need and deserve. PHOTO BY PVT. SEO KI-CHUL
Exhibition – The universal design exhibition
“I want to thank the generals, the doctors, (from left)Sgt. 1st Class Julio Correa, 6th Battalion, 37th
will be 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. until Dec. 12 in Hangaram
the nurses for running this hospital,” Bush Field Artillery Regiment; Sgt. Efrain Garcia Jr., 41st Signal
Design Museum at Seoul Arts Center. For more
continued. “It’s such a comforting sense for me Brigade Command; Sgt. Maj. Troy Welch, 8th U.S. Army
information, call 02-580-1648
to be able to tell a loved one, your person hurt, command sergeant major and Staff Sgt. Fernando Rentas,
Opera – ‘L‘elisir D‘amore‘ will be
your loved one will get the best care possible.” 18th Medical Command, with the1st place trophy and cash
performed weekdays - 7:30 p.m. / Sunday - 4
After visiting the wounded, the president prize of $8,000 for winning the All-Army Battle of the Bands
p.m. Sunday to Thursday at the Seoul Arts
reminded the nation about service members still contest. Correa, Garcia and Rentas are all members of the
Center. For more information, call 02-586-5282.
in Iraq. “We’ve got troops in harm’s way in the latin sensation, La Orquesta Escencia.
Nov. 19, 2004
12 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly

Community News
community is inviting Soldiers, Quit smoking or at the South
sailors, airmen and Marines to join Smoking Cessation Clinic hosts Post and Hannam Chapels. For more
t h e m f o r T h a n k s g i v i n g D i n n e r. new groups every month for 4 one- information, e-mail
Sign up to join an American family hour group sessions. Medication is or
for Thanksgiving. Deadline to sign an option with all four classes. Free
up is today at the USO Korea. For to participants and self-referral
more information, call 724-7781. preferred. For more information, call Prayer Breakfast
736-6693 or e-mail Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. presents “Tis
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity the Season Prayer Breakfast” at the
Inc. Information Seminar Dragon Hill Lodge Mezzanine Bridge,
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Meeting for overweight people 8 a.m., Dec. 11. For more
will host an “Information We i g h t m a n a g e m e n t s u p p o r t information, call 011-9671-1446.
Seminar” to provide information group meetings are 6:30 - 7 p.m. the
Community Events, about the fraternity to those first and third Mondays of each Bible study
Classes and Meetings interested in becoming members month. For more information, 736- A weekly Bible study, “The Word
2 : 3 0 – 5 p . m . , N o v. 2 7 , a t t h e 3029. and Christian Issues,” 7 - 8:30 p.m.
A Korean Opera Army Community Service every Friday at the South Post Chapel.
The Seoul Metropolitan classroom, Building 4106, Yongsan AFSC looking for volunteers For more information, call 018-310-
Government and Korea America South Post. For more information, American Forces Spouses Club is 5178.
Friendship Society is sponsoring call 736-7322. looking for volunteers to give back
a Korean Opera, 7 p.m. Tuesday t o t h e c o m m u n i t y. F o r m o r e Club Beyond Youth Ministry
at the Yong San-Gu Residence Hall. Become a better speaker information, call 738-7327 or 736- Club beyond hosts many
Free tickets for all U.S. Forces Learn to become a better 8119. different activities and Bible studies
Korea personnel. For more s p e a k e r t h r o u g h To a s t m a s t e r s , for High/Middle School aged
information, call 738-5212. every Tuesday, 7 p.m., held at the Royal Asiatic Society children every week at Yongsan
Moyer Community Services Lecture meetings are held in the Army Garrison and Hannam Village.
2ID Chapter meeting C e n t e r, 2 n d F l o o r R e d C r o s s Daewoo Building, 8th Floor (near For more information, call 011-
The 2nd Infantry Division conference room. For more Seoul Train Station). For more 9685-4170 or 3785-1954 or e-mail
Chapter will hold a meeting Today information, call 011-9228-4175 information, call 02-763-9483.
a t C a m p C a s e y ’s P r i m o s 11 : 3 0 or e-mail
a.m. – 1 p.m. for all members Religious activities Yongsan Baptist Church
belonging to the Sergeant Audie Toastmasters is a public speaking Yongsan Baptist Church offers
Murphy Club, General Paik, and club; dedicated to improving M e n ’s S p e a k i n g Tr e s D i a s Tuesday Bible study 7 p.m.,
Dr. Mary E. Walker associations. m e m b e r ’s p u b l i c s p e a k i n g a n d Weekend Wednesday service, and 11 a.m. and
leadership abilities. You can find The 43rd Men’s English speaking 6 p.m. Sunday services, For more
Thanksgiving Dinner for out more about Toastmasters, by Tres Dias will be Dec. 2-5, at the information, call 011-731-0573, e-
Service members v i s i t i n g t h e i r We b s i t e : h t t p : / / Religious Retreat Center. Obtain mail or
The American civilian applications on-line at go to
Nov. 19, 2004
14 Movies The Morning Calm Weekly

Nov.. 19-25

Sky Captain
Cellular Cellular Ray Ray Hero Hero and the World
of Tomorrow
Anacondas: Napoleon Surviving
No Show Hunt for No Show Christmas No Show Paparazzi
Blood Orchid Dynamite

Hero Surviving Surviving Wimbledon No Show No Show No Show

Christmas Christmas
Sky Captain
Ray and the World Ray Hero Hero The Polar The Polar
of Tomorrow Express Express
Vanity Fair Cellular No Show No Show No Show No Show
Sky Captain Sky Captain
Paparazzi Ray Paparazzi and the World Ray and the World Wimbledon
of Tomorrow of Tomorrow
Friday Night Friday Night Hero No Show Hero Wimbledon Wimbledon
Lights Lights

The Polar Hero — In a distant war Cellular — A random Wimbledon — Peter The Incredibles — Ray — A musical
Express— Believing in torn land, a ruthless wrong number to his cell Colt is an unlucky guy, Once one of the world's biographical drama of
Santa Claus isn't easy emperor is rises to power phone sends a young man scoring “love” both top crimefighters fought American legend Ray
when all of your friends and with an iron fist and his into a race against time to professionally and evil and saved lives on a Charles. Born in a poor
family insist he's just massive armies. To control save a woman's life. With personally. He manages to daily basis. But fifteen town in Georgia, Ray
make-believe. A boy's faith everything, he will stop at no knowledge of Jessica score a wild card, allowing years later, he and his wife Charles went blind at the
is rewarded one nothing. In ancient China, Martin (Kim Basinger) him to play in the have taken on civilian age of seven shortly after
Christmas Eve when he's before the reign of the first other than her hushed, prestigious Wimbledon identities. Itching for witnessing his younger
awakened by a steam train emperor, warring factions panicked voice on the other tournament. There, he action, the sidelined brother's accidental death.
that pulls up in front of his plot to kill the most powerful end of the tenuous cell meets and falls in love with superhero gets his Inspired by a fiercely
house and takes him and ruler. International action phone connection, Ryan American tennis star. chance for a top secret independent mother who
other children to the North star Jet Li is a fearless (Chris Evans) is thrown Fueled by his newfound assignment. Now, with the insisted he make his own
Pole to meet Santa. It's all warrior with no name on a into a world of deception luck, love and on-court fate of the world hanging way in the world, Charles
computer generated mission of revenge for the and murder on his frantic prowess, he works his way in the balance, the family found his calling and his
images based on live- massacre of his people. search to find and save up the ranks of the must come together and gift behind a piano
action motion-capture her. Jessica's life is in his tournament players and once again find the keyboard.
actors. hands, but what is waiting actually stands a chance fantastic in their family life.
for him on the other side of of fulfilling his lifelong
the line, and what will it dream of winning the
cost him to find out? men's singles title.

