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3, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 16

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U.S., ROK forces combine for peninsula-wide exercise

By Staff Sgt. Andrea D. Knudson could experience significant
51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs challenges,” Anderson said.
OSAN AIR BASE — Seventh Air The focal point for this PENCERE
Force launched a peninsula-wide is to increase cooperation and
exercise Jan. 23 with a combination coordination among the South Korea
of forces from Osan, Kunsan and Air Operations Center, Combined Air
South Korea. Staff, the 8th and 51st FWs and the
This exercise was the largest in Republic of Korea Air Force flying
South Korea in recent history. wings, said Lt. Col. Michael Laramee,
“Seventh Air Force Headquarters, 607th Air Operations Group,
the 51st Fighter Wing and the 8th operations support division director.
Fighter Wing have completely “This is a unique opportunity for all
integrated into realistic exercise of the forces the commander of air
scenarios,” said Lt. Gen. Garry component command would lead in
Trexler, 7th AF commander. “It’s wartime to work together,” said
imperative we exercise together, Laramee.
whether it’s with the Peninsula Another significant PENCERE
Combat Employment Readiness first is participation by Airmen from
Exercises or those on a smaller scale AIRMAN GINA CHIAVEROTTI the 36th Airlift Squadron from
because we will all bring the fight Airman 1st Class Rusty Moreno provides cover during a simulated attack Jan. 23. The Peninsula Yokota Air Base, Japan, and the 18th
together.” Combat Employment Readiness Exercise, or PENCERE, scenarios tested Osan Air Base’s Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
The close coordination between the ability to protect its operations from missile attacks, and the insertion of thousands of enemy from Kadena Air Base, Japan. The
“Wolf Pack” and “Mustang Stampede” special operations forces looking to disrupt operations. Moreno is with the 51st Security Forces two squadrons are supporting
is essential for the defense of the Squadron. Osan’s combat mission by
South Korean peninsula, said Col. joint training with Osan’s A-10 left off in November. performing air-evacuation sorties in
Brian Bishop, 8th FW commander. Thunderbolt IIs as well as our Airmen “This exercise will represent the an effort to provide realistic training
“Not only do our two units train joint tactical-air controllers working second half of the ball game. Although for 51st FW medics.
together on a regular basis, but with the Army.” many portions of the wing will see “The objective of the PENCERE is
PENCEREs allow us to continue that Maj. Stephen Anderson, 51st FW little to no difference in operations, to prepare for combat operations, to
training in a realistic wartime chief of combat assessments, said this organizations concerned with logistical
scenario,” Bishop said. “This includes PENCERE picks up where the last one and medical matters, for instance, See Joint
Joint, Page 4

LaPorte recalls highlights of time in command

By Staff Sgt. Mark Porter during the four years that I have had “We shaped our forces by assigning
Korea Region Office Public Affairs the opportunity and the honor to serve appropriate roles and mission, and right-
Just eight days before relinquishing here in Korea,” he said. sizing our force structure. We have
command of United Nations Command, “The top priority for CFC is to transferred seven of 10 missions to the
Combined Forces Command and United improve our readiness and our training. Republic of Korea military, we deployed
States Forces Command, Gen. Leon J. Our deterrence mission calls for our forces in support of the Global War on
LaPorte faced a group of Korean ability to be prepared to ‘fight tonight’if Terrorism and we are in the process of
journalists to discuss his time in required. We assure security by reducing the U.S. forces from 37,500
command here. maintaining a qualitative advantage over to 25,000 by 2008.
In a round-table press conference at our adversaries, and that is what we have “We also aligned our forces by
Hartell House Jan. 26, LaPorte read a attempted to do over the past four years. consolidating and relocating our forces
prepared speech then answered “The most highly reported and visible to operate more efficiently and
questions from the group of reporters. changes have been our transformation effectively.
In his opening statement, the general initiatives -- the development of a “We have closed 37 facilities over the
touched on several topics, including the transportation framework that we called last two years, and will return over
U.S.-Korean partnership and military ‘Enhance, Shape and Align.’ We 10,000 acres of land to the Korean
stewardship of Korean land. Some of enhanced our complimentary people. When the relocation is
the topics LaPorte stressed include: Gen. Leon J. LaPorte warfighting abilities with more than 340 completed, we will return 66 percent
Change and Transformation in both the Combined Forces Command systems that complimented the
“There have been significantchanges, and the United States Forces Korea Republic of Korea’s military. See LaPorte, Page 3
Feb. 3, 2006 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly

Chief of Naval Operations visits sailors in Korea

Navy Journalist Second Class David McKee Intelligence Specialist Petty Officer
CNFK Public Affairs 2nd Class Bryce Summer and Aviation
SEOUL – Sailors in the Republic of Korea Electrician’s Mate Petty Officer 2nd
recently hailed the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Class Daoud Boone helped facilitate the
Michael G. Mullen, and Master Chief Petty Officer tour. Both serve at the UN Component
of the Navy Terry Scott at facilities throughout the of the Military Armistice Commission
Republic of Korea Jan. 18-19. that manages the daily activities in
Mullen and Scott also toured the Joint Security implementing the Armistice Agreement
Area on the Demilitarized Zone and met with civilian at the DMZ.
and military officials in Seoul and Chinhae. For them having the CNO and
This was Mullen’s first time to the ROK since MCPON visit was a rare treat. “I think
becoming the 28th CNO July 7, 2005. He said he that it is good for our upper leadership
was “ecstatic to be back” with sailors who work in to see an aspect of our day-to-day
a region essential to a “part of the world that is mission, and to ensure they understand
very important to U.S. national security.” why we are here,” said Summer.
“The stability that our armed forces, U.S. Navy N J AVY S C D
ECOND At an all-hands call at Commander,

in particular, helped provide is really critical,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen talks to sailors at Commander, Fleet Fleet Activities Chinhae on their last day
Mullen. “South Korea is a very important ally of Activities Chinhae, Jan. 19 during a two-day trip to see Naval facilities and sailors, here, Mullen told personnel about the
ours.” as well as to meet with civilian and military officials. significance of serving in the ROK.
Throughout the trip Mullen, who calls himself a military history that most people only see in the “At such a critical time in history, in a critical
“hands-on leader,” met sailors who serve on the news. time in our country this is a really important region
peninsula and, according to him, he “likes what he The JSA is composed of several buildings that for long-term economic stability, long-term security
sees.” straddle the line demarcating North from South and the ability to raise our families peacefully, not
“I need to get out and see the people,” said Korea, and while touring one building the guests just in this part of the world but throughout the
Mullen. “I’ve had discussions with South Koreans, actually stood briefly in North Korea. world,” Mullen said.
U.S. Navy personnel and I have come away lifted

Outgoing commander bids farewell

with the relationship and our performance.”
The MCPON last met with sailors in Korea during
the former CNO (Adm. Vern Clark) visited with
Navy leaders in Seoul in 2004. Again he spent time
Friday, I will pass the United Nations wonderful cultural traditions, sampled the
with Navy enlisted personnel in Seoul including the
Command, Combined Forces unique Korean cuisine and enjoyed the
Chief’s Mess.
Command and United States Forces beautiful landscape. We have come to
“I can tell the quality of a command from the
Korea colors to Gen. B.B. Bell. With admire and love the Korean people for
first moment I step on a ship and see the quality of
that simple act, I will complete my tour their amazing work ethic and their
the Chief ’s Mess,” said Scott who added the
of service in the Republic of Korea. generosity of spirit. We will miss being a
expectations set on Navy chiefs are from the highest
It has been an amazing four years part of this great community.
level in the Navy. “The CNO expects the chiefs to
in which our commands have I have been given many accolades
run the Navy.”
experienced unprecedented change. I over the past several weeks, but I truly
At CNFK headquarters on Yongsan Garrison in
want to thank you for your support believe that the strength of the United
Seoul, Scott answered questions about uniforms,
and your commitment. As I depart Nations Command, Combined Forces
cost of living allowance and tuition assistance,
command, our forces are better Command and United States Forces
during which time Scott told enlisted personnel he
prepared, better trained and better Korea lies with the dedicated Soldiers,
is, “inspired by what sailors do every day” and
positioned to execute their wartime tasks. As important, sailors, airmen and Marines who every day, in service
appreciates their commitment to the mission in
through your hard work and generosity, our Good to their nations, put on their uniforms to protect peace,
Korea and their role in the joint and combined
Neighbor Program has improved relations and opened freedom and our way of life.
dialogue between our military communities and their I know as I depart Korea that our future is in good
“Thanks for what you do. I just love being part
local Korean communities. hands because of these brave young men and women.
of an organization that has people like you,” said
I appreciate all you have done to strengthen our I thank them, the civilians and contractors who support
Scott, who added, “Our nation owes you a debt of
ROK-U.S. alliance. As Gen. Bell assumes command, I them, and all the families for the sacrifices they make,
gratitude for your service.”
ask that you give him the same loyalty, support and every day, to keep our nations safe.
Visiting the Republic of Korea was also an
dedication to duty that you have given me these past Thank You and may God bless you.
opportunity to see the JSA and the DMZ. Mullen,
45 months.
his wife Deborah, Scott and CNFK Rear Adm.
Judy and I have truly enjoyed our four years in GEN Leon J. LaPorte
James P. Wisecup and his wife Anne took the
Korea. We have made wonderful friends, experienced Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK
opportunity to experience an important part of

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The Morning Calm Weekly News Feb. 3, 2006 3
Army Nursing Corps: Becoming, Transforming
Reunion in Korea By Col. Karen M. Gausman
Deadline Approaches 18th Medical Command
The application deadline for the next Inspired by heroic battlefield exploits
Reunion in Korea tour is fast approaching
the Army Nurse Corps is a continuous
and servicemembers who plan to bring
saga of becoming and transforming.
family to Korea with this program are
Since 1901, the commitment of Army
urged to complete and return their
applcations as soon as possible.
nurses exemplifies dedicated
Reunion in Korea is a program designed professionals who aspire to military,
to help U.S. Forces Korea nursing and leadership excellence.
servicemembers bring family members to Thursday the Army Nurse Corps
visit them in Korea. Since 1981, over 18,000 celebrated its 105th Anniversary. Nurses
family members have participated in the of the 18th MEDCOM, the 121st
program, which offers discounted airline, General Hospital and the 168th Area
hotel and tour packages to military Support Medical Battalion at Yongsan,
members. Reunion tour dates for 2006 are Camp Casey, Camp Stanley, Camp
April 17-20, May 22-25, Sept. 11-14and Humphreys and Camp Walker celebrate
Oct. 23-26. Application deadlines for the a rich and proud history.
first tour is Feb. 25. Applications are Deploying with U.S. Forces, nurses
available at all USO offices and will be have served in Europe since WW II, in
accepted on a first-come, first served Korea since 1950, the Sinai for 20 years,
basis. For information, call 724-7003. Honduras for 16 years, Saudi Arabia for COURTESY PHOTO

