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Volume 5, Issue 20 March 9, 2007

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IMCOM commanding general,


sergeant major visits United States
Army Installations in Korea
By John A. Nowell
IMCOM Public Affairs Officer
YONGSAN GARRISON, Seoul,
Korea – The IMCOM command team
visited Korea for a first-hand look at
the ‘Quality of Life’ and living
conditions for the Soldiers serving in
Korea, March 4-8.
The team lead by Lt. Gen. Robert
Wilson, assistant chief of staff for
Installation Management and
commanding general, Installation
Management Command, included Col.
(P) Phillip McGhee, director, Resource
Management, IMCOM HQ, Col.
James Balocki, chief, Strategic
Initiatives Group for ACSIM, and
Command Sgt. Maj. Debra Strickland,
Command Sgt. Maj. for ACSIM and
IMCOM HQ.
The team was briefed by Brig. Gen.
Al Aycock, director, Installation
Management Command, Korea
Region, who escorted them throughout
the tour and included a courtesy call
on Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, Chief
of Staff, UNC/USFK and commanding DAVID M C N A L LLYY
general, 8th United States Army.
(Above) Lt. Gen. Robert
During the tour the team took
Wilson, commanding
walking tours of barracks, motor pools general, Installation
and administrative facilities as well as Management Command,
having lunch with Soldiers in dining and Command Sgt. Maj.
facilities. Debra Strickland,
On the first day, they attended a command sergeant major,
lunch with representatives of Installation Management
organizations which sponsor Good Command, receives
Neighbor Programs for our Soldiers, briefing from Capt. Tomiko
Ballard, commander, 1st
including the Association of the U.S.
Replacement Company,
Army, Korean American Friendship
during a tour of 1st
Association, Korean American Replacement Center.
Friendship Society, People to People (Left) Lt. Gen. Robert
International Korea, The Second to Wilson, CG, IMCOM has
None Soldier’s Support Group and the lunch with U.S. and
United Services Organization. KATUSA Soldiers at the K-
16 Dining Facility on K-16
See Wilson
Wilson, Page 2 Air Base during his visit in
S G T . L E E Y A N G-W O N Area II.
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MP Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the
Safety message for
B
military police blotters. These entries may be

upcoming exercises
incomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence
of any person.

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Area 1
Attempted Suicide, Subject 1 jumped out of his
barracks room window. Subject 1 was transported Reception, Staging, composite risk management

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by an ambulance to the Camp Casey Emergency Onward Movement, and into their daily activities. We
Clinic where Subject 1 was treated and transferred Integration/Foal Eagle can enhance both safety and
to 121st CSH. Injuries to Subject 1 consisted of exercise will be our first major discipline through increased

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sprained ankles. Medical Personnel considered this training exercise of the commander daily involvement
incident an attempted suicide. The investigation and oversight.
calendar year, providing an
continues by MPI.
excellent opportunity to Read my safety guidance in
improve ROK/U.S. combat USFK Command Policy
Area 2
Assault Consummated by Battery, Subject 1 and readiness and joint/combined Letter 2, Command Safety
and in USFK 2006-2007
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Victim 1 were involved in a verbal altercation which interoperability.
turned physical when Subject 1 struck Victim 1 on Large numbers of Gen. B.B. Bell Winter Safety Campaign.
the right side facial area and chest with a closed individual augmentees and I am totally committed to

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hand. Subject 1 was apprehended and transported entire units will join our staffs opportunities for misguided the achievement of our RSOI/
to the Kangnam KNP Station where Subject 1 was and formations for this behavior increase over the FE ’07 training objectives.
charged by KNP under ROK Criminal Code #2-2 exercise. Commanders and duration of most exercises. I am equally insistent that

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(Assault) and released into MP custody on a CJ These increases result we execute the training safely.
leaders at all levels must be
Form 2. Subject 1 was transported to the Yongsan
fully engaged to ensure their from overconfidence, fatigue, I expect rigid enforcement
PMO. The investigation continues by KNP.
safe integration into USFK complacency, adverse of standards.
Area 3
Assault, Subject 1 and Subject 2 were involved in a
D formations and activities. For
those joining us from off-
weather, and alcohol abuse. I
expect all commanders to
The result will be enhanced
safety and a more disciplined

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verbal altercation which turned physical when shore, completion of Theater develop and implement risk force with pride in their unit,
Subject 1 attempted to stop Subject 2 from leaving Specific Required Training is control measures, closely pride in their mission, and pride
by using Subject 1’s shoulder to carry Subject 2 mandatory per USFK Reg supervise unit operations, and in their accomplishments.
back to Subject 2’s room. Subject 2 broke free from 350-2. While striving for evaluate operational results. To have a servicemember
Subject 1 and continued to have a verbal altercation maximum training benefits, To prevent alcohol related injured or lost during this
with Subject 1 at which time Subject 1 was pushed incidents, Component superb training opportunity
commanders should ensure
down the third floor landing. Subject 2 and Subject
that safety, command Commanders will ensure would be a tragedy. We are
1 reported to the CQ area where Subject 1 attempted
discipline and common sense participants observe USFK accountable.
to leave when Subject 2 grabbed Subject 1 by both
of Subject 1’s arms in an attempt to stop Subject 1 # are adhered to in all situations. Command Policy Letter 45,
from leaving while waiting for MP. Subject 1 broke The safety of personnel and Alcohol Consumption during
free from Subject 2 and fled the scene. A search of 17-07 safeguarding of equipment JCS-Directed and other
the area by Witness 1 for Subject 1 met with negative are vital to the success of our USFK Level Exercises.
results. Witness 2 and Witness 1 rendered written training efforts. To address all other risks,
sworn statements attesting to the incident. There Unfortunately, the potential leaders at every level must GEN B.B. Bell
were no injuries reported. The investigation for accidents and continue to incorporate Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK
continues by MPI.

Area 4
Wilson from Page 1 “We are looking at modernizing and change. We
want to normalize tours for our people. We have such a
Assault Consummated by Battery, Domestic In explaining the purpose of the team’s tour of
great alliance with our Republic of Korea allies. And,
Violence, Subject 1 and Victim 1 were involved in a IMCOM Garrisons in Korea, Aycock said, “General
that’s important to Korea, to IMCOM, to 8th US Army
verbal altercation which turned physical when Wilson’s tour of Korea is for our success. Every
Subject 1 struck Victim 1 with an open hand. Subject
and USFK,” Aycock said.
commander has to see the situation on the ground.
1 was apprehended and transported to the Camp The team began touring the garrisons and Area
We can send him papers and pictures, but until he
Walker PMO where Subject 1 was advised of Subject Support Activities with courtesy calls on senior mission
comes here to see it for himself, to see the buildings
1’s legal rights, which Subject 1 waived, rendering commanders and area commanders in all four Areas,
and talk to the Soldiers and commanders here, to
a written sworn statement admitting to the offense, but above all to see the Soldiers and their living
determine our needs, it will always be a challenge to
processed and released on Subject 1’s own conditions..
recognizance. Family Advocacy was notified. This make it real. When he is on the ground he can see
is a final report. what Korea is like today. See Wilson
Wilson, Page 4

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Surface Deployment,
Distribution Command
USFK commander puts university
area off-limits
The commander of United States
Forces Korea has designated the

team visits Defense


Hongdae/Hongik University area in
Seoul off-limits to all USFK service
members, civilian employees,
contractor employees and their family

Distribution Depot Korea


members between the hours of 9 p.m.
and 5 a.m. daily for reasons of force
protection. The Hongdae/Hongik
University area is located about two
miles west of Yongsan Main Post, By Polly Charbonneau
immediately southwest of the Sinchon Defense Deployment and Distribution Center Command Affairs
subway station and rotary and includes Army Maj. Gen. Kathleen Gainey,
the Hongdae bar district. This order commanding general, Surface
does not apply to KATUSA Soldiers Deployment and Distribution Command,
or Korean employees. For more details recently visited Defense Distribution
and maps go to the force protection Depot Korea, or DDDK, to discuss
page on USFK.mil.
current operations.
Yellow Dust DDDK is one of 26 distribution
The United States Forces Korea and centers managed by the Defense
the Korean Meteorolgical Distribution Center. While Gainey
Administration have revised their commanded DDC from Aug. 2002 to
warnings concerning increase in Aug. 2004, DDDK was being planned.
Yellow dust coming from the Gobi She was impressed with DDDK
Desert in China. For more information
operations and facilities, describing them
Yellow dust as well as to check the
as “world-class.”
current Yellow dust concentration at
your location about Yellow dust, logon Gainey sees opportunity for DDDK P C OLLY HARBONNEAU

to http://www.usfk.mil/USFK/ to grow and provide additional service Maj. Gen. Kathleen Gainey, discusses current operations with Pete Halseth.
index.html, click on Yellow Sand, or to customers located in Korea. She is
http://www.seoul.amedd.army.mil/ supportive of additional streamlining of distribution. DDDK has had no reportable incidents since activation,
sites/yellowsand/default.asp. Or, Gainey lauded DDDK for their inventory accuracy and Gainey was impressed with that safety record.
contact Deputy Chief of Staff Force and aggressive commitment to maintaining it. See Gainey
Gainey, Page 4
Health Protection, 18TH MEDCOM at
736-3025/3033, mobile 010-7124-9512.
TIPS for Yellow Sand Storms
avoid outdoor activities
Ration control RSOI, Foal
commissary dollar Eagle ‘2007’
keep windows closed
remove contact lenses
use warm water to wash
drink plenty of water

limits increase set to start


don’t burn candles indoors
don’t smoke indoors
air out rooms in home
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Your rate is determined by family Special to The Morning Calm Weekly
Autism Spectrum Disorder
United States Forces Korea J-1 Office size as tracked by the Defense UNC/CFC/USFK Public Affairs
Support Group Meeting
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Ration control commissary Biometric Identification System. Yongsan –The Republic of Korea
Support Group will host its montly monthly dollar limits will increase So to ensure you are being and United States Combined Forces
support group meeting March 27. The approximately 25 percent for all measured against the correct purchase Command announced March 6 the
meeting will be held at Seoul American family sizes March 1. limit, make sure all your dependents, Reception, Staging, Onward
Elementary Dolphin Theater. The point This is a good news story for our even infants, are registered in DBIDS. movement and Integration
of contact for the group is Alexander Service members and their families. You can check both your number command-post exercise, referred to
Carter, and you can contact him at 738- This increase reflects the 23 percent of dependents registered and your as “RSOI 2007,” will be held March
5311. current monthly purchase total by using 25 thru March 31 in multiple locations
rise in inflation, as measured by the
2007 West Point Dinner Consumer Price Index, since rates the following link, either from your throughout Korea.
Members of the Long Gray line and were last raised in 2000. work or home computer. Choose “My The joint and combined field-
guests are invited to the 2007 West The new rates are reflected in the Ration Check,” and then enter your training exercise referred to as “Foal
Point Founder’s Day Dinner at the table below. SSAN, last name and date of birth. Eagle” will also be linked with RSOI
Dragon Hill Lodge, tomorrow night. — as it has been for the past several
The dinner will cost $25 per person.
The uniform is Mess Dress and Army
Blues. For more information, call 723-
New limits for years.
The Reception, Staging, Onward
movement and Integration
5938.