Black Cloud No Show Black Cloud Suspect Zero No Show No Show No Show

The The Hero Hero Wimbledon Wimbledon After the

Incredibles Incredibles Sunset

No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show

Ray Cellular Hero The

Cellular Hero No Show
Sky Captain Sky Captain
and the World and the World Hero Hero No Show Wimbledon
of Tomorrow
of Tomorrow
The The The Wimbledon Wimbledon After the After the
Incredibles Incredibles Incredibles Sunset Sunset
Hero Hero Hero Hero Hero After the After the
Sunset Sunset
Sky Captain Sky Captain
Hero Hero Hero and the World and the World Napoleon Napoleon
of Tomorrow of Tomorrow Dynamite Dynamite
The Morning Calm Weekly Chaplain Nov. 19, 2004 15
Stress: How tightly are you wound up?
Chaplain (Col.) Rick Garrison stress and something might snap! for everyone to see, then nodded at the conductor
19th Support Command Chaplain This reminded me of an account by author and to begin the encore, and then with a look of
Pastor Charles Swindoll of a performance by the confidence, he smiled, and shouted, “Paganini and
CAMP WALKER — Stress is part of life—in colorful 19th century gifted violinist, Nicolo Paganini. one string!” Then placed the single-stringed
almost every facet of our existence we feel its effect. He was performing before a packed house, playing a Stradivarius beneath his chin and played the final
We probably won’t ever escape its influence, but we difficult piece of music. Suddenly one string on his piece on one string, as those watching sat in silent
can stop its negative impact by maintaining a positive violin snapped and hung uselessly from the instrument. amazement.
attitude that accompanies a life of faith. In fact, if Beads of sweat formed on his forehead. He frowned In the Old Testament book of Lamentations, the
managed properly, stress can have a positive role in but continued to play, improvising beautifully. author reminds us of a stress-managing truth:
our lives. To everyone’s surprise, a second string broke, and “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not
I recently took on a new challenge—learning to then a third. With three broken strings hanging from consumed, for his compassions never fail. They
play the guitar. It’s not an easy undertaking, but I am Paganini’s violin, the master completed the difficult are new every morning” (3:22,23).
enjoying the process. One thing I noticed right away composition on the one remaining string. A new perspective on stress is about a new
is that the strings must be under a certain amount of The audience jumped to its feet and filled the hall attitude. And God is in the business of attitude
“stress” for the guitar to play harmoniously. I also with shouts of appreciation. One would think he would adjusting. His promise to those who will receive it
noticed that the strings must be adjusted frequently have walked off stage at that point, angry that he was is a heart and mind renewed daily. May He richly
for the guitar to stay in tune. Too little stress and the forced to improvise under such stressful bless you with a healthy approach to managing stress
instrument will not live up to its potential; too much circumstances. Not Paganini. He held the violin high as you go about your life today!

Area IV/Thanksgiving W orship Services

Protestant Collective Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker Thursday 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Mass
Memorial Chapel
Collective Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll 7 p.m. Camp Carroll
Thursday 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Service
10:45 a.m. Camp Hialeah Korean Sunday 6 p.m. Camp Hialeah 121 Hospital Chapel
11a.m. Camp Walker Catholic Thursday 10:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Service
Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker K-16 Chapel
Apostolic 12:30 p.m. Camp Hialeah
Area III
Thanksgiving Today 11:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Prayer Luncheon
Collective 12:45 p.m. Camp Walker Area II
Memorial Chapel
1 p.m. Camp Carroll Monday 11a.m. Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Sunday 2:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Joint Service
South Post Chapel
Memorial Chapel
Nov. 19, 2004
Feature The Morning Calm Weekly

Thanksgiving turkey ... off the grill

Barracks dwellers forget to add fresh briquettes at the
same time you add the second
! 6 wood chunks (each about
3 inches long) or 6 cups wood chips
3. Place charcoal (about 70
briquettes) on one side of grill and

can create their

packet of wood chips. Wood chunks ! 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, ignite; burn until briquettes are
throw off enough heat as they burn melted completely covered with light gray

own masterpiece
to make additional briquettes —Serves 10 to 12. ash.
unnecessary. Hickory and mesquite
are widely available in chunk and Steps: 4. Meanwhile, spray V-rack with
Kay Blakley chip form; both work well in this nonstick cooking spray. Remove
Defense Commissary Agency Europe recipe. Hardwood charcoal burns 1. Dissolve salt in 2 gallons water turkey from brine and rinse inside
faster and hotter than briquettes, so in large (at least 16-quart) stockpot and out under cool running water
be sure to use charcoal briquettes or clean bucket. Add turkey and to remove all traces of salt. Pat