12 years and Bosnia for seven years. Nurses assigned to the 127th Forward Support Surgical Team train in a field environment.
DODIG Human As of March 2005, 419 Active Army Nurse Corps have all distinguished they assist the local populace.
Trafficking Survey Transformation and hallmarks in the
Component and 151 Reserve themselves by their devotion to duty,
The Department of Defense Inspector
Component nurses were serving in 17 their utter disregard of working hours Army Nurse Corps parallel and often
General has made available an online
different countries to include and their willingness to do anything that lead the professional body of nursing
survey at
Afghanistan and Iraq. needs to be done at any time. They have nationally and globally. The Nurse Corps
tip%20survey/survey.htm pertaining to
trafficking in persons. Major subordinate The role of Army nurses during the displayed courage, stamina and (originally all female) became a
commands, organizations and agencies Korean War remains extremely relevant. determination.” (Sarnecky, Mary, T. A permanent corps of the Medical
are encouraged to have servicemembers, Fifty seven nurses arrived July 5, 1950 History of the U. S. Army Nurse Corps). Department Feb. 2, 1901, under the
DOD civilian employees and DoD – just four days after U.S. ground forces Army nurses fulfill the mission Army Reorganization Act passed by
contractors log on and complete the first landed in Korea; by August, more than with the same commitment today as Congress. Although male nurses have
part of the survey. Trainers in subjects 100 Army nurses were on duty in South during the Korean War - caring beyond served for nearly as long as female
related to prostitution and trafficking in Korea in support of United Nations the call of duty, saving lives, comforting nurses, male nurses endured inequitable
persons are encouraged to log on and troops. By the end of 1950, 249 ANC the sick, providing hope to injured and actions much as other minorities until
complete the second part of the survey, officers were in Korea. Army nurses wounded Soldiers, to sustain the force. Oct. 6, 1955, when the ANC
regarding questions for installation/ supported amphibious attacks and Clinically competent, ANC officers are commissioned its first male officer. In
organization TIP points of contact. landings on Inchon in western Korea; serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia June 1970 the Army took the first step
the advance across the 38th Parallel and Pakistan in support of Operation and promoted the Chief of the Army
Black American History toward North Korea in the west; the Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Nurse Corps, Col. Anna May Hayes, to
Month Observance amphibious landing on the east coast of Freedom and tsunami and earthquake brigadier general -- the first woman to
U.S. Army, Troop Command will celebrate Korea toward the Yalu River; and the relief. Army nurses independently wear a star. A historical advancement
African/Black American History Month northern boundary of Korea. Quoting triage, start blood transfusions, in 1976 occurred with the requirement
with a program from 10 to 11:30 p.m. that all active-duty Nurse Corps officers
then Maj. Gen. Edgar Erskine Hume, discharge logistical responsibilities, and
Wednesday. The theme of the
Surgeon, United Nations Command and improvise when supplies and equipment
observance is “Reaching Out to Youth:
Far East Command, “Members of the are not available. During off-duty hours, See Nurses, Page 4
A Strategy for Excellence.” The event will
be at the Multipurpose Training Facility,
Yongsan Garrison South Post. For LaPorte from Page 1
information, call 723-7743. of the (Status of Forces Agreement) granted land back to the and hosting English language camps for high school
Korean people. sophomores.
ROCKS Inc. “We have worked and will continue to work to be good Quality of Life
The Morning Calm Chapter of Rocks Inc., stewards of the environment. Deterrence and armistice are “We have worked very hard over the past four years to make
an organization dedicated to the critically important, but should not be at the expense of the Korea an assignment of choice for U.S. servicemembers. We’ve
professional development of young environment.” done this by increasing the quality of life and living conditions
officers, will host an Officer Professional
ROK-U.S. Alliance for the servicemembers, by reducing the financial hardships
Development Series focused on Army
“The military alliance between the Republic of Korea and that many of these servicemembers had to bear for an assignment
Transformation. Guest speaker for the
United States forces is stronger today than it ever has been in Korea.
event will be Col. Richard Parker. The
event will be in the 8th U.S. Army G9
in the history of the alliance, and that is because of the “As you know, 92 percent of all servicemembers come here
Conference Room, Bldg. 2372, Yongsan tremendous dedication that both our nations have placed in without their family members, so they have to leave their loved
Garrison, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. terms of resourcing capabilities and training the ones back in the United States during their tours of duty here.
servicemembers that are active in both our forces.” We’ve also provided financial incentives for servicemembers to
AFCEA Luncheon Good Neighbor Program extend their tour of duty.
The Seoul Chapter of the Armed Forces “During the past four years we have improved our relations “I want to thank all the wonderful Korean friends who have
Communication and Electronics between the U.S. military community and the Republic of Korea made our young servicemembers feel welcome in the Republic
Association will host a luncheon at the communities. Good relations begin at the grassroots level. Every of Korea.”
Dragon Hill Lodge’s Naija Ballroom, American is an ambassador. And our Good Neighbor Program In closing, LaPorte thanked the servicemembers with whom
beginning at 11:30 Tuesday. The ... has been a resounding success; opening dialogue, improving he has served, who serve to keep the Republic of Korea safe
luncheon is open to members and communication, enhancing our combined interoperability. and free.
nonmembers. Cost is $15. “Our servicemembers actively participate in a variety of “The mission of Combined Forces Command is to ensure
local cultural and social programs that include support to peace on the peninsula and stability in northeast Asia , and
Hospital Limits Service local orphanages, working in agricultural activities, providing we have been very successful in that mission during the past
The 121st General Hospital will have emergency relief and environmental clean up, providing tours four years and I thank both the Republic of Korea military
limited appointments available Monday. and other activities on U.S. installations and naval vessels, and the United States military for their great efforts to ensure
The Emergency Room remains open. engaging in partnership programs with Republic of Korea that this democracy continues to enjoy the freedoms and
military units, operating a Korean language USFK Web site, liberties that its citizens deserve.”
Feb. 3, 2006
4 The Morning Calm Weekly

Army seeks physician assistants

Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Algebra or higher math, and three hours
The Army offers qualified officers, of Psychology).
warrant officers and enlisted Soldiers Applications need to be sent to the
an educational opportunity to become IPAP program manager no later than
a Physician Assistant through the March 1, 2006. A selection board will
Interservice Physician Assistant convene in June and the results will be
Program located at the AMEDD Center released in August. All official transcripts
and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. and SAT scores must arrive by June 1.
Graduates earn a Masters degree All applicants are required to have an
from the University of Nebraska and SAT within five years of their application.
receive a commission in the Army The minimum score is 450 in each
Medical Specialist Corps as a second section of the exam and a composite

lieutenant. Officer students receive score of at least 1,500 on the newer
constructive credit for their three-part version and a minimum
commissioned service IAW DOD composite score of 1,000 on the
6000.13. Graduates must pass the previous two-part version. Complete
Physician Assistant National Certifying application procedures are found in AR
Exam before they can provide world- 601-20, The Interservice Physician
class healthcare to our Soldiers. Assistant Training Program, and in the
Applicants must be enlisted, Fiscal Year Message located at
commissioned or warrant officers with or
a minimum of three years time of active
federal service by Aug. 31 of the The AMEDD Center and School has
academic year. Other eligibility criteria developed a new program called the
include, but are not limited to; a GT Requirements Completion Course that
score of 110 or greater, 60 semester is designed to help Soldiers complete the

hours of post secondary school program’s prerequisite courses. Visit
education (of which 30 hours must their Web site ( to
include six hours of English, six hours learn about the program, or e-mail the
of Humanities, six hours of General program manager at
Chemistry, three hours of Human
Anatomy, three hours of Human For information, call Capt. James J.
Physiology, three hours of College Jones at 536-0386.

Joint from Page 1

run through procedures and test combined effort between both
our processes,” said Brig. Gen. countries. This will be the third
Joseph Reynes, 51st FW PENCERE in which the South Korean
commander. “In order to air force will play a major role.

maintain our focus, we need to “We recognized a requirement to
take a disciplined approach to be improve the training and interaction
effective and more efficient. It’s between the South Korean air force
about professional training in a and U.S. flyers,” Anderson said. “We
different and unique are close partners in the defense of
environment.” South Korea, and we train as we
Professional training calls for a fight — together.”

Nurses from Page 3

have a minimum of a BS degree in protection and disaster/consequence
Nursing. In 1979, Col. Hazel W. management. Army nurses possess
Johnson was selected for promotion to the expert clinical skills, compassion
brigadier general; she was the first and leadership acumen requisite to
African American female general officer execute the most challenging
in the Department of Defense. Effective missions in austere environments.
May 2000, Brig. Gen. William T. Bester ANC officers direct and coordinate
became the 21st chief of the Army care, train combat medics, conduct
Nurse Corps. Today male nurses research, liaison with professional
represent over 35 percent of the entities in promoting health care
ANC. In accordance with federal g l o b a l l y, a n d l e a d S o l d i e r s a s
law enacted in 2003, Maj. Gen. Gail commanders of battalion-size units
Pollock became chief of the Army and major medical centers.
Nurse Corps in June 2004, the first The Army Nurse Corps officer
nurse to serve as a two star general. takes pride in affiliating with a truly
Today, ANC officers support the professional nursing organization.
full spectrum of missions -- Major The motto of the ANC, “Ready,
T h e a t e r Wa r s , S m a l l S c a l e Caring, and Proud” embraces the
Contingencies, Peace Enforcement, A r m y v a l u e s o f l o y a l t y, d u t y,
Peace Keeping, Humanitarian respect, selfless service, honor,
Assistance, Disaster Relief and integrity and personal courage.
Nation Building. Nurses attend to Anyone interested in servicing as
the operational concerns associated a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps
w i t h i n t e r o p e r a b i l i t y, m e d i c a l may contact the Department of
readiness, illnesses, battle injuries, Nursing at the 121 General Hospital
medical technological (737-5400) or see their local
advancements, force health recruiter for information.
Feb. 3, 2006 Page 5

Army continues crack down on

prostitution, human trafficking
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs According to South Korean authorities, Seoul’s
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly sex industry generates an estimated $21 billion per
(This is the first of a two-part series on year. A recent raid (September 2004) in the red light
prostitution and human trafficking which originally district yielded 38 arrests.
ran in the Indianhead in October 2004. In response Military police and Korean National Police
to recent Department of Defense actions to combat officers work together to provide patrols through
these acts, it has been updated and reprinted for the bars and clubs outside of military posts.
the U.S. Forces Korea audience. Many of the Eighth Army has a zero-tolerance policy when it
Soldiers interviewed have PCSed to another duty comes to prostitution and human trafficking,
assignment.) Campbell said.
The 8th U.S. Army has strengthened its stance Prostitution is a problem that affects not only
on prostitution and human trafficking. the relationships between the U.S. Soldiers and their
Along with crack downs by the Korean police Korean neighbors, but also combat readiness,
on brothels and prostitutes, 8th U.S.Army Bennett said.
Commander, Lt. Gen. Charles Campbell, has aired “A Soldier who engages in sexual relations with
radio commercials strongly urging Soldiers and a prostitute risks several health effects,” he said.
Department of Defense employees not to associate “The majority of these risks are those one would
themselves with prostitutes. associate with sexually transmitted diseases such
Prostitution and human trafficking are demeaning as HIV, genital warts and syphilis.”
acts toward women, said Capt. Kent Bennett, 2nd Bennett also added that this problem not only
Infantry Division preventive medicine officer. affects an individual Soldier, but also a larger
“By participation in this, a Soldier is contributing element in general. “Even a Soldier who isn’t
to the enslavement of women and girls from all married needs to consider the effect that getting an
over the world,” he said. “These women aren’t STD from a casual sexual encounter will have on
(often) allowed to keep any money paid to them.” current or future relationships,” he said.
DoD recently enacted a change in the Uniform With the discernible problems that prostitution
Code of Military Justice focused on combating PHOTO ILLUSTRATION and human trafficking convey, there are many
prostitution. Under the changes, Soldiers who are worse since you are contributing to an entire possible solutions to try and solve it.
found convicted of soliciting prostitution may be industry based on violence,” Bennett said. “I think “Don’t condone it and don’t buy into it,” said
dishonorably discharged. that most will see this as a change that benefits not Sgt. Sherri Davis, 473rd Quartermaster Company.
Bennett agreed with the changes. only the U.S. military, but also honest business “We have a lot of other activities for Soldiers, like
“Participation in prostitution is just that much owners and women around the world.” libraries and cyber cafes.”

Financial Freedom

Budgeting your way to a better life

By Spc. Chris Stephens
Second Infantry Division Public Affairs
17 “Every dollar of your income
should be allocated to some
to. This fund is not to be touched nothing else.’ What many of them
for purchases. A b e g i n n e r fail to realize is that during the year,

CAMP RED CLOUD – Financial category on your budget sheet,” he emergency fund should have $1,000 life happened and VISA caught their
security is a core need for many says in his workbook. “Money ‘left in the slack.”

people, yet 70 percent of Americans

will never have that luxury, because
they live paycheck to paycheck. category.” 4
over ’ should be put back into a
category even if you make up a new
b a n k
($500 if
y o u r
“Saving money is an emotion-based i m p l i e s
choice. People only save when they have t h a t
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Financial freedom can be easily

achieved, though, according to
world-renown financial expert
Dave Ramsey, founder of Financial
Ramsey notes that saving must
become a priority and you must pay
yourself first.
“Give, save, then pay bills,” he
is below
contentment that allows them to stop the emergencies
spend, spend, spend routine.”
are going
to happen
Dave Ramsey d u r i n g
Peace University.
In Ramsey’s 13-week course, he
offers insight on budgeting your 10
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says in his workbook. “Saving
money is an emotion-based choice.
People only save when they have
p e r
founder, Financial Peace University the year

Many financial planners say that would be better to just pay cash for it
and it

money, paying off all debts and contentment that allows them to having three to six months of your from your emergency fund, than

investing. stop the spend, spend, spend expenses in easily accessible savings using your “emergency credit cards”

In the first session “Super routine.” is important. because that puts you further in debt.
Savers,” Ramsey talks about Ramsey also notes that money is Ramsey calls the emergency fund “Picture this – you put $1,000 in

b u d g e t i n g y o u r m o n e y. By not the root of all evil like many the “God Only Knows” fund. the bank and receive six percent
budgeting your money, he means 9
people think. He says, money takes
on the personality of its owner.
“ Yo u n e v e r k n o w w h a t c a n interest on it,” Ramsey said. “Next


your every dollar spent. Categories happen,” he said. “This fund is you buy something from the store
include: gifts and charities, saving, There are three basic reasons to used for the unexpected.” for $1,000 and put it on your credit

housing, utilities, food, save: emergency fund, purchases A c c o r d i n g t o R a m s e y m a n y card, which charges 18 percent

transportation, clothing, and wealth building. people use credit cards as their interest. You tell yourself that you’ll
entertainment and other An emergency fund is the first emergency fund. “They say ‘I’ll
miscellaneous costs. thing you should apply your focus only use it for emergencies and See Finance
Finance, Page 6
Feb. 3, 2006 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly

Troops bring joy to retirement home

Inobe Performs By Margaret Banish-Donaldson
at Reggie’s Club Area I Public Affairs
Armed Forces Entertainment presents
soul singer Inobe, 7 p.m. Wednesday UIJEONGBU – On a holiday break
at Camp Stanley Reggie’s Club. weekend, many Soldiers look forward
to catching up on sleep. But a group
Valentine’s Day Special of Soldiers from Headquarters and
Treat your valentine to a steak Headquarters Company, Area I
dinner from 5 – 7:30 p.m., Feb. 14 Support Activity, gave that up in
at Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club exchange for a chance to bring smiles
for $29.95 per couple: ribeye steak, and happiness to 48 residents of
choice of baked potato or French Share the Well Nursing Home.
fries, mixed vegetables, glass of Area I Soldiers delivered blankets,
wine, ice cream and a rose. As cereal, cookies, hot chocolate,
couples come in to eat, they will heating pads and other goodies in
get a ticket for a drawing at 7:30 volume, plus an air conditioner, to
p.m. that will include a suite and a residents in an area retirement home
bottle of champagne. Reservations
Jan. 27.
required by Feb. 10. Call 732-8211/
“Our company commander asked
for volunteers this morning to help
Spc. Omar Ramirez and Pfc. Nathan Rio hand out blankets and interact with the elderly at Share
deliver these items, and I was more
Trick Shot Exhibition the Well Nursing Home Jan. 27 in Uijeongbu.
Armed Forces entertainment than glad to help out,” said Pfc.
presents a trick shot exhibition by Nathan Rios. “I just want to do what I can — service faces. They are some of the more angelic people you’ll
Jeanette Lee, the Black Widow, the before self. It just gives you a good feeling.” meet.”
world’s top ranked female pool The cookies and cereal were donated by the Camp Visits are made by the troops twice a year for the
player, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Red Cloud commissary, and a local pharmacy donated Chuseok and Lunar New Year holidays as part of the 8th
Gateway Club. At the event a the heating pads. U.S. Army commander’s Good Neighbor Program.
drawing will be held for a chance “I have many activities as a commander,” said Lt. All those who went said they felt a great deal of
to play against her. Col. William Huber, Camp Red Cloud garrison personal satisfaction from their efforts.
commander. “But my favorite thing to do is to come
Diamond Rio here to this retirement home and see all the smiling E-mail
Diamond Rio, winners of six vocal
group of the year awards from
Academy of Country Music and Mutual Response Finance from Page 5
Country Music Association, pay it off using the money you
performs live 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the put into the bank, but you still pay
Camp Casey Carey Fitness Center. more, because you don’t pay for it
all at once. So, in essence, you paid
World Series of Poker the bank, instead of the bank paying
The Warrior Country World Series you.”
of Poker, Texas Hold’Em, returns Ramsey tells all of the people who
Feb. 18-19 at Warrior’s Club, Camp attend his seminars to not fall for the
C a s e y. Sign up at “90-day same as cash” gimmick. Pay entry fees “You get your ears nailed to the
at Warrior ’s Club or Camp Red wall if you play their game,” he
Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club. said. “By taking the 90-days
same as cash, people tend to not
Human Resources for pay it off all at once and put it
New Supervisors off and put it off.
“Human Resources for New
“Pretty soon, the 90 days has
Supervisors” is a 40-hour week
passed and the item has still not
course designed to teach new
been paid for. The company then
civilian and military supervisors
Feb. 27 – March 3 in Building T909. does a back charge of interest for
For information, call 732-7177. that 90 days, and you end up
paying the full 90 days of interest
Sexual Assault Prevention, on top of what you still owe.”
Response Hotline Ramsey stresses being smart
To access the new Sexual Assault about your money and being
Prevention and Response Program disciplined about how you spend
Hotline from any DSN telephone, dial it. “The more disciplined you are
“158.” For hotline access from a about your money, the better off
commercial line or cell phone, dial 0505- you’ll be.”
764-5700. Listen to the recording and, For information on financial
to select Area I, press #1. management, visit Ramsey’s Web
site at
President’s Day Bowling ( E d i t o r ’s N o t e : F i n a n c i a l
classes from Financial Peace
A President’s Day bowling tournament
will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 20, Camp At 6:46 p.m. Jan. 23 Camp Red Cloud Fire Station received a request from Uijeongbu City for University are currently being
Red Cloud Bowling Lanes. foam fire-fighting support at a synthetic fuel factory near Lotte Mart in Uijeongbu. Camp held at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at
Entry fee of $20. For information, call Stanley dispatched an airfield truck and one engine. Upon arrival, firefighters found a small the CRC Community Activities
732-6930. factory of 2,100 square feet with about 70 percent of the structure on fire, including 1,500 five- Center. Classes are free. The
gallon containers of SENOX synthetic fuel feeding the fire and local crews fighting the fire. next story in this series will
Mardi Gras Party Camp Stanley fire crews assisted with firefighting, used 2,000 gallons of water and 50 concentrate on cash flow
There will be a Mardi Gras party and gallons of AFFF foam agent. The fire was under control at 7:33 p.m. and extinguished by 7:38 p l a n n i n g a n d re l a t i n g w i t h
5K race March 4 at Camp Casey p.m. Crews then returned to Stanley. No injuries or damage for Army personnel or equipment. money.)
Primo’s. Fire cause and damage estimate under investigation by local authorities.
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1-2 Aviation pilots shoot for title of ‘Top Gun’
By Spc. Timothy Dinneen exercise.
Second Infantry Division Public Affairs “The most important aspect of
RODRIGUEZ RANGE – A this training is the ability to work
heavy cloak of steel gray clouds without distractions that can occur
served as a ceiling for the in a garrison environment,” said
hovering birds of prey carrying Chief Warrant Officer Nathan
Gunfighters of the 1st Battalion, Tierney, battalion tactical operations
2nd Aviation Regiment. officer.
They flew effortlessly over the The pilots flew their Apaches
walled hills of the mountainous nest from the Forward Area Refueling
that held the targets for the floating Point to the range area where they
Apache AH-64D helicopters. had to acquire the target, set their
After pilots received coordinates weapons and destroy the target.
from a nearby tower, a target was Once successfully engaged, the
engaged and fired upon using rockets Apaches returned to the FARP
from the Apache’s Hydra-70 rocket where another Apache took its turn
system and 30 mm rounds from its at the range targets.
M-230 cannon in order to “Strike Aviators returned to the SPC. TIMOTHY DINNEEN
Deep.” operations center and underwent a An Apache crew heads toward their targets during a recent gunnery exercise
The gunnery exercise performed review session as their performance
by Aviators was conducted Jan. 9- was recorded and played for them just for the pilots, but
20 consisting of multiple tables with on a large screen. They were for everyone. We all
12 engagements each table. The graded on the speed in which they have to troubleshoot
pilot who was the most successful found the target, set their weapons so when in the field
at engaging the targets and choosing and the accuracy of their fire. everything runs
weapon systems, and was most These points were tallied at the smoothly,” Tierney
accurate with fire was named “Top end of the exercise and the pilot said.
Gun” at the conclusion of the with the most points earned the Top “The most
Gun award. challenging aspect is
“The goal is to find the safety. We’re
targets and engage them fast,” working day and
Tierney said. night without The rockets used in the AH-64D Apaches are a part of the Hydra-
Although most of the action accidents or spills. 70 rocket system.
took place outside and off the Being an infantry
ground, Gunfighters enjoyed officer with an aviation regiment is noncommissioned officers. He
an unlikely source of support good experience because a logistics elaborated by saying privates first
outside the helicopters. background will be important for class are training privates in order to
Soldiers fresh from Advanced my future,” said 2nd Lt. Juan keep operations running smoothly.
Individual Training were hard Viruet, a platoon leader with the “The experience the younger
An Apache team prepares to take off for one of the at work inside the operations Gunfighters. “We’ll load and refuel Soldiers are receiving will help them
many tables during the exercise. The pilot who was the center and were responsible anywhere between 16-20 Apaches down the road because when they
most successful during their missions was named “Top for coordination and per day.” go to other units they will be that
Gun.” communications functions. Tierney said that the roles young much further ahead of their peers,”
“This training is vital, not Soldiers are filling the positions of Tierney said.

Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade joined
their Republic of Korea Army aerial counterparts in
honoring the sacrifices made by all Soldiers at
Chipyong-ni. During the Dec. 2 ceremony, the
Soldiers took time to reflect on the battle and to place
flowers on the battle monument. The Soldiers took the
day to not only learn more history about the battle, but
also to continue to build the ROK/U.S. alliance.

Feb. 3, 2006 Page 9

Area II sets stage for change of command

By Steve Davis ceremony in which Gen. Leon J.
Area II Public Affairs LaPorte will pass the tri-command to
YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II Gen. B.B. Bell III, who led U.S. Army
Sports Director Benny Jackson looked Europe since December 2002 before
thoughtfully at the activity in Collier being nominated to replace LaPorte,
Field House Jan. 27 as workers set the UNC/CFC/USFK commander since
stage for today’s United Nations May 2002.
Command, Combined Forces Jackson and crew, who set the stage
Command and U.S. Forces Korea for U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald
Change of Command. Rumsfeld in September, are part of Area
The gym looked like a bunker. II Support Activity’s behind-the-scenes
Thirty-five camouflage nets suspended role in the historic passing-of-colors.
from the ceiling covered expansive “We want everything to be perfect,”
walls. Work crews tugged at tarps being said Capt. Frederick T. Barker, an
pulled over the shining hardwood floors operations officer with the Area II
to protect them from seven hundred Support Activity Directorate of Plans,
folding chairs. Soldiers and Korean Training, Mobilization and Security. SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEK

employees broke into small groups to Barker is responsible for coordinating Workers put protective mats in Collier Field House Jan. 27 as they prepare for the four-star
tackle a host of other chores. change of command support with U.S. change of command Friday. Gen. Leon J. LaPorte will pass his colors to Gen. B.B. Bell III.
Guests — including ambassadors, Force Korea and Area II organizations “It’s taken a lot of coordination,” said Setting the stage extends well
senior military personnel from various and directorates. Barker “We’ve had several IPRs (In- beyond Collier Field House. The entire
nations, and other distinguished visitors Barker said Area II Support Activity Progress Reviews, or meetings) to make garrison has to look sharp.
— will gather with Yongsan military has been working since early December sure everything is on track. We have “All the tenant units are working
personnel, civilian employees and family to make sure things run smoothly worked closely with other USFK extremely hard to ensure the post looks
members at Collier Field House this before, during and after the change of organizations on the plan. Now it’s a
morning for a colorful military command. matter of execution ...” See Stage
Stage, Page 12

