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P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Aug.

11, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 42

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Evolution of IMA continues; IMCOM established


Army News Service of headquarters; Army Commands, brand name trust and confidence these Houston, Texas, with its deputy
Army Service Component Commands two organizations enjoy throughout the commander, as part of the recently
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Army and Direct Reporting Units. Army.” concluded Base Realignment and
is establishing the Installation The current installation management It is the Army’s intent that the Closure process. The ACSIM and his
Management Command to improve its structure, part of Army Chief of Staff, IMCOM will be commanded by a staff will remain at the Pentagon.
ability to provide critical support Installation Management, includes as lieutenant general who will also retain “This major organizational change
programs to Soldiers and their families separate entities ACSIM directorates, the position of Assistant Chief of Staff will create a far more effective,
while ensuring its installations are the Army Environmental Center, the for Installation Management on the efficient and agile organization to
“flagships of readiness.” Installation Management Agency and Army staff. However, that will not ensure that the world’s best Army is
Installation Management Command, the U.S. Army Community and Family occur until that officer is nominated by supported on the world’s best
slated to come online in early fiscal year Support Center. the President and then confirmed by installations,” Wilson said. “We are
2007, will transform the Army’s The Installation Management the Senate. committed to ensuring that the critical
current installation management Command also consolidates four U.S.- Other leadership changes include the programs and services on which our
structure into an integrated command based IMA regions into two. CFSC former IMA director position, a major Soldiers and their families rely will
structure. and AEC remain separate entities as general, who will become IMCOM’s continue seamlessly.”
This initiative is part of the Army’s subordinate commands under the deputy commander. The deputy Wilson also said that while the new
efforts to reorganize its commands and IMCOM. ACSIM will remain a Senior Executive organization will most likely be smaller
specified headquarters to obtain the “This new command is the next Service civilian. than the current structure, it will be an
most effective, efficient command and logical step in the evolution of IMA,” The Installation Management organization that is “committed to
control structure for supporting the said Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, the Command, most of which is currently managing personnel changes through
Modular Force. The new Modular ACSIM. “Retaining [CFSC and AEC] based in Virginia and Maryland, will attrition in order to minimize
Force structure identifies three types as distinct commands capitalizes on the relocate to and co-locate at Fort Sam turbulence.”

IMA welcomes new CSM


By Stephen Oertwig

‘Man, this IMA Public Affairs


FORT MYER, Va. — Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Ash
Jr. became the Installation Management Agency’s enlisted

is messy’ advisor Aug. 3 during a ceremony at Fort Myer’s Conmy


Hall. Ash replaced outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Debra
Kaayla Dowden makes a face L. Strickland as the command sergeant major and chief
while applying a plaster wrap advocate for safety, Soldiers and Army base operations
to a balloon during “Cactus for IMA.
Crafts and Missions” time Strickland was the first senior advisor on installation
during Vacation Bible School management for the IMA director, and had held the
at Camp Walker July 31 - position since August 2002. In farewell remarks, she
Aug. 4. By adding some recalled her four years with the organization, starting
beans before blowing up the with standing up a new agency in a mothballed building
balloon and some decorations that had a lot of hanging wires and a precious few walls.
after the plaster dried, the “I thought this was going to be a six-month
children made their very own assignment, but my replacement never showed up,”
homemade maracas. Strickland said with a characteristic deadpan demeanor.
Approximately 150 children “But after a year, I started thinking maybe two years
participated in the program, wouldn’t be enough.”
entitled “Fiesta,” and featured Strickland will be the first command sergeant major
various themes and activities for the Office of the Assistant Chief for Installation
each day, concluding with Management, and will advise Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson,
everyone gathering in the the assistant chief of staff for Installation Management,
Soldier Memorial Chapel to on Soldier matters.
sing and celebrate. For Ash previously was the first command sergeant major
related story and more for IMA’s Southeast Region, Fort McPherson, Ga.
photos, see Page 26. Ash has been in the Army since 1978. He has served
in a variety of leadership positions in about every
STEVEN HOOVER See CSM, Page 4
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MP Blotter How do we characterize USFK?


The following entries were excerpted
from the military police blotters. These
B At our Recent Senior Leader
“On-Site Conference,” we had
guarantor of peace, stability, and
regional economic growth.