Virtues Volunteers needed to


ration control command-post exercise and Foal
Eagle 2007, as with all other CFC
teach English Family Size Previous Dollar Limit New Dollar Limit exercises, is a defensive oriented
The Virtues English program is seeking exercise designed to improve the
1 $450 $550 command’s ability to defend the
volunteers. This program requires
active duty service members to 2 $700 $850 Republic of Korea against external
volunteer to teach English to Korean 3 $900 $1,100 aggression.
school children two Saturdays each 4 $1,050 $1,300 RSOI is a regularly scheduled,
month. For additional information annual joint and combined command-
contact Charlotte Huntsman at 724-
5 $1,250 $1,500
7781 or 7003. 6+ $1,450 $1,800
See Exercise
Exercise, Page 4
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Wilson from Page 2
Monday afternoon they visited with After the Area IV staff briefing
first sergeants and Soldiers at camps Wilson complimented them for their
Red Cloud and Casey and were briefed great work. “You have a great team;
about the flood conditions that very professional and who cares very
occurred on Camp Casey last year deeply. And, you have a great
and the steps taken to mitigate future community,” he said.
flood conditions. The final leg of the scheduled visit
During a dinner hosted at the was conducted at the Area III Support
Warrior Club on Camp Casey, Wilson Activity at Camp Humphreys. In his
commented on the ‘Army Community opening remarks at breakfast focusing
of Excellence’ program and on Public Works and engineering at the
emphasized that benchmarking with 527th Military Intelligence Battalion
others will improve processes toward Dining Facility Wednesday, Wilson said
that end. that it is “…an exciting time to be in
“Benchmarking is the process of the Army and a part of change.”
identifying, understanding and adapting Following a briefing by Col. Michael
outstanding practices from J. Taliento, commander, Area III
organizations anywhere in the world Support Activity, on how the Camp
to help your organization improve its Humphreys Installation Operations
performance,” he said. Center works Wilson said, “This is
The following day, the team met phenomenal work; this is exactly what
with resource management officials you need for your mission.”
from the Garrisons as well as 8th U.S. During discussions on the recently-
Army and USFK for breakfast at the completed Antiterrorism Force
Dragon Hill Lodge to discuss Protection exercise in Area III, Wilson
resources. The tour continued with said that the team told him they came
briefings by Area II officials in away impressed with the quality of the
Yongsan Garrison and tours of the staff and the work they did during the
installation as well as a visit to K-16 exercise. He added, “I think the team
Air Base. “I’m very impressed with learned as much as they taught (at
the initiatives on going here. I’ve Humphreys).” In summary, Wilson
looked at the Community Activity stated that he will do everything he can
Center and the new K-16 buildings to ensure IMCOM Korea will be able
here and it’s really a model facility.” to get needed resources to support the
“It’s exactly what Soldiers deserve. Soldiers.
I’ve talked to Soldiers, BOSS “We are very proud of what you all
members and KATUSAs who are are doing. Korea is an important ally.
completely dedicated at what they do. You are doing important work for the
It makes me very proud that they’re Army and the nation.”
working with the U.S. Army.” The “We’re going to do our best to
visit continued that afternoon with a ensure that the Garrisons continue to
briefing and tour of the Area IV get the resources they need to take
Support Activity with stops at facilities good care of our Soldiers,” Wilson
on camps Henry, George and Walker said.
in the U.S. Army Garrison, Daegu Wilson and his team departed
meeting and talking to US and Incheon yesterday on their way back
KATUSA Soldiers. to the Pentagon.

Gainey from Page 3


DDDK, and all DDC distribution services to the U.S. Armed Forces
centers, routinely use radio frequency located on the Korean Peninsula.
identification, or RFID, throughout DDDK has had no reportable incidents
many distribution center processes. since activation. Gainey also toured the
DDDK’s primary mission is to collocated Map Support Office-Korea,
provide enhanced physical distribution or MSO-K.

Exercise from Page 3


post exercise, which was first held in will include a full range of conventional
1994 and is used by CFC, ROK and equipment, capabilities and personnel.
U.S. force commanders to train and Foal Eagle is the command’s theater-
evaluate CFC capability to receive wide joint and combined field training
forces from bases outside of the exercise focused on rear area security
country. and stability operations, onward
The United Nations Command has movement of equipment and select
informed the Korean People’s Army training events.
in North Korea about RSOI and Foal These defensive field exercises are
Eagle 2007 and assured them that this designed to help teach, coach and
is a defensive military readiness mentor younger Servicemembers
exercise, and that it is not meant to be while exercising senior leaders’
provocative in any way. As in past decision-making capabilities to protect
exercises, RSOI and Foal Eagle 2007 the ROK.
March 9, 2007 Page 5

AER: Soldiers
helping Soldiers
By Jim Cunningham “They can also get benefits from
Area I Public Affairs AER.”
CAMP CASEY—Area I began its “Last year Area I AER helped 235
fundraising campaign for Army Soldiers, Newton said. “For a total of
Emergency Relief Fund March 2 with about $217,000 that we gave to
a ceremony featuring Col. Forrest Soldiers in this area.”
Newton, Area I commander. The area gave the money before it
“The AER had its fundraising
process has been “The AER takes care of cNewton ampaign,
said.
around for 66
Soldiers and their “We gave them
JIM CUNNINGHAM
years,” Newton Col. Forrest Newton Area I commander, discusses the benefits of contributing to the
said. “It is an families, Soldiers that that money, and
Army Emergency Relief Fund during the campaign kick-off March 2.
organization have passed away, their then we had our
solely dedicated fundraising will be there and provide the help the poorest people in the world, giving
children and their campaign and Soldiers need.” everything she had back to those
to taking care of
Soldiers.”
widows,” raised $150,000.” The Army train Soldiers to be tough people,” Newton said. “I would say
The AER Col. Forrest Newton, Area I The AER and fight wars, the American public that is pretty tough.”
takes care of commander campaign is not expects that sort of toughness. Toughness is a question of belief,
more than just the just about giving Nevertheless, real toughness, according to Newton.
Soldiers themselves, according to money to the according to Newton, is more than the “It is a question of ‘what do you care
Newton. fund, according to Newton. popular definition of toughness, in its about?’”
“The AER takes care of Soldiers “There will be a time when a Soldier whole meaning toughness includes the Toughness in caring could very well
and their families, Soldiers that have is going to need help,” Newton said. likes of Mother Teresa. be the motto of the AER.
passed away, their children and their “I am not always going to be there “Here is a woman that lived her Soldiers that are tough care about
widows,” Newton said. to give the help directly, but the AER entire life in abject poverty amongst each other and give to the AER.

Area I civilians get substance abuse training


By Jim Cunningham drink,” Johnson said. “It is important to know the effects
Area I Public Affairs of alcohol and what is considered heavy drinking. Five or
CAMP RED CLOUD—Area I civilians more drinks in one sitting are considered heavy drinking.”
experienced heads up training in substance abuse March A standard drink is considered to be four ounces of
1 when Wayne Johnson of Area I Alcohol and Drug wine, 10 ounces of wine cooler, 12 ounces of beer (10
Control Office came to Camp Red Cloud. ounces of microbrew or malt liquor or ice beer), one
“The cost of alcohol in the military is astronomical,” once of 100 proof hard liquor or 1.25 ounces of 80 proof
Johnson said. “Speaking only in terms of medical care hard liquor.
and lost time at work, alcohol abuse costs the Department “The effects of alcohol vary by the percentage of
of Defense more than $600 million each year. The DoD alcohol in the blood. From .02 to .03 percent yields no
spends another $132 million a year to care for babies loss of coordination. You may experience a slight ‘buzz’
with fetal alcohol syndrome and serious health problems and loss of shyness all the way to .4 percent and up
related to their mothers’ heavy drinking.” Wayne Johnson has a participant demonstrate with the which causes a coma and death due to respiratory arrest,”
The cost to the American society is 25 to 40 percent use of goggles what it is like to be drunk on alcohol at Johnson said. “Knowing the effects and how they change
of all patients in U.S. general hospital beds being treated different levels. over time convinces us to find ways to moderate or
for complications of alcohol related problems. Annual discontinue drinking.”
health care expenditures for alcohol related problems risk for falls, car crashes and other types of injuries that Moderate drinking as defined by the Department of
amount to $22.5 billion. The total cost of alcohol problems may result from drinking,” Johnson said. “In addition, Health and Human Services is to avoid health
is more than $175 billion per year as compared to $114 alcohol can make many of the medical conditions common complications: two drinks per day for men, one per day
billion for other drug problems and $137 billion for smoking. in older people, including high blood pressure and ulcers, for women, but not if attempting pregnancy, already
“All of us as civilians have to uphold the Army values more serious. Physical changes associated with aging pregnant, nursing, underage, driving, can’t control intake,
of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity can make older people feel ‘high’ even after drinking doing skilled tasks, taking medication or recovering from
and personal courage, that is why we are here today,” only small amounts of alcohol. Even if there is no medical an illness or injury.
Johnson said. “How many believe in the saying, ‘old enough reason to avoid alcohol, older men and women should All should know the bottom line is if drinking causes
to fight and die for your country, old enough to drink?’ limit themselves to one drink per day.” problems, drinking is a problem.
This is a direct contradiction to the Army values. The Substance abuse effects mission readiness in serious “The signs and symptoms of having a drinking problem
effect of alcohol abuse directly contradicts Army values. ways. Its impacts are not limited to spousal abuse, traffic are: marital, family, financial, legal, relationships,
That is why we are here today.” fatalities and injuries, recreational fatalities and injuries, responsibility, work problems, denial, blackouts high
Education about alcohol and drugs does prevent many indecent assaults, child abuse, sexual and physical, rapes, tolerance to alcohol,” Johnson said.
incidents if applied to everyday life, according to Johnson. suicides and assaults. The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a
What we expect from alcohol, the physical effects, social The Army was superseded only by the Marine Corps pound of cure,” works very well here, according to
effects and the role of environment and its psychological in a survey taken in 2002 on trends in percent of heavy Johnson. Prevention includes but is not limited to leading
effects are not the same for everyone. alcohol use by the services. The Army came to 22.2 by example, knowing and supporting command policies,
“Alcohol’s effects do vary with age. Slower reaction percent and the Marine Corps came to 30.8 percent. ensuring and attending education about substance abuse,
times, problems with hearing and seeing, and a lower The lowest was the Air Force with 13.5 percent. ensuring consistent consequences, promoting alternatives
tolerance to alcohol’s effects put older people at higher “Reasons not to drink far out number the reasons to and promoting climate that says, “It’s OK not to drink.”
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AAFES Mother’s Day


Celebration
Celebrate Mom for Mother’s Day.
Register to win a family weekend stay
at Dragon Hill Lodge with
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AAFES $250 shopping spree. Register
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A random drawing is scheduled for May
1. DoD ID card holders only.

