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Dec. 3, 2004

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Korea Region mantle of leadership changes


By Sgt. Andrew Kosterman
Korea Region Public Affairs Office

YONGSAN — The colors of Installation Management


Agency – Korea Region were passed Wednesday from
Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald to Brig. Gen. Harvey T.
Landwermeyer in a ceremony held at Yongsan Garrison’s
Collier Field House.
Presiding over the ceremony was Maj. Gen. Ronald
L. Johnson, IMA director, who helped to pass the colors
from the outgoing director to the incoming.
Johnson decribed the position Landwermeyer is
stepping into as a job filled with “honor, privilege and a
lot of hard work.”
Macdonald would most certainly agree. It was
Macdonald who stood up IMA’s Region Office in Korea
Oct. 1, 2002. IMA was created in order to provide
effective, standardized management of Army installations
to better support Soldiers, civilians and family members.
During Macdonald’s tenure as Korea Region’s first
director, he oversaw all 81 Army installations currently
on the peninsula. This includes maintaining and making
improvements to those posts. That ranged from
budgeting small road repairs to the upsizing of the Camp
Humphreys area as the Western Corridor is reduced in
size.
Macdonald watched his staff grow from four to more PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN
than 8,000 workers during his time as director. (from left) Brig. Gen. Harvey T. Landwermeyer, incoming Installation Management Agency Region Office commander, Col. Jeff
“There are thousands of memories and moments Christiansen, Area I commander, and Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald, outgoing IMA Korea Region commander, inspect troops
See “Change” on Page 3 during a change of directorship ceremony Wednesday at Collier Field House.

Preston makes Thanksgiving visit to troops


By Staff Sgt. Carmen Burgess Keeping Soldiers informed is an
Army News Service important issue for Preston. He remembers
a time after Desert Shield/Desert Storm
YONGSAN — For the second time in when there was a lot of angst and anxiety
his first 10 months on the job, Sgt. Maj. of felt throughout the Army because Soldiers
the Army Kenneth Preston visited Soldiers weren’t informed about what was down
stationed in South Korea to thank them for the road, he said.
their service and to update them on current “I want Soldiers to understand what the
Army issues. senior leaders of the Army are doing for them
“From the strategic level it’s important right and to understand the benefits of Army
now that you know what’s happening in the Transformation,” he said.
Army,” he told troops during his Nov. 21-26 He reminded the troops serving in Korea
trip to the peninsula. “It’s my responsibility to that theArmy’s number one mission right now
look out for Soldiers and ensure that you are is the Global War on Terrorism. For the first
informed.” time in its history, the Army is fighting a war
At each motor pool, dining facility and post with an all-volunteer force and this is
theater that he visited, the top enlisted Soldier’s subsequently putting pressure on those
message never changed and his enthusiasm throughout its ranks.
and drive never waivered. He continued to With the growing number of yearlong unit
talk about the issues that impact Soldiers the deployments, he said he wants Soldiers to
PHOTO BY SPC. WESLEY POLLET
most – Army Transformation, deployments, know that there is a light at the end of the
Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston meets with a Soldier at Yongsan Garrison. promotions, families, education and the new tunnel and the Army is making changes that
Preston toured the peninsula during the Thanksgiving holiday. Army Combat Uniform. See “Pr eston
eston”” on Page 4
“Preston
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MP Blotter Officials announce distribution


The following entries were excerpted dates for tax statements
from the past several weeks military American Forces Press Service between Dec. 17 and 29. Severely Disabled 1099Rs: mailed
police blotters. These entries may be ! Retired 1099R: available online Dec. 17.
incomplete and do not determine the ARLINGTON, Va. — As the end Dec. 13 and mailed between Dec. 17 ! VSI/SSB W2s: mailed between
guilt or innocence of any person. of the year approaches, Defense and 29. Jan. 4 and 5.
Finance and Accounting Service ! Annuitant Annual Statements: ! Travel W2s: mailed between Jan.
! Military police were recently notified of a larceny of
officials announced the schedule for available online Dec. 13 and mailed 10 and 11.
private property on post. An investigation disclosed that
distributing 2004 tax statements. between Dec. 28 and 29. ! Savings Deposit 1099INTs:
one Soldier entered another Soldier’s barracks room,
forcibly entered his secured desk and stole his laptop The schedule lists when ! Annuitant 1099R: available online mailed between Jan. 10 and 11.
computer, video-game system, several articles of clothing servicemembers, military retirees, Dec. 14 and mailed between Dec. 27
and various video games. Additionally, the first Soldier is annuitants, and defense civilian and 29. “During the months of January,
suspected of stealing a bank debit card from a roommate. employees can access their statements ! Reserve W2s: available online February and March 2004, an average
After consenting to a search authorization, MPs conducted through myPay and when they can Dec. 27 and mailed between Jan. 4 and of 1.4 million myPay users viewed
a search of the suspect’s barracks room and recovered anticipate receiving a paper copy in the 5. their tax statements each month, and
numerous articles of clothing belonging to the victim. mail. ! Civilian W2s: available online Jan. we continue to encourage users to
The suspect was advised of his legal rights, which he Customers once again can view, 6 and mailed between Jan. 10 and 14. view and print their statements online,”
waived, providing a sworn statement. He then admitted to
save and print their tax statements ! Active Duty W2s: available online said Jim Pitt, director of electronic
stealing the property. However, he denied stealing the
roommate’s debit cards. He stated he did not forcibly from myPay at https://mypay.dfas.mil. Jan. 14 and mailed between Jan. 18 commerce at DFAS’ military and
enter the barracks rooms, as they were all unsecured. The Tax statements will be available as and 24. civilian pay services. “Earlier access
suspect admitted he sold the stolen property at various follows: The following statements are to W-2s and other tax statements is
pawn stores. The Criminal Investigation Division recovered ! Retired Annual Statement: available only by mail: another way myPay gives users
the victim’s laptop computer from one of the pawn stores. available online Dec. 4 and mailed ! Special Compensation for control of their pay information.”
None of the pawn stores admitted to receiving the other
stolen property. Investigation continues by USACIDC.
AAFES announces Korea fuel prices for December 2004
! A military police station was telephonically notified of Army and Air Force Exchange of Energy averages from the previous four-week
a civil disturbance resulting in an altercation between period.
demonstrators and three Soldiers. While attempting to CAMP FOSTER –As a service to customers assigned In Korea the price for unleaded fuel will increase
enter the main gate of a military installation, demonstrators in Japan, Okinawa, Korea and Guam, the Army and Air from $2.02 to $2.05 per gallon.
blocked access and started to throw rocks and strike their
Force Exchange Service is providing advance notice The price for premium-unleaded fuel will increase
vehicle with pipes, causing damage to the vehicle. The
demonstrators then attempted to pull one of the Soldiers there will be a change in fuel prices effective Dec. 1. from $2.21 to $2.24 per gallon and the price for diesel
out of the vehicle, then slammed the passenger-side These changes are based on the U.S. Department fuel will increase from $2.13 to $2.22 per gallon.
door on his left leg, causing minor injuries. The injured
Soldiers were transported to a local medical facility, where
they were treated by the on-duty physician and released.
Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff:
An investigation continues by the Korean National Police.
What do you want for Christmas
Christmas??
! The military police were recently notified of an
unlawful entry and failure to obey order or regulation.
An investigation disclosed that two Soldiers were off
post during the hours of curfew. The two Soldiers
then attempted to illegally gain access to post by
climbing onto a house roof and jumping from the
roof over the perimeter fence, at which time one
Soldier landed wrong and injured his right leg. The
injured Soldier was transported by emergency medical
personnel to an urgent care clinic where he was
treated by on-duty medical personnel for a compound
fracture to his right shin, and was immediately air
evacuated to the hospital for further evaluation. The “I want to spend “Lots of love frfrom
“Lots om my “More days off.” off.”— “I want to be home
other Soldier was transported to the provost marshal Christmas with my family and friends.” Sgt. Roysdon, Chris, 1st with my 6-month-old
office, where he was further processed and released family and — Spc. Pamela D. Longmire, Replacement Company, daughter.” —Warrant
to his unit. Contact was made with hospital and
children.”
children.”— Sgt. Carlos Area II Support Activity, Yongsan Officer 1 Seth Smith,
confirmed that the injured Soldier was still admitted
Cherry, Headquarters and Yongsan Headquarters and Headquarters
to the hospital and would be undergoing surgery to
input a metal rod in his leg. This is an alcohol- Headquarters Company, 2nd Company, 122nd Signal
related incident. An investigation continues by military Infantry Division Battalion
police.

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NEWS & NOTES
Free DMZ TTour
our For Students
Har vey visits installations
Visiting and in-country high school and college New Secretary of the Army tours
students of Department of Defense military and Korea, other locations
civilian personnel, Department of State and DoDDS By Staff Sgt. Carmen Burgess
employees employees in Korea are invited to a free Army News Service
tour of the demilitarized zone and Joint Security
Area 9:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30. The program WASHINGTON — Within two days of being sworn into his
includes historical briefings and tours of the third new position, the 19th secretary of the Army began his term by
infiltration tunnel, Dora Observatory, Camp Bonifas visiting installations in Alaska, Korea and Hawaii over the
and Panmunjeom. Reservations are required. E- Thanksgiving holiday.
mail deleonc@korea.army.mil or call Nel de Leon, “One of the objectives I set for my first 60 days in office
USFK Public Affairs Office at 723-4685 by Dec. 22. was to quickly get up to speed on the Army, particularly from
When calling from off-post, dial 0505-723-4685. the bottom up,” said Dr. Francis J. Harvey. “I wanted to get a
Seats are limited. feel of the Army from the Soldier’s perspective.”
PHOTO STAFF SGT. CARMEN BURGESS
During his weeklong tour, the secretary visited more than a Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey talks football with the
BY

Toys For TTots


ots dozen installations and was briefed on unit transformation,
The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea is conducting commander and command sergeant major of the 1st Battalion, 72nd
readiness, family support systems and quality of life issues. Armor Regiment at Camp Casey, Thanksgiving day.
its annual charity drive. Toys will go to Army Harvey’s first stop on his trip was Alaska, where he met
Community Service to those families who need with Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska and the Alaska Army National thinking of you and your mission here. I will do my job to
assistance during the holiday season. Extra toys will Guard. He also toured the ground-based Missile Defense System ensure that you have the resources to do that successfully.”
be offered to local orphanages. The greatest need at Fort Greely. The Army’s top official spent Thanksgiving Day visiting dining
is for seven to 12-year-old children. Drop offs are “This system is an outstanding example of cooperation facilities within 2ID before eating the holiday meal with troops.
located at post exchanges, commissaries, schools between the Guard and the active duty force,” Harvey said. “There’s no place I’d rather be on Thanksgiving than with
and chapels from now until Dec. 23. The secretary also discussed equipment capabilities and Soldiers,” he replied.
received feedback from members of the Stryker Mobile Training The secretary shared more than a meal with the troops; he
Girl Scouts Registration Team, who have been training Soldiers of the 172nd Infantry also shared his near-term goals for the Army, which starts with
Girl Scouts Overseas - Seoul are now
Brigade during their conversion to the brigade combat team developing a vision for the future.
registering. Troop meetings will begin soon.
organization. “As part of the position of secretary of the Army, I have
Those who are interested in being a Girl Scout
Harvey spent the majority of his trip in the Republic of Korea established a transition team which will help me develop this
this year or an adult volunteer, or would like
visiting more than a dozen installations, which he was told were vision as well as address key issues.”
more information, should contact Trudy Heard
a microcosm of the Army. He said this team is composed of experienced individuals
at 6355-5060 or e-mail
“After 24 hours here on the ground, I know they are right,” ranging from active-duty Soldiers and retirees to experts from
gsocseoul@yahoo.com.
he said. “The first thing I learned here was that commanders the private sector.
wear many hats.” “I’m going to ask them to help me form a vision for our
Scholarships for Militar y
The secretary said his number one priority is to provide for Army,” he said. “I want a clear visual guide by which we provide
Children
the well-being of troops and their families, because Soldiers are a strategy to focus everyone on an end result.”
The Defense Commissary Agency’s annual
truly the center of everything the Army does. Harvey said he plans to join together with Gen. Peter
Scholarships for Military Children program is
Following a visit to the Joint Security Area, Harvey told Schoomaker to lead the Army to successfully meet the dangerous
now accepting applications for the 2005
commanders in the 2nd Infantry Division that the importance and difficult challenges of the 21st century security environment.
program. Applications can be found at base
of their deterrence mission is even more evident. “I look forward to establishing a partnership with both the
commissaries, or on line at http://
“Your mission of keeping North Korea in check is important Army Chief of Staff and the Secretary of Defense,” he said.
www.militaryscholar.org. They must be returned
not only to preserving the peace and security of the Republic of “Since his appointment, the chief has done an outstanding job
to the commissary by Feb. 16. One $1,500
Korea, but also to helping win the Global War on Terrorism,” he at providing the forces required to win the Global War on
scholarship will be awarded at each commissary
said. Terrorism, all while transforming the force.”
location with eligible applicants.
Harvey assured troops that “while in Washington I will be
Post Offices Updates
! Post offices will remain open on U.S. Forces Change from Page 1