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entries may be incomplete and do not
an opportunity to discuss the - The ROK-US Alliance is
imply the guilt or innocence of any
qualities that characterize the more than military; it is a
person.
United States Force Korea comprehensive partnership that
Area 1 Command, and the promotes freedom, prosperity

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Wrongful Possession of Controlled Servicemembers, Civilians and and democracy in this region
Substance, Wrongful Use of Controlled Family Members that make up and the world.
Substance — Subject 1, Subject 2 and our organization. We described Public Messages
Subject 3 submitted urine samples which several statements - An enduring and healthy

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tested positive for amphetamines during (Overarching Messages) that ROK-US Security Alliance is
a random drug screening conducted by best describe USFK in a important to the United States.
the unit commander. On July 22, Subject strategic sense. The messages - USFK is a steadfast partner
1 and Subject 2 were interviewed under are timeless reminders of why with the ROK military as
rights advisement and admitted to we serve in Korea. We also guardians of the Korean
consuming unknown pills. On July 22, described “Public Messages” Democracy. We will fight Gen. B.B. Bell
Subject 3 was interviewed under rights which are those messages alongside our ally to defend this United Nations Command/Combined
advisement and denied consuming any most important to people and nation. Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea

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drugs. Investigation continues. audiences outside of USFK. - We will remain in Korea as a commander
Area 2 Furthermore, we described Everyone must get involved
reliable ally as along as we are
Wrongful Damaging of Private “Command Messages” which and engage positively with other
welcome and wanted.
Property — Subject 1 wrongfully are those that leaders should members of USFK and with our
- The US is confident in the

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damaged Victim 1’s van by jumping from communicate to people inside Korean hosts. You can find more
capability of the ROK military,
the balcony of Friends Club, Itaewon, USFK-our Soldiers, Sailors, information on how we
and positively supports the ROK
Seoul, onto the van, while it was Airmen, Marines, Civilian characterize USFK and our
government’s desire for
parked, secured, and unattended. Employees, Contractors and Strategic Communications
independent wartime command.

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Damage to Victim 1’s vehicle consisted their spouses and children. We Messages under the Hot Topics
- The US is, and has always
of a dent on the roof. Subject 1 was believe that all these messages Button on the right-hand side of
been, a good and considerate
transported to the Yongsan PMO where would be useful if promulgated the USFK website at http://
steward of the Korean land on
he was administered a DD Form 1920. among our personnel and with www.usfk.mil/.
which we serve.

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Due to Subject 1’s suspected level of our various audiences on the The ROK-US Alliance is strong
Command Messages
intoxication, he was not advised of his Korean peninsula. As such, I and enduring. It has ensured
- All Service and Family
legal rights and was released to his unit. provide all these messages in security, stability and economic
Members are Ambassadors for
At 3:30 p.m., July 30, Subject 1 returned this “Bell Sends” for your prosperity in this land for over 53
America.

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to the PMO where he was advised of information and use as years. It is vitally important that
- Tactical actions by our
his legal rights, which he waived, appropriate in your activities as we remain vigilant at this critical
personnel can and do have
rendering a written sworn statement a leader and member of USFK. time in history. Everyone should
strategic impact.
denying the offense. Investigation Overarching Messages be proud to spread the message
- We are striving to transform
continues by KNP. - Peace and stability are that “We Go Together!”
USFK to a “normal” 3-year
Area 3 essential to both ROK and US accompanied tour with families.
Underage Drinking — Subject 1 was national interests. - Families enable USFK to
observed highly intoxicated and passed #
- For over 50 years, the more successfully accomplish
out in the vicinity of Bldg. 701, Camp 17-06 ROK-US Alliance has been the our mission.
General, U.S. Army
Humphreys. Subject 1 was found to be Commander