Casey Beauty Shop Renovation


The Camp Casey Beauty Shop is
scheduled for a facility upgrade to improve
the current facility from March 12 through
14. For more information call: 732-6263.

CRC Texas Hold’em Tourney


There will be a Texas Hold’em poker
tournament held at Mitchell’s ClubApril
21 through 22. For more information call:
732-8189.
YU, HU SON

Area I Redesignation Ceremony Capt. Tamisha Norris from HHC, 2ID, and Choi, Ji Hae sign a sisterhood agreement as Maj. Gen. James A. Coggin, 2ID
The Area I Redisignation Ceremony to commander, and Seo, Hyo Won, Gyeonggi Province vice governor, look on. The signing reaffirmed the ongoing friendship
change the Area I moniker to USAG- between 2ID and the Gyeonggi provincial government office.

Sisterhood signing firms friendship


Gyeonggi will be held today in theCRC
gym at 2 p.m. The gym will re-open at
5 p.m. For more information call: 732-
8854. Cpl. Amanda Merfeld significant signing of the sisterhood include men and women of both the military
2ID Public Affairs commitment. and business communities building the same
Mardi Gras Celebration CAMP RED CLOUD — Soldiers “My favorite part about today was the type of communal friendship.
Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi tearing off their shirts and screaming in front Tae Kwon Do demonstration. I thought it “This signifies more than an extension
Gras? Come to Camp Casey for a Mardi of the commanding general is not a typical was very important to show that part of the of our friendship,” Coggin said. “It’s a
Gras parade and celebration from the way to start any military event, but that’s Korean culture,” said. Capt. Tamisha promise for future cooperation on cultural
golf course to the Digital Conference what happened when Soldiers across Area events and joint progress.”
Norris, Headquarters and Headquarters
Center tomorrow starting at 3 p.m. The relationships developed at the
I and citizens of Northern Gyeonggi Company, 2nd Infantry Division.
Once at the Digital Conference Center sisterhood signing ceremony are meant to
Province paired up for a morning of cultural Norris signed an agreement with her
you will find authentic Louisiana food be everlasting and bridge gaps in cultural
events and friendship exchange. Korean “sister,” Choi, Ji Hae, bonding the
and beverages, Cajun cooking contest, differences and understanding, Norris said.
Recently, Members of the 2ID Tae two in friendship. Their signatures were used
costume ball, dance contests, traditional “It was very nice to bring the unity
Kwon Do team shouted their best “warrior as the official seal on the friendship
games, live jazz band and much more. together. To have an opportunity to work
For more information call: 732-9187. cry” and ripped off their shirts during the commitment between the U.S., and the with the local population is a beautiful thing,
opening performance at the Gyeonggi Republic of Korea. and I think it’s important to live the intent of
Introduction to Supervision of KN Province II Sisterhood Signing Ceremony This sisterhood event was the third of the ROK alliance,” Norris said.
Employees Course at the Camp Red Cloud Gym.This its kind held recently in Area I. Coggin said that those stationed in Korea
The Introduction to Supervision of KN partnering serves to expand on the “This sisterhood relationship began get to experience the unique heritage of
Employees course will be held in the friendship and peaceful co-existence that formally with an initial signing ceremony in Korean culture, and “makes service in
Area I CPAC classroom in building has been in place since the Korean war. September of last year,” said Maj. Gen. Korea special.” “I thank the leadership of
T909 March 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event included martial arts James A. Coggin, commanding general, Gyeonggi Province because you will help
For more information call: 732-9060. demonstrations and traditional Korean 2ID. make the ROK/U.S. alliance stronger than
dances and games, and of course, the The program has since evolved to ever.”
Education Extravaganza
Camp Red Cloud Education Center will
hold its Education Extravaganza today
National Nutrition Month
Month:: Start a healthy resolution today
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more By Margaret Banish-Donaldson in sugar, salt and fat. By eating a range recommends everyone be sure and include
information call: 732-7015. Area I Public Affairs of foods, the body can get all the nutrition fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C and
CAMP CASEY – March is it needs without the calories and fat. vitamin A.
Voting Slogan Contest National Nutrition Month - the perfect “Fiber is important for the health of “Fish is a great alternative to red
The 2008 primary and general elections time to start making heart-healthy food the digestive system and for lowering meat,” Cobb said. “Fish is a healthy,
need a slogan to inspire interest and choices. Look for the red and white cholesterol,” Cobb said. “Foods lean-protein and contains a type of fat
participation. Submit your entries today. heart-check mark in your commissary containing fiber are good sources of called omega-3, which is known to
For more information call: 723-7514. to select foods low in saturated fat and other essential nutrients. Depending on reduce heart attacks and deaths by
cholesterol with confidence. how they are prepared, these foods are reducing inflammation and blood clots.
Volunteer Luncheon “A diet low in saturated fats helps typically also low in fat, saturated fat Nutritionists say the best way to get
The annual volunteer luncheon will be to reduce blood cholesterol levels,” said and cholesterol. all the omega-3 you need is to obtain it
held in Mitchell’s Club from 11:30 a.m. Kenneth Cobb, 18th Medical Command “Fruits, vegetables, whole-grain and the old-fashioned way: Eat at least a
to 1 p.m. April 27. For more information health promotion coordinator. “Large fortified foods, beans and legumes are couple of servings of fish a week.
call: 730-3183. good sources of both soluble and “It’s not that hard,” Cobb said, “to
deposits of cholesterol on the walls of
the arteries can clog and block them, insoluble dietary fiber.” figure out what is healthy to eat. The
St. Patrick’s Day Deal or No Deal
Mitchell’s Club will hold its St. Patrick’s which can cause a heart attack or If a person is watching his or her weight, hardest part is making up one’s mind,
Day Deal or No Deal game at 5 p.m. stroke. ” these foods will give you vitamins, minerals understanding this is something I am
March 17. For more information call: A healthy diet includes fibrous food, and fiber with few calories. They are low in fat going to do for the rest of my life.”
732-8189. a good source of calcium and foods low and sodium and contain no cholesterol. Cobb
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Warriors compete in
swimming meet
By Jim Cunningham stroke and free style events,” said
Area I Public Affairs Henri LeBorgne, MWR sports
CAMP RED CLOUD— director for Area I. “Those are the
Soldiers competed for the Indoor four strokes in competitive
Swimming Championship at Camp swimming.”
Red Cloud March 3 at the indoor We had 10 individual winners and
swimming pool. two team winners, LeBorgne said.
Eleven warriors, six in the men’s There will be two swimming
division and five in the women’s championship events this summer.
division participated in 10 individual “We will have the 8th Army
and two team events. Championship at Camp Casey
“We had Soldiers competing in Hanson Pool this summer, and also JIM CUNNINGAHM
the Olympic swimming styles, the the Area I Championship,” LeBorgne Soldiers start the men’s medley swimming race during the Indoor Swimming
butterfly stroke, back stroke, breast said. Championship March 3 at Camp Red Cloud.

Casey hosts Korea


wide KATUSA B-Ball
Championship
By Jim Cunningham
Area I Public Affairs
CAMP CASEY—The Korea wide Korean
Augmentation to the United States Army soldier
Basketball Championship saw only three teams
participate out of four this year.
Area II did not field a KATUSA basketball
team. That gave Area IV their first game, which
they lost to Area III 58 – 52. It was a clean
sweep for the Area I KATUSA team; they were
undefeated throughout the championship
defeating Area III from Camp Humphreys by a
score of 65-58 in the final game.
“This is the second year for the KATUSA
Basketball Championship,” said Henri
J C
IM UNNINGHAM LeBorgne, Area I sports director. “We will host
Scoring was often and close during the first game of the KATUSA Invitational Basketball Championship. The first game these events from now on. Six games in all were
between the Area I team and Area III team saw fast action and high scores, Area I edged out Area III 70-61. played this weekend.”
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Area II welcomes new ROK Army partner


Korean Army unit would
help to defend garrison
By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon
Area II Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II Support
Activity officials welcomed the new commander
of a Republic of Korea Army partner unit Feb.
26.
Republic of Korea Army 218th Homeland
Reserve Regiment Commander Col. Lee Hwang-
kyu toured the installation and met with USAG
Yongsan Commander Col. Ron Stephens and the
operations staff.
The 218th and Area II entered into a base
defense agreement Feb. 22, 2006.
The Korean Army unit would work closely with
Yongsan Garrison officials to help defend the
installation in time of conflict. CPL. JUNG JAE-HOON

“We are happy to meet Colonel Lee and look Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens (right) meets with Republic of Korea Army 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment Commander
forward to a close working relationship,” Stephens Col. Lee Hwang-kyu at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan headquarters Feb. 26.
said. “If time permits, I would like to bring my staff Stephens said he was looking forward to building
After attending a short briefing about Yongsan here some time and have a tour around the entire a strong friendship with a strong alliance.
Garrison, Lee said he was impressed. base.” “The garrison is willing to invite the 218th and
“I hope we can foster the strong bond we have Last July, Stephens and his staff visited the carry out a joint training exercise in the near
maintained throughout the past years,” Lee said. ROKA installation where the 218th is stationed. future,” Stephens said.