Korea training holidays. Officials said for your that rush forward at this moment … Regiment, 25th Infantry Division;
mailing convenience, Army Post Offices will so what do you say?” Macdonald said commander of Company A, 268th
be open today. Contact your local post office in his farewell speech. Macdonald has Attack Helicopter Battalion, 9th
for hours of operation. had a presence on the peninsula since Cavalry Brigade; Secretary to the
! The deadline for holiday mailing for first- 1999. General Staff, 3rd Armored Division,
class letters and cards sent to the United States His answer to the question was a U.S. Army-Europe and 7th U.S. Army
is Dec. 11. For packages, officials recommend simple “thank you” to all whom he and Operation Desert Storm; and
mailing before Saturday. served with. commander of the 3rd Infantry
! The deadline for holiday mailing for first- Macdonald went on to praise Division’s aviation brigade.
class letters and cards sent to Army Post Offices Landwermeyer’s selection as the new Landwermeyer attended the U.S.
in Europe is Saturday. director of the Korea Region Office. Military Academy and holds a master’s
For more information, visit your local post office. “I could not be more pleased with in national security and strategic
Army’s selection of Brigadier General studies from the U.S. Naval War
W o m e nn’s
’s Bask etball
Basketball Harvey T. Landwermeyer,” College.
A Koreawide Women’s Post Level Basketball Macdonald said. His decorations and badges include
League Game will be at the Camp Red Cloud To that, Landwermeyer said that PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN the Defense Superior Service Medal,
Fitness center. The Camp Red Cloud women’s Macdonald had “formed an excellent Brig. Gen. Harvey T. Landwermeyer speaks Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal,
team will compete with Camp Carroll’s organization. during the change of directorship Wednesday. Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak
women’s team. The game starts 6 p.m. Dec. “I look forward to renewing old leaf clusters, Air Medal with “V”
11 and 9 a.m. Dec. 12. For more information, friendships and establishing new Human Resources Command at device, Joint Service Commendation
call 732-6309. ones,” Landwermeyer said in a short Alexandria, Va. where he was the chief Medal, Army Commendation Medal
speech. “I can think of no where of the combat arms division and later with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army
Morning Calm Submissions better to make a difference for the deputy chief of Officer Personnel Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf
Send submissions for the Morning Calm Weekly servicemembers and their families than Management Directorate. clusters, Senior Aviator Badge and
to morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil or call here, forward deployed in Korea.” Previous assignments also include Parachutist Badge.
738-3355. Landwermeyer comes to the Korea reconnaissance platoon leader of
Region Office from the U.S. Army Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry E-mail Andrew.Kosterman@korea.army.mil
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Managers review accomplishments


Installation Management Agency Public 100 percent of the funds we need,” Johnson
Affairs Office said. “My bet is we’ll never get 100 percent
funding for the 54 ISR services we have to
WASHINGTON — The Army provide, so we need a methodology.”
Installation Management Agency made great Over the past year, the IMA Plans
strides in its first full year as the Army’s single Directorate has developed the 373 SSPs based
overseer for installation management, proving on reducing the 54 ISR services to their
its worth in cross-leveling resources and component parts. Of the 373 SSPs, 246 were
enabling installations to fulfill their flagship role determined to be must-fund, while the others
for the transforming Army. are discretionary and can be prioritized by need.
Predictably, there is much to do as the Once finalized and approved by the Army
IMA continues to build, particularly in validating senior leadership, these standards will be

AD
the standards and organizational structure that uniformly applied to each of the 181 Army
will determine how Army posts are funded installations in the world. Some flexibility will
and managed for the future. exist to accommodate specific geographic or
This review of the past two years and demographic needs, but the aim is consistency.
discussion of the next steps were the topics Customers will find the same kinds and levels
of the second annual IMA Garrison of services at one installation as they do at
Commanders Conference, hosted by IMA another.
Director Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Johnson Nov. “There is no such thing as a unique post,
15-18 at Fort Bliss, Texas. Attending were but there are unique situations. We’re more
the IMA principal staff, IMA regional directors, like McDonald’s than Burger King—you
garrison commanders and command don’t get it your way, but we’ll adapt where
sergeants major of all 181 Army garrisons we can,” Johnson said.
throughout the world. Following the Director’s overview, IMA
Following a rousing conference opening Deputy Director Philip E. Sakowitz Jr. detailed

GOES
by the 82nd Airborne Division All American the CLS implementation plan for the next two
Chorus, Johnson discussed the state of the years. Sakowitz told the garrison
IMA and the Common Levels of Support commanders they have a March deadline to
model that will lend predictability and quality submit detailed reports validate services and
to installation management, even during times costs with Service-Based Costing criteria and
of funding shortages. CLS encompasses 373 to compare the SSP fit with installation
service support programs, or SSPs, that make missions. Also due are implementation plans
up the component parts of 54 services for each garrison. IMA staff will use the
assigned to IMA under the Installation Status information from this data call to adjust CLS
Report. criteria and finalize the model for
Johnson compared IMA’s fast-paced implementation in fiscal year 2006.
establishment period to building an airplane In addition to the IMA leadership,
while flying it and talked about the high conference attendees heard feedback and

HERE
expectations facing the organization. guidance from the principal deputy assistant
“The Army expects us to provide two secretary of the Army for installations and
dollars of BASOPS support for every dollar environment, Geoffrey Prosch, discussed
of funding,” Johnson said. “No corporation current garrison issues such as base
would be expected to show a profit in the realignment and closure; housing, utilities and
first year, but the expectations are high for lodging privatization; and environmental
us.” strategies from the Army perspective.
Referring to the funding shortages that IMA leadership also got some perspective
challenged IMA and Army installations last from two senior mission commanders, who
year, Johnson said the Common Levels of have mission priorities that sometimes
Support, or CLS, model will enable the challenge the garrison’s ability to adequately
organization to quantify the base support support.
services in terms of cost, so IMA can tell the Overall, the IMA role in supporting
Army leadership, as well as customers, what mobilization and deployments in support of
services will be provided at any given level of two wars received high marks for enabling
funding. resource distribution and access that would
“CLS is a methodology to tell Army how have been unlikely or impossible without IMA
funds should be spent when we don’t get as the central broker.

Preston from Page 1


will positively benefit them and their families. senior Army leadership appreciated their
Preston said with the increase in the service to their country and that they weren’t
number of brigades and the introduction of forgotten during the holiday season.
“life cycles” for units, troops should see a “We are proud of what all of you are
reduction in the length and frequency of doing here,” he said. “Anyone who has
deployments and can anticipate lengthier ever visited the demilitarized zone knows
periods between permanent change-of- that there is a real threat just north of the
station moves, which will create more border. We are here for a reason and our
stability for families. friendship with the Republic of Korea is
The sergeant major also pointed out an important one.
educational benefits for Army dependents – “You are part of the next greatest
high school students will be more competitive generation of heroes. Whether you are
with those in the civilian world for things here on ‘freedom’s frontier,’ serving on
such as academic and athletic scholarships drill sergeant duty or patrolling some
if they spend a significant period of time at mountain trail in Afghanistan, your
one school. contributions are important and
Preston reminded the Soldiers that the appreciated.”
Dec. 3, 2004 Page 5

Indianhead Division honors fallen warriors


Division Artillery Commander Col.
Ross Ridge, recalled the Soldiers serving
in the Republic of Korea, opposing North
Korean aggression along the
demilitarized zone with their Republic of
Korea Army allies, maintaining the
armistice so that millions of Korean
people could enjoy peace, freedom and
the benefits of a democratic society.
“In August, these same Soldiers
deployed to Iraq to ensure the Iraqi
people would have the same
opportunities,” Ridge said. “To preserve
the unstable peace in the region,
guarantee an environment where liberty,
justice and equality could prevail along
with a future where the Iraqi people
could live free without the threat of
tyranny.”
Before deploying to Iraq, the 20
Soldiers made their way to the division
through different paths. Two of the
Soldiers requested assignment with 2nd
By Spc. Chris Stephens Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office upon finding out they would deploy.
Two others came straight out of high
CAMP RED CLOUD —Thousands school. Two officers were
of Soldiers and civilians across the 2nd commissioned into the Infantry upon
Infantry Division gathered Nov. 24 for graduation from college. One Soldier
memorial services honoring 20 Soldiers came from the Indiana National Guard,
from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team another came from a detail at the
PHOTOS BY YU HU-SON
who gave their lives in Iraq. Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Maj. Gen. George A. Higgins, 2nd Infantry Division commanding general, speaks to honor his The 20 Soldiers were honored at Three came from another nation.
unit’s fallen Soldiers in a Nov. 24 memorial service at Camp Red Cloud. services on Camps Casey, Red Cloud, Another Soldier was serving his third
Hovey and Stanley. tour in Korea. Two more came from Fort
2ID Soldiers Honored “We mourn their loss as American Bragg, N.C. The remaining six came
citizens, patriots, fellow Warriors and from Advanced Individual Training.
Capt. Eric L. Allton members of our team - each one an “These young Soldiers rose to
Pfc. Mark A. Barbret American Soldier,” said Maj. Gen. George freedom’s challenge and to the call of
A. Higgins, 2nd Infantry Division our nation,” Ridge said. “They each
Spc. Bradley S. Beard commanding general. “They leave answered her call to serve based upon
1st Lt. Tyler Hall Brown behind parents, wives, brothers, sisters, their own reasons… for patriotism, for
children and friends – all those who love family tradition, for independence, for
Staff Sgt. Marshall H. Caddy them dearly.” travel and excitement, for a chance to
Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, United Nations Division Support Command carve out a career or earn money for
Pfc. Stephen P. Downing II Command, Republic of Korea/United States Commander Col. Richard Poole said the college, or for an opportunity to take
Sgt. Maurice K. Fortune Combined Forces Command, and United 20 men reflected something more than care of their families.”
States Forces Korea commander, comforts his seen by the naked eye. Though their reasons for joining the
Staff Sgt. Omer T. Hawkins II wife, Judy, following the service. “They were all someone’s son, Army may be different, Ridge said there
Staff Sgt. Sean P. Huey someone’s grandson,” he said. “Some is a commonality between them.
were fathers, some were brothers, some “It is in the way they approached their
Pvt. Jeung Jin N. Kim nephews. For all of those reasons, they mission and embodied the Warrior
represent a loss to a greater group of Ethos,” he said.
Spc. Christopher A. Merville
people than are gathered here. And we Higgins asked everyone attending the
Pfc. Dennis J. Miller Jr. mourn with them. Those connections ceremony to know one thing.
provide more than enough reason to “These American Soldiers made an
Pfc. James Prevete honor their memory.” enduring difference in the lives of the
Pfc. Aaron J. Rusin In May, Army officials informed people they served – and in the life and
Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat future of a nation undergoing rebirth,”
Pfc. Jason L. Sparks Taps sounds for the 20 2nd Brigade Combat Team, known as “Strike Force” they he said. “They were not the sort of men
Team Soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq. would be deploying to the Middle East to stand by while others watched, but
Pfc. Joshua K. Titcomb
in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. rather they were ready and willing to
Sgt. John B. Trotter It was the first such redeployment for act to preserve what all free men cherish
any American unit on the peninsula since most, and to help the people of Iraq
Spc. Robert O. Unruh
U.S. forces deployed here during the achieve what Americans and Koreans
Staff Sgt. Gary Vaillant Korean War. have achieved – peace, liberty and
“The Warriors of Strike Force prosperity.”
1st Lt. Luke C. Wullenwaber received and answered that call without
the slightest hesitation,” Higgins said. E-mail chris.stephens@korea.army.mil
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NEWS & NOTES Soldiers practice rocket skills