‘Lost’ computer databases put lives at risk


under the legal age to consume alcoholic
beverages, administered a DD Form
1920, and transported to the urgent care
By Ed Beemer into this category. hardware by government personnel
area for observation and a command
Army News Service The headlines and evening news and contractors: carelessness and
directed LBAT (results pending). Subject
There are things that people reports are filled with stories of lost misplaced entrepreneurial spirit.
1 was not advised of her legal rights due
manage not to lose. Super Bowl computers containing valuable and Carelessness is a human
to her suspected level of intoxication.
passes, plane tickets to Tahiti, pictures sensitive data that could compromise characteristic. Few of us have not
Subject 1 was further processed and
of loved ones and family heirlooms are the identity and safety of thousands of left our wallet, car keys or briefcase
released to her unit. At 2 p.m., Subject
good examples of things rarely people. This is unfortunately true of somewhere when we were in a
1 was advised of her legal rights, which
misplaced. Yet, official government military computer equipment as well. hurry or distracted. Usually we can
she invoked, refusing to say anything.
There appears to be two main causes
Investigation continues by MPI. computer assets do not seem to fall See Lost, Page 4
for the loss of valuable computer

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Air Force personnel pitch in to
build homes for less fortunate
USA Basketball Schedule
The USA Basketball Men’s National
Team, led by Duke University head
coach Mike Krzyzewski, is scheduled
to visit Seoul as participants in the Cadet 2nd Class Ruben A. Ruiz the 8th OSS, likes to volunteer to make
World Basketball Challenge 2006, and Perez things better. ”To me it is an opportunity
will sponsor “Hoops for Troops” U.S. Air Force Academy to help out other people, while at the
during their time in the Republic of same time learning things about
Korea, today through Wednesday. GUNSAN — Air Force volunteers myself. It’s basically a win-win
The U.S. team will play two exhibition from Kunsan Air Base and Osan Air Base situation for us and the Korean people.”
games, at 4 p.m., Sunday, and at 3 p.m., joined Habitat for Humanity’s “Blitz The project also allowed Wolf Pack
Tuesday. The players have purchased Build” this week in Gunsan City. members an opportunity to get to know
1,000 tickets for each of their games, Blitz Build is the Gunsan Habitat for their Korean counterparts during their
donating them for active-duty Humanity affiliate’s project to construct breaks.
servicemembers stationed here. two apartment complexes with eight “It’s good to interact like this in the
Information on ticket distribution is units. These homes will go to pre- community, to show them that we are
available through servicemember selected underprivileged families. here to help,” said Staff Sergeant Jason
chains of command. According to Gunsan city council Downing from the 8th Maintenance
The team will conduct practice, open
officials, Habitat for Humanity Korea Squadron ammo flight.
to ID cardholders, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30
Gunsan Affiliate started in 2001 with the During a ceremony in Gunsan’s City
p.m., Monday at Yongsan Garrison’s
Jimmy Carter Work Project and has Hall Monday, Chang Jae-sik, city vice
Collier Field House, and again from
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday at since built six buildings for a total of 24 mayor, thanked the volunteers for their
Carey Field House, Camp Casey. housing units in Sanbuk Dong. In 2003 service. “This ceremony is for the
Wolf Pack members also helped build volunteers, putting their genuine service
Food Service Ball two duplexes that now house eight and utmost efforts in building a loving
Eighth U. S. Army/IMA KORO Food different families. home for families in need for adequate
S TAFF S GT . N ATHAN G ALLAHAN
During this year’s Blitz Build period, shelter, working restlessly in spite of ...
Service cordially invites everyone to Air Force Staff Sgt. Venus Applebury, 8th
attend Korea’s First Annual Food officials are expecting about 200 unbearable heat,” he said.
Operations Support Squadron, Kunsan Air
Service Ball beginning at 6 p.m., Sept. volunteers daily for a total of 1,200 Ahn E-sil, Blitz Build Chairman, asked
base, takes her turn hammering nails and
16, at the Dragon Hill Lodge’s Naija volunteers to work under severe weather for the volunteers to take care of
fastening board to the roof during the home
Ballroom on Yongsan Garrison. conditions for the completion of these themselves as “the scheduled move in
build.
Dress is Dress Mess, Dress Blue houses. date is Sept. 23 and we continuously
Uniform, or Class A dress uniform (with Habitat for Humanity hopes Wolf Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. and need loving hands of volunteers even
bow tie and white shirt) for military; and Pack members continue working with in Colorado Springs, Colo. after the Blitz Build period.”
formal attire for civilians. For Korean locals and Republic of Korea Air “I like to help my community and After civil officials spoke, the podium
information, call Warrant Office Lena Force members to help finish the project see the end results; it’s fun,” she said. was briefly turned over to wing
Tull or Master Sgt. Cory Watson at 723- by the end of September. During Blitz “It’s good for the rapport and interaction leadership. “It is an honor to work
4987 or 730-2867. Build, 10 to 15 Wolf Pack members with the South Koreans. You gain a together with this community and we
volunteered each day. cultural awareness of the people. They will continue to do so,” said Col. Preston
School Orientation Staff Sergeant Venus Applebury, from work really hard. Their only difference Thompson during the ceremony.
Seoul American Elementary School will 8th Operations Support Squadron, is a is the language and culture.” “Habitat for Humanity is a work of love,
conduct two Parents Orientation six-year veteran with Habitat for Another Habitat for Humanity a work of love which we are proud to
sessions to introduce the new principal
Humanity projects in communities near veteran, Capt. Chris Lovett, also from be a part of.”
and assistant principal. The