hese instructions are from
Cook’s Illustrated website, in this recipe. refrigerate, or set in a very cool turkey dry with paper towels; brush
and the entire process has The total cooking time is 2 to 2 spot (between 32ºF and 40ºF) for12 both sides with melted butter. Set
been home-tested by “yours truly” ½ hours, depending on the size of hours or overnight. If refrigerator turkey, breast-side down, in V-rack.
with excellent results. There are a the bird, the ambient space is at a premium the
few precautions you need to be conditions salt in the 5. When coals are ready, place 3
aware of, though, before you start: ( t h e solution soaked wood chunks, 3 cups wood
! Get the right turkey – one that can chips or 1 wood chip packet on top
weighs no more than 12 to 14 of coals. Place disposable drip pan
pounds. A larger bird will produce on cool side of grill floor. Position
burnt skin and undercooked meat. grill rack over coals and place V-
! Don’t stuff the turkey – this rack with turkey over cool part of
will also lead to burnt skin and grill; open grill lid vent halfway and
undercooked meat. Don’t truss cover, positioning vent over turkey.
the turkey either, even though the Cover and grill-roast 1 hour.
one pictured is trussed — sorry
about that! Leave both the body and 6. Remove lid from grill. Using
neck cavities open so juices can thick potholders, transfer V-rack
drain. bird with turkey to rimmed cookie sheet
! Placement of the turkey on the will or roasting pan. Remove grill rack
grill is crucial – hot coals go on one require and add 3 remaining soaked wood
side and the turkey goes on the more time chunks or 12 new briquettes and
other side, strategically placed over on a cool, remaining wood chips or chip
a disposable drip pan. windy day) packet on top of coals; replace
! Use a V-rack if you have one and the grill rack.
(they sell them at the BX/PX). This intensity of
helps protect the skin and promote the fire. b e 7. With thick wad of paper towels
slow cooking. So does turning the Check the doubled in each hand, flip turkey breast-side
turkey three times, allowing all sides i n t e r n a l and the up in rack. Return V-rack with
equal exposure to the hot coals. temperature in the soaking turkey to cool side of grill so that
Avoid opening the lid or turning the thigh when rotating the t i m e leg and wing that were facing coals
bird any more than instructed. bird at the 1-hour-and-45- shortened are now facing away. Cover and
! Brining the turkey helps prevent minute mark. If the thigh is to 4 hours. grill-roast 45 minutes.
the meat from drying out and gives nearly up to temperature
it a nice seasoned taste throughout. (the final temperature 2 . 8. Using thick potholders, carefully
Do the brining in the refrigerator, if should be 175°F to 180°F) To w a r d turn V-rack with turkey (breast
at all possible, in order to stay safe check the temperature end of remains up) so that leg and wing
from foodborne illness! Brining “in again after about 15 minutes. If the brining time, soak wood chips/ that were facing coals are now
a cool spot for 12 hours or thigh is still well below temperature chunks in bowl with cold water to facing away. Insert instant-read
overnight” as the instructions (145ºF or cooler) don’t bother cover for 1 hour and drain. thermometer into each thigh to
suggest, really worries me. My checking the bird again for at least Alternatively, place half the chips on check temperature and gauge how
advice is don’t do it, if you can’t another 30 minutes. 18-inch square of heavy-duty much longer turkey must cook (see
control the temperature. aluminum foil and seal to make a note following recipe title, above).
Things you’ll need packet. Use fork to tear about six Cover and continue grill-roasting 15
! Please use a thermometer to
! 2 cups kosher or 1 cup table holes in foil to allow smoke to to 45 minutes more, until
check for doneness! Smoking gives
salt escape. Repeat with remaining 3 thermometer inserted into thigh
the meat a bit of a pink tinge, which
! 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds), cups wood chips and another sheet registers 175ºF to 180ºF.
makes it close to impossible to tell
giblets and neck removed, rinsed of foil; set aside.
if the meat “looks” done. An instant
thoroughly, and wings tucked 9. Remove turkey from grill,
read thermometer is great if you
have one. cover loosely with foil, and let
! Total cooking time is about 2 to rest 20 to 30 minutes; carve and
2 ½ hours, but expect it to take National Wild Turkey Federation roasting guidelines for a fresh or thawed serve.
longer if the weather is cold, windy turkey. Roast at 325 degrees Fahrenheit on the lowest oven rack. So there you have it – complete
or rainy. instructions for both the
Weight Unstuffed Stuffed traditional oven roasted turkey

harcoal gives you the
opportunity to add wood 8 – 12 lbs 2 3/4 – 3 hrs 3 – 3 1/2 hrs and directions for giving that tasty
twice—at the outset of 12 – 14 lbs 3 – 3 3/4 hrs 3 1/2 – 4 hrs bird a whole new twist. Decide
grilling and when the bird is turned 14 – 18 lbs 3 3/4 – 4 1/4 hrs 4 – 4 1/4 hrs which method best suits your skill
breast-side up at the one-hour 18 – 20 lbs 4 1/4 – 4 1/2 hrs 4 1/4 – 4 3/4 hrs level and give it a try. You’ll see
mark—for a stronger smoke flavor. 20 – 24 lbs 4 1/2 – 5 hrs 4 3/4 – 5 1/4 hrs just how easy it is to turn out a
If you’re using wood chips, don’t masterpiece of a turkey!
18 Nov. 19, 2004 MWR The Morning Calm Weekly

Youth soccer homecoming a success

By Mike Mooney at Soldier’s Park,” Watson said. “The
Area III MWR Marketing four older groups then played an
exhibition game among themselves,
CAMP HUMPHREYS — More than giving everyone the chance to see the
100 Camp Humphreys Youth and kids in action.”
Parents gathered at Soldier’s Park last Special guests were members of the
Pro Shop Sale week, celebrating the first Camp 527th Military Intelligence Brigade,
The Camp Red Cloud Pro Shop is having a sale on Humphreys Youth Soccer PHOTO BY MIKE MOONEY winners of both 8th U.S. Army Soccer
Homecoming. Children in the 11-12 year-old division wait for and Flag-Football titles this year – the
clothing, balls, clubs, hats, shoes and accessories
“Although we are still basically a the start of their match at Soldier’s Park at first time in the history of 8th U.S. Army
now through Nov. 30. For more information, call
non-command sponsored area, we do Camp Humphreys. Sports that a single unit had captured
have some families and children,” the “football” titles in both sports.
Mitchell’s Disc Jockey explained Director of Community a single time. It was really a night to In addition, Headquarters USASA
R&B DJ Hollywood performs at Mitchell’s club Activities Dave Watson. remember.” Area III provided an honor guard for
Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Hollywood will give “We don’t have enough children to Camp Humphreys fields two soccer the youngsters, marching onto the field
you entertainment from 9 p.m. until closing. For run our own sports leagues, so our teams in the 5-6 year-old division, two and presenting both the U.S. and Korean
more information, call 732-8189. teams compete in Osan,” Watson in the 7-8 year-old division and one colors to the accompaniment of the
added. “They play at Osan every each in the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions. respective national anthems.
Football And Wings Saturday and never get the chance to In addition, there are two 3-4 year-old “This was our first Homecoming,
Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club screens National play at home. So we put Homecoming teams that play at Camp Humphreys. but it won’t be our last,” Watson said.
Football League football games every Tuesday. Buffalo together to give the Camp Humphreys “All eight teams were in action at “A good time was had by all.”
wings and beverage specials are offered during the community the opportunity to see all the homecoming, with each team
games. For more information, call 732-8189. the kids together at a single location at introduced and marched onto the field E-mail