Library offers new books, CDs, DVDs Parents explore


By Tamara Sternberg homeschooling
Area II Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — For options
many community members, the By Pfc. Kim Sang-wook
Yongsan Library is the perfect place Area II Public Affairs
to spend a free night, or to kill some YONGSAN GARRISON —
time before the bus leaves or to relax Yongsan Garrison parents and
after a tough week. More than 850 students showed interest in a unique
people a day have discovered the educational opportunity of home
Yongsan Library. With new books and schooling in the Korea Homeschool
DVDs arriving monthly, 26 new Conference Saturday at the Seoul
computers, and areas for everyone American Elementary School.
from young children to teens to adults, During the conference, more
there is something there for everyone. than 100 parents gathered
“We have a relaxing atmosphere and information from several lectures
a helpful staff,” said Region Librarian presented by homeschool teachers.
and Area II Libraries Director Dr. Kim Veteran homeschoolers enhanced
Im-soon. “It’s comfortable, and we are their knowledge and beginners were
here for our customers. Without them, PFC. KIM SANG-WOOK able to map their children’s
we wouldn’t exist. We love to work An Area II Library customer peruses the wide selection of DVD titles Tuesday.
education plan.
with them.” scanning the shelves can be looked up collections number over 3,000 titles, The conference, coordinated by
Area II remodeled the library last at one of the four online catalogue and is ever-growing as 100-200 new WorldWide Independent Distance
year to create a more user-friendly computers located by the front door, discs arrive monthly. Titles run the Education, included vendors and
atmosphere. The renovation removed and can be retrieved by inter-Korea gamut, from Spanish-language music, workshops to give solutions for
tightly-spaced shelves crammed with library loan from other area libraries if to historical documentaries, to main- curious parents about home-
books to make a new study space with necessary. stream movies and rock’n’roll. To schooling. WorldWide IDEA is an
two televisions, one with a video- “We try to keep a good balance compliment them, the library has accredited educational institution,
cassette recorder and one with a DVD between fiction and nonfiction titles, purchased six portable DVD players which provides Department of
player. and to keep people aware of what we available for check-out at the front Defense families with a
Instead of facing rows of book have,” Kim said. “Bestseller lists come desk. homeschooling curriculum.
spines, patrons can now walk the aisles out weekly, and we order books every The library subscribes to 250 “Parents should have the choice
looking at strategically placed book day, especially young adult titles. They periodicals and newspapers, which are of what kind of education is best for
covers. Kim said, this makes browsing are in a separate area, and as soon as housed next to a collection of their children,” said Korea Region
easier and means more people will the shelves are stocked, the books comfortable chairs and low tables. On family representative Dawn Snyder.
check out books and DVDs. disappear.” any given day, those chairs are full of
See Homeschooling
Homeschooling, Page 12
Whatever can’t be found by The library DVD and CD See Library
Library, Page 12
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Artist shares talents with community


Combined Federal By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon
Campaign Area II Public Affairs
There will be a Combined Federal YONGSAN GARRISON — A
Campaign closing ceremony 10-11:30 Korean-American artist came to the
a.m. March 13 at the Multipurpose
Yongsan Library to donate her
Training Facility. The public is invited.
paintings and meet with fans Feb. 24
For information, call 723-7514.
during a “Meet the Artist” session.
Softball Coaches Artist Gina Son is a globetrotting
Area II Sports is looking for coaches artist who creates impressionistic
for the Yongsan Men and Women images of modern women con-
Post Level softball teams. Submit templating their lives.
resumes to the Area II Sports Office “I had an art exhibition when I
no later than March 15. This program arrived in Seoul last December and
runs April 1 through August. For some of the paintings were left, so I
information, call 738-8608. framed them and donated it to the
young men and women who are in
Women’s Health service to protect this country,” Son CPL. JUNG JAE-HOON
The 18th Medical Command will host said. Artist Gina Son (left) explains her artwork to Region Librarian and Area II Libraries Director Dr.
a Women's Health Seminar 8:30 a.m.-3 Son visited Yongsan Garrison for Kim Im-soon Feb. 24 at a “Meet the Artist” session.
p.m. March 15 at the Dragon Hill Lodge the first time last year. painting when I turned 38 in London talking with community members
Naija Ballroom. For information, call when I decided to be a mother,” Son and explained one by one what she
“I saw Soldiers working in the cold
737-3110 or 736-6693.
rainy weather and I realized how said. “My inspiration has been my tried to capture in the paintings.
hard it was for them to do what they child and all the different countries Impressionism is a form of art that
Library Essay Contest
The Yongsan Library is conducting do,” she said. that I have been to.” recreates the sensation in the eye that
three essay contests for different age Son said she wanted to give what Son said her paintings have many sees the object, rather than recreating
groups through March 15. Winners she had to show her appreciation for meanings. the subject itself. So it focuses on vivid
will receive Army and Air Force the hard work that the Soldiers do far “My paintings are about modern overall effects rather than details.
Exchange Service gift cards. For away from home. women, in solitude, thinking about “It was so kind of her to share her
information on the topics and rules, More than 30 community members their lives, marriage, relationships paintings with us,” said Region
visit the library. Awards will be present gathered to enjoy Son’s paintings and and motherhood, and I try to draw Librarian and Area II Libraries
4 p.m. March 30 at the Yongsan Library. to ask questions about her artwork. on their emotions and feelings at that Director Dr. Kim Im-soon. “Her
“I have been an artist all my life moment.” she said. paintings are so beautiful and many
Umpire Clinic in my mind, but I really focused on Son walked around the room community members enjoyed them.”
Softball and Baseball umpires are
needed at Yongsan Garrison and K-16
for the upcoming season. There will Employees learn sexual harassment prevention
be a Baseball Umpire Clinic 2-5 p.m. By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon
March 17 and a Softball Umpire Clinic Area II Public Affairs
9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18 at the 1st
YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II Korean
Replacement Center, Bldg. 4034 both
days. For information, call 738-3127,
employees gathered Feb. 28 at the Community Services
or 738-8608. Score keepers are also Building for annual Prevention of Sexual Harassment
needed. training presented in Korean.
Eighth U.S. Army and Installation Management
Spouses’ Club Command-Korea policies require annual POSH training
“Luck O’ the Irish” Bingo and for both U.S. and Korean employees.
luncheon 11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m March “It is important to have this class regularly, because the
20, at the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija class itself can only make a little difference,” said Area II
Ballroom. Cost is $14.25. Open to Property Book Officer and instuctor Steve Kang. “By
members only. For information, call having regular training, employees can figure out how they
6355-5448 or 6355-5488 or email can apply it to their lives.”
afscreservation@yahoo.com. Kang started the POSH class with a short video on what
is and is not sexual harassment.
Girl Scouts Anniversary
“It’s really hard to tell what sexual harassment is in the
The Girl Scouts will be holding their
first place,” he said. “Everything from a word to a
95th Anniversary Celebration Ball 6
CPL. JUNG JAE-HOON handshake, if the other person feels sexually offended, that’s
p.m. March 17 at the Dragon Hill
Instructor Steve Kang teaches a prevention class in Korean. sexual harassment.”
Lodge. For information, call 724-8029
or 010-2354-5889. Because Korea has traditionally been a male-dominated
society, he said a lot of employees find it hard to understand
Anger Management the concept of sexual harassment.
Workshop The video showed workplace scenarios and the class
Growling Grizzlies Anger Management discussed what they thought about the presentation.
Skill Building Workshop 6-7:30 p.m., After the video, Kang explained the two main types of
March 29. Kids in Grades 3-5 will focus sexual harassment, “Quid Pro Quo” and “Hostile
on healthy anger and how to use Environment.”
coping skills through activities and Quid Pro Quo is when a supervisor seeks sexual favors
discussion. For information, call 738- in return for a job or a promotion. Hostile environment is
8861. when there are unreasonable interferences with job
performance.
Area II Web Site
“I can only educate and inform them of the importance
For more community notes, news and
of the prevention of sexual harassment,” Kang said. “It’s
information, visit the Area II Web site
at http://area2.korea.army.mil.
up to the employees to respect the co-workers around them
Korean employees learn about sexual harassment prevention Feb. 28. and try to bring harmony to the workplace.”
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High School takes home two championships


Wrestling team makes
history with wins
Area II Public Affairs
YOKOSUKA, Japan — The Seoul American
High School Falcons made history in Yokosuka,
Japan as the wrestling team took two All-Pacific
Far East championships. The team won the Far
East Individual Championship and the Far East
Dual Championship.
“Our school has won the dual competition
before, but never the individual,” said SAHS Head
Coach Julian Harden. “The individual competition
ran two days with each wrestler in each weight
class wrestling to be counted among the top six
wrestlers in the Pacific, from 101-weight classes
to Heavy weight.”
Of the 13 wrestlers participating in the events,
12 students placed high enough to bring home the
banner, Harden said. PHOTOS BY STAFF SGT. JON POWELL

„1st place Seoul American High School senior James Nutter pins Guam’sh Robert Lopez to win 115 lb. championship Feb. 16.
115 Senior James Nutter 148 Senior Peter Madsen
180 Junior Justin Stokes 215 Senior Charles Jones
„2nd Place „6th Place
101 Senior Andrew So 129 Freshman Bryan O’Connor
122 Senior Michael Beckwith Heavy weight Mark Lieberg
141 Senior Daniel O’Connor Saturday during the All Far East Dual Meet,
SAHS wrestled against other DoDDS Pacific
„3rd Place schools to win its second championship.
108 Sophomore Gene Victa
“These young men represented their families,
168 Senior Clark Campbell
this school and the entire Yongsan community
„4th Place extremely well and deserve a big round of
135 Sophomore Demetrius Johnson applause,” Harden said. Seoul’s Daniel O'Connor battles Osan’s Tucker Rhoades.
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PFC. KIM SANG-WOOK


Argie Cunningham reviews a school textbook with her 12-year-old son Daniel Saturday at the
Korea Homeschool Conference at Seoul American Elementary School.

Homeschooling from Page 9


“Homeschooling is the education of “The purpose of this conference
children at home versus in a public or is to provide service, resource and
private school institution.” support to home schooling families in
Homeschool is one of the fastest the Korean peninsula,” said
growing trends in education in the WorldWide IDEA Director and
United States. Since 1993, the practice Superintendent Carl Knudsen.
has been legal in all 50 states. “District superintendents mentioned to
According to WorldWide IDEA have another one again, because it
research, more than 250 students gave them a chance to meet home
conduct homeschooling activities in school families and offer those
Korea. services and support. It is a sort of
Snyder said children can benefit partnership.” Parents embraced the
from homeschooling by tutoring one on opportunity to discuss homeschooling.
one and study different curriculums. “I have two home school children
“There are many reasons families both in elementary school and there
choose homeschooling,” she said. is a wealth of information by talking
“Some families choose to homeschool to administrators finding out what we
because it is a stable environment for are eligible for and what we can do,”
military children as it is the only thing said Linda Torrens. “It is also really
that does not change as they constantly nice to look at different curriculum
move around.” rather than seeing it on the Internet.”

Library from Page 9


people browsing through everything serious research or online classes,
from “The Village Voice” to “The there are four computers set off to
Economist” to the “Stars and the side, which can be reserved for
Stripes.” Many parents wait there for up to two hours at a time. Users
their children as they go to the story must be over ten-years-old and
hour (Tuesdays, from 10-11 a.m.) in library card holders.
the brightly colored children’s area. “About 250 people use the
More than 30 children attend weekly. computers every day,” Kim said.
Finally, to the right of the “They are an incredible resource.”
professional development section, are “We are so proud to work here,”
the new computers. Twenty two she said. “When the services are
computers are available for general being used, it makes you so happy
use for half-hour intervals. For more to provide them.”