Finishing touches under way for Pedestrian safety

Yongsan, K-16 Super Bowl parties A dull story until someone gets hurt Area II Public Affairs
By Steve Davis outside all night just to get a chance.”
Area II Public Affairs The grand prize at Yongsan’s Main Post Club is a 65-
safety may sound like a dull story to some,
YONGSAN GARRISON — Football fans at inch high-definition rear-projection television with stereo
but the subject assumes a new dimension
Yongsan and K-16 will be well entertained Monday sound. The K-16 crowd will get a chance to win a 27-
after an accident.
morning when the Seattle Seahawks battle the inch color TV with DVD player.
“Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragic
Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL. Other prizes are available to everyone, including a
event to make us more aware,” said Area II
“We’re going to have the best football parties on the round-trip plane ticket to the States (courtesy of the U.S.
Korean peninsula,” said Mario Air Alliance) and NFL jerseys. There will Safety Officer Jeff Hyska following a recent
Farrulla, Area II Community Activity also be “Best Cheer,” “Best End Zone news story that a 2nd Infantry Division
Centers director. ““Last year, we had Dance,” “Best Dress” and Heisman Soldier had been struck by a car in a
about 400 people at the Yongsan Trophy posing contests. The halftime pedestrian crosswalk near Camp Casey and
Super Bowl party. This year we’re show will include Korean cheerleaders was in critical condition.
looking for more.” from the LG Sakers professional Eighth U.S. Army Safety Alert 06-02
Final touches are being made by basketball team. issued Jan. 24 states that two incidents
Area II Morale, Welfare and “To keep the momentum going, we’ll occurred within a week in which
Recreation officials at Yongsan’s Main have prize drawings each time there is a servicemembers were struck by motor
Post Club and K-16’s new Landing commercial break,” said Farrulla. “We’ll vehicles while attempting to cross the street
Zone for what Farrulla calls “a football also give a DVD player to the person in the vicinity of Camp Casey’s main gate.
experience.” who most accurately predicts the score “Crossing public streets in Korea can be
“We’ve got scoreboards, football each quarter.” challenging at times,” according to the
mannequins, helmets, National Four Korean organizations – People safety bulletin, which offers these tips to
Football League banners, prizes, to People New Seoul Chapter, the World prevent becoming a statistic.
cheerleaders and more,” said Farrulla. PGA, SSRT Global One phone cards !The number one goal should be to avoid
“We’ve even got ‘Who Let the Dogs and the Korea Land Corporation – are getting hit in the first place. The clear way
Out’ and other music, not to mention contributing prizes and entertainment, to avoid pedestrian accidents is by stopping
the game showing on huge screens.” said Sonnie Champigny from Area II at intersections where motor vehicles have
The screen at the Main Post Club MWR Marketing. the right-of-way. If there is any doubt as
is 40-foot by 20-foot and the screen To get fans into the spirit, U.S. to who has the right-of-way, yield to the
at K-16 is 10-feet wide. Forces Korea servicemembers and non-essential motor vehicles.
Festivities at both clubs will open at 5:30 a.m., with personnel may be authorized time off by their !Obey the law and stay alert. Don’t become
live broadcasting starting at 6. Each location will offer commanders to take part in Super Bowl XL festivities. a victim of a motor vehicle collision whether
a free breakfast buffet and juice or coffee until 8:30 Supervisors of civilian personnel may authorize liberal a pedestrian or on a bicycle. The “walk”
a.m. leave in order for them to participate in Super Bowl signal and the green traffic light indicate that
“The first 40 people in the door will get to compete events and festivities.
for the grand prize,” said Paul Robinson, Area II director See Safety
Safety, Page 12
of community activities. “Last year, people even camped E-mail
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Area II awards volunteer of the quarter
Black History Month By Pfc. Lee Yang-won
! Wednesday: Black History Month Area II Public Affairs
Program, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at (Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series on
Yongsan Multipurpose Training Volunteer of the Quarter in Area II.)
Facility, sponsored by U.S. Army
Troop Command. For information, call YONGSAN GARRISON — She is vice president of the
738-7743. Parent Teacher Organization and sells nutritional snacks to
! Thursday: Black History Month students during break at Seoul American Middle School. She
Promotion, Yongsan AAFES serves as Membership Chairperson on the American Forces’
Exchange, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Answer Spouses Club. She is a cashier at the Chosun Gift Shop and
Black History trivia to compete for 20 also helps the shop by unpacking shipments after her work at
percent discount coupons. the snack shack.
Sponsored by AAFES, Alpha Kappa She is Terese Alcantara, adult volunteer of the quarter.
Alpha Sorority and the Area II Equal Col. Ronald C. Stephens, Area II Support Activity
Opportunity Office. For information, commander, congratulated her with a certificate and plaque at
call 738-5950. the Army Community Service Center Jan. 20.
“Thank you, for all you do for Area II and Yongsan Garrison,”
Newcomer’s Orientation Stephens said. “We wouldn’t be able to do it without you.”
The Area II Newcomer’s Orientation Alcantara devoted over 150 volunteer hours on behalf of the
will be held 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 13-15 at Yongsan community.
the Community Service Building, room “We all need to help, no matter what community organization
118, on Yongsan South Post. Learn we choose to serve,” Alcantara said. “I do it because I get to go
what Area II has to offer on day one. out and meet so many wonderful people and it gives a lot back
Experience Korea culture and language to the community.”
on day two, then tour Seoul on day Seoul American Middle School and the Army Community PFC. LEE YANG-WON
three. For more information or to Service Center were the first two organizations Alcantara got Terese Alcantara helps out the snack shack at the Seoul American
register, call 738-7505. involved in when she arrived in Korea. Since then, she has Middle School. She is the adult volunteer of the quarter.
dedicated herself to the idea of service. “We’ve given over $5,000 back to the school, whether it’s
Hospital Appointments “Her contributions go way beyond working in the snack extra curricular activity, reading counselor’s program, or
Due to Super Bowl activities, the 121st technology fund,” Alcantara said. “Get out there and volunteer
shack,” said principal Darrell R. Mood. “I could go on and on
General Hospital will have limited
about what the Parent Teacher Organization has done for us if you have the opportunity.”
appointments Monday. The
under Ms. Alcantara’s leadership.” In addition to her relation with Parent Teacher Organization
emergency room will remain open. For
He said Alcantara was a key player in helping the PTO and the middle school, Alcantara first got involved with the
information, call 737-8205.
improve student achievements, as well as being the force behind Chosun Gift Shop when her husband introduced it to her. She
Dr. Seuss Guest Readers many projects to expand their relationship with the host said she likes to work at the shop because it has so many unique
The Seoul American Elementary community. items.
School needs volunteer guest readers “If there was one word to describe her, it would be helpful,” “I’ve just returned from an eight day buying trip in Thailand,”
to help celebrate the birthday of Dr. Mood said. “Whatever the project, whatever the duty, whatever Alcantara said. “It gave me a different look on the other side of
Seuss. Read for one-half hour between the task, she’s there to help you with it.” Chosun as far as going to choose merchandise sold here and
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Books and striped hats Alcantara said if more people were willing to volunteer just how they go about doing that.”
will be provided. For information, call an hour each month it would make a big difference for PTO
Vicki Vitallo at 736-4613 or e-mail and for the school. See Volunteer
olunteer, Page 12

Red Cross Classes
New Volunteer Orientation, 9 a.m.-
Soldiers share time with community at Gal-wol
noon Feb. 16, free By Sgt. Park Yung-kwi prepared and make students excited for
! Baby-sitting training, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Area II Public Affairs every class.”
Feb. 20, $25. YONGSAN GARRISON — Living The volunteers, likewise, enjoy the
For information, call 738-3670. in Korea provides many interesting opportunity for cultural exchange.
opportunities for English-speaking “I am also having fun here because I
The Upper Room servicemembers to interact with another meet tons of different people,” Barnes
Unaccompanied and single personnel
culture. said. “One day we even had a Republic
serving in Korea, including Soldiers,
Now, residents of Yongsan-gu, the of Korea Army sergeant major as a
DoD civilians and KATUSAs are
part of Seoul surrounding Yongsan student.”
invited to attend the “Upper Room,” a
spiritual outreach program 7– 9 p.m. Garrison, can experience that same level Teachers introduce American culture,
every Friday night at the South Post of interaction and learn something at the in the form of Halloween parties,
Chapel second floor classroom. The same time. Thanksgiving dinners and tours of the
Upper Room has devotions, movies, The Gal-wol Community Center, base, to students who might never
trips, games, food and fun. For located just outside Gate 20 on Camp SGT. PARK YUNG-KWI experience it otherwise.
information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Coiner, has been providing a community Pfc. Keith Barnes teaches English at the Gal- Through Gal-wol’s English class,
Col.) Kenneth Kerr at 723-6707 or service since March of last year in an wol Community Center. students who are also members of
Denise Young at 723-6829. effort to bridge the gap between two Barnes, 524 Military Intelligent Yongsan-gu community better
cultures. The center provides free Battalion. “Once you become friends understand U.S. Soldiers, their roles in
Volleyball Leagues English classes for Yongsan-gu with them, though, Korean people can Korea peninsula.
The 2006 Yongsan sports intramural residents 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Thursdays be very warm-hearted.” “Not only it is a great chance for local
men and women volleyball league and Saturdays. Barnes is one of four American residents to taste a bit of American
team entry deadline is March 3. Season The two-hour class focuses on volunteers teaching up to 40 students culture,” Barnes said, “but also it helps
begins March 11. For information, call communication and conversation skills, in either the beginner or intermediate Soldiers and American volunteers to
the sports office at 736-7746 or 4032. with more emphasis on reading level class. understand Korean culture.”
comprehension in the second half. Kim Ok-Nyeo, Gal-wol program For information about Gal-wol
News & Notes Online Much of the enjoyment, however, is coordinator, said that without the help Community Center English classes, or to
For more News & Notes, visit the Area
from cultural experiences that come of these very enthusiastic volunteers, volunteer to teach English, call Ester
II Web site at
with the program. the program could not be successful. Rauhauser at 723-7796, 010-7484-1246
and click on the “News & Notes”
“I had a hard time understanding “All the teachers exhibit so much or e-mail
them at first, and it took me a long time passion, I can’t believe they’re just
to get to know Koreans,” said Pfc. Keith volunteers,” he said. “They are well E-mail
The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Feb. 3, 2006 11
Barracudas splash competition
By Sgt. Christopher Selmek one and a half to two hours every day,
Area II Public Affairs except Sundays. It is this dedication to
YONGSAN GARRISON — The the sport that many competitors say
Seoul American High School gives them their edge, said Heffernan.
“Barracuda” swim team took home a “Mostly you just get better after
championship trophy, Jan. 21, in a you’ve been doing it for a while,” said
competition against other Seoul Heffernan. “It takes a lot of
schools. commitment, and you have to be willing
Both the boys and girls teams took to put in the hours.”
first place, but it was their combined Shields credits another thing for the
scores that splashed Seoul Foreign success of the team.
Middle School and Seoul International “These meets absolutely would not
Middle and allowed them the victory. run without all the parental support,”
Relay events included freestyle he said. “From timers to stroke
swimming, the backstroke, the butterfly judges, the parents actually run the
stroke and the breast stroke. In each relay, meet, and we need them for that.
the top 10 fastest times are rated and We’re lucky to have a few parents
scored to determine the team’s place. who have also swam competitively in
This was Seoul American High the past. They’ve been really great.”
School’s first win in six years. Many of the students involved in
“In previous years we’ve been held swimming in middle school plan to go
back because we didn’t have a full on and swim in high school, and some PHOTOS BY SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEK

team,” said head coach Larry Shields. even beyond that. Kyle Onkst jets through his lane during the freestyle event for Seoul American High School’s
“I think we always had some of the “I don’t think my parents would let “Barracuda” swim team practice at pool #3, Jan. 25.
strongest swimmers, but if you only me quit if I wanted to,” said
score first and second place and some Heffernan. “Not after we’ve come
other school scores third through tenth, this far. It’s always been something
you still loose.” that I love to do, and I hope to keep
First place winners were Clara on doing it.”
Heffernan in Girls 100 Meter Freestyle The Barracudas last meet of the year
in 1:04.17; Johnathan Graham in Boys will be Feb. 18 at the Seoul Foreign
50 Meter Butterfly in 34.13; and Jason School Aquatics Center.
Liu in the Boys 50 Meter Backstroke (Editor’s Note: Lt. Col. Brenda
in 40.54. Some have even cut as much Andrews contributed to this story.) Johnathan Graham (top) dives into the water,
as 20 seconds off their event time. starting off the first lap of a strenuous race across
The 12 boys and 11 girls practice for E-mail the pool. Katie Darby (right) comes up for air.
12 Feb. 3, 2006 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly
Stage from Page 9

great for this special event,” said include: the Directorate of

Barker. “We really appreciate their Logistics, which is providing 10 44-
help.” passenger buses to shuttle guests
Barker said traffic control, on three designated bus routes
security and transportation from six reserved parking areas to
arrangements took a lot of the Collier Field House ceremony
consideration. and the reception that follows; the
The Area II Provost Marshal’s D i r e c t o r a t e o f P u b l i c Wo r k s ,
Office is working with Area II Law providing traffic control barriers,
and Order for on-base access, road and grounds beautification and
traffic control, security and escorts, quarters renovation; the Public
Barker said. Affairs Office, responsible for
The 1st Signal Brigade Visual communicating traffic plans and
Information section is providing publicity; and Area II Morale,
banners and signs, lighting and We l f a r e and Recreation,
audio-visual support at Collier Field responsible for electronic marquee
House and coordination with the message support, a reception to
American Forces Network-Korea welcome the new commander, and
for a live broadcast. the ceremonial red carpet.
Other Area II directorates
supporting the change of command E-mail


Collier Field House workers unload floor covering Jan. 27 in preparation for the change of
command ceremony.