Car W ash Ser vice

Area I Morale, Welfare and Recreation Service
Soldier wins national championship in 2-man bobsled
Division offers a 24-hour car wash at Camp Mobile. By Tim Hipps and 14 in the 2005 Verizon 4-man Bobsled National Team
The car wash is self-service and accepts 500-won USACFSC Public Affairs Trials at Lake Placid. Capt. Lorenzo Smith III, another
coins only. For more information, call 730-3928. member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program,
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A U.S. Army Soldier has will be a pusher for Holcomb’s quartet.
Thanksgiving TTo
o Go earned a spot on Team USA for World Cup competition
Camp Stanley Reggie’s club will serve a traditional by driving to victory in the 2005 Verizon 2-man Bobsled E-mail
Thanksgiving Day dinner “to go” Thursday. Carry- National Team Trials at Lake Placid, N.Y., Nov. 6 - 7.
out service must be ordered by Saturday, and must Spc. Steve Holcomb, a member of the U.S. Army World Heightened awareness
be paid for in advance. Tickets are now on sale. For Class Athlete Program from Park City, Utah, combined
more information, call 732-5485. with civilian brakemen Curt Tomaseveicz of Omaha,
Neb., and Eric Stoddard of Potsdam, N.Y., to post the
Playgroups for Children best two-day, four-run cumulative time of 3 minutes,
Yongsan Playgroups is now accepting new 52.25 seconds.
members. The group plans play dates, educational Holcomb and Tomaseveicz posted runs of 58.29 and
activities and field trips for families with infants, 58.25 seconds to win the first day of competition atop
four inches of fresh snow. The duo posted the fastest
toddlers and pre-schoolers in Yongsan and Hannam
two pushes of the afternoon, blasting out of the staging
Village areas. E-mail for
area in 5.15 and 5.16 seconds. They finished with a two-
membership information. race winning time of 1:56.54.
Spc. Mike Kohn, a 2002 Olympic 4-man bobsled
Holiday Bowling Sale bronze medalist from Chantilly, Va., teamed with Ivan
Camp Casey Bowling Center is offering a special Radcliff of Houston to finish second Saturday with a
holiday sale. Selected items such as bowling balls combined time of 1:56.82, just .32 of a second off the
and accessories will be on sale at up to 50 percent time of Holcomb and Tomaseveicz. Kohn also is a
off. Sale ends on Dec. 31. For more information, member of the Army’s WCAP.
call Camp Casey Bowling Center at 730-4577. One day later, Holcomb and Stoddard posted faster
runs of 57.64 and 58.07 seconds.
Wa r r i o r W
Wrr e s t l i n g Military drivers occupied three podium spots on the
To u r n a m e n t second day of competition. Kohn and Holcomb drove
The Warrior Invitational Wrestling Tournament
their sleds to first and second places respectively. Airman
will be at Camp Casey Carey Fitness Center
Mike Bradley of Westerly, R.I., piloted the third-place
on Nov. 20. Weigh-ins and medical exams
sled with civilian John Caponio of Concord, Calif., aboard.
begin at 10 a.m. and the competition begins
Kohn, an infantryman who finished runner-up to
at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 730-
Holcomb in the two-day competition, teamed with civilian
Alex Sprague of Indianapolis to win the second day of
races with a combined time of 1:55.65. Kohn’s driving
Financial Management
may have provided the winning margin after his team
started with the second-fastest pushes of the day: 5.17
Army Community Service at Camp Casey offers COURTESY
and 5.19 seconds, said Tom LaDue, USA Bobsled PHOTO
Personal Financial Management Training 1:30- The Family Advocacy Program is responsible for making its local
5 p.m. Nov. 22 at Camp Casey Building 2317. communities aware that abuse is an active part of some military and
Holcomb and Stoddard again had the fastest pushes
For more information on PFMT, call 730-3107. civilian families’ lives. Throughout the month of October, Area II FAP
Sunday: 5.12 and 5.13. They took second place with a
combined 1:55.71 clocking. heightened awareness of domestic violence by wearing purple
Thanksgiving Dinner ribbons and through one event titled “Couple’s Wellness Night”.
Bradley, driving on what he’s considered his “home
A homemade Thanksgiving Dinner is available The “Couple’s Wellness Night” was an opportunity to offer married
course” since age 8, overcame the eighth-fastest starts
from Camp Casey Warrior’s Club 11 a.m.-9 and single couples an evening of free dinner, dancing and
to finish third Sunday with a cumulative time of 1:57.50.
p.m. Nov. 25. Holiday baked ham, roast turkey, communication enhancement skills. The couples that attended
Olympic silver medalist Todd Hays of Del Rio, Texas,
French onion soup, garden green salad and were afforded free child care provided by the Yongsan Child
did not compete after being named to the World Cup Team
buttered corn on the cob are included. For Development Center, and a free photo session compliments of the
as a discretionary pick.
more information call 730-2195. Visual Information Center.
Holcomb, Kohn and Bradley will drive again Nov. 13
Nov.. 19, 2004 Page 21


A new sign hangs over Camp Humphreys on April 20, 1962, the day the camp was dedicated in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin K. Humphreys.

Searcching ffor
or Humphr
from Page 1

Air Force and used to joke that he Humphreys” sign. Dirt roads led in and
“defended New Jersey from invasion out of the post under the large sign.
during the Korean War.” Those pictures, viewed on special
“Uncle Ben was a friendly, easy- occasions, were all the family knew
going guy,” said Bob, a civil engineer about Camp Humphreys, the last duty
with the National Park Service’s Office station of a man they knew as husband,
of White House Liaison for 28 years. “I brother, uncle and Chief Warrant Officer
remember vividly the day he showed 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys.
me his helicopter at Fort Devens, Mass., “We never really knew much about
during a family visit.” Camp Humphreys,” said Bob. “We were
“Later, when on his way to Korea, honored, yet surprised, that they named
he stopped in Baltimore to see my family it for Uncle Ben. He wasn’t a war hero.”
and gave me his pilot’s helmet, which Over the years, the family’s curiosity
had been replaced with a newer version. grew about the accident and the base Betty Humphreys poses for a portrait in Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys
I still have it today.” that became part of the legacy of the November 1996 at the age of 60. Today, she is was captured in this painting hung at the Camp
Humphreys went to flight school at man they loved. 74-years-old. Humphreys headquarters after his death..
Camp Wolters, Texas and Camp Rucker, Around Christmas 1998, Bob and
Ala., graduated, pinned warrant officer Betty, then 68, were talking about Ben “She just wanted to know if the Bob. “In January 2000, my son found
insignia on his uniform collar and was and decided to contact the chaplain who plaque and portrait were still there,” a Camp Humphreys Web site that had
assigned to the 93rd said Bob. “After all those years, she some historical information about the
Transportation felt she was also ready to see camp. It was the first time we ever
Company (Light
“We never really knew much about photographs of the accident and from saw any significant information about
Helicopter) (H-21) at Camp Humphreys . . . We were the final accident report learn more Camp Humphreys.”
Fort Devens, Mass., about what had happened.” Some of the information was wrong
where he was
honored, yet surprised, they named it MacIntyre initiated a Congressional and Betty wanted to have it corrected.
commended for for Uncle Ben. He wasn’t a war hero.” inquiry on Betty’s behalf. It navigated On Jan. 27, 2000, they contacted Bob
performance for his —Bob Humphreys, nephew through layers of military Warner, Area III command information
first assignment as an administration, finally making its way officer, whose e-mail address was
officer and an Army to Korea. linked to the Web page.
aviator. had officiated at the memorial service In July 26, 1999, Camp “Warner was pleased to learn we
In May 1961, he was assigned to and had sent a letter of condolence. Humphreys public affairs officer were family members of Warrant
Korea to fly missions and perform duties “On Dec. 26, I sent an email to a Chuck Mustin wrote to Betty telling Officer Benjamin Humphreys and
as a special services officer. Chaplain Doug Carver to find out how her that the original portrait of her offered to correct inaccuracies on the
Humphreys had been in Korea for to reach Chaplain Gray,” Bob said. “It husband in the headquarters had been Web page,” said her nephew. “We were
about six months when the tragic got pushed up the line and we got an lost due to “many changes” at the finally able to have a two-way dialog
accident occurred. email back from another army chaplain camp. He asked her to send a photo with someone actually at Camp
“Naturally, the family was distraught. suggesting how we should proceed.” so a replacement portrait could be Humphreys.”
We buried him and Aunt Betty tried to They also searched the Internet, painted. The dialog ended unexpectedly after
get on with her life,” said Bob. said Bob, and came up with 1,100 Mustin transferred from Korea and only a few e-mails.
“One of her cherished possessions Charles Grays, too many to contact. contact ceased. “We didn’t know why. We just didn’t
is a maroon lacquered album with an Unable to find Gray, the family In August 1999, the Pentagon hear anything else,” said Bob, who later
oriental design the officers sent with wrote to North Carolina Congressman Special Actions Branch sent a letter learned that Warner had transferred to
photographs from the Camp Mike McIntyre asking for assistance to Congressman McIntyre instructing a new job in Hawaii.
Humphreys dedication ceremony,” said in obtaining a copy of Ben’s personnel Betty how to get a copy of her late For nearly four years, the family’s
Bob. “There were pictures of soldiers file, the whereabouts of Chaplain husband’s personnel file from the search for information about Camp
gathered for the ceremony and shots Gray, the current location of the Army Records Center in St. Louis, Humphreys was on hold.
of the monument and plaque built by dedication plaque and portrait and who Mo. The branch was unable to locate
the post headquarters.” they might contact at Camp Chaplain Gray. Next week: Paths cross and history
Bob said there was also a photo of Humphreys to learn more about the “We were getting more and more is updated as Area III officials find
the main gate with a large “Camp camp. curious and did more research,” said family of camp’s namesake.
Nov. 19, 2004
Area III The Morning Calm Weekly