Force Protection officials issue advisory


orientations will be held at 10 a.m. and
3 p.m. Wednesday at the SAES
cafeteria.
USFK Public Affairs follow the guidance in this Force candlelight cultural festival
Area IV Military Retiree Several large-scale gatherings are Protection Notice. Sunday: Seoul / Uijeongbu
Council Meeting Set expected around the peninsula from now The expected gatherings are: • 2 p.m., civil gathering in front of
The Area IV Military Retiree Council Today: Seoul 2nd Infantry Division (Camp Red
until Tuesday. The events listed are
meets 11 a.m. Saturday in the Area IV • 1 p.m., ceremony of proclamation Cloud)
included for awareness. More
Support Activity Conference Room, • 6 p.m., unification festival (Yonsei
information and details will be provided on unification, anti-U.S. and anti-war
Bldg. 1211, on Camp Henry. All Area IV
as they become available. (march) University)
military retirees and their spouses or
In keeping with existing force • 7 p.m., anti-U.S. cultural festival Monday: Seoul
widows are invited. Guest speaker is
protection guidance, U.S. Forces Korea (location unknown, possibly • 2 p.m., civil gathering in front of
Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Steve Davis, a
Department of the Army Retiree Council personnel are reminded to avoid large Gwanghwamun) Yongsan Garrison or U.S. Embassy
member and chief of Area IV Directorate civil gatherings and interaction with Saturday: Seoul / Pyeongtaek Tuesday: Seoul
of Human Resources. For more protestors. Department of Defense • 10 a.m., anti-U.S. civil gathering in • 10 a.m., anti-Japan civil gathering
information, contact Wilfred J. Plumley civilian employees, invited contractors front of Pyeongtaek Train Station and • 3 p.m., Unification Celebration
Jr. at 768-8969. and technical representatives and all Prison (march from Daehakro to Kyobo Park,
family members are also encouraged to • March toward Daechu-Ri for 7 p.m. 30,000 pers.)
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CSM from Page 1
organizational level of the Army indeed served the bests interests of the
organization. He also has served a Soldier and their families,” Macdonald
combat tour in Operation Iraqi said.
Freedom. She recalled being asked early on what
Before relinquishing the a command sergeant major would do in
noncommissioned officer’s sword to a mostly civilian agency. “Aha, ‘first
Ash, Strickland was presented two test,’ I thought, and I said, ‘well, this
awards. Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald, agency was created to make life better
IMA director, and retired Maj. Gen. for Soldiers and their families, and who
Anders B. Aadland, the first IMA else but a command sergeant major
director, presented her the IMA Stalwart should help set the course for that?’”
Award. The Stalwart Award recognizes Strickland said she proceeded to
commitment to the IMA mission. Lt. define the IMA command sergeant
Gen. Michael D. Rochelle presented major job in terms of being the Soldiers’
Strickland the Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates representative with the IMA decision
Medal. The medal is the highest award makers.
authorized by the Adjutant General’s Macdonald also noted the extensive
Corps Regimental Association. Rochelle experience Ash brings to the
is the previous IMA director. organization. He said Ash brings to IMA
Macdonald praised the “not only a wealth of installation
accomplishments of Strickland at the management experience as a former
change of responsibility ceremony. garrison and region command sergeant
“She focused on being the eyes and major, but also as a brigade combat team
ears of IMA, and most important, the command sergeant major in Iraq who
voice of the Soldier. From the fledgling knows exactly what Soldiers need to
days of IMA to present day, she has fight this war we are in.”