Stand-down Days By Pfc. Giancarlo Casem proper targeting and firing procedures “Teamwork is the most important
The 2nd Infantry Division will stand-down to
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office as well as their swiftness in factor in mission accomplishment,”
conduct training about safety issues and risk
management, on- and off-duty, for the Division accomplishing those missions. Targets Beaudry said. “A successful mission
Safety Day Dec. 10. The 2nd Infantry Division ROCKET VALLEY— Thunderous were assigned by the tactical doesn’t just involve the track team,
will stand-down to conduct training about blasts from rockets launched by operations center and then relayed but also the platoon, the battery,
command priorities and messages for New Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 38th Field down to the individual crews. maintenance and support.”
Horizons Day Jan. 11. Artillery Regiment, echo through the “It’s really technical,” said Pfc. For training purposes, non-
valley here during a Nov. 18 live-fire Nicholas Moore, computer systems explosive rockets were used instead
Tree-lighting Ceremonies exercise. advisor in the Tactical Operations of explosive projectiles. Unlike real
Area I installations will hold Christmas tree- The riverbeds of the valley were Center. “It gets really involving.” rockets, these dummy rockets are
lighting ceremonies at the following installations:
transformed into a launch pad as One mission called for crews to fire filled with steel poles for balance, not
!5 p.m. Wednesday at Camp Casey
!5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Camp Page crews aboard their Multiple Launch a rocket at a target on command. They ordnance, Weber said.
!5 p.m. Dec. 17 at Camp Red Cloud Rocket Systems fired rockets at were given targets that they had These training rockets have been
targets several miles away. calculated and had to be ready to fire jokinly nicknamed ‘flying telephone
Holiday Project “I think it went well,” said Pfc. when given the order. Another mission poles’ by the Soldiers. These rockets
Area I Army Community Service is conducting Leonard Beaudry. “Everything went was called “time on target.” In this have blunted noses to give them less
the Annual Holiday Project now through Dec. smoothly.” mission, three different MLRS crews impact when they hit the ground and
15. The project provides commissary vouchers In order to earn live-fire all fired at a target at the same time. A also to give them a shorter traveling
during the Christmas holiday for designated certification, crews had different third type of mission was “fire when distance, Weber said.
Soldiers with family members in Area I. Contact
missions they had to accomplish. ready.” This last mission showcased The rockets fire out of the MLRS
your unit commander or first sergeant to make a
donation, or contact your local ACS for more Crews were evaluated based on the MLRS’s versatility in the at speeds up to twice the speed of
information. battlefield. Crews started from the sound. A whole battery, armed with
stow position, in which the launcher scattering sub munitions inside the
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders is in it’s “home” position. rockets, can blanket an area as big as
The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders will be at Camp When given the command, crews a football field in only a matter of
Casey’s Carey Physical Fitness Center 7 p.m. quickly raised the launcher, acquired seconds, Weber said.
Dec. 15 and the Camp Stanley PFC 7 p.m. Dec.
the target and launched a rocket down Live-fire training provides an
18 for a performance and autograph signing.
range, said 2nd Lt. Douglas Weber, excellent way for artillery Soldiers to
V olunteer Luncheon 2nd Firing Platoon leader. hone their skills, Beaudry said.
Area I Army Community Service will host the “As a battery, I think we did good,” “Someday, I’ll be leading Soldiers,”
Volunteer of the Quarter luncheon 11:30 a.m. said Pfc. John Schantz. “Every shot he said. “I need to teach them how to
Jan. 19 at Camp Casey Warrior’s Club. PHOTO BY PFC. GIANCARLO CASEM was on target. As a whole, it was a be proficient. It is important to
A 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment successful mission.” maintain high standards so you can
W arrior Band Concert multiple launch rocket system is left behind in Teamwork plays an important role keep up the traditions of the Army.”
The 2nd Infantry Division Warrior Band holiday
a clould of smoke as it launches its ammunition in a MLRS crew’s success, Beaudry
concert is at 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at the Uijeongbu
Arts Center, near City Hall. For additional Nov. 18 at Rocket Valley. said. E-mail giancarlo.casem@korea.army.mil
information contact Cpl. Lee Seung-joon at 732-
6704. Engagement skills trainer aids shooters, saves money
By Spc. Chris Stephens with their weapon,” said Pfc. Adam Murdock, 362nd Signal
Se xual Assault W
Sexual eb Site
Web 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Company. “By doing this, Soldiers get used to holding the
The Army launched a Web site at
www.sexualassault.army.mil, to promote steps weapon and get much-needed hands-on experience they
leaders and Soldiers at all levels can take to CAMP STANLEY — Today’s Army requires all Soldiers would not normally get.”
prevent and respond to instances of potential to be proficient with the M-16A2 Rifle. Other weapons used on the EST include the M-203
sexual assault. The site includes links to Training Many times Soldiers are hindered because they are not grenade launcher, AT-4, M-9 pistol, and M-249 Squad
and Doctrine Command training materials. able to go to a qualifying range but twice a year. However, Automatic Weapon. The system presents a variety of real
all that has changed with the Engagement Skills Trainer, which life situations: night firing, nuclear-biological-chemical firing,
W arrior Sports Highlights is run by a computer. close combat, military police scenarios and many others.
The Warrior Post-level Basketball Traveling “The EST allows Soldiers to become proficient with the M- “Each weapon used in the system carries the same weight
League runs through Jan. 31. The top four 16 without having to go to the range and use live rounds,” said a Soldier would feel out on the range or on the battlefield,”
teams will qualify for the post-season Staff Sgt. James Gilbert, 552nd Signal Company EST Gilbert said. “Also the same is the recoil a Soldier will feel
tournament Feb. 5-6. The Warrior Invitational noncommissioned officer in charge. “Soldiers are able to take with each weapon. It will give them the same exact feel
Boxing Competition will be held on Dec. 11 their time and get comfortable with the weapon so that when
at the Hanson Field House on Camp Casey. they would feel when firing the weapon for real.”
they do go to the range, they can qualify with no problem.” With this system, the Army is able to train Soldiers with
For more information contact Jim Williams
at 730-2322. Contact Warrior Sports at 732- The EST is a system unlike its predecessors, the weaponeer every type of weapon without having to spend money on
6927 for more information on any other and the firearms training system. live-rounds.
sporting events happening near you. It shows Soldiers exactly what they do right and wrong when “That’s a big advantage for the Army,” Gilbert said. “The
firing the weapon. It also automatically adjusts a Soldier’s Army is going to save a lot of money in the future by using
FAST Class For GT Scores targeting adjustments, or “zeroes,” when the shots are grouped. this system. It’s a great piece of equipment and it gets the
The Camp Red Cloud Education Center will “This makes it a lot easier for Soldiers to build confidence job done.”
offer classes designed to improve general Gilbert also believes the EST will become a quarterly
technical scores at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 13-
requirement for Soldiers Armywide.
17. A pre-test of adult basic education is
“It makes sense,” he said. “We’re not wasting rounds at
offered every Monday at 8 a.m. Contact the
CRC Education Center by Dec. 10 for a range with this system. We’re using it to train the Soldiers
registration. and when they do go to the range to qualify. Most, if not all,
will be able to qualify on the first try.
P R A X I S TTe
est Coming “That saves not only money, but also time,” he said.
Area I education centers will administer “Soldiers can zero their rifle, qualify and then be on their
the PRAXIS test, a test to license way within a matter of a few hours.”
teachers, Jan. 8-12. For additional The trainer is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through
information at Camp Stanley call Paul Friday at Camp Stanley, Building 2
Baker at 732-5731, at Camp Red Cloud For more information, call the Division Artillery training
call Stanley Schultz or Bob Seam at 732- room at 732-4606 or 732-5353.
6862 or at Camp Page call Walter Low at
COURTESY WWW .GLOBALSECURITY.ORG
721-5839 or 721-5560.
Typical Engagement Skills Trainer battle simulation area. E-mail chris.stephens@korea.army.mil
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Troopers learn hand-fighting techniques
By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson
Area I Public Affairs Office

CAMP HOVEY— Fifty warriors gathered at Camp


Hovey’s Physical Fitness Center Monday to begin a
three-week combatives training course.
The combatives program was adopted into official
Army doctrine in January 2002 with the publishing of
a new field manual, and now Army units worldwide
have been tasked with implementing the program.
The 2nd Infantry Division is the first unit in Korea
to do so, said Sgt. 1st Class Lorenzo Luna, 2nd
Infantry Division, division master gunner and one of
the class instructors.
“We’re trying to get the 2nd Infantry Division rolling
with their own self-sustaining combatives program,
so they don’t have to keep bringing over instructors,”
explained
senior class “You have to close with
instructor, Sgt. Pfc. Albert Ciampa, Long Range Surveillance Detachment
1st Class Alan
the enemy, gain a (top) pins Cpl. John King, Headquarters and Headquarters
S i e r i n g , dominant position and Company, 2nd Infantry Division, during grappling practice at
Pathfinder finish the fight.” the Camp Hovey Fitness Center Monday.
Detachment, -Sgt. 1st Class Lorenzo Luna
17th Aviation
Brigade.
After completing this course, the students should
all be level-one and level-two certified, Siering
explained; then, some of the Soldiers will be selected
to attend a level-three instructor course at the Army
Combatives School in Fort Bening, Ga. Once certified,
they will begin teaching more Soldiers in the 2nd
Infantry Division through courses and physical training
sessions.
The course teaches participants the basics of hand-
to-hand ground fighting, based on Brazilian-style jiu-
jitsu techniques that have been oriented to the needs
PHOTOS PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
BY
of the Army. Students are taught standard moves to
Combatives course instructors, Sergeants 1st Class Alan stay in control of a fight, including mounts, escapes Sgt. 1st Class Lorenzo Luna, Headquarters and
Siering (top) and Lorenzo Luna, demonstrate the advantages and choke-holds. Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Division (right) instructs
of maintaining a dominant position in ground fighting a Soldier on how to place his hands during the Army
Monday. See “Fighting” on Page 8 Combatives Course that began Monday.

Camp Red Cloud garrison official earns top award


By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson CRC was the first IMA garrison to adopt
Area I Public Affairs Office the Six Sigma Quality Management
practice. The inception of the new
CAMP RED CLOUD — A Camp business philosophy has been his most
Red Cloud official was recently lauded accomplishment, as the garrison
recognized as one of the top Installation has been able to save over $2 million
Management Agency employees through productivity improvement
worldwide. reviews, activity based costing/
William Kapaku, deputy to the U.S. management and performance
Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud management reviews.
commander, was presented the IMA “These are qualitative programs to
Stalwart Award for the Korea Region at help us replace the old bureaucracy with
the 2004 IMA commanders conference the new – the kind that is results oriented
at Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 17. and future focused,” he said. “It’s
PHOTO BY DOUG WESSEL
“I was shocked,” Kapaku said. “I difficult for people who are not doing
William Kapaku, deputy to the Camp Red Cloud garrison commander (center) and Ed Harris,
was standing in the company of two this to understand, but you can see the
CRC chief of public works, listen to a briefing from a marketing manager during a visit earlier
other great nominees from the Korea difference between our organization and
this year to a Seoul five-star hotel to benchmark.
region, so when they announced my others that have not implemented these
name, I thought, ‘Did I really hear Kapaku set the example in Area I second thing I do as deputy is lead measures. They are different in
that?’” through his work as deputy to the change.” approach and attitude.”
According to the agency, the commander, said Lt. Col. Brian Vines, He does this extremely well, said Kapaku is trying to encourage other
Stalwart Award recognizes “the former CRC garrison commander. Vines, who recommended him for the installations to change, as well. In
outstanding accomplishments and “The most important job I have is to award. March, he led production of a pamphlet
inspirational example of IMA employees assist the garrison commander in “Bill has distinguished himself as a outlining the garrison’s deployment of
who perform in an exemplary manner, delivering base operation support and juggernaut of change, a leader in the Six Sigma, Vines said.
set the standard as agents for change in services, so we can take care of all the global war on costs, and a visionary who “Mr. Kapaku used the pamphlet as a
installation management, and contribute Soldiers who live on the base. This epitomizes the essence of IMA’s means of sharing the garrison’s 36 best
significantly to the agency’s success in allows them to focus on their primary values,” he said in the nomination letter.
carrying out the IMA mission.” mission, warfighting,” he said. “But, the Under Kapaku’s leadership, USAG, See “Award” on Page 8
Dec. 3, 2004
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Fighting from Page 7
“There are three stages to fighting: combatives program is not only learning
you have to close with the enemy, gain the ability to fight and defend yourself,
a dominant position and finish the fight,” but it also helps instill warrior spirit,”
Luna explained. “That’s the goal when Siering said. “I told the class before,
you’re fighting; you want to finish it, we don’t win wars because we’re great
not sit there and play around. You’re hand-to-hand fighters; we win wars
fighting for a reason. One of them is to because of the skills it takes to become
not get hurt – one of you is going to
great hand-to-hand fighters: being
give up or be disabled, and you want
aggressive, being tenacious, having
that to be the other guy.”
confidence, and being able to remain
Luna said the class teaches students
calm in a stressful situation.”
to finish the fight quickly, but also
teaches them how to defend “It’s such a huge confidence builder
themselves. Once more Soldiers have for Soldiers,” he added. “It’s not just
been certified, he said, they might start learning how to fight – it’s the other
having unit competitions. things that build from that.”
While Soldiers might not leave the “This is a good tool,” Luna said. “It’s
class as excellent fighters, the instructors what we do in the Army – we train to
said they will have learned more than fight.”
just grappling techniques.
“The basis behind the Army E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil

PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON

Sgt. Sonny Garcia, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 102nd Military Intelligence
Battalion (top), grapples with Sgt. William Briggs, Headquarters and Headquarters Company,
102nd Military Intelligence Battalion, during the Army combatives course at Camp Hovey
Monday.

Award from Page 7


PIRs with other garrisons, in Korea and war on cost,” he said. “The GWOT
across IMA, so that millions of more cannot be successful unless we’re
dollars could be saved,” he said. successful in the GWOC.”
Kapaku explained his passion for Kapaku’s next goal is to help the
helping the garrison save money. garrison save even more money by
“In addition to the Global War on focusing on everyday costs.
Terrorism, we are involved in the global “It costs $52 million a year to run
CRC,” he said. “People can tell us what
they spent last year, but they can’t tell
us why things cost what they do. We’ve
shown that we’re good at costing out
the exceptions, but we’re not good at
costing out the routine.”
While Kapaku was honored to be
recognized for his work, he remains
humble and stressed that he could not
have done it alone.
“The thing that kept crossing my
mind when I was receiving the award
was the achievements of all the civilian
employees in Area I, that they do day in
and day out,” he said. “That’s what
made me most proud – that I was
representing them. I was very proud to
accept it on behalf of everyone here in
Warrior Country.”