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Online Tool Offers Guidance for Troops’ Water Purification Requirements


By Donna Miles So for emergency situations or operations in able to weed out the non-performers,” he said.
American Forces Press Service remote areas with no water resupply available, troops Which personal water purifier works best depends
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - resort to disinfecting surface water they find with on a range of considerations, Bettin said. Units
The problem of “Water, water, everywhere, nor any iodine tablets or purifying it with charcoal-based operating at a stationary base camp might find that
drop to drink” can apply as much to deployed troops filtering systems. The problem, Bettin said, is that one system best fits their needs, while troops on the
cut off from their pure water supply as it did to the current military-issued purifiers work slowly and may move, either mounted or dismounted, might need
ancient mariner stranded at sea in Samuel Taylor not be as effect as possible. something altogether different. In an emergency
Coleridge’s beloved poem. Commercial water-purification systems have situation that leaves forces cut off from their existing
Clean water is critical to military operations, used become popular among hikers and campers, and supply lines, an entirely different system might be
in everything from drinking to hygiene and field outdoor magazines and catalogs tout their benefits. the answer, he said.
sanitation to food preparation to medical care, Army But until recently, the military hadn’t systematically But other factors play into the decision, as well,
Maj. Bill Bettin, chief of the field water section for tested these systems and wasn’t able to tell deploying including the size and weight of the system, how
the Army Center for Health Promotion and units which ones might best suit their needs, Bettin easy it is to use, its cost, and most importantly, its
Preventive Medicine here, told American Forces said. effectiveness.
Press Service. To come up with an answer, the Army Center for The new decision tool has proven to be popular
The typical deployed troop pours through 15 to 20 Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine launched among military members trying to sift through the
gallons of water a day, he said. an 18-month scientific study of 68 commercial, off- myriad commercial pitches by water-purification
Recognizing the importance of water to the the-shelf water-purification systems. companies. “We’ve gotten feedback from users who
military mission, the services have sophisticated As they evaluated these systems, Bettin and his like that it’s easy to use and apply,” Bettin said.
water purification and supply networks to ensure staff quickly realized that there’s no one-size-fits-all Civilian outdoorsmen are also accessing the site
troops are never left high and dry. An old answer to military water-purification requirements. and reporting its value, he said. Among them was a
Quartermaster Corps adage captures water’s “We had planned to pick one product to recommend, high school teacher who thanked Bettin for helping
importance to service members: “The ultimate but because of the different scenarios units operate him select water-purification systems for a school
weapon runs on water, and everything else runs on under, there was no one solution for every unit,” he camping trip.
fuel.” said. Just how effective the new site has been in
But what happens when troops find themselves Instead, they came up with an online decision tool helping prevent troops from drinking contaminated
operating away from their established water supply units can use to select the best water purification water or having to scale back their water usage
lines with little chance of getting their water supply system for their exact circumstances. That tool, due to shortages is tough to tell, Bettin
replenished before it runs out? posted on the center’s Web site (http://chppm- acknowledged.
Bacteria, viruses and parasites make many local www.apgea.army.mil/wpd), helps units evaluate “That’s the whole challenge of preventive
water sources unsafe, Bettin said, and simply boiling what might work best for them and what doesn’t medicine,” he said. “We know that it’s providing
water isn’t always enough to ensure contaminants work at all, he said. “We found that some a positive result, but it’s hard to report what
are destroyed. (commercial) claims were groundless, and we were you’ve prevented.”
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March 9-15

We Are Marshall Night at the Museum Code Name: The CLeaner Bridge To Terabithia Children Of Men Rocky Balboa Apocalypto
(PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m.
Pursuit of Happyness Norbit Norbit Code Name: The CLeaner No Show No Show No Show
(PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Bridge To Terabithia Code Name: The CLeaner Code Name: The CLeaner Charlotte’s Web Apocalypto Primeval Primeval
(PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m.
Children Of Men Bridge To Terabithia Night at the Museum Apocalypto Bridge To Terabithia Code Name: The CLeaner Night at the Museum
(R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m.
The Messengers The Messengers Night at the Museum No Show No Show No Show Apocalypto
(PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (R) 8 p.m.

Apocalypto — From Academy Night At The Museum — Ben The Pursuit Of Happyness — The Number 23 — The Bridge To Terabithia — Based on
Award winning filmmaker Mel Stiller plays Larry Daley, a down- In The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris psychological thriller "The Number Katherine Paterson's beloved
Gibson comes ‘Apocalypto’: a on-his-luck divorced father in this Gardner (Will Smith) is a family man 23" stars Jim Carrey as a man children's book, Bridge to
heart stopping mythical action- family-friendly tale directed by struggling to make ends meet. whose life unravels after he comes Terabithia spins the lovely coming-
adventure set against the turbulent Shawn Levy (Just Married, Cheaper Despite his valiant attempts to help into contact with an obscure book of-age tale of two lonely fifth-
end times of the once great Mayan by The Dozen). Larry has lots of keep the family afloat, the mother titled The Number 23. As he reads graders (Josh Hutcherson and
civilization. When his idyllic ideas and dreams, but none of them (Thandie Newton) of his five-year- the book, he becomes increasingly Anna Sophia Robb) who create a
existence is brutally disrupted by come to fruition. In an attempt to old son Christopher (Jaden convinced that it is based on his magical fantasy world where they
.a violent invading force, a man is prove his stability to his ex-wife Christopher Syre Smith) is buckling own life. His obsession with the can retreat from the unhappiness
taken on a perilous journey to a (Kim Raver) and his son, Nicky (Jake under the constant strain of number 23 starts to consume him, of their real lives.
world ruled by fear and Cherry), Larry accepts a job as a financial pressure. No longer able and he begins to realize the book
oppression where a harrowing night guard at the Museum of Natural to cope, she reluctantly decides to forecasts far graver consequences
end awaits him. Through a twist History. leave. Chris, now a single father, for his life than he could have ever
of fate and spurred by the power continues doggedly to pursue a imagined. Directed by Joel
of his love for his woman and his better-paying job using every sales Schumacher (“Phone Booth"), the
family he will make a desperate skill he knows. He lands an film co-stars Virginia Madsen
break to return home and to internship at a prestigious stock ("Sideways"), Danny Huston ("The
ultimately save his way of life. brokerage firm, and although there Constant Gardner," "The Aviator"),
is no salary, he accepts, hopeful Logan Lerman and Rhona Mitra.
he will end the program with a job
and a promising future.

Catch And Release No Show The Good Shepherd Rocky Balboa No Show No Show No Show
(PG13) 6:45 p.m. (R) 6:45 p.m. (PG) 6:45 p.m.
The Number 23 The Number 23 The Number 23 Casino Royale Children Of Men Pursuit of Happyness Pursuit of Happyness
(R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Night at the Museum Code Name: The CLeaner Night at the Museum We Are Marshall Apocalypto No Show The Number 23
(PG) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG) 8 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
Night at the Museum Night at the Museum Code Name: The CLeaner Apocalypto No Show The Number 23 Code Name: The CLeaner
(PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
The Number 23 The Number 23 Night at the Museum Night at the Museum Code Name: The CLeaner Code Name: The CLeaner Code Name: The CLeaner
(R) 8:45 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG) 8 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Flicka Flicka Charlotte’s Web The Good Shepherd The Good Shepherd Deja Vu Deja Vu
(PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
Unaccompanied Minors Unaccompanied Minors Charlotte’s Web Stranger Than Fiction Stranger Than Fiction Pursuit of Happyness Pursuit of Happyness
(PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
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LENT – a Journey to Easter
By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Joe Hannon preparation for Easter that has come to be called Lent. By especially on Easter Sunday.
Area IV Staff Chaplain the beginning of the 4th Century, a very severe fast was This new emphasis has shifted Lent to be primarily a

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practiced throughout these forty days: six days without spiritual preparation for Easter – a time for “metonoia” or
hristians of the Catholic and Orthodox traditions
fish, meat, eggs, or dairy products and with Sunday as a day conversion of heart, a time for real struggle against the
and some of the Protestant traditions observe a
for regular eating. Furthermore, on the six straight days for powerful forces of sin and selfishness, a time for opening
special time of the year called Lent or Lenten
fasting, there was to be only one meal taken in the evening. our hearts to God’s Holy will and of intense struggle to let
Season.
By the 8th Century, fish and dairy were allowed on the God’s kingdom come… first of all in our own hearts and
Lent is a season of forty-days, dedicated to fasting,
six fast days and from the early Middle Ages, meat was homes!
prayer, and works of charity that are observed in preparation
allowed on the six days except for Friday. What might these ancient traditions still observed by
for the celebration of Easter.
From the early Middle Ages until our own time in history, hundreds of millions of Christians worldwide say to us and
In the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Century, a short two or three day
the popular understanding of Lent was that it was a time for our modern life?
period of strict fasting before Easter was observed by the
us to suffer physically, just as Christ had suffered in His I think that Lent is simply a lens that can help us focus
Catechumens (men and women preparing for baptism at
Passion and Death for our sins. Thus, fasting and depriving on what counts most in a Christian’s spiritual life and
Easter) and by many in the small home-church communities
oneself of comfort or pleasure were common Lenten journey… the Saving Death and resurrection of Christ.
who wanted to both walk with their brothers and sisters
practices for Christians to observe. Since the 1960’s the It is easy to let the death and resurrection of the Lord
soon to be baptized and also prepare their own hearts for
emphasis of Lent has shifted so that it is seen as a spiritual just remain a part of history. It is a supreme challenge to let
the celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday.
preparation that helps one to enter spiritually into a deeper these events guide our daily walk in faith and unselfish
The Council of Bishops that met at Nicaea, Turkey, in 325
and more personal way into the Paschal Mystery (the death loving.
A.D. called upon Christians to observe a forty-day
and resurrection of Christ) celebrated on Good Friday and The Journey of Lent is here to help.

Area IV Worship Services


Protestant 7 p.m. Camp Carroll
Collective Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll Korean Tuesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Area IV Chaplains
10:30 a.m. Camp Henry Korean Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Joseph F. Hannon
Hannonjf@korea.army.mil or 768-5455
10:30 a.m. Camp Walker Praise & Worship Sunday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker
Chaplain (Capt.) Byong Min
12:45 p.m. Camp Walker Catholic justin.k.min@korea.army.mil or 765-8991
1 p.m. Camp Carroll Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker
Church of Christ 5 p.m. Camp Walker 11:45 a.m. Camp Carroll
For additional information, contact the Area IV Chaplain’s
Collective Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Camp Walker Office at 764-5455.
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Kids, kites and a windy day


Area III host yearly festival
at Camp Humphreys
By Bob McElroy and F. Neil Neeley kids than sitting inside at the computer
Area III Public Affairs or in front of the television, Shim
CAMP HUMPHREYS – US surmised.
Army Garrison Humphreys Soldiers, Shim, a Master kite flyer himself,
civilians and family members engaged has been flying kites for more than
in what might be the first rite of Spring 50 years.
on Feb. 24 when they participated in “When I was a child, kites were all
the annual Kite Festival at the Bu-Yong that I had to play with,” he said.
Korean Elementary School playground Although the day was chilly and the
near here. wind irregular, those who participated
The event began about 20 years ago didn’t let it dampen their spirits or
when Shim Chaim-il, a civilian who enthusiasm, especially when they
works in the Camp Humphreys could compete for the highest kite
Department of Public Works carpentry flown. About midday, all who
shop, began to encourage local children participated were invited for a
to get outside and fly kites rather than traditional lunch of spicy noodles, rice
sit inside playing computer games or treats and other delights. Some
watching television. intrepid participants though, kept on
Flying kites outside, in the fresh air flying their multicolored kites trying to
and sunshine, was more healthy for touch the sky.