Class for Latchkey Kids
“Safe on My Own,” an American Red Cross
class for children ages 10-11 who
sometimes spend time at home by
themselves after school while parents work,
is being offered from 10 a.m.-noon
tomorrow at the American Red Cross. Cost
is $10. Pre-registration is required. For
information, call 753-7172.

Retiree Spouse Briefing

The Area III Retiree Council will host a
benefits briefing for all spouses and widows
of retirees from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the
Camp Humphreys Community Activities
Center. Jack Terweil, a retirement services
officer, will conduct the briefing. A health
screening will also be available for retirees.
For information, call 753-8401.

Officiating Clinic
Area III Morale, Welfare and Recreation will
sponsor a basketball officials and coaches
clinic at 10 a.m. Sunday in the MWR
conference room in building 252. For
information, call 753-8810 or 8811.

Turk ey TTrot
urkey rot slated
The Turkey Trot five and 10-kilometer runs will be PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS
held at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Camp Humphreys Pegasus Grill manager Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Fayette put finishing touches on a “Horn of Plenty” made of dough while Pfc. William Bashore
post gym. Registration begins at 7 a.m. For more watches. Fayette won’t say what other Thanksgiving surprises are in store.”You’ll have to come to dinner to find out,” he said.
information, call 753-8810.

Area III TTurk

urk ey Bowl
The Area III Turkey Bowl flag football games
Surprises planned for Thanksgiving
will be held tentatively beginning at 10 a.m.
Area III Public Affairs Office asked his wife to send special decorating Dinner: 4-5:30 p.m.
Thursday at Soldiers Park on Camp
Humphreys. Teams from Camp Humphreys, tools so he could add a nice touch to cakes.
CAMP HUMPHREYS — Ssshh! Don’t “We don’t get to do special arrangements Pegasus Grill
Camps Eagle and Long, and Suwon Air Base
tell anyone. There are plenty of surprises like this every day,” he said. 194th Maintenance Battalion
will complete. For more information, call
planned for Thanksgiving Dinner at all Area Master Sgt. Jeff Chatman, the 501st Breakfast: 8-9 a.m.
III dining facilities. Military Intelligence Brigade food service Lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
USO TTours
ours “This is our Olympics and we are going supervisor, said the entire staff at the Flaming Dinner: 3:30-5 p.m.
The following tours have been scheduled by USO all-out,” said Area III Food Service Manager Dragon dining facility operated by the 527th
In-Country Leisure Travel. For details, call 753- Master Sgt. Rodney Matthews. Military Intelligence Battalion at Camp Confinement Facility
6281. Not only are dining facility staffs Humphreys will get into the act. 249th Military Police Company
! DMZ and tunnel tour, Nov. 20
determined to impress Soldiers and guests “Our 52 staff members, which includes Breakfast: 7-8 a.m.
! Yoju pottery tour, Nov. 20
with culinary treats; they’re determined to 20 Soldiers and 32 Korean employees, start Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
! Mt. Kwanak hiking tour, Nov. 21
impress themselves. preparing a month before Thanksgiving,” Dinner: 3-4 p.m.
! Jeju Island tour, Nov. 25-27
“Judges will be visiting each dining facility said Chattman. “Soldiers, family members,
! Seoul Land Amusement Park, Nov. 28
to see which one is decorated the best,” said commanders and distinguished guests will Flaming Dragon
Matthews. all come to dinner. We want this to be their 527th Military Intellilgence Battalion
Post Office Hours Like the Olympics, the top three winners home-away-from-home.” Breakfast: 7 a.m.-8 a.m.
The Camp Humphreys post office will be open will receive gold, silver or bronze medals and Matthews said each dining facility is Lunch: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
and additional hour Monday-Friday from a trophy will also be presented to the best. preparing to serve more than 600 people. Dinner: 5- 6 p.m.
Monday to Dec. 17. Operating hours will be 10 What’s in the works to win the trophy is “We’ve ordered more than 1,000 pounds
a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and why things are top secret in each dining facility of turkey, 500 pounds of ham and 2,000 Camp Long
Friday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m.- long before Thanksgiving. cans of sweet potatoes,” he said. Long Café
1 p.m. on Saturday. “We had an Asian theme last year, Steamship round of beef, shrimp, U.S. Army Area III Support Activity
complete with a dragon display,” said Sgt. dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy and a Breakfast: 7-8 a.m.
Customers mailing large amounts of items are 1st Class Jeff Fayette, who manages the variety of vegetables, breads, deserts and Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
encouraged to make appointments. Pegasus Grill at Camp Humphreys. beverages will also be served. Dinner: 3- 4 p.m.
Appointments can be scheduled between 9 Asked what his theme will be this year, Meal card holders are not charged for
a.m.-10 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Fayette said, “Can’t tell. You’ll have to come the meal. All other guests and visitors will be Camp Eagle
or Friday. For information or to schedule and to dinner to find out.” charged $5.40. Family members of Soldiers Wings of Eagle
appointment, call 753-6563. Fayette did reveal a “Horn of Plenty” he E-4 and below will be charged $4.60. Company G, 52nd Aviation Regiment
was making from dough. Watching over his Matthews said formal attire is required Breakfast: 8-9 a.m.
News & Notes Deadlines shoulder was Pfc. William Bashore, a food for the lunch meal, except for Soldiers on Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The deadline for submitting items for News & service specialist who has been in the Army duty, who may wear their normal work Dinner: 3:30-5 p.m.
Notes is Friday each week for publication the for 18 months. This will be his second uniform.
following Friday. Requests should include who, Thanksgiving preparing food in an Army Dining facility hours on Nov. 25 will be: Suwon Air Base
what, when, where, a contact phone number and dining facility. Camp Humphreys Land of the Morning Calm
relevant additional information. Send requests to Bashore said he was hoping to pick up Blackhorse Inn 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Items will be run on a more culinary arts skills from veteran food 6th Cavalry Brigade Breakfast: 7-8 a.m.
first-come, first-served space-available basis. service specialists during the holidays. Breakfast: 6-7:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fayette, with 18 years in food service, even Lunch: Noon-3 p.m. Dinner: 3-4 p.m.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Nov. 19, 2004 23