Kapaku E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil


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Safety tips World AIDS Day: A time for learning


from Area II
By Suh, Ok-hee will progress, eventually the person will reported HIV infections since 1985.
Health Promotion Supervisor, 18th Medical Command develop AIDS and die. There is no In addition, 132 foreign residents
known cure. were found to be HIV-infected when

commander
By Timothy K. McNulty
YONGSAN — World AIDS Day was
Wednesday. It was conceived and
adopted unanimously by 140 countries
In the United States
The Centers for Disease Control and
more than 80,000 formerly illegal foreign
workers went through a required
check-up that includes an HIV test.
Commander, Area II Support Activity meeting at the World Summit of Prevention estimates 850,000 to 950,000
Ministers of Health on AIDS in January people are currently living with HIV and Are Soldiers at risk?
YONGSAN — The holiday season 1988. 40,000 new HIV infections occur each Many assume that all U.S. Soldiers
is upon us. As we finish off the The day was envisioned as an year in the United States. That is almost in Korea are free from HIV because the
remaining turkey leftovers from opportunity for governments, national 110 persons a day. About half of the new U. S. Army requires HIV testing prior
Thanksgiving, and begin shopping for AIDS programs, non-governmental and infections are among African- to PCS and deployment, and HIV-
gifts for our families and loved ones, local organizations, as well as individuals Americans. More than half occurred in positive persons are not deployed.
please keep in mind a few safety tips to everywhere, to demonstrate the females. The proportion of infected However, having a negative HIV report
make your remaining holiday a safe and importance of the fight against AIDS. females was highest among persons does not mean the person is free of the
enjoyable one. Even with additional awareness, aged 13-19 years. AIDS is the leading infection. When the virus enters the human
many people don’t understand AIDS and cause of death for African-American body, it takes time to react to the virus and
Reminder for drivers the impact it has had on the world. women aged 25-34. Many of these make enough antibody to be detected by
I am reminding drivers and students women do not engage in high-risk the screening test. If the infected person is
to be more careful on the streets now Global AIDS epidemic behavior, but are contracting HIV tested during this period, which could be
that school is in session. The biggest More than 20 years since AIDS through unsafe sex with their male up to three months, the test result will be
problem in became a worldwide epidemic, women partners, a significant share of whom negative. The person can still infect others.
South Korea account for nearly half of the 40 million also have sex with men or inject drugs. Also, the fact that 18th Medical Command
is the safety people living with HIV. The Joint United providers report around 500 cases of
of the off- Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS How about Korea? sexually transmitted diseases annually
base school (UNAIDS) reported in July 2004 that Although national HIV prevalence is indicates that many Soldiers are taking risks
bus routes an estimated 4.8 million persons low, Korea is not immune from this and expose themselves to HIV infection.
because became newly infected with HIV in problem. The Korea National Institute
K o r e a n 2003. HIV is the virus that causes of Health reported 455 people tested How is HIV spread?
drivers don’t Acquired Immune Deficiency positive for HIV in the first nine months HIV is not spread easily. You can only
always stop Syndrome, or AIDS. Once a person of 2004. That is a 14-percent increase get HIV if you get infected blood or
for school contracts the HIV, although there are over new cases in the same period the
buses. This individual differences in how fast they previous year. Korea had a total of 2,503 See “AIDS” on Page 10
McNulty
could be a
v e r y
dangerous situation for us, especially for
AFSC rewards its members
our kids. By Pfc. Park, Yung-kwi
Also, with kids back in school, our Area II Public Affairs Office
school crossing guards have a
challenging job to ensure that students YONGSAN — The American
safely cross where they are supposed Forces Spouses Club hosted a
to and follow the rules, and at the same luncheon at Naija Ballroom, Dragon Hill
time be attentive to the many vehicles Lodge Nov. 23.
coming onto base in the morning and The purpose of the luncheon was
leaving in the afternoon. With school to share information about the local
now in session, coupled with traffic Korean community and Seoul area. It
congestion and parking problems, we also was held to increase knowledge,
must take extra caution to prevent sensitivity and understanding on
possible accidents. Allow me to add that Korean culture and people.
our military police are working extra “AFSC arranged this event to bring
hard to prevent any mishaps between together both Korean and American and
our kids and drivers. as a program director I think it is a
great opportunity to show our PHOTOS BY PVT. SEO, KI-CHUL

members a gratitude for what they have Kristen Netener chooses a Hanbok, a traditional Korean garment, in a charity bazaar before the
Gate barriers
done,” said Mary Ring, vice president AFSC luncheon.
Since the post-Sept. 11 push to boost
security, we here in Area II have been of AFSC.
fortifying our facilities to prevent There are 36 different American and visited, I called all these different
terrorist attacks by going beyond our Korean businesses in the Seoul area organizations in Seoul to raise fund for
initial security buildup at the start of the involved with the club. They donated today’s luncheon.”
war against terrorism and focusing on various items that amounted to about The luncheon was also in support of
long-term measures, like improving our $16,000 in value. From the American Gen. Leon LaPorte, Commander of U.S.
perimeter fencing to new gate security business community, Northwest Forces Korea. At the same time, it has a
devices, like manually operated barriers Airlines donated two roundtrip tickets significant meaning in support, contribute,
manufactured by the Nasatka Barrier to the U.S in amount of $3,000. and continuously enhance existing good
Company. Haing-jah Choi, chairman of Korean relationship between U.S. military
These barriers enhance our ability to Social Welfare Project, who put community and Korean community.
enormous efforts to raise the fund for Women participating in the AFSC luncheon
See “Safety
“Safety”” on Page 11 this certain event said “I wrote, I E-mail YungKwi.Park@korea.army.mil applaud for those receiving plaques.
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NEWS & NOTES FED host “ field trip”


“field
Commander’s Hotline
A Commander’s hotline e-mail address,
areaiitownhall@korea.army.mil, is available. For more for kindergarten class
information, call 738-5017. By Gloria Stanley
FarEastDistrictPublicAffairsOffice
New Hours A t YYongsan
ongsan
Commissar
Commissaryy YONGSAN — Children from Seoul
Yongsan Commissary will have new holiday hours. American Elementary School experienced a
unique opportunity to learn science and safety
Dec. 20 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. as they visited a drilling team from the U.S.
Dec. 24 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Army Corps of Engineers, Nov. 24.
Dec. 25 - 26 Closed During their visit the SAES children were
Dec. 27 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. able to learn a little about science, as well as
Dec. 31 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. safety.
Jan. 1 Closed “As a father of a 5-year old, I know that
kids like big machines, but they don’t know
Christmas Bake Sa le
Sale how dangerous these machines can be,” said
The American Red Cross Yongsan Station is sponsoring Donald W. Schlack, Far East District USACE
a Christmas bake sale to benefit the 121st General environmental chief. “This is a good chance
Hospital. The bake sale will be held 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 to tell kids how to be safe around people who
p.m. , Wednesday in the hospital foyer. For more are doing lots of work with heavy equipment.”
PHOTOS BY GLORIA STANLEY
Don Schlack, Chief of the Environmental Section, Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
information call 738-3760. At the site the kids were also given a chance explains about different types of rocks and soil to the students before the kindergarten class
to examine samples of rocks and soils before goes on a “field trip” just outside their classroom where they get to watch a drill rig as the drill crew
Santa’s Mail Bag they went out to see the huge drilling machine takes soil samples from the ground.
Parents and children are recommended to send letters digging up the ground.
Don Schlack, Chief of
to Santa via the following address: Santa’s Mail Bag “Lined up by the fence, boys and girls
the Environmental
354th OSS/OSW 2827 Flightline Ave, Suite 100B Eielsn watched the drilling crews screwing down
Section, Far East
AFB, Alaska 99702-1520. the tube into the ground and pulling the dirt
District, U.S. Army
out. The drilling crews worked together as a
Army Substance Abuse Corps of Engineers,
good team.All the team members knew what
Program shows surprised
they were supposed to do to get the job done,”
Army Substance Abuse Program provides comprehensive students candy found
said Schlack.
substance abuse treatment as well as prevention training in the sample from the
The day’s highlight was opening one
and education for all residents in Yongsan and Area II. drilling work during
sample tube. When one of the crew members,
ASAP is located in Building 5531. For more information, their “field trip.”
Chon, Un-Yong, unscrewed the metal tubing,
call 736-5060. from inside dropped a colorful array of candy.
Their curious faces, wondering what was
New H ours A t Collier Field inside, changed to wows. The children didn’t
House believe that candy came from the ground,
Effective immediately the new hours at Collier Field but enjoyed it nevertheless.
House are 5 a.m. - 11 p.m., Monday - Friday and 24
hours a day Saturday, Sunday and holidays. E-mail gloria.j.stanley@pof02.usace.army.mil

Free DMZ/JS
DMZ/JSAA TTour
our for AIDS from Page 9
Students sexual fluids into your system. It can’t transmission of HIV through abstinence, health nurse in your Area. If you are
Visiting and/in-country high school and college be transmitted from mosquito bites, by reducing the number of partners and found to have any type of STD, it is
students of DoD military and civilian personnel, coughing or sneezing, sharing correct and consistent condom use. very important for you to follow the
Department of State and DoDDS employees in Korea household items or swimming in the Some spermicides can prevent provider’s directions for medication and
are invited to a FREE tour of the DMZ and Joint Security same pool as someone with HIV. It can pregnancy, but they don’t prevent HIV. go for the follow up tests to determine
Area, Dec. 30, 9:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Program includes also be spread from a mother to her They might even increase your risk of if you have been effectively treated.
historical briefings and tours of Tunnel #3, OP Dora, child during pregnancy or delivery. A getting infected if they cause irritation For people who are not authorized to
Camp Bonifas and Panmunjom. Reservations required. baby can be infected by drinking an or swelling. HIV is one of many use troop medical clinics, Korean health
Call Mrs. de Leon, USFK Public Affairs Office, 723- infected woman’s breast milk. diseases that can be transmitted by clinics provide anonymous free HIV
4685 or send e-mail to deleonc@usfk.korea.army.mil blood. Be careful if you are helping test.
NLT Dec 22. Limited seats. Sign up early. How can you protect yourself and someone who is bleeding. Editor’s note: Suh Ok-hee is a
others? If you think you may have been registered nurse and holds a master’s in
Costumes for Rent
Rent: You can protect yourself from sexual exposed and would like to be tested, talk Nursing from Widener University in
The Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied to your health- Chester, Pa. Suh currently works for
Soldiers program has donated costumes to Yongsan care provider or the 18th Medical Command.
CAC. The costumes are rented for a nominal fee. For the community
more information, call 723-3291/3292 E-mail ok.suh@kor.amedd.army.mil

Warrior R ock
Rock et
ocket
The Engagement Skills Trainer on Camp Stanley is
,
located right beside the Thunder Inn Building 2249.
The EST offers training on a variety of weapons
systems; M-16A2, M-203, AT-4, M-9, M-4, M-240
and the M-249. It also offers a variety of real- life
situations; night firing, NBC firing, close combat,
military police scenarios and plenty of other training
scenarios. The EST is usually open from 9 a.m to 4 ,
p.m Monday - Friday. Call Staff Sgt. Staley at 732-
4606, 732-5353 or go to Public Folder, Korea Public
Folder, Unit Folder, 2ID Folder, DIVARTY Folder,
DIVARTY S-3 Folder, EST Folder and Usage Calendar
for more information.
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Safety from Page 9
Experience Greater Seoul
enable force protection against possible threats from Reflective safety vests
terrorist attacks. It is our policy that all joggers must wear a reflective USO Tours
Tours
Aug. 16, 2004, the Director of Public Works began vest, especially now when the days are shorter and
installing Nasatka barriers at various Yongsan Garrison the nights are longer. Ski Tour – 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday
gates. The barriers, which are hydraulically operated, The safety of joggers or runners is an individual Inchon Tour (Memorial Hall of Inchon
can be raised within a second and can stop a 15,000- responsibility. When on the road, you must adhere to Landing Operation & Wolmido Cruise) – 8:30
pound vehicle going 50 mph if it is traveling from the same traffic rules as a pedestrian. a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Sunday
more than 25 meters away. The barriers are designed You must obey traffic signals and stop signs and Ichon Pottery Shopping Tour (Yongin
to be portable and can be easily moved from one place use the pedestrian crosswalks when crossing the street. Traditional Furniture Outlet) – 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
to another, if needed. Please avoid the use of the main streets and run in Thursday
I ask that all drivers be very cautious when a single file to the maximum extent possible. Use jogging For more information, call the Seoul USO
approaching and crossing the new security barriers. paths or sidewalks where available or run on the far office at (02)-792-3380 or go www.uso.org/
The barriers are placed directly on the road surface, left side of the road, facing traffic when jogging paths korea/
and vehicles need at least a six-inch clearance to get or sidewalks are not available.
over the barriers. Drivers must proceed slowly over Also, you must yield the right of way to vehicular Royal Asiatic Tour
Tour
the barriers to avoid potential damage to their vehicle. traffic.
If a vehicle crosses the barriers going too fast, the If you must run during darkness or inclement Shopping Spree Tour – Dec. 11
barriers can “catch” on the muffler system and damage weather, and this is discouraged, please wear Munkyong Pass Hiking and Miruksa(in
it. Overloaded vehicles and those with worn shock reflective safety vests visible in a 360-degree arc Woraksan) Tour – Dec.12
absorbers may also have difficulty crossing the barriers. around you. Magok-sa and Kakwon-sa Temple Tour –
Dec.18