Members 0f the Mothers of Gaek Sa-Ri folk group entertained at the kite festival.

Sgt. Michael Woodall, 557th MP Company (L) and Peter Yu, Area III Public Affairs Community
Relations Officer, coax a kite skyward. Kite Master Shim Chaim-il speaks at the fest.

A Soldier gives his kite more string. Koreans know about that kite eating tree too.

Festival participants (from left) Michelle Atvater, Sgt. Gordon Brooks, 557th Military Police Co and P B F. N N
HOTOS Y EIL&B ME
EELEY OB C LROY

Charlie Altvater, prepare to launch their kites. Kids, Kites and a windy day just naturaly go together; the weather was perfect for flying kites .
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Half and Full Marathon Looking For Work Swimming Championship


The 2007 Eighth Army Half and Full Family Child Care provides work and The 2007 8th U.S. Army Indoor
Marathon is scheduled to take place life options for individuals residing on- Swimming Championship will take place
April 28 at Camp Casey’s Hanson Field post looking to earn an income while March 31 at the Camp Humphreys
House. Awards will be presented to the staying home. Individuals living in on- Indoor pool. Registration begins at
1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each post quarters are authorized to care for 9 a.m. and the competition starts at 10
Men’s and Women’s category. up to 6 children (including their own). a.m. For more information, contact your
Registration runs from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. The FCC program offers free training, local MWR Sports Office or the Korea
The race will kick off at 8 a.m., following monetary subsidies, a lending closet Region sports director at DSN 725-
a course briefing. Course maps are and technical and morale support. For 5064.
available in advance from the Camp more information on how to become a
Casey Sports Office which may be Family Child Care provider, please
reached at DSN 730-2322. For more contact your local ACS office or DSN
information, contact your local MWR 725-3205.
Sports Office or the Korea Region
Sports Director at DSN 725-5064.

Areas gear up for St.


Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly things green and Irish. Celebrations BOSS All-Nighter. The Uptown Suwon. More details may be found
Korea-Region Marketing Office typically include green outfits, Irish Lounge will be open from 5 p.m.-10 in the Leisure Informer.
YONGSAN, Republic of Korea food, Irish dancing, green-dyed lager, p.m., while The Underground doors Camp Walker’s Hilltop Club will
– When Kermit the Frog famously and parades. open at 10 p.m. Free food and begin the party at 10 p.m.
sang “It ain’t easy being green,” he Mitchell’s on Camp Red Cloud beverages and bar drinks will be Become a contestant in the “Pot
must never have celebrated St. will be hosting “Make A Deal with available. Contests also include Best O’ Gold Take It or Leave It
Patrick’s Day. The world will the Leprechaun.” Doors open at 5 “Danny Boy” Rendition/Karaoke, Contest” for a chance to win
become “Irish for a Day,” March p.m., and a free raffle ticket will be Best “Green” Outfit, Trivia, Musical hundreds in cash and prizes.
17. To honor the tradition continued given upon entrance. Some contests Chairs, and an Irish Jig Dance-off. Participants will be chosen the night
in many United States cities [and include Best Leprechaun USAG Humphreys will be of the event through random
Ireland], MWR will be hosting Impersonation, Irish Green Costume, awarding 40 different people a drawings.
parties. and Irish Jig Contest. Over $3,000 “Value Book” worth more than $300 Free Irish Stew and a Mashed
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in cash and prizes will be given in savings on food, bowling, golf, Potato Bar offer traditional Irish
world-wide by Irish and non-Irish away. All contestants guaranteed to swimming, and other MWR services. fare.
alike. Originally the day began to win cash or valuable prizes from the Thirty-five of the books will be given There will also bee Green Jell-O
commemorate the life of Saint “Pot O’ Gold.” For more away by food and bowling Bobbing for prizes, Potato Sack
Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. information, call DSN 732-9187. operations while the remainder will Races, and party favors.
Although routed in religious Yongsan’s Main Post Club will be given away at St. Patrick’s Day For more information, call 768-
beliefs, the holiday centers on all feature a St. Patrick’s Day Bash/ Fun Runs at Humphreys, Wonju, and 7563.
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Det 2 607th Weather wins “Best in PACAF”


By F. Neil Neeley
USAG Public Affairs
USAG HUMPHREYS – A small Air Force unit of
20Airmen, two non-commissioned officers and a
commander located next to base operations in building
A-819 here, took top honors in a recent Pacific Air
Forces weather competition.
The unit competed against Air Force weather
detachments from Hawaii to Alaska, Japan to Korea.
“We had the best weather squadron, the best weather
NCO, and the best weather detachment in PACAF,”
said Capt. Samuel L. Moore, commander, Detachment
2, 607th Weather Squadron.
“We won first as the best detachment at the
squadron level,” Moore explained. “Our squadron is
the 607th Weather Squadron out of Yongsan. Then
we advanced to compete for the title as best
detachment in the Pacific Air Forces. We competed
against all of the detachments in Korea, Japan, the
Pacific and Alaska and won.
What does it take to win an award like that? Moore
says that it’s the hard work and the job that his Airmen
do on a daily basis that clinched it.
“I think that we won because of the support that
PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY
we give to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
Senior Airman Cuong Sy (at desk) briefs the incoming shift on the current area weather.(from counter-clockwise right) Senior
“We support all of 2nd CAB’s exercises such as
Airman Elisa Bengoa, Staff Sgt Melissa Weinbender and Master Sgt Mark Millen listen intently.
Ulchi Focus Lens and the Reception, Staging, Onward
movement and Integration command-post exercise ,” and peninsular weather forecasts originating at 17th are assigned to a Combat Weather Team such as the
added Moore. “What makes us different here is that Operational Weather Squadron located at Hickam Air one at Camp Humphreys. They then learn Army skills
we actually deploy Air Force Weather people out with Force Base in Hawaii and refine them for their that enable them to be able to deploy with the units
the Army Aviation Brigades and with their battalions. customers, according to Master Sgt. Kevin E. Wendt, they support said Wendt.
“When they go out to do a live fire exercise, we non-commissioned officer in charge. Wendt said it is not unusual to see Air Force
send out a team of two people to go with them, Moore All of the Airmen in the Humphreys Weather personnel stationed at Army posts. He said the Army
said. We’re there sharing the same conditions as they Detachment have followed a similar career path before doesn’t have weather forecasters, so the Air Force
are. We’re living in tents, sleeping on cots and eating arriving here. posts Airmen wherever there is an Army airfield.
Meals Ready to Eat. During the big exercises like UFL, First they complete three months of training in basic “Anywhere there’s Army aviation, the Air Force will
we have over half of our unit deployed with the Army meteorology at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. be there,” he said.
in the field.” In addition to basic meteorology, they also learn Air Wendt said many Airmen like working with Army
The Detachment is responsible for a 24-hour-a- Force systems and how to take and record forecasts. units because they can see first-hand how their weather
day, 365-days-a-year mission at Camp Humphreys that Following their training at Keesler Airmen go to a support has direct impacts on missions.
impacts every aviation mission, many ground missions, weather hub for two or three years where they learn When working in garrison, the Airmen have a three-
every school and shuttle bus schedule and the more about forecasting. The hubs have a large area of fold mission: 1) provide weather briefs for pilots
commuting schedule for thousands of Soldiers and responsibility and publish 24-hour forecasts. The 17th including conditions for take-off and while in-flight,
civilians in Area III. OWS is one such weather hub. visibility and ceiling readings, hazards such as icing
The men and women of the 607th, take regional Armed with several years of experience the Airmen and thunderstorms, and the weather at the destination;
2) resource protection by issuing warnings to give the
installation and airfield to take precautionary measures
before bad weather hits; and, 3) taking and recording
hourly forecasts.
They maintain records of localized weather
phenomena such as yellow dust and fog patterns.
Wendt said these weather conditions impact missions
by reducing visibility for aircraft and convoy vehicles.
Yellow dust also has an impact on ground troops
working outside.
The forecaster’s goal is to help the decision-makers
make good decisions based on solid information Wendt
said.
Wendt called forecasting an “inexact science” but
said the forecasters are very accurate in their forecasts,
but added that the forecasts are for all of Area III, not
just where one person is standing.
“People don’t remember the good weather,” he said.
Editor’s note: Some material from this article was
gathered from a previous story.

Staff Sgt Melissa Weinbender checks the equipment forecasters take to the field in support of 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
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IG POSITIONS
AVAILABLE IN
AREAS II/III
HAES CELEBRATES SEUSS
So have you brought your best chapeaux? Where are they worn, do you suppose?
The United States Forces Korea
and Eighth Army Inspector You think they’re put upon your head? I think they’re worn at HAES instead!
General’s Office is looking for
Officers and NCOs who desire to
become Inspector Generals in Areas
II and III. You should be in the rank
of Maj. (Branch immaterial) and Sgt.
1st class (MOS 42A/42L and 92Y)
to serve as Inspectors General.
There is also an opening for an
Inspector General position in the
rank of Capt. (Career Course
graduate and successful Company-
level command) at Camp
Humphreys. Info call Ltc. Eady at
725-6739.

TAX ASSISTANCE
CENTER NOW
OPEN
Offering tax assistance, tax
preparation, and free e-filing. The
Tax Center is located at Camp
Humphreys Bldg. S-262, co-located PHOTO BY CHAD JIMISON

with the Red Cross. Hours are Mon., Osan High School students Alexandria Farmer (L) and Haley Schaefer (R) dressed as “Things 1 and 2” await mischief as HAES
Tue., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Literacy Facilitator, Jana Schaefer, dressed as Dr. Seuss’ Cat-in-the-Hat reads to a third grade class on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, March 2.
Thur., by Appointment Only, and By Nancy Turner 1957, Schaefer read The Cat in the Hat off from school.
Sat., 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Call 753-3905 for HAES Information Specialist to classes from Sure Start to grade six. A few students were selected to
an appointment and to ensure that
USAG HUMPHREYS – Hum- During Schaefer ’s reading, the chase them out of the classroom
you are bringing the required
phreys American Elementary School students got a chance to act out some because, as in the story, the “Things”
documentation, including W-2s. A
celebrated the National Education of the book. For example, when the made such a mess
mobile tax center will make
Wednesday visits to Camps Long Association’s National Read Across characters “Thing 1 and Thing 2” arrive After finishing the book, students
and Eagle, appointments required. America Day and popular author Dr. in the story, they also arrived in the examined the Cat-in-the-Hat’s ball.
Seuss’ birthday, March 2, by reading classroom. Students were also asked to commit
OSAN VET TO books by Dr. Seuss. The two “Things” played by Osan to reading everyday which they
VISIT CAC Literacy Facilitator Jana Schaefer High School students Haley Schaefer eagerly agreed to do.
A new USFK directive requires that came to school dressed as the Seuss and Alexandria Farmer shook hands with In addition to being read to by
all dogs & cats belonging to USFK character, the Cat in the Hat. After the students in the class and flew kites the Cat in the Hat, students in grades
personnel must be microchipped to introducing the background of the around the classroom just like the four through six read with students
assist in evacuation. The Osan vet author, whose real name was “Things” in the story. Schaefer and in the grades Sure Start to three.
will be at the Camp Humphreys CAC Theodor Seuss Geisel, and the birth Alexandria were able to help because Several classes enjoyed Green Eggs
from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, March of the Cat in the Hat character in Osan High School students had the day and Ham like “Sam I Am.”
12, to do micro-chipping ($20 fee per
animal), innoculations, physicals,
parasite testing and general health

IMCOM CG visits Area III


checks. Please call 784-6614 to make
sure they bring your pet’s records.