Soldiers from the 194th

Maintenance Battalion
line up for flu shots at
Camp Humphreys.

Units line up for flu shots

Area III Public Affairs Office Health Clinic. Commanders or first
sergeants can also e-mail requests
CAMP HUMPHREYS — Flu shots to Endres at
are available for Camp Humphreys units
PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS and Soldiers have been lining up to get Maj. Mickey Machado, officer in
Area III Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. bids farewell to local ministers after their first them. charge of the clinic’s prenatal program
spiritual outreach luncheon Nov. 10. Another meeting is planned for next month. “Units that still need to schedule flu and assistant officer-in-charge of the
clinic, said units already scheduled for
Spiritual outreach program begins at Humphreys
shots should contact the clinic as soon
as possible,” said Capt. Mike Endres, smallpox vaccinations will also get the
chief nurse at the Camp Humphreys flu shot at the same time.
Area III Public Affairs Office Ahn, a Korean-American chaplain Flu shots priorities are: Soldiers;
with strong contacts with ministers people 65-years-old and older; children
CAMP HUMPHREYS — Area III and church members in Area III. six to 23 months old; women who will
has begun a new spiritual outreach Taliento said the purpose of the be pregnant during the November-
program to promote understanding spiritual outreach program is to March flu season; children six months
between Camp Humphreys and local nurture relationships. to 18-years-old on chronic aspirin
ministers and church members. “We want church leaders to therapy; healthcare workers in direct
Area III Commander Col. Michael understand how planned growth at patient care; and out-of-home
J. Taliento Jr. and Command Chaplain Camp Humphreys will impact their caregivers and those with household
(Maj.) Matthew Ahn welcomed local congregations and the entire contact with children younger than six
ministers and government officials to community,” said Taliento. months.
the first outreach luncheon Nov. 10 He offered to present the People in these categories should
at the Nitewatch Cafe. Humphreys Master Plan briefing and PHOTOS BY MIKE ENDRES
make an appointment with their provider
“This was a ‘get acquainted’ an installation tour at their next Maj. John Korby, right, gives flu shots to in order to get a flu shot, Machado said.
meeting to start the program,” said meeting. Soldiers Nov. 10 at Camp Humphreys. Walk-ins will not be given flu shots.
Nov.. 19, 2004 Page 25

TAS Cheerleaders take Far East Championship

By Galen Putnam
Area IV Public Affairs Office


American School Varsity Cheerleading
Squad proved that teamwork and
commitment are more important than
experience by taking first place in the
small school category at the Department
of Defense Dependant Schools Far East
Cheerleading Competition at Camp
Zama, Japan Nov. 8 – 12. The team
accomplished the feat with a 10-member
contingent that includes four first-year
The team also earned a bid to attend
the National Cheerleading
Championships, sponsored by the
National Cheerleading Association, slated
for Dec. 27 – 28 in Dallas. The Warriors’
cheerleaders also won a number of
additional team awards and eight of the
team’s 10 members were nominated for
All-America honors for their outstanding
individual display of skill, leadership
ability and attitude.
To earn their bid to the national
championships, the team put together a
30-second “Home Cheer” consisting of
a verbal cheer, stunts, tumbling and
jumps to demonstrate their technical
ability and skills. Entrants are scored in PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM
a variety of categories. Teams that score Members of the Taegu American School Varsity Cheerleading Squad performs at a show March 7 at Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym. The team has
the requisite amount of points receive a earned a bid to attend the National Cheerleading Championships later this year.
bid to nationals.
“It is easy to come up with a home The competition was integrated into a learned a variety of skills and the camp.
cheer, but difficult to perfect,” said cheerleading camp held by the National techniques from camp staffers. They The Warriors proved to be
Tonya Hagander, who has been the Cheerleading Association. The camp drew were required to incorporate their quick learners, topping the E.J.
Taegu American School Warriors’ 110 participants from Korea, Japan and newly acquired talents into a two- King School from Saesebo, Japan
cheerleading co-coach for three years. Guam. On the first day of the camp, the minute routine made up entirely from that took second place and Osan
“We came up with a solid set of words 12 participating teams presented their home materials they learned during the American School that came in
then incorporated the moves, jumps and cheers in an effort to earn a bid to nationals. camp to present at the Far East third.
tumbling.” During the ensuing days, participants Competition held on the final day of See “Cheerleaders” on Page 28