Road March!
Kyeryong-san National Park Hiking Tour –
Dec.19
Lt. Col. Gregory Malvin For more information, Call (02)-763-9483 or
marches with other see website about Royal Asiatic Society events.
members from the 8th U.S.
Army Surgeons Office Entertainment
officers that conducted a
road march Nov.18. They Concert – The Seoul Academy Ensemble
marched 20 kilometers with Regular Concert with Flautist Marc Grauwels
a 30-pound rucksack. and Conductor Bernd Gradwohl will be held 8
p.m., Sunday in the concert hall at Seoul Arts
Center.
Concert – Prime Philharmonic 2004 Year-
end Concert will be held 8 p.m., Wednesday in
the concert hall at Seoul Arts Center.
Exibition – The universal design exhibition
will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today to Dec. 12 in
PHOTO BY CPL. PARK, JIN-WOO Hangaram Design Museum at Seoul Arts Center.
For more information, call (02)-580-1648.
Dec. 3, 2004
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Community News
civilians and their families who reside in looking for volunteers to give back to Edward.Salazar1@us.army.mil.
the community. The Chosun Gift Shop the community. For more information,
generates the available money. Any call 738-7327 or 736-8119. Prayer Breakfast
organization or individual that serves the Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. presents “Tis
USFK population may request assistance Learn English as a Second the Season Prayer Breakfast” at the
from AFSC. Please allow two months Language Dragon Hill Lodge Mezzanine Bridge,
to process your request, and include the U.S. Forces Korea community can 8 a.m., December 11, 2004. For more
following information: (1) full learn English as a Second Language, 6 information call 011-9671-1446.
description of the project for which you p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and
are requesting assistance, (2) a Wednesday each week. For more Learn to be a better husband and
description of the population that this information, call 738-7186. leader
project will benefit, (3) an explanation Men of the Morning Calm holds Bible
of all efforts that have been made to raise Royal Asiatic Society studies for Area II men who want to learn
Community Events, the funds for this project, (4) dollar Lecture meetings are held in the to be better husbands and leaders in their
Classes and Meetings amount requested and an itemized list Daewoo Building, 8th Floor (near Seoul community. Bible studies are held at the
of how the funds will be used, (5) a Train Station). For more information, South Post Chapel 6 a.m. every Tuesday.
Become a better speaker point of contact, with phone number and call 02-763-9483 or go to Also, there is a men’s breakfast 8 a.m. on
Learn to become a better speaker e-mail address in case additional www.raskorea.org. the first Saturday of each month at the
through Toastmasters, every Tuesday, information is needed. To submit a South Post Chapel. For more information,
7 p.m., held at the Moyer Recreation request call the AFSC American Projects Girl Scouts looking for volunteers e-mail jay.grandin@us.army.mil.
Center, 2nd Floor Red Cross conference Chairperson, Nancy Donahue at 736- The Girl Scouts are looking for
room. For more information, call 011- 5236 or e-mail volunteers. Training is available. FMI, Club Beyond Youth Ministry
9228-4175 or email: AFSCAmericanProjects@yahoo.com. call 796-5942 or e-mail Club beyond host many different
mnettrour@mailblocks.com. go_girlscout@yahoo.com or activities and Bible studies for High/Middle
Toastmasters is a public speaking club; Health and Safety Services edna2109@aol.com. School aged children every week at
dedicated to improving member’s public There are a variety of courses Yongsan Army Garrison and Hannam
speaking and leadership abilities. You can schedured by Amerian Red Religious activities Village. For more information, call 011-
find out more about Toastmasters, by Cross(ARC). The programs are Infant 9685-4170,011-3785-1954 or e-mail
visiting their web site, http:// & Child CPR, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Men’s Speaking Tres Dias youthrev2001@yahoo.com.
www.toastmasters.org. Wednesday and Thursday, ARC Weekend
Orientation, 9 p.m. - 12 p.m. ,Dec. 13, The 43rd Men’s English speaking Yongsan Baptist Church
American Projects Program Baby sitting, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dec. 18. Tres Dias will be held Today - Sunday, Yongsan Baptist Church offers
The Armed Forces Spouses’ Club To Sign up, go to the ARC office at the Eighth, U.S. Army Religious Tuesday Bible study, 7 p.m., Wednesday
(AFSC) seeks to support worthy upstairs in the Moyer Recreation Center. Retreat Center. Obtain applications on- service, 7 p.m., and Sunday services,
projects or needs. Through its American For more information, call 738-3760. line at www.seoultresdias.org or at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more
Projects program, AFSC donates to South Post and Hannam Chapels. For information, call 011-731-0573, e-mail
organizations serving the USFK AFSC looking for volunteers more information, e-mail pastor@yongsanbaptist.org or go to
population including Soldiers, DoD American Forces Spouses Club is Edward.Salaar1@korea.army.mil or www.yongsanbaptist.org
Dec. 3, 2004
14 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Movies The Morning Calm Weekly

Dec. 3-9

Resident Evil: Resident Evil: First Daughter


The Polar Raise Your
After the Sunset After the Sunset
Apocalypse Apocalypse Express Voice
Sky Captain
No Show Hero No Show and the World Wimbledon No Show After the Sunset
of Tomorrow
The The
Ladder 49 First Daughter No Show No Show No Show
Cookout Incredibles
After the Sunset First Daughter First Daughter Ladder 49 Ladder 49 Raise Your Raise Your
Voice Voice
The Raise Your Resident Evil:
Incredibles Voice Apocalypse
No Show No Show No Show No Show

Mr. 3000 Raise Your Raise Your First Daughter


After the Sunset Mr. 3000 After the Sunset
Voice Voice

Ray Ray Ladder 49 No Show Ladder 49 Raise Your Raise Your


Voice Voice

S p o n g e b o b Hero — In a distant war Cellular — A random Wimbledon — Peter The Incredibles — National TTreasure
reasure —
Squarepants Movie torn land, a ruthless wrong number to his cell Colt is an unlucky guy, Once one of the world's All his life, Benjamin Franklin
— There’s trouble brewing emperor rises to power phone sends a young man scoring “love” both top crimefighters fought Gates has been searching
in Bikini Bottom. Someone with an iron fist and his into a race against time to professionally and evil and saved lives on a for a treasure no one
has stolen King Neptune’s massive armies. To control save a woman's life. With personally. He manages to daily basis. But fifteen believed existed. Gates’
crown, and it looks like Mr. everything, he will stop at no knowledge of Jessica score a wild card, allowing years later, he and his wife lifelong journey leads him to
Krab, SpongeBob’s boss, nothing. In ancient China, Martin (Kim Basinger) him to play in the have taken on civilian the last place anyone
is the culprit. Though he’s before the reign of the first other than her hushed, prestigious Wimbledon identities. Itching for thought to look: a map
just been passed over for emperor, warring factions panicked voice on the other tournament. There, he action, the sidelined hidden on the back of the
the promotion of his plot to kill the most powerful end of the tenuous cell meets and falls in love with superhero gets his Declaration of
dreams, SpongeBob ruler. International action phone connection, Ryan American tennis star. chance for a top secret Independence. In a race
stands by his boss, and star Jet Li is a fearless (Chris Evans) is thrown Fueled by his newfound assignment. Now, with the against time, Gates must
along with his best pal warrior with no name on a into a world of deception luck, love and on-court fate of the world hanging elude the authorities, stay
Patrick, sets out on a mission of revenge for the and murder on his frantic prowess, he works his way in the balance, the family one step ahead of his
treacherous mission to massacre of his people. search to find and save up the ranks of the must come together and ruthless adversary,
Shell City to reclaim the her. Jessica's life is in his tournament players and once again find the decipher the remaining
crown and save Mr. Krab’s hands, but what is waiting actually stands a chance fantastic in their family life. clues and unlock the 2000-
life. for him on the other side of of fulfilling his lifelong year-old mystery behind
the line, and what will it dream of winning the America’s greatest national
cost him to find out? men's singles title. treasure.

Friday Night Celluar Paparazzi No Show


No Show No Show No Show
Lights
National National Spongebob Spongebob Raise Your
Ladder 49 Ladder 49
Treasure Treasure Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Voice

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

After the After the Resident Evil: The Polar Raise Your National
Sunset Sunset Apocalypse Express No Show
Voice Treasure

Mr. 3000 Mr. 3000 No Show National Raise Your


Ladder 49 Ladder 49
Treasure Voice

National National National Ladder 49 Ladder 49


Ladder 49 Ladder 49
Treasure Treasure Treasure
Spongebob Spongebob Spongebob Spongebob Spongebob Raise Your Raise Your
Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Voice Voice

Spongebob Spongebob Spongebob Spongebob Spongebob Raise Your Raise Your


Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Squarepants Movie Voice Voice
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Strong family ties keep worries away
By Chaplain (Maj.) Robert Warden Thinking I had shed the worry trait years prior, to my Remembering helped worry with the counter-offensive.
IMA-KORO Resources Officer, Religious Support chagrin it lay dormant, waiting to attack. It found the My penchant for worry is about our children.
opportune time, for the worry bug grabbed me. Separation from children living in the United States is a
Worrying comes naturally to me. My mom learned Prior to a five-kilometer run at Collier Field House, concern. But so is time not spent with teenagers here
it from her mom and I learned from both. What seems I enjoyed getting reacquainted with a 1995 Combined due to pressures of the job we do. Questions plague
odd is that both modeled a vibrant faith. For one to Arms and Services Staff School classmate. He me. Ultimately, however, the real issue emerges: I
read “do not worry about your life …” (Matthew 6:25), mentioned a Promise Keepers Rally we attended. I convinced myself that separation makes me a horrible
then one might question how one devoted to a faith remembered too well. parent.
might have difficulty with something the establisher of It was a wonderful, but painful day. The memory But the good news: We can be good parents, we
the faith said to cast aside. triggered the dormant menace. At the rally, we heard can honor parents, we can be a doting aunt/uncle, we
Actually, this has not diminished my admiration for many speakers say words similar to, “It’s time you can be a supporting sibling, and we can be a loving
my mother, nor lessened my commitment to the faith. dads take seriously your commitment to family. Spend spouse separated months out of the year. How do I
It did cause me to do things to prove to me that worries time with your wife. Give your children what they need know? I write on Thanksgiving Day. A phone call home
do not exist. most -- your time.” reminded me of truth -- that somehow, even with
Thus, as a young boy I adopted a reference point Whoa! Tough words for me, considering my family separation, mom and siblings and children too, still love
that leads to activities that, well, quite simply add to was in Germany, I had just spent about 60 days away me. The bond of love transcends time and distance
mom’s worries. I do not intentionally prick a wound, in training exercises, and I knew when I returned from especially when one chooses to use the time given.
but I cannot help but smile as I think of her love and the nine-week absence, I would have about two weeks The words of scripture return: “do not worry ...”
hear her voice: “Doesn’t that worry you just a little?” before a six-month deployment. I thought: “How?” And, I don’t. The bug retreated.

Area II W orship Services/Holiday Services


Worship
Protestant Korean Tuesday 1 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Wednesday TBD Camp Stanley Chapel
KCFA Thursday 6 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel TBD CRC Chapel
Contemporary Sunday 10 a.m. Multipurpose Training Facitlity Area II
Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic 2004 KATUSA Soldier Praise Workshop
Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel
Chruch of Christ Sunday 2 p.m. South Post Chapel Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. South Post Chapel
United Pentecostal Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel
Flying Dragon Service
Church International Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Sunday 10:30 -11:45 a.m. K-16 Chapel
Collective Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel
Billy Kim & Children’s Choir Concert
9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Holiday Services Sunday 6-7 p.m. South Post Chapel
9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Area I Area II
Collective Sunday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Mass -- Feast of the Immaculate Concepttion Thursday 5:30 p.m. Camp Carroll Chapel
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Feature The Morning Calm Weekly

Americans find personal reward


in cultural tour of Kyeongu
By Mary B. Grimes would flourish for more than a thousand a wonderful way to see how life was to encourage USFK servicemembers
Chief, Command Information, American Forces Network-Korea years. thousands of years ago on the Korean and their family and friends to take part
So great was the prosperity of Shilla, peninsula. But when you’re standing on in a cultural exchange that will not only
YONGSAN – U.S. Forces Korea that it would eventually conquer two the temple grounds, you have a strong give them an opportunity to learn about
personnel are finding that a tour in Korea other kingdoms—Koguryo and sense of reverence for both the history Korea’s long and colorful history, but to
is not just about field training and Paekche, bringing to the front a unified and the people who give everything they give them a chance to mingle with the
shopping, but rather getting out and peninsula. have toward making Gyeongju an Korean people in an atmosphere that
experiencing the life, culture and history According to Yi Kye-chon, tour unforgettable and enlightening fosters and encourages longstanding
of their Korean host. guide, and a recreation specialist with experience.” relationships,” said Chong.
In an effort to further enhance an Moyer, the people of Gyeongju today Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Johnson of 8th Another Soldier, Staff Sgt. Maria
already solid friendship between are much like those during the Shilla Personnel Command found the Emille Stilwell summed up the Gyeongju tour.
Koreans and Americans, Yongsan’s dynasty in that they have formidable Bell, Pulguksa temple and the Sokkuram “It’s one thing to say that at the end
Moyer Community Services Center strength and determination. Grotto Shrine to be of special interest. of your day, you’re glad to go home.
recently hosted a trip to the historic city “Historically, people of this region “When I entered the shrine, I was But it’s something else when you can
of Gyeongju. seem to be unmatched in areas of truly humbled by the experience,” say that at the end of your tour in Korea,
Departing the U.S. Army installation masonry and delicate craftsmanship,” Johnson said. “I am so glad my Korean you can return home with the knowledge
in the wee hours of the morning, nearly said Yi. friend encouraged me to participate in that you learned valuable lessons about
20 USFK personnel—spouses and USFK family member Sarah Gibbs this extremely-educational experience. I’ll the country you’ve called home for the
dependents, journeyed some four hours echoed similar sentiments. tell other U.S. servicemembers about it, past year or two,” Stilwell said. “The
south of Seoul to spend the entire day “As you approach Gyeongju, you can and hope they will put it on their ‘to do Korean people we encountered at the
on grounds where royalty once reigned. readily see just how skilled the people list’ before their tour in Korea is up.” temples and restaurants were so kind to
Commonly referred to as the “city of this area were and are. The temple Chong Sang-nae, manager of Moyer us. That kindness made you not only
without walls,” Gyeongju is more than architecture, the stone pagodas, the Community Services Center, and appreciate the tour, but it showed that
two thousand years old. Between 57 clay, glass and bronze artifacts available organizer of the tour, stressed the even in our cultural differences, and in
B.C. and 935 A.D., it was the capital of for viewing in the museum, all of it is importance of the tour. our interests and our desires— we really
the Shilla Dynasty—a dynasty that awesome,” she said. “Tours like this are “The visit to Gyeongju was designed are more alike than not.”

PHOTOS BY MARY B. GRIMES


A huge stone marker serves
as a reminder to the world of
the great legacy and
inheritance.
Visitors to Bulguksa gather at the information map for an orientation of the A view of some of the buildings at Bulguksa shows how temples were set
historic national park. in locations away from cities.

“Historically, people of this region


seem to be unmatched in areas of
masonry and delicate
craftsmanship.”