Safety from Page 9

it’s your turn to cross the street, but your shoulder for turning vehicles.
they do not mean that it is actually ! Continue to check for traffic
“safe” to cross. The “walk” signal while crossing.
and the green light mean “look first”
and then – if it’s safe – go. Stay
! Do not linger in the roadway.
vigilant and follow these “Crossing ! R e m e m b e r,i t ’s u p t o y o u .
Rules for Pedestrians:” Crossing safely is an individual
! Before crossing, stop at the curb, responsibility.
For information, visit the Eight
edge of the road or corner before
Army U.S. Army Safety Web site at
! Look left-right-left and if it’s
clear begin crossing, looking over E-mail

Volunteer from Page 10

Customers are greeted by said. “You have to balance things.”
A l c a n t a r a ’s s m i l i n g f a c e a n d Recently, Alcantara became an
willingness to meet their needs. She advisor to the 18th Medical
also supports the shop on shipment Command Family Readiness
days and assists on special projects. Group, supporting spouses and
Despite her busy schedule, she helping out with functions.
manages enough time to take care “I just want to keep the activity
of her family. level going and see the Family
“I could manage the time and Readiness Group kick off,” she
supervise my kids because a lot of said.
these activities and meetings go on
during school time,” Alcanatara E-mail
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Organizational self assessments begin HRC team visits Korea Feb. 14

By Yi U-Nan of self assessments demanded an Eighth U.S. Army G1
Korea Region Office Plans Division enormous amount of time and effort. Special to The Morning Calm Weekly
Employees, supervisors and senior leaders Essentially, an ad hoc team came YONGSAN GARRISON -- All officers that have
of Area I, II and III Support Activities will together and used documentation, completed the Captain Career Course and all warrant officers
take part in an Internet survey to measure statistical records and other internal may sign up through Feb. 6, with their area point of contact
organizational strengths, as well as to sources to prepare the OSA. or branch-specific POC for interviews with their branch
discover those areas where there are However, the web-based OSA has manager.
opportunities for improvements. changed all that. The Internet self A team of officers and warrant officers from Human
The web-based Organizational Self assessment is based exclusively on the Resources Command, Officers Professional Management
Assessment provides a diagnostic tool feedback from employees, supervisors Division, will visit officers stationed in Korea, Feb. 14-17 to
for the area commanders. Essentially, and leaders. Once online, participants meet with them one on one and to provide them with
the OSA lets commanders know what answer 49 questions covering the seven information regarding their professional and career
their staffs think of their respective categories covered in the Army development. The Officer Personnel Management Division
organizations because responses are Performance Improvement Criteria, a set team will also provide an OPD to all officers.
unfiltered by any intermediary processes. of questions by which the Army Officers have to sign up to be placed on the interview
More importantly, the OSA is completely evaluates its organizations on leadership; schedule. Officers wanting to have an interview with their
and totally anonymous. strategic planning; customer and market branch manager have until Feb. 7 to sign up.
There will be two survey windows in focus; measurements, analysis and Branch -specific POCs include:
2006 to establish a baseline; the first began knowledge management; human resource MI Officers: 1st Lt. Crystal Yingling, 723-4335
Wednesday and will continue through focus; process management, and
March 31. Area III is set to survey Feb. 9 business results. Signal Officers: Carmelita Champaco, 723-4807
– 23, Area I will survey from Feb. 21 At the conclusion of the survey, area
through March 3. Area II is scheduled to commanders will promptly receive a Medical Officers: Maj. Amy Brinson, 736-8862
survey from Feb. 27 through March 10. comprehensive feedback report that allows
Area IV Support Activity was the first them to focus their efforts on those areas MP Officers: Maj. Tracey Clyde, 738-6347
Army organization in the world to test, where survey respondents identified
field and deploy the web-based OSA tool. significant opportunities for improvements. ALL OTHER OFFICERS:
The second survey period will probably This is a great opportunity for employees, Area I POC: 1st Lt. Marlvetta Lewis, 732-6863
run from late summer through the end of first-line supervisors, managers and senior
September. The survey will only be leaders to voice their concerns and to make a Area II POC: Capt. Jason Cavness, 724-3431
deployed once in subsequent years. difference in the way the area commands
Provisions outlined in AR 5-1, “Total conduct their business. Survey respondents Area III POC: David Satterfield, 753-8618
Army Quality Management,” March 15, should have received – or, will receive –
2002, stipulate that Army organizations notification from their respective area Area IV POC: 1st Lt. Terrie Shin, 768-6393
have to complete an organizational self commands, as well as from representatives
assessment. In the past, the preparation from IMA headquarters.
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Feb. 3-9

Aeon Flux Aeon Flux Glory Road PG Glory Road PG Just Friends Just Friends Ice Harvest R
PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13

Walk the Line Grandma’s Boy Grandma’s Boy Derailed R No Show No Show No Show
PG-13 R R

Glory Road PG Glory Road PG Just Friends Aeon Flux Aeon Flux Syriana R
Glory Road PG
PG-13 PG-13 PG-13
Harry Potter & the
Grandma’s Boy Goblet of Fire Get Rich or No Show No Show No Show No Show
R PG-13 Die Tryin’ R
Just Friends Glory Road PG Just Friends Aeon Flux Glory Road PG Aeon Flux Syriana R
PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13

Underworld: Underworld: Underworld: No Show No Show No Show Just Friends

Evolution R Evolution R Evolution R PG-13

Grandma’s Boy -- By Harry Potter & the Walk the Line U n d e r w o r l d : Glory Road -- The Aeon Flux -- In the 25th
day, 35-year-old Alex is the Goblet of Fire He picked cotton, sold door Evolution -- A war inspiring true story of the century, a rampaging virus
world’s oldest video game In his fourth year at Hogwarts, to door, and served in the Air emerges between the underdog Texas Western has forced the remnants of
tester, but by night. By night, Harry faces his greatest Force. He was a voice of aristocratic Death Dealers and basketball team, with humanity into the seclusion of
he is privately developing the challenges and dangers yet. rebellion that changed the the barbaric Lycans history’s first all African a final city. There is great
next big game for the X-Box When he is selected under face of rock and roll. An outlaw (werewolves), stemming from American starting lineup of political conflict within,
generation. When one of his mysterious circumstances as before today’s rebels were an ancient feud between the players, who took the country however, and this is the story
roommates spends all the a contestant in the Triwizard born - and an icon they would two tribes. Selene, the by storm, surprisingly of an acrobatic assassin,
rent money on Taiwanese Tournament, Harry must never forget. He did all this beautiful vampire heroine, and winning the 1966 NCAA Aeon Flux, whose latest target
hookers, Alex is kicked out of compete against the best before turning 30. And his Michael, the lycan hybrid, try tournament title. Josh Lucas is the government’s top
his apartment, and finds young wizards from schools name was Johnny Cash. Walk to unlock the secrets of their stars as Hall of Famer Don leader.
himself forced to live with his all over Europe. But as he the Line explores the early bloodlines. Their forbidden Haskins, the passionately
grandmother and her friends prepares, signs begin to years of the music legend, an love takes them into the battle dedicated college basketball
Grace and Bea. point to the return of Lord artist who transcended to end all wars as the coach that changed the
Voldemort. Before long, Harry musical boundaries to touch immortals must finally face history of basketball with his
is playing not just for the Cup, people around the globe. As their retribution. team’s victory in this time.
but for his life. his music changed the world,
Cash’s own world was rocked
by the woman who became
the love of his life: June Carter.

Fun with Dick and No Show Prime The Fog No Show No Show No Show
Jane PG-13 PG-13 PG-13

Aeon Flux Aeon Flux Underworld: Underworld: Underworld: Just Friends Just Friends
PG-13 PG-13 Evolution R Evolution R Evolution R PG-13 PG-13

Glory Road PG Aeon Flux Derailed R Walk the Line Just Friends No Show Underworld:
PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Evolution R

Just Friends Aeon Flux Aeon Flux In the Mix Underworld: In the Mix
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PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Evolution R PG-13

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Evolution R Evolution R Evolution R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13
Wallace & Gromit: Wallace & Gromit: Wallace & Gromit:
Curse of the Were- Curse of the Were- Curse of the Were- Jarhead R Jarhead R Derailed R Derailed R
Rabbit G Rabbit G Rabbit G
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Ours PG Ours PG Ours PG R R Man PG-13 Man PG-13

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Feb. 3, 2006
The Morning Calm Weekly 15
Jewish ‘New year for tree’ pays tribute to environment
By Chaplain (Capt.) Avrohom Horovitz. great value that the Bible places on the environment. It is fitting to have a holiday that pays tribute to
41st Signal Battalion In Deuteronomy (20:19) the law states that when trees. Some plant a tree on this holiday, except on
(Editor’s note: out of reverence, Jewish custom soldiers need wood for a battle, they should not years when this holiday falls on the Sabbath. It is
dictates that the letter “o” not appear in references destroy fruit-bearing trees. The Midrash (book of the custom to eat at least 15 types of fruit on this
to the deity in periodicals. It appears as “G-d.” ) biblical exegesis is written more than 15 centuries day. Some eat 30 types of fruit to thank the
This year, the Jewish New Year for trees, will be ago) states, “When the holy One, blessed be he, Creator for every day of the month. The fruit
celebrated Feb 13. Known in Hebrew as Tu created Adam, He showed him all the trees of Eden should include the special fruits of the Holy Land,
Bishevat (The 15th day of the month of Shevat), it and said to him, look at my works, see how as stated in Deuteronomy (8:8-10): “Grapes, Figs,
is also known as the Jewish Arbor Day. This is the beautiful and excellent they are! I created then all Pomegranates, Olives and Dates … You will eat and
season when the sap begins to rise and new fruit for your sake. Make sure that you do not spoil and you will be satisfied, and bless your Almighty G-d
starts to grow on trees. destroy my world.” for the good land that he gave you.”
In the Holy Scriptures, trees have great Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden May G-d bless us all with a Happy New Year and
significance. Moses heard G-d speak to him for the of Eden because they ate from the tree of a healthy environment, as it is written in Ezekiel
first time through a bramble bush that blazed with knowledge (Genesis 3). Although that tree and the (47:12), “Along the stream will grow every fruit
fire but was not consumed (Exodus 3:2). From tree of life remain standing in paradise, the Holy tree, their leaves will not wither nor their fruits fail
this we learn that no place on earth, not even the Scriptures themselves are called the “Tree of Life,” they will ripen every month. For its waters will
lowliest of all plants, lacks the Almighty’s presence. offering “length of days for those who grasp her.” come from the Sanctuary, so its fruit will be for
In ecological terms, trees are an example of the (Proverbs 3:16-18). food and its leaves for healing.” Amen.

Area III W orship Services

Eastern Orthodox Gospel 5:10 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel
Saturday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA
Wednesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 8 p.m. Camp Long Chapel
Protestant Contemporary Faith Formation
Collective Sunday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Wednesday 4 p.m. Freedom Chapel
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp Humphreys’ KATUSA
Zoeckler Station Chapel Tuesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Area III Chaplains
11 a.m. Camp Humphreys’
Freedom Chapel, Catholic Chaplain (Maj.) Ray Robinson
Camp Long Chapel, Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel
Suwon Air Base Chapel Mass Chaplain (Capt.) Byong K. Min
2 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel Sunday 4 p.m. Camp Long Chapel 721-3356

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Korean archeologists
imagine life before
written history at
By Pfc. Lee Yang-won
Area II Public Affairs

housands of years ago Next to the pit house village is a
on an icy cold day, in a large exhibition hall built by the
heavy thicket of national museum in 1988.
branches, a group of primitive “The exhibition hall was built
men raised wooden spears against right on top of an actual excavation
a cornered wild boar. That scene site so we could preserve artifacts
is just one of many miniature as they were discovered,” Im said.
recreations of man’s odyssey on The exhibition hall displays
the peninsula at the Amsadong stone tools, pottery and miniatures
Prehistoric Settlement Site in showing how life could have been
eastern Seoul. for early man. There is also a small
“Amsadong has one of the movie theater that shows a film on
largest and richest excavation the history line of primitive ages.
sites in Korea,” said Im Chung- “The comb pattern pottery is
soo, site manager. “It’s a well- an artifact you won’t want to
organized place, not only for miss,” Im said. “It distinguishes
historical scholars, but also for Amsadong habitants from the rest
children to learn about life before
recorded history.” BY

The unique cone shape of the

Full-size prehistoric pit houses Life-like scenes portray early Koreans living in cone-shaped thatched huts.
earthen vessels is unique to
show how primitive Koreans The Amsadong Prehistoric Settlement is located in Seoul.
Korea, Im said.
lived. Inside, prehistoric
The admission fee is 500 won
mannequins huddle around a fire
and the site opens daily at 9:30
for warmth.
a.m. There are Amsadong exit
“People think of primitive man
living in large caves, but it now is signs on Highway 88 after
a fact that pit houses were indeed passing Jamsil Stadium coming
one of early Koreans’ main from Yongsan Garrison.
habitats,” Im said. E-mail

Miniature figures play out a scene of early agricultural development on the Korean
peninsula. Amsadong officials said most early Koreans did not live in caves.

Early Koreans find

ways to honor their
A prehistoric man makes a fishing net. dead with special
burial sites.