Food, festivities to be served up for Area IV Thanksgiving

CAMP WALKER — A variety of activities are Trot will be 9 a.m. Nov. 27 at Kelly Fitness Center. Child and Youth Services at 763-3536.
slated by various organizations throughout Area IV to Registration will take place 8 – 8:45 a.m. There will be The Area IV installation dining facilities on Camps
keep residents busy during the extended Thanksgiving five age categories for each gender for the run. Henry (Building 1320), Walker (Building 338),
weekend. For more information on any of the athletic events, Carroll (Building 233) and Hialeah (Building 1030)
Daegu Sports and Fitness presents the Area IV call Darryl Chandler at 764-4225 or 764-4800. are presenting special Thanksgiving Day meals 11
Turkey Bowl featuring an all-armed forces flag- football There will be a Camp Carroll community Thanksgiving a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday. All personnel authorized to
tournament, Area IV colonels vs. sergeants major Day service 10 a.m. Thursday at the Post Chapel. Lt. patronize Area IV dining facilities are allowed to
volleyball game, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, and 5- Col. William King, commander, 23rd Chemical Battalion, bring guests to enjoy the special meal. In addition,
kilometer run and 2-mile walk Turkey Trot. will be the guest speaker. For more information, call all identification card holders are invited as well.
! Area IV Turkey Bowl will be Nov. 27 at Camp Chaplain (Capt.) Steve Ashbrook at 765-8991. Prices are $5.40 for all officers and enlisted
Walker’s Kelly Field with the first game starting at 10 The Evergreen Community Club on Camp Walker is Soldiers who are not meal card holders, Department
a.m. Sign up by Tuesday at the Kelly Fitness Center. offering a Thanksgiving brunch 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Thursday. of Defense civilians, retired military personnel and
Coaches’ meeting will be 9:30 a.m. Nov. 27. Prices are $10.95 for those 13 years and older, $4.95 for all guests who are escorted by the Soldiers. The
! Area IV colonels vs. sergeants’ major volleyball 6 to 12 years old and free for 5 years old and under. For discounted rate of $4.60 will apply to family
game will be 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at Kelly Fitness Center. table reservations, call 764-4060. members of enlisted personnel in the ranks of E-1
Best three out of five games will win the match. The Camp Hialeah Child and Youth Services is hosting to E-4. Department of Defense civilians, retired-
! Thanksgiving 3-on-3 basketball tournament will a potluck turkey dinner 3 – 6 p.m. Nov. 27. The event is military personnel and all guests who are escorted
be Nov. 26-27 at the Kelly Fitness Center. Sign up by open to all Child and Youth Services members and their by Soldiers are authorized to eat in the dining
Monday at the Kelly Fitness Center. family members. Participants are requested to bring a facilities. For more information, call Randy Cheniault
! The 5-kilometer run and 2-mile walk Turkey side dish. For more information, call the Camp Hialeah at 768-8180.
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NEWS & NOTES U.S., ROK hold joint emergency drill

Holiday Mailing Deadlines
Your Military Postal Offices remind you to mail early By Cpl. Oh Dong-keun
for the upcoming holiday season. Check with your Area IV Public Affairs Office
local military post office for mailing deadlines.
Job Inter view W orkshop
Workshop departments do more than just fight
The Daegu Army Community Service is hosting a fires. They respond to a wide array of
Job Interview and “dress for success” workshop 3 – other emergencies such as vehicle
4 p.m. today at the Army Community Service Building accidents, natural disasters and rescue
on Camp Henry. The workshop will acquaint job operations.
seekers with the interview process, explain what A joint-training exercise conducted
interviewers are looking for, emphasize the Nov. 10 at Daegu Air Base, also known
importance of appearance and first impressions, and as K-2 Air Base, by the Republic of
more. The workshop is free. For more information, Korea Air Force and U.S. Air Force fire
call Lettie Villarosa at 768-7951 or 768-7112. departments there, demonstrated their
ability to operate together in response
PGA Golf Clinic to non-fire emergencies.
Area IV Morale, Welfare and Recreation is hosting a The highlights of the day were a joint
golf clinic with Professional Golfers Association players F-4 Phantom aircraft egress exercise
Frank Lickliter and Cameron Beckman 9:30 – 10:30 coordinated by the Republic of Korea
a.m. Monday at the Evergreen Golf Club on Camp Air Force and a joint automobile
Walker. The event is free and is open to everyone. No extrication exercise set up by the U.S. PHOTOS BY CHONG DONG-HO
registration is necessary. An autograph session will Air Force. Firefighters use the “Jaws of Life” to extricate a simulated victim during a simulated vehicle roll-
follow the clinic. For more information, contact the During the aircraft egress exercise over accident during a joint training exercise held Nov. 10 at Daegu Air Base..
Evergreen Golf Club at 764-4628. that simulated a fire while landing,
firefighters from both departments Department, which is the USAF contract commander, 607th Support Squadron,
Consular Ser vices in Busan showed their capability in suppressing fire department, holds similar joint Daegu Air Base. “They have a lot of
U.S. Embassy officers will be in Busan in the a fire and safely rescuing an exercises with ROKAF fire department sophisticated and latest equipment and
American Corner at Busan Metropolitan Simin Library unconscious pilot from the cockpit as several times a year, according to Lloyd very well trained personnel. I am
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday to provide quickly as possible. Fox, fire chief, Daegu USAF fire confident that they will perform their
consular services. American citizens who wish to For the automobile rescue exercise, department. best in case of an emergency.”
file applications or get more information about both departments responded to a Before the exercise, fire protection “It was an excellent training overall,”
passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Federal simulated vehicle roll-over accident, capability briefings were conducted by Fox said. “I think the exercise helped
Benefits, voting information and notarials, may come using their “Jaws of Life” rescue tool. Fox and Maj. Yi Sung-youl, commander, develop camaraderie between the two
in during this time. For more information, check out “Jaws of Life” refers to several types of 11th Tactical Fighter Wing Civil departments and foster a teamwork
their Web site at piston-rod hydraulic tools known as Engineering Squadron at Daegu Air Base. atmosphere. Senior leaders were also
cutters, spreaders and rams, which are The briefings included mission satisfied with the exercise. I believe it
Special Movie Showing used to pry open vehicles involved in statements, personnel distribution, was a good opportunity for them to see
The Camp Henry Theater will show “Shark Tale” accidents when a victim may be trapped. vehicles and equipment capabilities, and for themselves and evaluate our
(PG) 5 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call Yi “I think it was a very well-done firefighter certification and training capabilities.”
Hye-kyung at 768-7724 or 768-8670. exercise,” said Capt. Ryan Elliott, levels. The exercise was attended by
mission support flight commander, “It was an opportunity for us to share commanding officers from Osan Air
Commissar y Schedule 607th Support Squadron. “It was a huge information with our counterparts and Base, led by Brig. Gen. Hwang Won-
All Area IV commissaries, including Daegu, Camp success. Both sides worked really well for the senior officers to learn about our dong, commander, 11th Tactical Fighter
Carroll, Busan and Chinhae, will be open Monday together, showing the best of our capabilities,” Fox said. Wing, and Col. William E. Moseley,
for early Thanksgiving shopping and closed Thursday capabilities.” After the briefings, the attendees commander, 607th Air Support Group
and Nov. 26. Check local commissaries for The exercise was organized through viewed displays of both fire departments’ at Osan Air Base, as well as related
operational hours. the Republic of Korea Air Force vehicles and equipment. officers from Daegu, including Pelletier.
Operations Center Civil Engineering “The displays were very impressive,”
Drivers TTesting
esting Closure Office at Osan. The Bosong Fire said Lt. Col. Michael Pelletier, E-mail
The Camp Carroll Drivers Testing station will be
closed on Thursday. For more information, call Ku
Sung-on at 765-8117.

5-Kilometer Fun Run

and W alk
The Area IV Equal Opportunity Office will be celebrating
the Indian-Alaskan Native Heritage Month with a 5-
kilometer fun run and walk 8 a.m. Dec. 4 at the
Camp Carroll gym. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m.
For more information, call Master Sgt. Matthew Delay
at 768-8972, Sgt. 1st Class Monte Tartt at 768-6764
or Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Buxton at 768-8542.