The Divine Bell of King Songdok was made in the year 771 in Called “Pomyongnu,” this building has eight stones on each Looks can be deceiving. A stone Buddha has weathered
honor of King Songdok. It is said that upon hearing the bell, one side, and the stones crisscross. The architecture reflects the the ages, and appears to be rendering a pledge of
can overcome agony and gain happiness. creative construction techniques and skills prevalent during the allegiance.
Shilla Dynasty.
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Contest offers free pizza, bowling


By Soojin Atwater with the newspaper,” or says, “MWR
MWR Marketing Division, Area I Bowling” wins.
“I was riding a bus to Yongsan last
CAMP CASEY —This holiday Wednesday. I said that I didn’t bowl
season Morale, Welfare and much but I had men in my squad who
Recreation is offering an opportunity did as Fish approached me and
Senior Leader’s Night to win a “bowling blast” at the local commented on the many MWR events
Camp Casey Reggie’s Activity Bar is sponsoring MWR Bowling Center. during the upcoming training holiday,”
Senior Leader’s Night at 5 p.m. every Wednesday. The first Soldier to identify “the said the November winner, Sgt. George
Enjoy Reggie’s brewery beverage special as well man with the newspaper,” Gerald Glaser, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor
as free snack. For more information, call 730- Keener, Camp Stanley Bowling Center PHOTO BY

Sgt. George Glaser, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor


SOOJIN ATWATER
Regiment. “This is such a special
2715. Manager, wins. The winner not only
Regiment, enjoys pizza at the Camp Casey
opportunity for me since I am leaving
receives great MWR gifts, such as a at the end of this month. This is my
Bowling Center. Glaser won the first “man with
Immigration And jean jacket and a pair of bowling
a newspaper contest,” sponsored by MWR.
going away party.”
Naturalization Seminar shoes, but also gets to invite up to 11 Fish said his enthusiasm behind the
Camp Casey Army Community Service is offering people from his unit to party at the traveling from Camp Casey to program, “I am trying to create a special
an Immigration and Naturalization Seminar 9 a.m. local bowling center with free two- Yongsan once a week. Fish travels promotion for our Soldiers. We need
hour bowling session and three large with a newspaper rolled up under his something new which will increase our
- 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at Camp Casey ACS, Building
pizzas to munch on. arm and engages Soldiers in Soldiers’ morale during the holidays.”
2317. For more information, call 730-3107. Keener, also known as “Fish” to the conversation on the bus. The first
Area I Community, rides a bus Soldier who identifies Fish as “the man E-mail AtwaterS@korea.army.mil
Live Music At Camp Casey
Camp Casey Primo’s Express hosts CC Jam Sunday Civilian dominates All-Army Photography Contest
starting at 2 p.m. This is an open microphone to
everyone. MWR Offshore Entertainment “WES” By Tim Hipps with an identification card is allowed to enter the annual
USACFSC Public Affairs contest, which is divided into active duty and others divisions.
and MWR Bands “Central Sound” and “Intensity Photographs taken for service functions or in the line of
Band” perform live music. For more information, ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Department of the Army civilian duty are ineligible for competition.
call 730-3400. James Wilkie topped all contestants by winning $2,300 in the Competition groups included monochrome prints, color
2003 All-Army Photography Contest. prints, video (film clips limited to 5 minutes) and slides, the
Pro Shop Sale Five of Wilkie’s photographs were judged worthy of $300 latter of which has been eliminated from future contests.
The Camp Red Cloud Pro Shop is having a sale first-place awards. Three earned $200 second places. Two The categories are experimental (altered prints), military life,
on clothing, balls, clubs, hats, shoes and drew $100 third-place prizes. MWR, people and scenic/nature, which drew the most
accessories now through Tuesday. For more Judging awarded photos the four-member panel deemed entries.
information, call 732-6843. worthy, thus there wasn’t necessarily a first-, second- and “Everybody is entranced with wildlife and nature,”
third-place winner in every category, said Linda Ezernieks, Ezernieks said. “The people category is next in terms of
Mitchell’s Disc Jockey program analyst for arts and automotive at the U.S. Army popularity.”
R&B DJ Hollywood performs at Mitchell’s club Community and Family Support Center, headquarters for Army Civilian Robert LaPolice of New Baltimore, Mich., was
Friday and Saturday nights. DJ Hollywood will Morale, Welfare and Recreation. the second-most decorated contestant with four first places,
Wilkie, of Anchorville, Mich., took first places in the color one second and an honorable mention.
entertain from 9 p.m. until closing. For more
print MWR and people categories with shots titled “The Piano Maj. Jeffrey Davis took two first-places in the active-
information, call 732-8189.
Player” and “Circles & Sea Shells.” He earned monochrome duty division for his nature/scenic color print “Baby Birds”
(black and white) print top prizes in the military life and nature/ and monochrome military life print “Helo Landing.” Davis is
Football And Wings stationed at Selfridge, Mich., Air National Guard Base.
scenic categories for “You Talking To Me” and “Nice Kitty.”
Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club screens National His nature/scenic transparency “Chick Starter” also received Custom framing classes are offered on many Army
Football League football games every Tuesday. first-place honors. installations. Arts and crafts directors who would like to play
Buffalo wings and beverage specials are offered Wilkie earned second-place awards for transparencies host to an annual photo contest should make a request to
during the games. For more information, call 732- “Bikers Ride for Freedom” in the MWR category and “Red CFSC.
8189. Dragon Fly” in nature/scenic. His “Cigarette Girl” monochrome Hosting responsibilities include receiving and cataloging all
print earned second place in the people category. His third- submissions, arranging judges, orchestrating judging, managing
Car W ash Ser vice
Wash place entries were “Brothers” in monochrome print people award ceremony and contest exhibition, procuring awards,
Area I Morale, Welfare and Recreation Service and “Banana Lady” in transparency people categories. budgeting contest costs and arranging final disposition of work.
Division offers a 24-hour car wash at Camp Photos were judged July 13 at the National Endowment The deadline has passed for the 2004 All-Army Photography
for the Arts headquarters in Washington, D.C., by Renee Klish, Contest. Deadline for entering the 2005 contest is Nov. 4,
Mobile. The car wash is self service and accepts
Army art curator at the Center of Military History; Jeff Speck, 2005.
500-won coins only. For more information, call Here is a list of the first-place winners in the 2003 All-Army
director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts;
730-3928. Marsha Semmel, director for strategic partnerships at the Photography Contest:
Institute of Museum and Library Sciences; and moderator Color print: James Wilkie 2, Staff Sgt. Michael Warner,
Playgroups for Children Robert Frankel, director of the NEA museum and visual arts Maj. Jeffrey Davis, Master Sgt. Munnaf Joarder, Spc. Adam
Yongsan Playgroups is now accepting new programs. Mancini, Colin Kessler, Christine Smith.
members. The group plans play dates, Awards were issued Oct. 11 by CFSC acting Commander Monochrome print: James Wilkie 2, Master Sgt. Clayton
educational activities and field trips for families Col. Charles T. Sniffin during the National Recreation and Wilfinbarger 2, Maj. Jeffrey Davis, Staff Sgt. Wayne Tuttle,
with infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers in Parks Association’s conference at Reno, Nev. Heather West, Michael Pines.
Yongsan and Hannam Village areas. E-mail More than 400 entries were submitted by active duty, Transparency: Robert LaPolice 4, James Wilkie.
joyner57@hotmail.com for membership National Guard and Reserve component Soldiers, retirees,
information. Department of the Army civilians and family members. Anyone E-mail Tim.Hipps@cfsc.army.mil

Holiday Bowling Sale Comedy ROKs tour coming back to peninsula


Camp Casey Bowling Center is offering a special MWR Entertainment ! Today 7 p.m. Camp Kyle, Walker, Hilltop Club
holiday sale. Selected items such as bowling Edeewa Club ! Thursday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll,

balls and accessories will be on sale at up to 50 YONGSAN — The 3rd Comedy ! Saturday 7 pm.Camp Casey, Hideaway Club
ROKs tour is coming to Korea. Primos ! Dec. 9 7 p.m. Camp Carroll,
percent off. Sale ends Dec. 31. For more Hideaway Club
Featured entertainers are AC, Rano and ! Sunday 7 pm. Camp Page,
information, call Camp Casey Bowling Center at Community Club ! Dec. 10 8 p.m. Camp Hialead,
Steve Royal. They will be at various
730-4577. installations throughout the peninsula. ! Wednesday 9 p.m. Camp Pusan Pub.
Dec. 3, 2004 Page 21

Bob Humphreys talks to Chief Warrant 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion Soldiers brief
Officer 4 Ron Thomas during a CH-47D Bob and Anne Humphreys.The unit also
Chinook slingload demonstration at the 2nd presented them with an American flag flown at
Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment area. the northernmost point of the Republic of Korea.

PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS


Children at Humphreys American Elementary Chief Warrant Officer 3 Swindell Autry holds a plaque he designed for Betty Humphreys on Jim Bellware shows the colors of the local
present drawings to Bob Humphreys. behalf of Warrant Officers Association members at Camp Humphreys. Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Searching for Humphreys - Part 3


Area III Soldiers welcome Humphreys’ nephew, wife to Army family;
Camp discovers much more about its namesake
By Steve Davis

C
olorful banners welcoming family watched a slingload of Korea. bowed their heads as the 24 notes of
Betty Humphreys and her demonstration hosted by the 2nd Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steve Taps, the emotional bugle call
family hung prominently on Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment. Serchuk, the battalion standardization traditionally played over Soldiers’
a silver chain-link fence near the They were greeted by Lt. Col. officer, said it was “an honor’ to have graves, pierced the cool evening air.
entrance of Camp Humphreys Veterans Richard Juergens, who described the the Humphreys family visit the unit. An honor guard from Headquarters
Day morning as more than 60 local process of lifting and transporting a “We’re an Army family and they are and Headquarters Company, U.S.
members and guests of the Warrant military vehicle under a CH-47D part of it,” he said, adding that the Army Area III Support Activity – the
Officer Association, most in dark brown Chinook helicopter. Following the interest of the warrant officers in their unit responsible for Camp
leather aviator jackets, gathered to greet demonstration, Soldiers who attached visit “shows the continuity of the Humphreys’ support – presented a
the Humphreys family at the Nitewatch the lift cables were introduced to the warrant officer lineage.” U.S. and Republic of Korea flag which
Café, a base restaurant. family. Bob Humphreys presented the unit had flown over the installation to the
Though disappointed to learn that Then Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ron with a picture of his uncle and stood family.
Betty had been hospitalized and unable Thomas, senior instructor pilot for 2- by a plane with aviators and Soldiers During the day, they also met with
to come to Korea, they were 52 Aviation, took them inside a for a group photograph. two long-time Korean employees –
determined nonetheless to welcome Chinook helicopter. At the 6th Cavalry Brigade “dunker” education specialist So Song-hui and
Bob and Anne Humphreys at a “We wanted them to know the role facility, Robert Matheny briefed the Yu Pom-cho, a bartender at Freedom’s
breakfast gathering. that warrant officers have played in family as aviators and Soldiers Inn – who had known Warrant Officer
“Warrant officers at Camp Army aviation,” said Thomas, who demonstrated water survival Humphreys.
Humphreys were eager to jump in and put Bob and Anne Humphreys in pilot techniques using a mock Chinook In a private meeting with Col.
greet the Humphreys family properly,” seats as he explained the workings of helicopter. All of the Soldiers had Taliento after placing the wreath, Bob
said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Nedra the heavy lift helicopter. “When I was volunteered to come in on their Humphreys expressed his appreciation
Stokes, a communications technician assigned here 10 years ago, I had no Veterans Day holiday to show the and offered his impression of the visit.
with the 527th Military Intelligence idea what ‘Camp Humphreys’ meant. Humphreys family how they train for “There were seven other Soldiers,
Battalion who helped spearhead I can tell you, though, that the aviators over-water missions in Korea. whose names remain unknown to me,
activities that included the breakfast like Mr. Humphreys were at the leading As the family later toured the camp, who lost their lives at the same
and visits to several aviation units. edge of their field. We identify with Bob Humphreys snapped photos to moment as Uncle Ben,” he said.
A plaque designed by Chief Warrant them.” take back to his Aunt Betty. “There were over 33,000 American
Officer 3 Swindell Autry and engraved At the 3rd Military Intelligence On Nov. 13, the 43rd anniversary Soldiers who lost their lives in the
with an image of Benjamin Battalion, Bob and Anne Humphreys of his uncle’s death, Bob, assisted by Korean War. I don’t know why my
Humphreys, gold warrant officer were briefed and toured an RC-7B his wife Anne and Area III Uncle Ben received this honor when
bars, an H-21 helicopter and the and RC-12 “Guardrail” aircraft. Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento so many others were equally
Warrant Officer prayer was presented Among numerous gifts they were Jr., placed a wreath at the monument deserving. What I do know is that, as
for Bob Humphreys to take to Betty. presented before leaving was an to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin an 8-year-old, Uncle Ben was a bigger-
After talking with warrant officers American flag that had been flown at K. Humphreys as a small gathering of See “Searching for Humphreys”
at the breakfast, the Humphreys the northernmost point of the Republic well-wishers watched. They all on page 22
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NEWS & NOTES Korea Service Corps officers briefed at Camp Humphreys
CPX Gate Operations
During Cement Pour Area III Public Affairs Office
The CPX Gate will be open for two-way traffic
beginning at 9:30 a.m. today for about 24-hours to CAMP HUMPHREYS — A group
accommodate as many as 400 cement trucks. The of 33 Republic of Korea Army Korea
trucks will be delivering cement to the Army Family Service Corps reserve officers visited
Housing underground garage project. Drivers are Camp Humphreys Nov. 16 for
urged to exercise caution as trucks travel on- and mobilization training and a tour the
off-post. For information, call 753-8847. camp.
They were briefed in the morning
Area III at the multipurpose facility on the
Christmas TTree
ree Lighting Korea Service Corps mission in Area
Area III Soldiers, civilians and family members are III, and the missions of the major
invited to attend the Area III Christmas tree-lighting tenant units at Camp Humphreys.
ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday at the Area III In the afternoon, the group toured
headquarters. Following the ceremony and Christmas various facilities, including the hot
carols, guests are welcome to attend a holiday refuel point where helicopters are
reception at the Camp Humphreys Community refueled with engines running, the
Activities Center. For more information, call 753- 560th Medical Company and the firing
8847. range. Their orientation was hosted by
PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS the 22nd Korea Service Corps
Post Office Hours Ko Kyong-sok briefs Korea Service Corps officers visiting the helicopter hot refuel point. Company.
The Camp Humphreys post office will be open an