Amsadong is famous for many

Korean Archeological discoveries.
Feb. 3, 2006
18 The Morning Calm Weekly

ADA Soldiers reach out to Suwon orphans

By Chaplain (Capt.)Hyokchan Kim
and 1st Lt. David Marlow
1-43rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion
SUWEON -- Twenty-two Soldiers
and five Korean Augmentation to the
U.S. Army Soldiers from 1-43 Air
Bears Town Ski Trip Defense Artillery Battalion stationed at
Area I community activity centers is Suweon Air Base, visited the
offering an exciting ski trip to Bears HyoHangWon Orphanage in Suweon
Town Ski Resort. Spend a day on the to visit and throw a party for the
slopes with friends and family at the children of the orphanage. Soldiers
Bears Town Ski Resort. You can rent from the battalion visit the orphanage
everything you need at the site. Dress on monthly trips organized by the 1-
for the weather and enjoy a fun-filled 43 ADA Battalion Chaplain, Capt.
winter day in Korea. Transportation Hyokchan Kim.
cost is $10; ski lift is 50,000 won; “It was a great opportunity for the
snowboard and ski rental is 30,000 won. Soldiers and the family members who
The bus departs Camp Casey CAC at 7 participated today,” said Sgt. Jeong COURTESY PHOTOS

a.m., Camp Red Cloud CAC at 8 a.m. Hinton, a human resources specialist Soldiers of 1-43rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion Soldiers share a snack with children from
and Camp Stanley CAC at 8:30 a.m. For for Headquarters Battery, 1-43 ADA. HyoHangWon Orphanage near Suweon Air Base.
information, call 732-6190.
“My daughters really appreciated the all those who participated. them all with high spirits. The
chance to visit the kids and we all had “I really think the Soldiers who Soldiers handed out gifts to every
Casey USO Hosts Super
a wonderful time. I’ll be sure to join involve themselves in these volunteer kid and everyone had a good time.
Bowl Breakfast
A Super Bowl Breakfast will be served 7-
this visit next month as well.” activities often find that they enjoy “The impact this visit had on the
9 a.m. Monday, at the Camp Casey USO. Soldiers from every battery in the their visits as much or more than the kids was incredible. They don’t
Everyone is invited to come enjoy the battalion donated gifts for the children. children do,” said Cpl. Hwan Myung h a v e m u c h t o l o o k f o r w a r d t o
free brekafast and to watch the game. This community outreach gave both Jang, a KATUSA in Headquarters during the holiday season but we
the Soldiers and the children of the Btry., 1-43 ADA. “It’s a lot better than hoped that we could bring some
Raiderettes visit Casey HyoHangWon Orphanage an wasting money out in the `ville.” good cheer to the people who really
The Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders, The opportunity to participate in cross- It is also a boost to the morale of need it. It seems that everyone got
Raiderettes, will be performing live at cultural communication in an the Soldiers who have children back what they hoped for.”
Camp Casey Gateway Club at 7 p.m. experience that nourished the souls of in the United States. In addition to Duk Kyong Yoon, administrator of
Feb. 11. Come out early for autographs giving gifts at Christmas HyoHangWon Orphanage, said the visits
and to get pictures taken with members time, the Soldiers bring gifts from American Soldiers bring a lot of
of the squad. Admission is free. For every month for the children joy to the young children. “The kids
information, call 732-6819. who have had a birthday in were so grateful for the visit and the
that month. gifts, especially the gifts they brought
Citadel Corps Day “It was a great chance during the Christmas season. They
All Citadel Alumni in the Republic of for my Soldiers to become seemed extremely happy and fond of
Korea are hereby invited to muster at i n v o l v e d w i t h t h e l o c a l their gifts but most importantly, it is the
the Navy Club on Yongsan Garrison
community,” said 1st Sgt. memory of the caring Soldiers that they
from 4-7 p.m. March 18. There is no
Sean A. Coombs, Battery B, will cherish forever. I hope that the
cost to attend or membership fee. An
1-43 ADA. “This was as relationships between the Soldiers and
optional dinner will be served by the
Navy Club (Mongolian Barbecue). The
Soldiers of 1-43rd Air Defense Artillery Battalion sing “Happy good for the Soldiers as it kids will continue to grow and develop
event is an opportunity for alumni to Birthday” to a child at HyoHangWon Orphanage. was for the children. It left in the future visits.”

Funk, soul singer Inobe comes to Korea

meet and greet one another while
celebrating The South Carolina Corps
of Cadets over food and drinks. Capt.
Joe Green, Class of ’01, is the point of Korea Region MWR Atlanta Music Midtown Festival.
contact and has further information. Special to The Morning Calm Weekly
Contact him and let him know if you Inobe is brought to you by Armed Forces
will attend. Green can be reached at 738- YONGSAN GARRISON — Inobe, an Atlanta based Entertainment and MWR. All performances are open
4747 or at female artist, will be touring installations throughout and free of charge to ID cardholders. For information, Korea courtesy of Morale, Welfare and Recreation. please contact the local MWR Entertainment Office or
Ebonie Johnson, aka Inobe (pronounced eye-no- call 723-3749.
Camp Casey Seeks bee), is emerging on the Atlanta music scene with her
Bowler of the Month
Visit the Casey Bowling Center and be
unique blend of funk and soul. A spiritual woman by
nature, she carries the message of God through her Inobe performances
the star bowler of the month. music. According to Inobe, “I know God ordained me
Individuals can participate in the event
7 p.m. Friday, Gwangju Air Base, Yoda’s
to minister through music. While I don’t write in the
by submitting their score at the front Gospel genre, my music is spiritual and intended to
desk. The person who hit the top score heal and shed light on dark situations.” 7 p.m. Saturday, Kunsan Air Base’s Loring Club
will be the winner of the week. And the Inobe began in the field at an early age. She wrote
winner will compete for the title of and performed her first song at the age of 8. From
Bowler of the Month. Weekly winners 8 p.m. Sunday, Osan Air Base’s Challenger
there she appeared in modeling shows, pageants and
will receive a coupon for one week of
talent shows before deciding music would be her path. Club
free bowling (limit two games per
She completed a Music Technology and Management
day).The winner for the month will
receive one month of free bowling ( limit
degree that empowered her to co-produce, finance and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Yongsan’s Main Post Club
two games a day) and a plaque. release her independent album.
Inobe’s first single, “Sista, Sista” is about the strong
TMCW Submissions bond between women. It appears on her debut album,
7 p.m. Wednesday, Camp Casey’s Gateway
To have an event featured in The “I Am Inobe.” Club
Morning Calm Weekly, e-mail She has been seen in several USO tours of the Middle
information on the activity to East and Europe. She has also appeared at the National 8 p.m. Thursday, Camp Humphreys’Tommy D’s Black Arts Festival, Atlantis Music Conference, and
Feb. 3, 2006 Page 21

Green to Gold presents enlisted opportunities

By Susan Barkley is hoping to make full use of one of the armament technician at Company B, “I’m all about encouraging young
Area III Public Affairs benefit programs available to enlisted 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, is Soldiers to pursue educational
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Educational personnel who can meet the applying for the Army Green to Gold opportunities and the Green to Gold is
benefits are one of the reasons people requirements. Scholarship Program and hopes to be one of the finest,” said Taliento. “This
join the Army. One Camp Eagle Soldier Spc. Trevor J. Roberts, an Apache enrolling at the University of Colorado is part of my job -- to mentor and teach.”
at Colorado Springs in time for the fall Taliento added that he sees Roberts
term. as he is now but also sees the officer
Roberts said his recruiter told him who will benefit the Army standing at
about the Green to Gold Scholarship the other end of the experience.
Program and he was interested in it. It “He [Roberts] has a good background
is an ROTC scholarship that provides and a good base now. Four years in
enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to school will grow, develop and mature
receive an early discharge to attend him into a fine officer,” he added.
college to receive a baccalaureate degree Roberts is committed to trying for
and be commissioned as a second the Green to Gold program next year if
lieutenant. Soldiers interested in learning he isn’t accepted this time. Taliento told
more about the program can go to http:/ him that many great Soldiers didn’t make
/ w w w . r o t c . m o n r o e . a r m y. m i l / it the first time.
scholarship_HPD2/green/index.asp or “If you want to get there, you will,” he advised.
scholarship_HPD2/green/index.asp for Roberts thinks the Army has been
full information. good for him.
Roberts began working on his “I recommend the Army to my
application package several months ago friends,” he said. “They take care of
and has found support from his unit as you.”
well, as from the U.S. Army Area III He credits the Army for turning him
Support Activity Commander, Col. “from a kid into a man.” He said he has
Michael J. Taliento Jr. Taliento has developed discipline, character and self
helped Roberts by reviewing his confidence from being a Soldier.
Area III Commander Col. Michael J.Taliento Jr. reviews Spc. Trevor J. Roberts’ Green to Gold application package, writing a letter of “You can apply self confidence every
Scholarship Application at the Camp Eagle operations center January 26. For information, go recommendation and providing support day in every aspect of life,” he observed.
to and encouragement. “It’s the best thing the Army gives you.”

Human Resources Command Team visits Area III

Area III Public Affairs The Officer Personnel BRANCH SPECIFIC POCs: Brinson, 736-8862
CAMP HUMPHREYS – A team Management Division team will also MI Officers: 1st Lt. Crystal
of officers and warrant officers provide an Officer Professional Yingling, 723-4335
from Human Resources Command, Development to all officers. Crystal.l.yingling@seoul- MP Officers: Maj. Tracey Clyde,
Officers Professional Management Officers must register no later DSN 738-6347
Division, will visit officers stationed than Tuesday to be placed on the
in Area III Feb. 14 to 17 to meet interview schedule. For Signal Officers: Carmelita
with them one-on-one and to information, contact David Champaco, 723-4807 ALL OTHER OFFICERS:
provide information regarding their Satterfield at 753-8618 or send an Area III POC: David Satterfield,
professional and career e-mail inquiry to 753-8618
development. M e d i c a l O ff i c e r s : M a j . A m y

Giving Blood
Sgt. Park Jong-suk gives blood as Korean Red
Cross nurse Kang Kyong-ae tends to him. Park is
one of 40 Korean Augmentation to the United
States Army Soldiers who donated blood at
Humphreys Jan. 26, to help replenish supplies
that had fallen low in the face of the approaching
Lunar New Year weekend. The 40 KATUSAs
visited the two blood collection buses parked
outside Humphreys gym to donate 400 milliliters
of blood each.

Feb. 3, 2006
Area III The Morning Calm Weekly

Humphreys CDC director celebrates

30 years of working with children
Youth Center Baseball
Youth Center Baseball Registration
has begun and will continue until
March 3. Registration is $40 and
By Roger Edwards already taking care of 28 children daily. she said, “and provide breakfast and
i n c l u d e s u n i f o r m T- s h i r t s a n d Area III Public Affairs This is an interim facility,” she lunch, and a mid-morning and mid-
participation medallions. For CAMP HUMPHREYS – Jacqueline continued. “We’re hoping to open the afternoon snack.
information, call 753-8284. “Jackie” Cruz is a child care next CDC around September 2007, with “We’re also providing hourly care
professional. The new Humphreys Child a capacity of 303 children. services now, and hope to offer a
Safe on My Own Development Center director has been “It will be the largest CDC in Korea,” Parents Night Out on a monthly basis
The American Red Cross holds a working with child and youth services she said. in the near future.”
“Safe on My Own” class since 1986 and taught blind and deaf Current CDC hours of operation are For information on enrolling your
Wednesday. The class, designed for children for 10 years before that. 5:45 a.m. until 6 p.m. “We take care of child at the Child Development Center,
children aged 10 and 11, will be held “I graduated from the University of both full-time and part-time children,” contact the center at 753-8610.
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Building Guam with a Bachelor of Arts Degree
262. Registration fee for the class in special education the same year I got
is $10, and must be prepaid. Grants
married,” she said. “That was in 1976.”
are being made available for Area
Cruz later earned a master’s degree
III children, by the United Club. For
in reading education.
information, call 753-7172.
“I was a military brat,” said Cruz.
NCO Assistant Sought “My father was in the Army and I saw
for 2ID Commander a lot of the world while growing up.”
The 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Red Cruz has been assigned to and
Cloud is seeking an outstanding NCO to worked for Fort Bragg and Fort Drum
fill the position of executive administrative in the United States, and at Ansbach
NCO, Office of the Commanding General. and Darmstadt and Baumbolder in
Applicants must meet a number of Germany.
qualifications, including: “I came here from Baumholder for
g Grade: Staff Sergeant (Time in Grade two reasons,” she said. “Here I have
must not exceed five years), Sgt. 1st Class the opportunity to open a brand new
(no TIG/Time in Service requirements) child development center, and I’m
g PMOS: 42L / 42A closer to my home and father in Guam.”
g Must be able to report on or before According to Cruz, the Humphreys ROGER EDWARDS
March 1, and have at least 12 months CDC is growing rapidly. “We have a Humphreys Child Development Center director Jacqueline “Jackie” Cruz leads a group of
remaining in country or be willing to maximum 50 child capacity and are
preschool boys and girls in a discussion about loosing baby teeth.
g Must possess a secret security
clearance and have no recent UCMJ or
derogatory action.
Black History
If interested, submit last two NCOERs Month 5K
and ERB to 2ID CG’s Office . Call 732- Roger Kacmarski, Osan American High
8872 for information. School (right), Chief Warrant Officer Joseph
Brewer, 520th Maintenance Battalion (left)
Super Bowl Fans
and Spc. Anthony Johnson, 168th Medical,
The Alaska Mining Company is
finish Saturday’s Black History Month 5K run
offering a steak and eggs breakfast
for $9.95 from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Camp Humphreys gym with times of
Monday, while the Community 20:55, 20:56 and 20:57, respectively.
Activities Center is inviting Kacmarski won first place in the Men’s
everyone to view the game on their Master Division. Other first place winners
movie screen-sized TV while were Women’s Senior Division: Spc. Leticia
enjoying a continental breakfast for Osticks, 168th Medical; Women’s Open
$3.95 from 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Division: Lt. Cheryl Foston, 602nd ASB;
Both locations are offering door Men’s Senior: Capt. Joseph Williams, 51st
prizes. MDG; and Men’s Open: Senior Airman Noah
Bickell, 607th CBCS.
Trafficking in Persons
Online Survey
DoDIG has made available an on-
DOIM moves to new quarters Z-station area gets
telephone prefix
line Survey at http://
w w w. d o d i g . m i l / t i p % 2 0 s u r v e y / The Director of Information Management moves operations to Building
s u r v e y. h t m pertaining to 1272 effective Monday. Phone number prefixes at the new facility are in the Area III Public Affairs
Trafficking In Persons. 754 prefix. New numbers are:
Organizations and agencies need to CAMP HUMPHREYS – A new
have all personnel log on and
DOIM Area III Walt Caranci 754-8584 telephone switch is online here,
complete the first part of the CAPR/TSACS/Email Kim, H.S. 754-6044 supporting all activities in the vicinity
survey. Prostitution and Trafficking Help Desk/LSR Kim, M.S. 754-4357 of the walk-thru gate and Zoeckler
In Persons coordinators and FAX 754-8998 Station. The prefix for telephone
trainers need to complete the Chief, AITSC John Petrella 754-7002 numbers in the affected areas has
second part. Customer Support Stuart Karmelin 754-5623 changed to “754,” with the last four
Customer Support Yi, T.S. 754-8575 digits of current telephone numbers
For the Love of Customer Support Kim, U.M. 754-7991 remaining unchanged.
Chocolate Configuration Mgt. John Agualo 754-3013 Calls originating from a
A United Club Bunko and Potluck commercial carrier, including cell
Training 754-7002
has been set for 6:30 p.m. phones, must use 0505-754-xxx. The
Wednesday at Camp Humphreys Information Assurance Kim, Jae S. 754-7150
traditional 031-690-xxxx will no
family housing. Bring your favorite Sung, Pak 754-8558
longer work for numbers with the 754
Valentine’s dish/dessert to share. For information, contact Walt Caranci at 754-8584.
Feb. 3, 2006
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HazMart saves money, provides customer service