Lost from Page 2


just go back and reclaim them. under close watch when in your
Sometimes they’re lost for good and personal possession, especially when
that leads to a difficult, time- traveling. Theft of computer
consuming process to recreate those equipment is often an opportunistic
lost items, a lesson that’s not likely to crime – even a few moments of not
be forgotten very soon. paying attention can lead to lost
However, the more valuable an machines, data and careers.
object is the more closely one usually While responsibility for valuable
guards it. It may come as a surprise equipment and sensitive data is taken
that computers and memory devices seriously by the vast majority of
are often lost or stolen due to military personnel, there are far too
irresponsibility. Some are even sold many cases of computers and
illegally by the very people to whom memory units found for sale in foreign
these assets were entrusted. What markets.
makes it more surprising is that many Some unscrupulous and
of these devices contain information opportunistic individuals seem to think
that could put Soldiers in danger. that profit from the illegal sale of
Computers and related equipment taxpayer-funded equipment is more
are obviously prime targets for important than the potential risk to
thieves. Often they are simply after American Soldiers, sailors, airmen and
the equipment itself and are not aware Marines. These individuals will steal
of the value of the data on the hard computer assets regardless of the
drive. The growing trend in identity value of the information, software or
theft and the ease of acquiring network portals they contain.
removable memory and hard drives America was built on
through commercial resell services entrepreneurial spirit. Yet, all military
such as eBay® is quickly and civilian personnel and contractors
compounding the risks to these should realize that the availability of
devices from casual thieves and equipment on the open market
dedicated criminals. Casual thieves increases the chances of our enemies
simply resell it without regard for the obtaining valuable intel on how to get
data on the devices. Professional past safeguards and gain access to
criminals and intelligence sensitive information.
organizations pay far more than the There are too many threats to
physical value of the drives in a military personnel and their families
gamble to obtain the sensitive data without giving the enemy extra
that is retrievable from these devices. opportunities for the sake of a few
It is a financial windfall for both, at bucks.
your expense. All personnel that are aware of
A few common sense precautions government computer assets being
can prevent the loss or theft of waylaid for foreign marketplaces need
equipment and valuable data. Ensure to take whatever steps necessary to
that all mobile computing equipment stop this practice. It’s not a free -
is stored securely as possible when market opportunity. It is putting lives,
not in your personal possession. Use perhaps even your own, at risk.
all available protection options for Beemer works for the Army
computer and network access. Keep Information Assurance and
computers and memory devices Compliance Office.
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CRC tests responder’s skills


By Margaret Banish-Donaldson can become even better at what we do,” said Area I
Area I Public Affairs Fire Chief John Cook. “There are still some issues to
work out, but that’s why we have these exercises.”
CAMP RED CLOUD – A simulated chemical and
The truth is that terrorists will try to strike
dirty bomb explosion occurred at 9 a.m. Aug. 4 on
anywhere they can, so every Soldier must be vigilant,
the street adjacent to the Camp Red Cloud Area I
whether they are stateside or overseas, Biggart said.
barracks, Bldg. 322. The anti-terrorism and force
“If people don’t conduct regular risk assessments
protection exercise was designed to test all of Area 1
and training, a vulnerability will be exploited sooner
and 2nd Infantry Division defense and emergency
or later,” Biggart said. “We develop and write plans
respondents – including firefighters, law enforcement
that when trained and exercised will greatly increase
and paramedics – as if there was a real terrorist attack.
base security. This is
Seven Soldiers
a way to keep
acted as victims of the “Every Soldier needs to be trained in anti- sharpening their
mock Camp Red
Cloud attack. Role terrorism defense and response skills.”
Simulations simply
players dressed for the techniques. An alert person can be the draw out a range of
part with realistic difference between an attack failing or choices and provide
wounds and genuine
wailing. succeeding.” Cary Biggart some perspective, he
force protection management specialist, DPTMS said. That’s what it’s
“Every Soldier
all about at the end of
needs to be trained in
the exercise.
anti-terrorism defense and response techniques,” said
Prevention of terrorism is the number one priority.
Cary Biggart, force protection management specialist
“After the exercise, a detailed assessment of what
for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization
went right or wrong is conducted,” Biggart said, “The
and Security. “An alert person can be the difference
results are helpful in pinpointing weaknesses in our
between an attack failing or succeeding. The training
PHOTOS BY MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSON response plans, training and systems.”
gives a person the ability to assess situations quickly
Firemen carry a buddy with a simulated injury out of a Most of the Area I planning team will take a couple
and make better decisions.”
contaminated zone during recent anti-terrorism and force weeks off and catch their breath, but then they said it’s
Area I’s first responders were put to the test.
protection training at Camp Red Cloud. back to the drawing board to plan for the next anti-
The attack scenario was designed for realism, but
terrorism exercise, which will take place in September.
did not pose any actual threat and caused minimal
inconvenience to personnel and facilities’ operations. E mail banishm@korea.army.mil
This drill is part of the ongoing training exercises to
keep the CRC emergency responders trained to
respond to terrorist incidents.
First on the scene at the incident was the CRC fire
department unit who deployed with its key pieces of
equipment to analyze chemical and biological agents
before allowing the medical personnel to rescue the
victims. Their mission includes collecting and
identifying unknown materials that could kill police,
emergency medical response teams and other early
response personnel.
Medical personnel load simulated injury victims on to the
“With each mission, we take away important
ambulance to transport them to the Camp Red Cloud troop
lessons learned and apply them to our training so we Firemen, donned in blue chemical suits, evaluate
medical clinic. suspicious substances discovered outside a parked van
before medical team personnel are allowed on the site.