OSAN BAZAAR
SET
The Osan Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s
Spring Fever Bazaar is scheduled for
Saturday, March 31 from 10a.m. -
4p.m. at the O’Club. Vendors will be
selling furniture, jewelry, fabric and
more. Open to all DOD ID/Rations
Card holders. For more information,
please visit the OSC’s website:
www.osanosc.com.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP
CLASS SET
A class for potential U.S. citizens will
be held at ACS, Bldg 311, Mar. 27,
from 2-4 p.m. This class will cover
immigration visa, application
process, citizenship interview and
test preparation. Contact Junghee
Sung, 753-8782, Humphreys/788-
4934,Suwon AB.

BOB MCELROY
Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr., commander, Area III, briefs Lt.Gen. Robert Wilson, Assistant Chief of Staff, IMCOM
and CG, Installation Management Command, on the transformation of Camp Humphreys during his visit.
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Cross Cultural Marriage Seminar
By No Hyon-chu There are many channels you can get information
Area III Public Affairs from, such as ACS, Family Readiness Groups, the
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Soldiers, spouses and chaplain and the web site www.myarmylife.com.”
prospective spouses gathered for a Cross Cultural Taliento explained that even though there are
Marriage Seminar at Freedom Chapel Feb. 27. The difficulties when one marries someone from a
seminar was prepared by USAG Humphreys Army different cultural background, there are many
Community Service. benefits to being part of the Army family.
Sung Jung-hee, ACS Relocation and Bi-Cultural “When your husband changes duty stations, you
Outreach Coordinator and the seminar’s organizer enjoy the opportunities to experience various
explained the purpose of the seminar. cultures you’ve never imagined and meet many
“This seminar is prepared for couples with diverse people from all over the world that you can make
cultural differences,” she said. “Cross Cultural friends with,” Taliento said.
couples have often grown up with different LaVita Vincent, ACS Employment and
languages, races, religions. We hope to help them Readiness Specialist, introduced the Employment NO HYON-CHU

build beautiful bridges between different Readiness Program. The program’s goal is to Tami Taliento speaks at the Cross Cultural Marriage Seminar
backgrounds. This seminar is focused on dealing with assist Army families and spouses with the marital rights, U.S. immigration, VISA, passport
cultural differences and Army life.” challenges associated with the job search, in and SOFA information.
Jack G. Ferguson, chief of Army Community particular the impact the Army’s mobile life style Mahoney said that a Cross Cultural Seminar is
Service welcomed all spouses and thanked the has on building a career. advisable because there are unique legal issues
scheduled speakers. Vincent explained that ERP provides a variety that affect marriages between U.S. soldiers and
Tami Taliento, wife of U.S. Army Garrison of services to assist the military spouses including non-U.S. citizens.
Humphreys Commander Col. Michel J. Taliento Jr. job search process, resume development and Francis B. O’Donnell, ACS Social Service
and Anna Kim, wife of Command Sgt. Maj. Jason employment resource links. representative, explained how to set family finance
K. Kim, each shared their experiences as wives with Chaplain (Maj.) Raymond Robinson spoke next and appropriate budgeting goals.
over twenty years in the military. Their remarks made and emphasized the importance of communication Melissa G. Lilliewood, ACS Family Advocacy
the atmosphere comfortable and friendly for the between couples. He asked that both people in a Program manager, explained the New Parents
audience. relationship make an effort to comprehend one Support and Exceptional Family Member Programs.
“The Army is a special kind of job, it’s a way of another’s background differences. Timothy Toney, ACS Relocation Readiness
life,” Taliento said. “To lessen the misunderstanding Capt. Elisabeth Mahoney and Capt. Brian manager, gave a tip about Permanent Change of
of what our Soldiers do, it is important for their Tomasovic of the Staff Judge Advocate’s office Station process.
spouses to understand and embrace the Army life. gave a Power Point presentation concerning legal The seminar wrapped up at 4 p.m.

Signs help to raise awareness of a critical program Valiant effort by Area III KATUSAs yields
second place finish in basketball tourney

By F. Neil Neeley players,” said Charles H. Rodgers III,


Area III Public Affairs team coach and sports director,
F. NEIL NEELEY
CAMP HUMPHREYS – MWR, Camps Long and Eagle. “We
Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr., U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander and Melissa
The Area III KATUSA Basketball led throughout the first half and things
Lilliewood, ACS Family Advocacy Program manager, place the first SAPRP sign on an
installation shuttle bus Feb. 16. Team took second place in the 2nd look promising.
Annual KATUSA Invitational “In the second half with severe
By F. Neil Neeley incidents of sexual assault,” said Basketball Tournament held March foul problems and no bench to go to,
Area III Public Affairs Jack Ferguson, Chief of Army 3-4 in Camp Casey’s Hanson Field we fell short on the scoreboard, but
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Community Service. House. not without a 100 percent effort from
Camp Humphreys commander “They will also serve to Despite being undermanned the a great bunch of KATUSA Soldier
Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. joined provide a visible reminder and to Area III KATUSAs fought hard but athletes,” Rodgers said.
other community leaders recently garner attention in a manner that ultimately fell short of the crown The Area team members were:
in placing signs on Camp reflects Army values, command dropping game four to the Area I Cpl. Kim Joon-young, Cpl. Park Tae-
Humphreys’ shuttle buses in an initiative and ACS’ support to the team 65 to 58. The loss gave Area hoon, Pvt. Kim Ji-soon and Pfc.
effort to raise on-post awareness community.” III a second place finish in the Hong Suk-joo all with CSCT # 1,
of the Sexual Assault Prevention Ferguson added that SAPRP tournament. Camp Long; Pvt. Won Ki-suk, 168th
and Response Program. is consistent with ACS’ 41 year “Our Area III team had only six Medical, Camp Long; Pfc. Lee
“The signs will help to reinforce history of serving soldiers, players for the game against Area Dong-yoon and Cpl. Lee Jin-kon,
our firm commitment to eliminate civilians and families. I—they had a full squad of 12 both with 18th Medical USAG
Humphreys.
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Korean social science students tour Daegu enclave


By Nathan T. Van Schaik Victim Advocates, New Parent Support Program,
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Community Mental Health and Social Work Service.
CAMP HENRY – Recently, Area IV social work Students and professors asked questions regarding
organizations and community services opened their certification and licensing requirements, employment
doors to more than 60 Korean students and professors. opportunities, pay and the differences between Korean
Students – all doing their undergraduate studies in social and American social work.
work – and their professors were all members of either This is the second time Hyun has hosted the event
“Community Mental Health Volunteers” or the for Korean undergraduate students. What makes this
“Academy of Military Social Workers.” In all, they year different is that it offered a more robust
represented seven different universities from Gwangju schedule and tour itinerary. “Last year only focused
and Daegu. on social work agencies,” Hyun said. “This year, the
The purpose of the event was to offer students tour is more developed to give them a better
the opportunity to learn about clinical social work in understanding of life in the military.” Students and
a real world environment. professors toured Soldier’s barracks, visited the
“I want to expand students’ knowledge of what Commissary, enjoyed a bus tour of Camp Walker,
social workers are doing stateside and in the U.S. and ate lunch at Camp Walker dining facility.
military setting,” said event coordinator Hyun Jin- The group later toured the Community Activities
hee, who is a licensed mental health social worker Center, the Library, Youth Services and the Social
for Area IV Social Work Service/Family Advocacy. Work and Community Mental Health offices at Wood
She is also the president of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medical Clinic. The day’s event came to a close
branch of CMHV. with a group picture outside the clinic.
“CMHV is a nonprofit organization which was “The most interesting part was to visit the barracks
originally begun to provide services for the mentally of the soldiers because I served in the ROK Army a
ill and to break the community prejudice about these few years ago,” said Moon Kyung-jin, a senior in
populations,” Hyun said. “Now, CMHV has Daegu Catholic University’s Social Work
broadened its activities to provide any type of Department and member of CMHV. “To see how
intervention to prevent, treat and rehabilitate the American soldiers and the KATUSA soldiers live
NATHAN T. VAN SCHAIK
community mental health issues.” AMSW is also a is way different from how ROK soldiers live.”
Camp Walker Library Senior Library Technician, Pan Un-hwan,
Korean nonprofit organization geared towards people Moon pointed out there are differences between
describes services offered at the library such as CLEP
interested in social work in the military setting. Korean and American social services.
resources. The group got a taste of life on an American
Students and professors started the day with a “I came to know that the number of the clients
military base by touring Soldier’s barracks, the Commissary,
walk-through of the Army Community Service and by eating at the Camp Walker dining facility. that one [U.S. Army] social worker is in charge of is
building at Camp Henry. Students were briefed on very small compared to the Korean social workers’
ACS’s mission of maintaining readiness in each of translated into Korean. Representatives from each the situation,” he said. “That there exist such gaps
its eleven separate programs offered to Soldiers and Area IV social work agencies spoke on the Family between Korean and American social services may
their families. Advocacy Program, Sexual Assault Response, Army suggest room for improvement amongst services,
At the Soldier Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall on Substance Abuse Program, Adolescent Substance particularly in the ROK.”
Camp Walker, the group listened intently to presentations Abuse Counseling Service, Emergency Placement/ See Tour on Page 28

Saber Salute
Members of the Taegu American School Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps Saber Team depart upon the retiring
of the colors at the annual JROTC Ball March 3 at the
Evergreen Community Club on Camp Walker. The guest
speaker at this year’s ball was Air Force 2nd Lt. Thomas
Cho, a 2001 TAS graduate and 2005 graduate of the U.S.
Air Force Academy. He is currently stationed at Kunsan Air
Base. The commander of the Saber Team is Cadet Capt.
Sonja Chartier. The JROTC Color Guard commander is
Cadet 1st Lt. Clarence Thompson.