By Roger Edwards materials due to expired shelf life to a is improperly stored. Paint that freezes Plain, ordinary bath soap is also on
Area III Public Affairs minimum, and to save money.” is no longer usable. We have to pay to the list. “In quantities, soap is
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Anthony Warrior says that if a unit has an have it hauled away. considered hazardous,” said Warrior.
Warrior heads a crew of six civilian excess of hazardous materials, or “Everyone should double check “I’ve dedicated two of my people
contract workers who saved the U.S. hazardous materials on hand that have what supplies they may have on hand to our new Curbside Pickup customer
Army in Area III well in excess of reached their recorded shelf life, he and before ordering more paint,” he service program,” Warrior continued.
$75,000 during the last two months of his people will reclaim the items. continued, “and if there is a need for “The program is still getting up to
2005. “We’ll pick the stuff up from the unit new paint, check with us first. With speed but, when it’s working properly,
“I’m the manager of the Area III and dispose of anything that’s not all the units closing down up north, we’ll monitor hazardous material
HazMart,” he said. “We’re a unit of usable,” he said, “but if we examine it there is a supply of paint available for inventory for the units, make
Chenega Management, which holds the and find it’s still good, we’ll apply a new free issue, being maintained here in a arrangements to pickup whatever
contract for hazardous materials shelf-life date and send it out to an end controlled climate. might need to be disposed of for
management for the Army in Korea. user at no cost under our free issue “We’ve got it, the units can have it. whatever reason, and actually pick the
“We’re the experts when it comes to program, saving the costs of disposal “Since we really don’t know what material up at the unit.
handling, tracking and disposing of and repurchasing. a ‘mystery substance’ may be, any “So far we’ve only been doing this
hazardous materials in Area III. “We saved more than $14,000 in examples have to be handled with for about five units, but we will be
“We receive, distribute and store November and December in the free care,” Warrior said. “That can be expanding that number. It’s what
them,” he continued. “We pick up and issue program,” he said, “and better than expensive, but it is necessary.” we’ve been hired for and saves
redistribute unused hazardous materials, $51,000 in the shelf-life extension Everyone knows that things like Soldiers time and effort that can be
manage a comprehensive shelf life program.” petroleum products and paint are better spent on other efforts.”
program, supervise storage and tracking, The HazMart crew also recycles classed as hazardous materials. But HazMart is not just a Camp
and provide a high level of customer material for reissue, and turns hazardous there are other things on the Humphreys operation. “We cover all
service. Our contract calls for us to materials into simple disposable scrap hazardous list as well -- things that of Area III,” said Warrior, “taking care
reduce the inventory of unused by removing whatever makes it may not seem hazardous. Batteries are of camps Long and Eagle as well as
hazardous materials in Area III, to hazardous. on the list, both lead-acid automotive the air defense artillery units up at
prevent waste by keeping disposal of “We have a couple of machines we battery and lithium batteries. Scouring Osan and Suweon. “
used to recycle antifreeze last year that powder and other cleaning supplies
produced more than a thousand dollars make the list, as does floor polish and
of free issue antifreeze in November,” supplies used in nuclear-biological-
said Warrior. “We have machines that chemical detection and
we can use to clean and crush both five- decontamination.
gallon and aerosol cans. The result is
that we only have to pay to have scrap
hauled away instead of the fee for a
contractor to handle hazardous
materials. A five-gallon can becomes a
metal disk about an inch thick.”
There is also a machine that will crush
neon light tubes and bulbs, and recover
the mercury that makes them hazardous.
This reduces the cost of disposal.
Warrior says that the biggest
hazardous material problems in Korea
right now are excess paint and “mystery
Environmental Technician II Jose Garcia (left) substances.”

and HazMart boss Anthony Warrior check the Environmental Technician II Jose Garcia demonstrates the HazMart can crusher (both pictures
“Units will over order paint, or order above). The remains of the contents of a five -gallon can placed in the machine are drained into
contents of a “spill kit.” The kit is used to clean more, not realizing there is still paint in
up hazardous material spills and to minimize a 55-gallon barrel. The machine then applies crushing pressure that turns the five-gallon can into
storage,” he said. “Often paint on hand a metal disk about an inch high.
environmental impact.

Good Neighbors
Joe Bell, Wonju enclave executive assistant, and Maj.
Thomas L. Arrington, camps Long and Eagle commander,
present a box of food purchased from local vendors, to Yi
Gang-ho an 87-year-old resident of Taejang 2 dong in Wonju.
Yi is one of 21 elderly residents to receive a food gift from
Bell and Arrington for Lunar New Year.


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Area IV KSC companies test mobilization skills

Korean Service Corps Daegu, Carroll excel
trains to streamline at 2005 KSC awards
transition from peace Area IV Public Affairs

to wartime posture CAMP HENRY – Two Area IV

Korean Service Corps companies
By Steven Hoover proved to be a formidable force as
Area IV Public Affairs they took three of eight unit awards
CAMP HENRY – When it comes to and added two individual winners at
mobilizing in the event of hostilities or the KSC Battalion’s annual awards
war, the Korean Service Corps is one dinner Jan. 20 in Seoul.
organization with a plan that can be In the 2005 KSC Company of the
acted upon immediately. Year individual unit categories the
They have to, being that they are, 37th KSC Company from Camp
and have been since 1950, an integral Carroll won the Safety Award and
part of the Republic of Korea’s plan to the 32nd KSC Company from Camp
support U.S. forces in the event of war. Henry took both the Base Operations
The 32nd KSC Company demonstrated and Mobilization Awards.
that plan Jan. 24-26 during its annual STEVEN HOOVER
KSC Employee of the Year
mobilization exercise. Earlier this year, Yi Chun-pong, 168th Medical Battalion, checks the blood pressure of Yi Tae-kyu, 32nd KSC honors went to Chang Sung-ho
from Jan. 11–13, a similar exercise was Company, Camp Henry, during the 32nd KSC Company’s mobilization exercise Jan. 25 at 37th KSC Co., who was named
conducted by the 6th KSC Company Daegu Middle School, across the street from Camp Henry’s Gate 1. Blood pressure screenings, Technician Employee of the Year.
headquartered at Camp Hialeah in Busan. conducting Common Task Training and in processing personnel are just a few of the many tasks Chang serves as a nursing assistant
The exercises are part of the KSC unit members train on during their annual MOBEX. and ambulance driver for the 168th
Battalion’s annual mobilization exercise. Medical Battalion. In addition, Kim
The Korean Service Corps was Emergency Mobilization Order of Rhee. was renamed the Korean Service Corps Po-sung, who is the mobilization
founded on July 26, 1950, under These mobilized Korean citizens in 1951. During the Korean War, the specialist for the 32nd KSC Co.,
Presidential Emergency Decree of were activated to support U.S. and KSC’s strength exceeded 100,000 to was selected as the Administrative
Syngman Rhee, then the leader of the United Nations Forces in Korea to sustain the logistical mission. Today, Employee of the Year.
Republic of Korea, in response to an transport ammunition, food and about 2,200 KSC employees support The 32nd KSC Co. has an
urgent request for manpower by Gen. medicine to the front lines. They also the 8th U.S. Army and United States impressive record at the KSC
Walton Walker, commanding general, evacuated dead and wounded from the Forces Korea units throughout the awards having won Best Overall
Eighth U.S. Army. The Civilian battlefield and constructed fighting peninsula. They perform a multitude Company three years in a row from
Transportation Corps, their original positions, trenches, command posts and of missions that impact the community 2002 – 2004, and four of five years
name, consisted of non-combatant main supply routes. every day. from 2000 – 2004.
civilians who were drafted under the The Civilian Transportation Corps See KSC
KSC, Page 28

‘Bettering the community is what AFAP is all about’

By Galen Putnam managed the work group process in an effort to keep
Area IV Public Affairs participants focused and goal oriented. Recorders
CAMP WALKER – Delegates from a variety of jotted down on butcher paper discussion points in order
backgrounds gathered for the 2006 Area IV Army to keep track of the many ideas, topics and suggestions
Family Action Plan Conference Jan. 27 at the Soldiers’ being bandied about. Transcribers then typed the
Memorial Chapel and Chapel Activities Center here to butcher paper notes into a laptop computer to preserve
prioritize the top quality of life issues affecting those the group’s notes and retain a written history of the
who live and work in Area IV. proceedings.
The Army Family Action Plan provides all Army To provide additional support, subject matter experts
constituents the opportunity to present quality of life from a variety of fields were on hand throughout the
concerns to the command and be a part of the day to observe, answer questions and offer guidance.
problem-solving process by offering suggested The purpose of the conference was to winnow
solutions. through the many suggested issues in order to prioritize
“Delegates have the opportunity to not only present the top three topics as determined by each of the four
their own opinions, but they have the opportunity to working groups including: Medical/Dental/
represent the entire community,” said Vicki Kingston, GALEN PUTNAM Employment, Force Support/Retirement, Housing/
Area IV Support Activity AFAP coordinator. “Each of Sgt. Keyne Smith, with the 16th Medical Logistics Battalion at Relocation/Consumer Services, and Teens.
them has the chance to contribute to the overall quality Camp Carroll, makes a point during the Area IV Army Family Those top concerns, along with suggested solutions,
of the community so this is a good experience for Action Plan Conference Jan. 27 at the Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel were briefed at the end of the day to Area IV senior
them. Bettering the community is what AFAP is all and Chapel Activities Center on Camp Walker. leaders including Col. Donald J. Hendrix, Area IV
about” were represented. Delegates discussed issues that had Support Activity commander.
About 60 delegates representing a cross section of been submitted in advance of the conference and also A big change this year was the addition of a half-
the community, including single and married enlisted suggested topics of their own for discussion during day of training prior to the conference in which
soldiers and officers as well as retirees and civilians, the working sessions. delegates had the opportunity to hash out a real issue,
participated in the day-long event. Family members In order to keep the discussions on track, each giving them a better feel for their roles during the actual
representing each group also participated, as did several working group had a facilitator, recorder and event.
teens, to ensure a wide range of demographic groups transcriber to help guide the action. Facilitators See AFAP
AFAP, Page 28
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Super events, coverage set for Super Bowl