Christmas TTree
ree Lighting
The Area IV Christmas tree lighting ceremony will
be 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Camp Walker Soldier
Memorial Chapel. For more information, call
Chaplain (Maj.) Richard Bendorf at 764-5455.

Travel During Cur few

Travel between installations and to or from residence and
or workplace during curfew hours is authorized for all U.S.
servicemembers and civilian workforce according to
Paragraph 3 d. (4) of USFK Fragmentary Order #05-01 Firefighters put out a simulated fire and rescue an unconscious pilot from an F-4 Phantom cockpit during a joint training exercise held Nov. 10 at
Daegu Air Base.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Nov. 19, 2004 27
MSC-K refurbishes tanks for service in SW Asia
By Cpl. Hwang Kyoo-won “The Second Infantry Division, with
19th Theater Support Command Public Affairs their deployment of Soldiers, decided they
didn’t have the manpower to get these
CAMP CARROLL – When he got tanks ready in the period of time required.
the call in June, saying a large number This isn’t something we would do
of the 2nd Infantry Division’s M1A1 normally,” said Mike Burch, director of
Main Battle Tanks needed to be maintenance at MSC-K. “Normally, the
refurbished and prepared to move out vehicles would be scheduled in here for
to Southwest Asia, Material Support refurbishment through (General Support
Center-Korea’s Heavy Equipment and Repair Program), but these tanks
Division Chief, Daniel Wittman knew, came in unscheduled, and we dropped
he and his crew of 40 Korean National everything else to repair them – get them
employees would be putting in a lot of into shoot-move-and-communicate
extra effort hours. But they also knew readiness to be used in battle.”
how important the mission was. When the tanks are shipped to
“We had no problem, because we Southwest Asia, some will be stored in
knew how important it was to complete a depot for future use by other troops,
the mission,” he said. “(The mechanics) who are coming from the United States,
were very ‘hooah’ about it.” Burch said. Others will be swapped for
Being “hooah about it” meant five newer tanks, an upgraded version of the
months of 12-hour shifts, seven-days a M1, according to Wittman.
week at the Camp Carroll facility, Although it was a difficult and time-
Fully refurbished and painted M1A1 tanks sit in a shipping yard waiting for transport to Southwest
bringing tanks in varying condition into consuming project, Wittman expressed
Asia, where they will support combat operations.
“10-20 status” – a state of repair that is pride in his work.
normally serviced at the crew and direct Now with the task almost complete, combat vehicles. “I feel really good about it, because
support level, Wittman said. and the last of the tanks due to leave the While these repairs are generally I’m doing something for my country.
It included countless hours of peninsula before the end of November, scheduled as much as a year out, the We make sure we repair this
painting, welding, removing tracks and Wittman is breathing a sigh of relief. tanks, which came from 2nd Infantry equipment to the best of our ability,
repairing turret and gun systems, he said. “I’ll be glad when the last of them Division’s deploying 2nd Tank Battalion because we know it’s our sons and
“We’ve repaired these tanks to almost are finally gone,” he said, adding that and 2nd Brigade Combat Team, were daughters that are going to war, and
brand new condition,” he added. “Most of the process has been stressful and taxing part of a special program, Wittman said. we want them to have the best
them were in a pretty bad state of repair, for his employees. These repairs were done on very short equipment,” he said.
since 2ID had been using them since they Wittman’s division performs a vital notice, and on top of MSC-K’s normally
were first fielded many years ago.” mission in Korea – repairing the Army’s scheduled maintenance. E-mail
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Cheerleaders from Page 25

“We are really proud of our team. and realized cheerleading wasn’t as
They really worked hard,” said Hagander ‘girlie’ as they thought, they realized
who is also a third grade teacher at the what hard work it is and began to
school. “This is pretty much recognize it for the sport it really is,”
unprecedented for a team that included Hagander said.
four girls who are brand new and have If things work out according to plan,
never cheered before. Usually a squad the team hopes to take a co-ed squad to
that goes to nationals has been together the nationals during the holiday break.
for several years.” “Being co-ed will make us even
One of those “newbies” said she was better,” said senior Angela Cho, who has
excited to be a part of the team. been cheering for four years. “We will
“Dance isn’t offered at TAS and this be able to do better stunts and our
is the closest thing, so I decided to sign routines will be more pleasing to the eye.”
up,” said Megan Gardner who has a With the number of honors and
background in ballet and classical dance awards the team won at the Far East
and has only been cheerleading for four Competition, it might appear as though
months. “I feel like I’m a part of there isn’t much room left for
something big. I never imagined I’d be improvement.
going to nationals in such a short time.” The Warriors won the Spirit Award
The team’s other co-coach, Heather that goes to the team that best The Taegu American School Varsity Cheerleading Squad members pose with the hardware they
Robinson, who is also an Area IV exemplifies true team spirit and won at the Department of Defense Dependant Schools Far East Cheerleading Competition.
Support Activity substance abuse camaraderie. Fellow camp participants
counselor, sees things from a broader select the Spirit Award. They were also sometimes putting in long nights and ! Jesse Coran*
perspective. Spirit Stick winners as the squad practicing on weekends. We are really ! Brittany Ferguson*
“We’ve watched the squad build up showing the most sincere spirit and looking forward to showing what we ! Shilla Grammer*
over the last four years, not just in enthusiasm throughout the entire can do at nationals.” ! Aimee Hildenbrand*
interest and ability but in commitment,” weeklong camp. In addition, they Team members include (* indicates Freshmen:
she said. “I knew they would do well. received the Technical Excellence Award All-America nominee) ! Ashlee Sharp
In fact, at nationals I expect they will for their superior skills in areas such as Seniors: The Taegu American School
win because of their dedication and motion sharpness, timing, voice ! Angela Cho* Cheerleading Squad won the Korean
commitment to perfection.” projection and others. ! Jenny Jones* American Interscholastic Activities
Besides attracting attention, the team “This was a great accomplishment. Juniors: Conference competition 2002/2003 and
has attracted several potential new The hard work has paid off,” said ! Whitney Dalton* 2003/2004 and attended nationals in
members … boys at that. Whitney Dalton, the team’s captain who ! Megan Gardner* 2002.
“We had one boy join during the has been cheering since the third grade. Sophomores:
football season and when others saw him “We work hard and stay on task, ! Charlene Clack E-mail
Nov.19, 2004
30 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly

Learn Korean Easily

“Nae-eel guem-yuhn
“I am going to quit smoking tomorrow.”

Language Instructor
Minsook Kwon

Word of the week

The phrase of the week
“Please quit smoking.”

Guem-yuhn hah-sheep-see-oh.
quit smoking Please

Conversation of the week

Guem-yuhn hah-syuh-suh-yo?


Uhn-jae guem-yuhn