During decontamination, team members rinse down their protective suits. In a real situation, the suits and During decontamination, one victim runs through the
clothing would be thrown away. rinse machine. No chemicals are used to rinse, only water.
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get EEO training
Information on registering to vote in an
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can be found at: http://www.fvap.gov or
https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/Active/
TAGD/pssd/psb/votingindex.htm By Jim Cunningham me directly. If there is an abuse you
Area I Public Affairs see, you are acting just as if I have
Holiday Photos CAMP RED CLOUD—For the first seen it.”
The holidays may still be a few months time in the history of the U.S.-South Any reports of discrimination should
away, but Morale, Welfare and Korea alliance, Korean national be reported to Vivian George, Equal
Recreation and U.S. Airline Alliance have employees of U.S Forces Korea will Employment Office director of Area I.
teamed up to make it just a little better have equal employment opportunity She reports it to Newton. If a person
for two people stationed throughout the rights. can’t get her, they have Newton’s
Korean peninsula by sponsoring two For three days, 18 Korean employee permission to call him directly.
round-trip tickets to the U.S., just in time volunteers received equal rights training There have been complaints that
for their holiday photo. here. Korean employees have had their jobs
MWR organizes the program annually “This is an experiment we are threatened, been sexually harassed,
to show their appreciation to Soldiers trying,” said Col. Forrest Newton, physically abused or verbally abused.
and civilians stationed in Korea. The “We are going to train you on the J IM C UNNINGHAM
commander of Area I. “This is
contest is open to all military ID card different techniques and procedures Col. Forrest Newton, commander of Area I,
something new and people do not
holders stationed in Korea. Entry forms you can use to report and help people speaks to Korean employees during the EEO
understand what is going on here and
must be received in the Korea Region through the process of filing training Aug. 1.
what we are doing. They don’t
MWR office (Yongsan Bldg. 1560) no complaints,” Newton said. “You are everyone else.”
understand what you are doing; they
later than 5 p.m. Oct. 12. Winners will be going to find yourself in a position Posters will be put up at all the Area
don’t understand why we are doing
announced on AFN. Entry forms may be where many people are going to come
this. The union was very concerned I camps with pictures of the volunteers
found in any MWR facility, your local to you and they are going to report
about this group. They were who will be taking the complaints to
newspapers, and on the MWR website things. It is not your job to worry
concerned that we were establishing a EEO.
at http://mwr.korea.army.mil under about it. It is your job to report it. Let
group of people that were going to “We will put up these posters with
“Promotions.” For more information, call me decide what to do about it.”
compete with the union. That’s not your photos on them so that everyone
723-3730. No one should be uncomfortable at
what you are here for.” will know who to see about EEO
There have been incidents of their workplace, explained Newton. complaints,” Newton said. “What it
National Immunization They should be proud to come to work.
Awareness Month discrimination and abuse among the will say is: If you have a problem, if
Korean employees, and now Newton and they should be left alone to do their you have an EEO complaint, please call
Each year, this commemorative month
wants eyes and ears on the situation. jobs. That is what we hire people for, one of these people. These signs will
increases awareness about
“You are here as an advocacy to do their jobs. be in Korean and English.”
immunizations across the life span, as
programming,” Newton said. “You are “If employees are upset because You are going to be my eyes and
parents and children prepare for the
here to make sure everyone is treated they are being mistreated, it is bad for ears, Newton said. I want everyone to
return to school and the medical
fairly. You have my authority. I am the organization,” Newton said. “It’s treat each other just as they would treat