Area III commander hosts “Right Arm Night”


additional hour Monday-Friday from Monday to Dec.
17. Operating hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. on
Thursday, and 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday. Customers Area III Public Affairs Office “This is your community center,”
mailing large amounts of items are encouraged to Taliento told unit commanders and
make appointments. Appointments can be scheduled CAMP HUMPHREYS — Capt. leaders. “It is here to give individuals,
between 9 a.m.-10 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Angela Greenewald didn’t take just one units and groups another place on
Wednesday or Friday. For information or to schedule Soldier to the inaugural event at the new Camp Humphreys to meet, relax at no
and appointment, call 753-6563. Commander’s Community Center Nov. cost.”
24. She took three. Commanders and leaders from Area
Prenatal Care Available “I’ve depend alot on all of these III and Camp Humphreys tenant units,
Female Soldiers and authorized female family Soldiers,” she said about Cpl. Jang Yoo- along with Area III directors, had been
members who are pregnant or planning on becoming jin , 1st Sgt. Larry Locke and Master Sgt. invited to bring their “right arm” Area III Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento
pregnant may be able to receive prenatal care at the Dennis Robidoux. “I couldn’t get along person to the event, which offered Jr. welcomes guests to “Right Arm Night.”
Camp Humphreys Health Clinic. For more information, without any of them.” music, refreshments and plenty of
see Maj. Migdalia Machado, prenatal care officer-in- Greenewald and her three “right arm” camaraderie. the building on a first-come, first-
charge, or contact Jereia Scott, new parent support Soldiers were among others invited by Taliento said comfortable furniture, served basis, call the Community
coordinator, at 753-3957 or 753-8401. Area III Commander Col. Michael J. computers and other entertainment Activities Center at 753-8825.
Taliento Jr. to the evening event in Building would be provided. He welcomed units Catering can be arranged by calling
ACS Closure 1243, located next to the Zoeckler Station to help decorate the walls. Mike Ross at Area III Morale, Welfare
Army Community Service will be closed 11 a.m.- MWR Physical Fitness Center. For more information or to sign for and Recreation, phone 753-8830.
5 p.m. Dec. 17 for their Christmas party. Army
Emergency Relief support will still be provided. Searching for Humphreys from page 21
For information, call 753- 8401.
than-life personal hero to me.” Chapter of the Veterans of Foreign
USO TTours
ours He said that the reception he and Wars in Anjung-ri, the village outside
The following tours have been scheduled by USO In- his wife received “has been the gates of Camp Humphreys.
Country Leisure Travel. For details, call 753-6281. overwhelming” and presented a He left a White House Historical
! Dragon Valley Ski Trip, Saturday and Sunday, photograph of his Uncle Ben for Society ornament for the Area III
$125 display at the Camp Humphreys Christmas tree.
! DMZ and 3rd Infiltration Tunnel Tour, Dec. 11, $20 headquarters. “Please hang it knowing that we
! Seoul City Tour, Dec. 11, $40. Stops at the War Reminding Taliento that his uncle will be hanging an identical one and
Museum, Han River cruise, palace tours and Seoul was both an aviator and a special will be thinking about Camp
Tower. Includes dinner. services officer responsible for Humphreys Soldiers and their
recreational programs and improving families and our common bond,” said
Gaming Convention morale for all Soldiers at the base, Humphreys.
An Area III tabletop gaming convention will be held Humphreys said “the growth and He told Taliento and Frace that his
Dec. 12 at the Camp Humphreys Community Activities efforts we have seen to improve the reception here “shows the
Center. Sign-up begins from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featured quality of life at Camp Humphreys importance of families” and urged
events include War Hammer 40k and Fantasy has reaffirmed for me that Uncle them to encourage Soldiers to share
tournaments, Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Pre-gen Ben’s mission and ideals are still alive their experiences with their own
Gaunlet, Magic: The Gathering and other games. and thriving here.” families.
Instruction will be available for newcomers. For details, On Nov. 15, Bob Humphreys “Each Soldier is a personal hero
contact 011-9685-9082. visited the Humphreys American to someone, just like my Uncle Ben
Elementary School to tell students was to me,” said Humphreys.
News & Notes Deadline about his uncle. During his week-
Individuals, units and organizations may submit long visit, Humphreys, a civil Editor’s Note: Betty Humphreys,
announcements for publication in The Morning Calm engineer with the National Park the widow of Chief Warrant Officer This monument at Area III headquarters
Weekly. Deadline is a minimum of one week prior to Service’s Office of White House 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys for whom commemorates the naming of Camp
the Friday publication day. Submissions should Liaison for 28 years, also presented Camp Humphreys is named, was still Humphreys in April 1962. Humphreys, a pilot
include who, what, when, where and include a point a photograph of the Korean War recuperating in a North Carolina and the post special services officer, died
of contact name and phone number. E-mail requests Veterans Memorial in Washington, hospital as of Dec. 1, but is said to along with seven other Soldiers in a helicopter
to davisst@korea.army.mil or call 753-8847. D.C., to the Benjamin K. Humphreys be doing much better. crash on Nov. 13, 1961.
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Soldiers, civilians energize
for Thanksgiving sports
Area III Public Affairs Office Turkey Trot 10-kilometer results
Women’s senior: first, Diana Juergens,
CAMP HUMPHREYS — Burning 47.04; second, Lollwanna Wright, 52.31;
calories before a Thanksgiving meal was third Wendy Robinson, 56.45
no problem for some Area III runners Women’s open: first, Sadie Sellow,
and flag football players. 46.44; second, Crystal Hills, 56.42
Runners were registering for the Men’s master: first, Joseph Colson,
“Turkey Trot” five- and 10-kilometer 44.49; second, Roger Kacmarski, 45.03;
runs as early as 7 a.m. third, Jeong Sang-hoon, 45.27
Sports Director Jim Howell said 41 Men’s senior: first, Rich Tanner,
runners participated in the five-kilometer 45.57; second, Craig Simonsgaard, 47.34;
run and 22 in the 10-kilometer run. One third, Chris Saintgerman, 48.04.
military unit ran in the five-kilometer run Men’s open: first Brian Heisey, 42.31;
and five took part in the 10-kilometer second Douglas Lynch, 44.48.
race.
Turkey Trot five-kilometer: Unit Run results
Women’s senior: first, Christine Five-kilometer unit run: Company B,
Fellows, 23.53; second, Rox Vancourt, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 43.12
28.27; third, Kirsten Simonsgaard, 10-kilometer unit run: Headquarters
PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS
321.23. and Headquarters Detachment, 194th
Above: Units begin the annual Turkey Women’s open: first, Andrea Smith, Maintenance Company, 54.1.
Trot five- and 10-kilometer run Nov. 21.25; second, Coleen Burnemaster,
25 at Camp Humphreys. More than 22.14; third, Alyssa Fellows, 22.39. Flag Football
120 runners took part in the events. Men’s master: first, Noel Cabis, Flag football players battled in the four-
25.05; second, Ray Newton, 32.15; game “Turkey Bowl” 10 a.m. at Soldier’s
Right: Suwon Air Base (in black) battles third, Mike Smith, 46.56. Park. The Camp Humphreys National All-
with the Camp Humphreys American Men’s senior: first, Thomas Paff, Star team beat the American All-Star team
All-Star team during the first of four 20.03; second, John Biggs, 21.48; third, 16-0 to win the Turkey Bowl title.
“Turkey Bowl” games. The Humphreys Chris Quinn, 22.05. Two Camp Humphreys female teams
team won, but later lost to the Men’s open: first, Samuel Cowell, scrimmaged in the “Power Puff Derby,”
Humphreys National All-Star team in 18.54; second, Im Jae-yung, 19.06; with the Zoeckler beating the Camp
the final game. third, Stacey Jenkins, 19.18. Humphreys team, 6-0.
Dec. 3, 2004 Page 25

MSC-K, BOSS serve seniors Thanksgiving meal


By Kevin Jackson “The holiday period is a time when
Area IV Public Affairs Office you’re happy to go the extra mile to give
a little more,” he said following the early
WAEGWAN – Thanksgiving is evening dinner. “Giving is better than
becoming a new tradition for some receiving and seeing the smiles on their
Korean senior citizens thanks to Camp faces is heartwarming.”
Carroll Soldiers and civilian employees It also touched Spc. Eric Charette,
who served the traditional American the 21-year-old BOSS president from
holiday meal at St. Benedict’s Village for Camp Carroll and a mental health
the Aged here Nov. 21. specialist for Company D, 168th
“Most people here really enjoy the Medical Battalion.
dinner, not only because it tastes good, “It put a smile on my face seeing them
but because it’s something different,” smile,” he said. “I know the BOSS
said Kim Bok-sin, a five-year resident Soldiers were having a great time eating
and a vivacious 80-year-old who could and talking with them.”
easily pass for a woman 20 years her Many of the senior citizens do not
junior. have family capable of caring for them.
“People here live very dull lives, so if As a result, the Archdiocese of Daegu,
some people from outside come to do which founded the home June 22, 1992,
something for us and be kind to us, we PHOTO BY SGT. OHN SANG-JOON
has created a surrogate family to care
really appreciate (it),” she added. Col. Charles Toomey, commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Support Center – Korea, chats with a resident for the residents.
The U.S. Army Materiel Support of St. Benedict’s Village for the Aged during the Thanksgiving meal provided by MSC-K Nov. 21. Father Seuferling administers to their
Center – Korea organized and provided spiritual needs providing morning Mass,
the traditional American meal to 55 Father Aloisius Seuferling, a German of the residents don’t realize the evening prayer and the holy sacraments
senior citizens ranging from 65 to 100 missionary who serves in the home and significance of the meal, but they for the dying in fluent Korean language.
years old. Better Opportunities for Single has been in Korea since 1958, suggested appreciate the kindness of their “We’re a praying community,” he
Soldiers brought seven additional helpers the Thanksgiving meal when MSC-K American neighbors. However, a few said. “All of us are Christians. We pray
to assist with serving the meal. asked what it could do for the residents. are aware of the holiday and appreciate for peace all over the world and we pray
Residents of the home were served a “When we asked them what we could the care shown by the Americans. for the United States of America.”
traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, do for them, he said ‘give us “I know a little bit about the It was the seventh consecutive year
ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes and Thanksgiving dinner.’ They really like Thanksgiving tradition since it is also a that an organization from Camp Carroll
gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce our traditional Thanksgiving food and church holiday,” Kim said. “We are just provided the senior citizens with a
and pumpkin pie. The meal was made they like to talk to Americans. There very happy and grateful that the Soldiers Thanksgiving dinner. Toomey said it’s
possible by donations from MSC-K was no hesitation,” said Foley Bourland, are generous enough to care and spend just the beginning for MSC-K, which
employees who also spent several hours the MSC-K Support Operations director their time with us.” intends to foster a close-knit relationship
preparing the food at the Camp Carroll and event organizer. MSC-K Commander Col. Charles with the home, and he is already looking
Community Activities Center kitchen Brother Kim Chi-san, also known by Toomey said it’s about giving back to forward to an event during the
before delivering it to the home. his Catholic name Alexander, said most the community. Christmas season.

Army Triumphs
in Turkey Bowl
Lucion Davis from K-2 Air Base in Daegu swerves around
a defender from Chinhae Naval Base Saturday during the
Area IV Turkey Bowl all-armed forces flag football
tournament, held at Kelly Field on Camp Walker. The Air
Force team from K-2 Air Base went on to defeat the Navy
team 13-12.
Four teams, including two from the Army and one each
from the Air Force and Navy competed in the double-
elimination tournament. The Army team from Camp Walker
won the championship after defeating the Army team from
Camp Henry 27-14 in the championship game.
Thanksgiving weekend events also included a Turkey
Trot Fun Run, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and soccer
matches pitting the Daegu Area Soccer Club comprised
of servicemembers, Department of the Army civilians and
family members, against student and faculty teams from
Daegu University. (See related story on Page 27.)