New Taxi Fare System By Steven Hoover continues until the 8 a.m. kickoff. There
Effective midnight Saturday, Daegu Area IV Public Affairs will be door prize giveaways and
City taxi fares will increase. The CAMP HENRY – Free breakfast, a drawings throughout the game. For more
increase applies to the on post Area chili cook-off and plenty of giveaways information, call 763-3685.
IV Call Taxi Service as well. From 4 are just some of the promotions planned Area IV Morale, Welfare and
a.m. – midnight, the basic rate
throughout Area IV during Super Bowl Recreation officials said that Soldiers at
increases to W1800 within two
XL festivities Monday morning. Gwangju Air Base would be treated to
kilometers, plus W100 for every 159
First time participants, the Seattle similar festivities.
meters driven, plus W100 for every
38 seconds. The current rate is Seahawks, will face the Pittsburgh VFW Post 10033 – Doors open at
W1500, W100 every 177 meters and Steelers in Detroit. The Steelers, winners information, call 764-4985. 5:30 a.m. with a free breakfast buffet
W100 for every 43 seconds, of four Super Bowls in the late 70’s, will Camp Henry – Henry’s Place opens featuring eggs/omelets made to order,
respectively. From midnight – 4 a.m., be making their first appearance since with a free breakfast from 6:30 - 8 a.m., bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits
the basic rate increases to W2160 losing to the Dallas Cowboys in Super and door prizes and drawings throughout and gravy and choice of coffee, milk
within two kilometers, W120 every 159 Bowl XXX, 27-17. the morning. For information, call 768- and juice. Free snacks will also be
meters driven, plus W120 every 38 Live game coverage on AFN Sports 7300. available during the game. For
seconds. The current rate is W1800, and AFN Prime begins at 8 a.m. K-2 Air Base – Jake’s Club will open information, contact John O’Conner at
W120 every 177 meters, plus W120 However, folks who plan to watch the at 6 a.m. with a free breakfast of 768-7909.
every 43 seconds, respectively. Also, game at one of the following venues doughnuts, juice and coffee. A Chili In addition to game day coverage, the
whenever a cab waits at a traffic light, might want to get there early to see some Cook-off, with judging at halftime, will Armed Forces Network will air more than
or gets stuck in traffic, W100 is added of the pregame shows and eat some also highlight the morning. Besides chili, 50 hours of Super Bowl XL coverage.
every 54 seconds, compared to every breakfast: bratwursts and other side dishes will Super Sunday coverage on AFN Sports
43 seconds previously. The W1000 Camp Carroll – The Community also be available. For information, call begins at 1 a.m., Monday, with ESPNs
pickup fee is still in effect. Activities Center opens at 6 a.m. This John Turner at 766-4107/4226. “Sunday NFL Countdown,” followed by
event is open to everyone. Admission is Chinhae Naval Base – Free Super the NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access
Black History Month $1. Breakfast will be served and the game Super Bowl XL Pregame Show.”
Bowl Party at Duffy’s. The doors open
Prayer Breakfast
will be shown on the widescreen at 6 a.m. to all Department of Defense ABC Sports will present the “Super
The 20th Area Support Group Equal
television. Drawings for door prizes will personnel. Breakfast will be served Bowl XL Pregame Show” on AFN Prime
Opportunity Office and the
be held throughout the day. Giveaways starting at 6:30 a.m. Prizes, including Atlantic starting at 4:30 a.m. locally.
Multicultural Gospel Service of Camp
Walker will sponsor a Black History include calling cards, gift certificates team jerseys and gift certificates will be Super Bowl XL will re-air on AFN
Month Prayer Breakfast 7 a.m. and football jerseys. For information, call awarded following each quarter. The Sports at 7 p.m. This will be followed
Tuesday at the Camp Carroll Dining Carlos Algarin at 765-7484/8325. person who picks the exact final score by a special treat for AFN Sports
Facility. The keynote speaker will be Camp Walker – The Hilltop Club opens wins a mountain bike. There will also viewers: commercials. Unedited versions
Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia Keit, Area at 6:30 a.m. with a party jointly sponsored be other prizes donated by AAFES. of Super Bowl XL commercials will air
IV Support Activity command sergeant by Hilltop Club and Better Opportunities Lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m. back-to-back.
major. Music will be provided by the for Single Soldiers. Free breakfast for For information, call Olivia Weatherly For complete Super Bowl XL on AFN
Multicultural Gospel Service Choir. For everyone in attendance is served until 8 at 762-5848. listings, click
information, call Sgt. 1st Class Redric a.m. Drawings for door prizes will be Camp Hialeah – Pusan Pub opens at tv/sports/schedule.asp and select NFL, ALL
Ledbetter at 765-8692. held throughout the morning. For more 6 a.m. with a free breakfast, which CHANNELS in the dropdown boxes.

Checking For The ‘All Clear’

Reward Offered
The 20th Military Police Detachment
(Criminal Investigation Division) is
offering a $500 reward for information
leading to the identification,
apprehension and conviction of the
person responsible for a Nov. 9, 2005
theft of a $1798 bank deposit. Reports
can remain confidential. Anyone with
information should call 768-8225 or

Well Being Council

Meeting Planned
The Area IV Well Being Council will meet
9 – 11 a.m. Feb. 14, at Henry’s Place on
Camp Henry. Information updates and
issue discussions are on the agenda. The
meeting is open to the community. For
information, call 768-8125.

CPR Training
An “Adult, Infant and Child CPR with
First Aid” course is scheduled for 8
a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Feb. 25 at the Red
Cross office on Camp Henry. Cost for
the program in $35 and class size is
limited. For more information or to
sign-up, call Jimmy Finch at 768-7993.

COLA Survey
The 2006 Cost of Living
Allowance (COLA) survey will
continue through Wednesday. Visit (left to right) Staff Sgt. Robert Thomason, Staff Sgt. Ronald Gibbs, and Spc. Loreal McNeill, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, to
19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) practice using an M-256 chemical detection kit during Nuclear, Biological and Chemical
complete the survey. For information,
training at the Crown Jewel Fitness Center on Camp Carroll Jan. 23. The training preceded a trip to the gas chamber where the Soldiers
call Capt. James Okeke at 725-5421.
tested their chemical protective gear in a room full of tear gas.
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Unit Spotlight: 2-1 ADA plays unique role in peninsula’s defense
By Steven Hoover
Area IV Public Affairs
GWANGJU – In recent months, while
several units around the peninsula have
been saying “so long” to their
distinguished history in the Republic of
Korea, members of the 2nd Battalion, 1st
Air Defense Artillery, recently celebrated
their first anniversary in country.
The unit was stationed at Fort Bliss,
Texas, before being assigned to Gwangju
Air Base, a Republic of Korea installation
located in southwest part of the country,
about 135 miles from Daegu. The
headquarters battery of 35th Air Defense
Artillery Brigade is located at Osan Air
Spc. Danny Abe, 2-1 ADA, battles the
Base. Other elements of the brigade are
elements as he lowers launcher outriggers
located throughout the peninsula.
during a Patriot launcher crew drill last year.
2-1 ADA, which arrived in November
2004, celebrated with a flagging “We have completed several joints
ceremony on Dec. 15. Before the events with the ROK 31st Infantry Division PHOTOS BY 1ST LT. TAE H. KIM

ceremony, hosted by Lt. Col. Marcus and the 1st ROK Air Force,” Kim said. Soldiers from 2-1 ADA conduct rail load operations of Patriot equipment at Fort Bliss
C. Black, battalion commander, about “We’ve visited their Hawk and Vulcan sites before deployment to Gwangju Air Base in Nov. 2004.
400 Soldiers, U.S. and Korean guests, and then hosted several Patriot open houses While most assignments on the system like this is that the units and
gathered in the theater for a briefing for them and the local citizens.” peninsula are Soldier by Soldier, the ADA Soldiers are constantly adjusting to a new
centering on unit accomplishments The 2-1 ADA celebration was units are the only ones to rotate entire environment.
during the past year. followed the next day with a ceremony fire batteries in and out. Rossi said the “A positive factor, however, is that
According to 1st Lt. Tae H. Kim, unit at Osan hosted by Col. John G. Rossi, Army is adopting the system as part of the units that arrive are trained and
tactical director, the battalions’ Soldiers brigade commander. He cited two its transformation. proficient to carry out the mission here
have adopted two local orphanages, Patriot unit rotations (in May and “Our line batteries rotate yearly,” said in Korea,” he added. “We are not training
helped winterize a home for the November), joint basing on South Kim, who has been with the unit since brand new units and Soldiers, but rather,
handicapped and partnered with South Korean facilities, acquiring 24 Avengers the initial deployment. “Since we have we are receiving Patriot batteries that
Korean military forces. In all, the unit and Sentinel radar units and a constant two batteries per air base, we have a are able to carry out the mission once
volunteered about 1,000 hours in the commitment to readiness among the new rotation about every six months. they have adjusted to the new
local community. brigade’s accomplishments since arrival. The major challenge with a rotation environment.”

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KSC from Page 25

“What most folks don’t includes a blood pressure and those same two tags in 10 seconds. training, covering subjects such as
understand is that the Korean height/weight check; mobilized “Also, once a person has been map reading, CPR and basic first aid
Service Corps is a program that KSCs are outfitted with TA-50 and processed through the ID card and the use of protective mask and
belongs to the Republic of Korea OCIE, including individual NBC section, the computer program we clothing.
government,” said Lt. Col. Robert equipment. Geneva Conventions use sends the individuals The mobilees are formed into
Paquin, KSC battalion commander. identification cards (DD Form information to the equipment issue companies and transported to the
He, along with Sgt. Maj. Henry K. 2764) and identification tags are also station where, based on height and U.S. units they have been assigned
Garrett and two other U.S. soldiers, issued. weight statistics, they can have the to supplement. To simulate this
are the only non-Korean assets “These drills are our best way of equipment issue pre-packed and during the exercise, a “Rock Drill”
involved with KSC. testing the process,” Paquin said. ready to go,” he added. partnering KSC representatives with
Once alerted, the 32nd KSC “Because of the amount of Mobilees ordered to report to U.S. unit counterparts was done.
Company’s mission is to deploy to personnel we must process each KSC duty during wartime are Korean Flags representing each formed KSC
Daegu Middle School and establish day, we need to streamline our citizens who are identified company were placed at the
a mobilization station within 24 processes. As an example, ID tags according to their occupational corresponding installation/unit they
hours. The station is then expected using the manual machine, could skills. This would include both would be supporting.
to receive, in-process, outfit and take as long as 10 minutes for each skilled and unskilled workers. After link-up, U.S. units are
provide limited training to 600 or tag. And, making one mistake made Once they have their basic issue responsible for all KSC support
more mobilees per day. f o r t e d i o u s w o r k . We r e c e n t l y of equipment, the mobilized KSCs requirements, just as if they were
After initial processing, which purchased a machine that will create are put through some common task Soldiers, Paquin said.

AFAP from Page 25

Each issue briefed was given a title and the scope reached locally, it is elevated to the major command because you get to see other peoples’ points of view
of the issue was presented in basic terms. In addition, level. In rare cases, issues are further elevated to the on issues. I liked being able to provide input based on
recommendations on how to resolve the issue were Department of the Army. the other places I’ve been.”
also provided by group members. “This is a good experience for community members, Others agreed.
Issues, from specific to wide-ranging, included: especially the youth,” Kingston said. “A lot of people “I enjoyed the forum and I learned a lot. It was a
facilities and activities for adolescents, employment talk about the community and what they would like to good opportunity to see how subjects affect the lives
for spouses, parking, satellite and cable television change but many do not follow through with action. of other people in the community from their
service, bus scheduling and routing, military police With AFAP, there must be a result. Issues must be perspectives since we had active duty, civilians, retirees
representation at off-post accidents, Morale, Welfare resolved whether at the local level or at a higher level.” and others in our group,” said Sgt. Keyne Smith, 16th
and Recreation facility operation hours during extended Participants were glad to be a part of the process Medical Logistics Battalion, Camp Carroll. “I felt it
weekends, among others. and to be able to contribute to Area IV’s quality of life. was very worthwhile because I knew whatever we
During the Army Family Action Plan process many “I thought it would just be a bunch of talking but it recommended would be acted upon.”
issues bubble to the surface. According to Army Family turned out to be pretty fun,” said Josh Hoover, 18, a For information about the Area IV Army Family
Action Plan data, 90 percent of the issues presented family member who has been in Daegu for less than Action Plan Program, call Kingston, at 768-7232. You
are resolved at the local level. If a resolution cannot be five months. “I thought the conference was good can also visit

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Word of the week

The phrase of the week

“ Where is the napkin?


This story is about:

Seoul American High School Nehp-keen oe-di ee-soe-yo?
takes first place in swim the napkin Where is?
Conversation of the week
Here is the napkin.
Nehp-keen yoe-gee


Give me some water.

Mul-johm joo-sheep-she-o.

Hot water?
Ddue-goe-oon mul-ee-yo?

No. Cold water,

Ah-nee-o. please.
Chahn-mool joo-sheep-she-o.

Hold on.