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Speed Limit Change


Anti-terrorism exercise tests capabilities
On Camp Walker
The speed limit on Nebraska Street,
Rhode Island Street and
Pennsylvania Avenue on Camp
Walker will be reduced from 40 kph
to 25 kph until Apr. 2. For
information, call Rolen Johns at 768-
8650.

Military Retiree Firefighters erect a decontamination shower.


Council Meeting
The Area IV Military Retiree Council
will meet 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Hilltop Club on Camp Walker. All
Area IV military retirees and their
spouses or widows are invited to
attend. The key speaker will be Jack
Terwiel, Korea retirement services
officer. Free food and refreshments
will be served. For information, call
Will Plumley at 768-8969.

New Emergency
Leave Phone Number
The Area IV Military Personnel
Division at Camp Henry will be using
a new emergency leave phone
number Monday. The new number
is 010-6696-8366. For information, call
Robert Bridgewater at 768-8498.

Family Child Care


Providers Sought
Family Child Care Providers are now
being sought in Area IV. Free training
PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAM
and support is provided through An Area IV firefighter carries an incapacitated comrade’s oxygen tank through a
Child and Youth Services.
decontamination shower hoop during the Area IV Support Activity anti-terrorism exercise
Applicants should be 18 years old
held March 2 in the vicinity of the Commissary on Camp Walker. The exercise tested the
or older, reside on-post and have a
Spc. Tsim Nuj Yang, a team leader with the 188th response capabilities of on and off-post emergency responders following a simulated
high school diploma or G.E.D. In
addition, potential providers must
Military Police Company, evacuates a casualty. terrorist attack involving both conventional and radiological explosives.
have experience with children, pass
background and health checks and
speak English well. For information,
call Maryvel Jones at 768-7707.

Reverse Triathlon Set


A “reverse” triathlon will be 9 a.m.
March 31 at Camp Carroll. The
registration time is 8 – 8:45 a.m. The
event consists of 5 kilometer run,
15 kilometer bike and 400 meter
swim. Participants must provide
their own bike, helmet and safety
gear. For information, call the Camp
Carroll Sports and Fitness Center
at 765-8287.
Sgt. Deshon L. Bell, a health care sergeant with Company D, 168th
U.S. Embassy Medical Battalion, (left) comforts “psychological casualty” Pvt. Scott
Consular Visit to Pusan Locke, 517th Movement Control Team, 25th Transportation Battalion.
Officials from the U.S. Embassy’s
American Citizen Services. Unit will
offer consular services 1 – 4 p.m.
March 21 and 9 a.m. – noon and 1 –
4 p.m. March 22 at the Seamen’s Club
in Pusan. U.S. citizens will be able to
apply for U.S. passports, Consular
Reports of Birth Abroad, and Social
Security cards. Consular officers will
also offer notarial services and
provide information regarding Dr. Joo Myung-dong from Dongsan Medical Center (right) consults
federal benefits and registration with with Sgt. Deshon L. Bell, a health care sergeant with Company D,
the Embassy. 168th Medical Battalion, prior to evacuating a casualty to the hospital
If you plan to visit the ACS Unit in in Daegu. The Area IV Support Activity has mutual support
Pusan, consult their Web site at agreements with local Korean police, fire and emergency services
http://www.asktheconsul.org/ for agencies in which U.S. and Korean emergency responders join Matt Haskin, Area IV Fire Department training chief, displays a
directions or more information. together to render assistance whether an emergency takes place photograph simulating what firefighters are “seeing.” In this case, the
on a U.S. military installation or in the Daegu community burning remnants of a truck used to set off a terrorist explosion.
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NEWS & NOTES Area IV celebrates Black History Month
TIWA Luncheon By Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn
The Taegu International Women’s Association 501st SBDE
invites you to the March Luncheon 10:30 a.m. March
Recently, The Area IV Support Activity and
22 at the Suseong Resort. The Luncheon fee is $18
or 18,000 won for TIWA members and $20 or 20,000 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
won for guests. For information, call Kim Granado celebrated Black History Month with recognition
at 010-8695-3184 or Chona Nufable at 010-3040-1136. programs at the Camp Carroll Community
Activities Center and the Evergreen Community
Daegu Indoor Soccer Program Club on Camp Walker.
Daegu Intramural Indoor Soccer competition will The theme for each program was “From
be held Mar. 24 – Apr. 1 at Kelly Fitness Center on Slavery to Freedom: The Story of Africans in the
Camp Walker. The entry deadline is Mar. 19 and the Americas,” said Sgt. 1st Class Adam L.
pre-meeting for team representatives is Mar. 21 at Morrison, equal opportunity advisor for 19th ESC,
Kelly Gym. For information, call Kim Chong-hwan
and ceremony organizer.
or Neil Fleisher at 764-4225/4800.
Before the programs began, audience
Area IV Community members had the opportunity to view a time-lined
Easter Sunrise Service slide-show presentation of prominent African
There will be an Easter Sunrise Service for the Americans and significant events in Black
Area IV community 7 a.m. April 8 at the Evergreen History.
Community Club on Camp Walker. The guest Morrison began the program by inviting the
speaker will be Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Charles, audience to enjoy a traditional southern home-
19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). A free cooked meal, which included fried-chicken, PVT. JANG WON-IL

breakfast will follow the service. For information, Sgt. Kareen Richardson, Headquarters and Headquarters
cornbread, collard greens and cake for dessert.
call Chaplain (Maj.) Lee Yo-sup at 768-8776. Company, Area IV Support Activity, performs a skit at African
The featured speaker was Col. Gracus K.
American/Black History Month Celebration Feb. 21 at the
Area IV Information Hotline Dunn, commander of Combat Support Camp Carroll Community Activities Center.
In an effort to make urgent information available to Coordination Team 2. Dunn elaborated on the
personnel who live and work within Area IV, an importance of celebrating and remembering Capt. Tamisha R. Norris with 2nd Inf. Div.
information hotline has been established which African American history, particularly mentioning Communications; and Sgt. April D. Turne,
enables anyone to call in 24/7 to receive current military history during segregation. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd
information about road conditions, force protective Performing during the program were the “Soul Inf. Div.
conditions, protests/gate closures and school Survivors” recording artists from Area I. The Camp Walker Multicultural Worship
delays or closures. The number is 764-4094 for DSN Members of the group include Master Sgt. Calvin Service Team also performed. Group members are
phones or 0505-764-4094 from off-post. For J. Coler with Headquarters and Headquarters Mydalya N. Chambers, Kerri S. Clay, Monique A.
information, call Victor Lowe at 764-4167.
Battalion, Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Mathews and Valetta L. Love.
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Rehearsal of Concept Drill gives units chance to practice roles


requirements. To review and validate and shortfalls. On the map, these commanding general said, the
19th ESC leaders their capabilities, units from throughout leaders and planners can actually see exercise is about warfighting, to see
peninsula participated in a Rehearsal where other units will need to be in where you are, but be ready to
enhance skills at of Concept Drill Feb. 22 – 23 at Camp
Carroll.
supporting the Transition to War.
“In order to synchronize a plan you
change. He said participants need to
open their apertures, recognize the
‘hands-on’ event “The drill is when you gather the
units and get on a map and walk
must rehearse it, so we all understand
the task and purpose of each unit, and
other elements and avoid tunnel
vision.
By Sgt. 1st Class Pam Voss through what you think you’re going how they are going to integrate in order During the drill each unit stated its
19th ESC Public Affairs to do,” explained Col. Knowles to generate combat power,” Atchison mission, purpose and plan in the
CAMP CARROLL – The Atchison, support operations officer said. “There are a lot of moving parts Transition to War. Questions,
transformation of the United States for 19th Expeditionary Sustainment to this plan, and there are a lot of things comments, and new ideas arose; along
Army has it evolving and growing. Command. “It gives all the units we need to rehearse in order to with the challenges of friction points,
Ideas that work now will need to have involved a visual picture of a potential support our allies.” gaps and holes.
room to work in the future. Through battlefield.” A common obstacle for logistical “We are identifying requirements,”
this transformation process, logistical From this visual picture, logistical units on the battlefield is only knowing Atchison said. “In order to fill in the
demands within the Korean Theater leaders and operational planners gain and understanding their part of the plan. hole you have to find out where the
of Operation have changed. Combat situational awareness and common In his opening remarks, Brig. Gen. hole is. We need to maintain flexibility
Service Support Units have new understanding of friction points, gaps Raymond Mason, the 19th ESC and agility in these plans.”

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Hyun’s goal is to enlighten the future social way in the field of social work programs. for young aspiring Korean students.
workers of Korea. Hyun explained that the U.S. But only recently has the ROK military begun to “American social work is more advanced than
military represents the cutting edge of social work deploy its forces, according to Hyun. Consequently, Koreans,” he said. “Recently, Korea became interested
programs. This should come as no surprise since the its programs are lagging which is why there is growing in military social work and wanted to learn about it in
U.S. Armed Forces have been deployed for decades. concern amongst Korean social workers. earnest. Our country’s social work service is less
As a result, there has always been the need for “The level of [Korea’s] social work is almost equal organized, whereas American social work service is
emergency relief programs, relocation assistance, to the Americans,’ but military social work is hardly well-defined having a clear role division of each
community health services for those coping with the introduced in Korea,” said Ko Soo-hyun, a professor department. In the aspect of the social service facilities,
realities of war, as well as a host of other services in the Department of Social Welfare at Keumgang it seems that America invests much more money to
catering to Soldiers and families deployed overseas. University. improve their facilities and it really is well-structured.”
Within the framework of the U.S. armed services, it Dr. Kim Hee-guk, a professor with the Judging from the positive reaction and many
is not uncommon that military personnel and their Department of Social Welfare at Sangji University, questions from students and professors alike, it
families seek programs to instill readiness. For this echoed a similar sentiment. According to Kim, appears that social work service in the Korean
reason, the U.S. Army has specifically paved the American social services may serve as a model peninsula is headed in the right direction.
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Learn Korean Easily

The Phrase of the Week :


Week

“May I take your picture?”

Sajin han jang jjigodo doegessumnikka?


picture one take May I
Vocabulary

pictures ‘sajin’

camera
‘sajingi’

film ‘pil lum’

Situation of the Week : Taking pictures


Week

Would you take a picture of


Sajin jom jjigo jusigessumnikka? me, please?

This story is Yogi so gyeseyo.


Stand here.

about:
Don’t move.
Umjigiji maseyo.

Area II Ususeyo.
Smile.

welcomes Dwaessumnida.
That’s it.

new ROK Kamsahamnida.


Thank you.

Army Korean Expression of the W eek


Week

I put my eye seal


partner Nundonjang jjikda on it.

I am determined to have it.


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