PHOTO BY CPL. OH DONG-KEUN


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NEWS & NOTES


Kid’s Shopping Day
Soldiers groove at Kyongbuk College
The Apple Tree gift shop on Camp Walker is hosting By Kevin Jackson
a children’s shopping day 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday. Area IV Public Affairs Office
Children under 14 years of age must be
accompanied by an adult. The Apple Tree is located WAEGWAN – Give him a
next to the Evergreen Community Club. For more gwaengwari, or small gong, and a
information, call Kelly McCracken at 764-4152. Samulnori instructor eager to teach
traditional Korean music, and this career
Camp W alk
Walk er Dental Clinic
alker U.S. Army Soldier enters another world.
The Camp Walker Dental Clinic will be open for in On a routine workday Sgt. 1st Class
and out processing only Monday through Jan. 3 Terry Newby interacts with units and
due to renovation. During this period emergency Soldiers as the installation
care and limited routine care will be provided at noncommissioned officer in charge at
the Camp Carroll Dental Clinic. Walker Dental Camp Carroll. However, this experience
Clinic will be relocated inside Wood Medical Clinic was anything but routine for him and
where normal operations will begin Jan. 4. The 30 other Soldiers who received an
dental clinic will remain inside Wood Clinic for the orientation to Korean culture at
duration of the renovation, expected to last about Kyongbuk College of Science in
a year. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Doricina Waegwan Nov. 24. Samulnori is
PHOTOS BY KEVIN JACKSON
Hendricks at 764-4307. traditional Korean farmers’ music
Sgt. 1st Class Terry Newby gets a quick lesson in Samulnori music from a Kyongbuk College of
created with four percussion
Science professor during a campus tour Nov. 24. The gwaengwari they are playing is one of four
Christmas TTree
ree Lightings instruments.
percussion instruments used to create the traditional farmers’ music.
The Area IV Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be “I was just thinking to myself, ‘lets
6 p.m. Monday at the Camp Walker Soldier Memorial just get into it and enjoy it,’” Newby culture,” said Kim Yu-mi, a freshman and called doenjang, and other Korean
Chapel. For more information, call Chaplain (Maj.) said. “I wanted them to know that I convention tourism major from Ulsan. specialties that some Soldiers sampled.
Richard Bendorf at 764-5455. The Camp Carroll really appreciated it. I was just clearing “These kind of activities may not fit The Soldiers were also treated to a
Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held 5:30 my mind and following the beat. American Soldiers because of their typical student lunch of rice, kimchi, fish
p.m. Thursday at the Post Chapel. For more “It was something different that I culture, but they were always smiling.” cake, fried fish, and bean paste soup at
information, call the Camp Carroll Chaplain’s Office never really experienced before. It was KCS President Choe Gae-ho extended the KCS cultural school before visiting
at 765-8417 or 765-8606. a first-time high, like I was above the the campus invitation to the Soldiers, who several cultural artifact exhibits.
clouds,” he added. were met upon arrival by Seong Myong- Soldiers and students spent the last 30
TAS Information Meeting Learning Samulnori was just one part soon, an International Tourism minutes of the tour getting acquainted and
The Taegu American School is hosting an of the tour of Kyongbuk College of Department professor. She escorted playing traditional Korean games like nul-
information meeting for parents and the Daegu Science and its nearby Korean cultural them to the main campus building where ddwigi, which resembles a Western
community regarding school accreditation and the school. The 60 minutes of instruction KCS Vice President Chong Un-jae seesaw. The primary difference is that
February North Central Association team visit 5 and hands-on experience gave the welcomed the Soldiers on behalf of the the participants jump on it to launch their
p.m. Wednesday at the school’s multi-purpose Soldiers a uniquely Korean experience. president, who like Seong is a member partners into the air.
room. Guest speakers will be Col. Donald J. Each of the Soldiers and participating of the Commander’s Advisory Council KCS students enjoyed the opportunity
Hendrix, commander, Area IV Support Activity, KCS International Tourism Department at Camp Carroll. to meet their American neighbors and
Charles Toths, Department of Defense Dependents students were provided a traditional Following a five-minute video about share their culture.
School Korea district superintendent, and Dennis instrument – either the gwaengwari, a Kyongbuk College the Science, the group “I thought American Soldiers are
Rozzi, Department of Defense Dependents School larger gong called the jing, the janggu was given a walking tour of the main different than me, but they have warm
Korea district assistant superintendent. For more or hourglass-shaped drum, or a barrel campus building, including the hearts,” said Pak Chin-chul, a
information, call Julie Etheredge at 643-4354. drum called a buk – to actively cosmetology and hospitality classrooms, sophomore and convention tourism
participate. a small museum with early 20th century major from Busan who met Americans
Fun Run and W alk
Walk It didn’t come easy for the Soldiers, Korean artifacts, and the gymnasium used for the first time.
The Area IV Equal opportunity will be celebrating the but instrument-by-instrument the by the junior college’s national champion Seong organized the tour to give her
Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month with a 5-kilometer enthusiastic instructor successfully basketball team. The Soldiers were also students a chance to meet and talk with
run and walk 8 a.m. Saturday at Camp Carroll gym. taught them the music. Within 30 guided across the scenic campus, nestled Americans their age, and to provide the
Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. For more information, minutes the Soldiers and students were into Dodeok Mountain, to visit a traditional Soldiers with an authentic cultural
call Master Sgt. Matthew Delay at 768-8972, Sgt. 1st producing recognizable Samulnori Korean house from the 1950s. Like many experience.
Class Monte Tartt at 768-6764, or Sgt. 1st Class music and simultaneously dancing houses of that era, numerous large “Real culture is experienced,” she
Stephanie Buxton at 768-8542. around the hall. earthenware pots in front of the home said. “Language is important, but more
“I’m really happy to show them our were filled with soy sauce, bean paste important is the experience and
Winter Formal understanding. I want the U.S. Army
The 19th Theater Support Command will host a to understand real Korean culture and
Winter Formal 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Evergreen customs.”
Community Club. The event is open to all Soldiers Many of the Soldiers like Spc. Crystal
and civilian employees in Area IV. The cost is $25 White, property book noncommissioned
per person, which includes meal and entertainment. officer from the 23rd Chemical
The uniform for military personnel will be Mess Battalion, embraced the experience and
Dress Blues, Class A’s with white shirt and bow tie enjoyed interacting with the students.
or tuxedo with bow tie for men and long or short “It was very exciting,” she said. “It
formal evening dress for women. For more was a great opportunity to interact and
information or to purchase a ticket, call Sgt. Maj. learn about Korean culture. It was an
Shirley Kerlygan at 768-7423 or Sgt. Maj. Oliver experience like no other. You don’t get
Chisholm at 768-8333. this just anywhere.”
Kyongbuk College of Science has
Scholarship Available students from six countries and is
Applications for the Scholarship for Military recognized as the best occupational two-
Children Program are available at Area IV year college in Korea. KCS has sister
commissaries. Completed applications are due at relationships with several universities
the commissaries by Feb. 16. For more information, abroad, including the University of
call Alan Esperas at 764-5310 or visit Camp Carroll Soldiers learn the traditional Korean game of nul-ddwigi from a Kyongbuk College California, Irvine. The college will open the
www.militaryscholar.org. of Science student. Nul-ddwiggi is similar to a Western seesaw, except the participants alternate Kyongbuk University of Foreign Studies
jumping on it to launch their partners into air. campus in north Daegu in April 2005.
Area IV
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Soccer builds bridges between Soldiers, students


By Cpl. Oh Dong-keun with American Soldiers,” said Bae Jin-keun, a senior
Area IV Public Affairs Office at Daegu University. “I would have never imagined
such an opportunity. It was also a good chance for us
CAMP WALKER – An Area IV employee’s to correct some of our misunderstandings and close
graduate thesis project morphed into a community event the gap between American Soldiers and Korean
when more than 50 students and faculty members students.”
from a local university visited a U.S. Army installation “I was honored to be invited to come on post to
to play a team comprised of Soldiers, civilian play soccer,” said Choi Kyung-sik, a 23-year-old
employees and family members. junior. “It was also a good chance to experience
The Daegu Area Soccer Club, organized by Galen American Thanksgiving Day.”
Putnam, Area IV Support Activity command Faculty members expressed the same sentiment.
information officer, hosted students and staff members “Today was my first time visiting an American
from Daegu University Saturday for an afternoon of military post, and I received very nice impressions
PHOTO BY CPL. OH DONG-KEUN
soccer, food and fun. Kim Yung-joon, a Daegu University faculty member, tries to about U.S. military and Soldiers today,” said Kim
According to Putnam, his project revolves around navigate through Daegu Area Soccer Club players Henry Yung-hwan, chief of the school’s division of
two main components: organizing a post-level soccer Olukotun (Left) and Neil Hagy (right) as Mario Gomez International Affairs. “Using today’s event as a starting
team to provide recreational opportunities for the (background) looks on. block, we would like to continue the relationship.”
military community and setting up matches with local In addition to the soccer matches, the Daegu
club teams and universities to promote positive and its Soldiers to future leaders of this country.” University delegation took a walking tour of Camp
community relations between the American and Korean The Daegu Area Soccer Club played two games, Walker and enjoyed an American-style hot dog roast.
communities in Daegu. one against a faculty team and another against a student “Soccer in an international sport,” Putnam said.
An article in Stars and Stripes about the fledgling team. The Club topped the faculty members 4-2 and “You can bring people from many different cultures
club found its way to Glenys Morgan, an English tied the students 1-1. together with a soccer ball. That is what today’s event
instructor at Daegu University who contacted Putnam. “When you get on the field everybody wants to win, did – bring people from diverse backgrounds together
“I just wanted some communication and public but the results don’t mean much today,” Putnam said. for camaraderie and friendship.”
relations between the Korean students and the “The games were primarily for fun and friendly The club is scheduled to play a team from the
American forces,” said Morgan, a native of Winnipeg, competition. The important thing was to get to know each Daegu Nam-bu Police Station Saturday and other
Canada. “And I thought playing sports together would other, learn about one another and to have some fun.” teams have expressed an interest in setting up
be a good start.” Participants from both sides enjoyed the matches.
“We had been looking for local teams to play camaraderie. The Daegu Area Soccer Club practices 5:30 p.m.
against,” said Putnam, who is enrolled at the University “It was a good experience,” said Pfc. Daryl Frazier, Thursdays and 1 p.m. Saturdays at Kelly Field on Camp
of Kansas. “Daegu University was a perfect match 20th Support Group, Camp Henry. “Playing soccer with Walker. For more information on the club or to schedule
for us because we are not only looking to play soccer, local students was very enjoyable and I think this kind of a match, contact Putnam at 011-1716-0428.
but also to contribute to the Good Neighbor Program event helps both sides to understand each other better.”
by presenting a positive impression of the U.S. Army “I am really glad that I had a chance to play soccer E-mail OhDK@korea.army.mil
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Leaders, spouses gather to chart course to Army’s future


By Maj. David P. Doherty headed, determine the way ahead for successful and determine which ones we have the organization
19th Theater Support Command Public Affairs transformation, and enhance team building with small and energy to attack. (We then) develop action plans
focused work groups. “Internally we must ensure that and back brief the commanding general,” Gardner said.
BUSAN – Sixty-eight key leaders, Soldiers and spouses we are trained and ready to fight tonight … (as) the Furthermore, the conference is a good time to get
gathered in Busan Nov. 8 – 10 to develop strategic initiatives 19th Theater Support Command will become one of to know people, build the team, become acquainted
during the the semi-annual strategic planning conference the most joint capable units (in the Army) within the with one another and become attached to our
hosted by the 19th Theater Support Command. next couple of years,” said McHale. teammates, Gardner said.
The leaders attending the strategic planning The “Well-Being, Marketing Korea as the Col. Mike Foster led the “Training and Readiness”
conference were divided into four working groups, Assignment of Choice” working group was lead by work group. His goals included “figure(ing) out how to
under the leadership of a senior officer from the 19th Col. Rick Garrison, chaplain of the 19th TSC. The best posture the command to be ready to fight tonight
TSC. goal of the well-being work group was to “create a now and into the future,” Foster said. He emphasized
These groups included Soldiers from each major better place for Soldiers and families to live and work,” his challenges included leveraging technology to best
subordinate command in the 19th TSC, Installation Garrison said. utilize the resources that are available here in Korea.
Management Agency – Korea Region Area Support The methodology for creating initiatives included “Training and Readiness” initiatives included
Activity commanders and spouses. The commander an initial group meeting, brainstorming within a set knowledge management, convoy live fires and the
of the 19th TSC, Brig. Gen. Timothy P. McHale, hosted time limit and then comparing the proposed initiatives Theater Support Command safety campaign for the
the conference. to ensure they met the goals and intent of the Theater next several years.
The overarching purpose of the conference was Support Command commander, Garrison said. Lt. Col. Brian Groves was the leader of the
“teambuilding, cultural experience and to come up with The “Well-Being” group also included several spouses “Community Relations” working group. This working
ideas and plans for the future of the Army that align who volunteered to attend the planning conference. The group was charged with developing initiatives to
with 8th United States Army,” said Sylvia Jessup, spouses “bring an invaluable perspective. They live in benefit the Soldiers, spouses and family members
strategic planning conference coordinator. All of the the community; their whole lives are focused on the within the 19th TSC as they relate to their community.
major subordinate command commanders and community; their children are in the community. They One member of the “Community Relations” working
sergeants major, staff of the 19th TSC, and for the bring the perspective of real life on issues, not just group was Col. Donald J. Hendrix, Area IV Support
first time Installation Management Agency – Korea military issues but family issues. They bring a good Activity commander. “I believe that you’ve got to
Region Support Activity commanders attended, Jessup balance (to the group),” said Garrison. involve all the team members that are executing (the
said. The four working groups included “Well-Being, Col. Mark Gardner, 19th TSC Support, Plans and plan), to define what’s possible. It keeps the
Marketing Korea as the Assignment of Choice,” “Future Operations officer headed “Future Peninsula Logistics.” discussion fruitful to have the subject matter experts
Peninsula Logistics,” “Training and Readiness,” and This working group “set the stage for long term present,” Hendrix said. “The 19th Theater Support
“Community Relations.” logistics posture of U.S. forces on the peninsula,” Command and their Soldiers are the single biggest
The Strategic Planning Conference is a “time to Gardner said. Examining current plans, discussing Installation Management Agency – Korea Region
look at the big picture and (develop) some measurable prior initiatives, reviewing the Army transformation customers, which is why inviting the area
targets and fix them,” said McHale during his opening and 19th TSC transformation plans, and then commanders is essential.”
remarks. The conference is designed to inform senior brainstorming for new potential initiatives helped to
leaders and spouses of where the organization is create the initiatives, he said. “(We) examine all ideas E-mail david.doherty@korea.army.mil
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Nae.

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