community begins preparations for the
going to delegate to you part of my like a cancer, because that person, me.
upcoming flu season. Immunize against
diseases that cause suffering and, in authority as a commander to make sure when he or she is adversely affected,
some cases, permanent disability or everyone is treated fairly. You represent whether we all admit it or not, it affects E-mail james.f.cunningham@us.army.mil
death. Vaccines allow a person to be
protected from the disease without
experiencing the serious adverse effects
of that illness. Influenza is a viral
Camp Casey holds town hall meeting
infection of the respiratory tract that By Jim Cunningham
causes coughing, breathing difficulty, Area I Public Affairs
fever, headache, muscle aches and CAMP CASEY—The second town hall meeting here was held Aug. 4 in
weakness. The virus is spread from the Hanson Field House and broadcast live on Armed Forces Radio Network.
person to person by inhaling infected Present were representatives of the Army, and Air Force Exchange Service,
droplets from the air. The single best way Commissary, Army Community Services, Morale, Welfare and Recreation,
to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated Program Management Office, Fire Department, Directorate of Plans, Training
each fall. The flu virus usually occurs and Mobilization and Security, Department of Public Works, Directorate of
from about November until April. Logistics, Red Cross, United Services Organization and Troop Medical Clinic.
Typically, activity is very low until The questions were directed from the floor of the hall as well as call-in
December, and peak activity most often questions from Soldiers listening to AFN.
occurs between January and March. Flu Many questions early on in the meeting were directed to AAFES regarding
vaccine should be administered between
clothing for female Soldiers available in sizes that would fit American women.
September and mid-November. For more
The answer was similar to the answers Soldiers received four months ago in
information, contact the Area I Health
a Soldiers Committee meeting with AAFES directors: we are looking into the
Promotion Coordinator at 730-3542.
matter and will solve the situation as soon as possible.
Other questions for AAFES regarded the taxi service.
Red Cross In Need Of
“Why couldn’t we have one taxi fee for destinations on post and metered
Volunteers
fees when going to destinations off post,” a Soldier asked.
Red Cross is in need of volunteers to
Changing the rates and how taxi fares are charged at this time would be
teach health and safety classes, to
impossible because of the new contract AAFES has just signed with the taxi
provide general administrative support,
service, AAFES explained.
to work in the Troop Medical Clinic and
Although most questions were directed to AAFES, some concerns were
to provide leadership. If you are able to
directed to the representative of MWR.
help and give your time, please contact
“Sir, since Soldiers work most of the day, could we get later hours for the
Sandy Chambers at 730-3184 to schedule
Hansen swimming pool,” one Soldier asked. The answer was to take the
a time for orientation to Red Cross.
advice of Soldiers about how late the pool should stay open. The request by
the Soldier was that the pool should stay open until dark on weekdays so that JIM CUNNINGHAM
Chili Cook-off Contest
A Chili Cook-off contest will be held by
Soldiers could take advantage of it. Civilians and Soldiers were invited to ask
MWR at Camp Hovey Hobson CAC at questions of the 15 leaders on stage at
11 a.m. Saturday. the second Camp Casey town hall meeting
E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil Aug. 4.
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Renee Amoore
speaks at Hovey
By Jim Cunningham they are about, where they are, and
Area I Public Affairs where they want to go, she said.
CAMP HOVEY—Women’s Equality Amoore considers herself a mentor
Month began with pomp and ceremony because of her experience with business
here Aug. 4, with a presentation from and people skills.
Renee Amoore, president and chief “Some people need to learn to
executive officer of the Amoore Group. mentor to women in particular and to
“I was invited by Chaplain (Capt.) men as well,” Amoore said. “I chose to
Marcella Barnett, lst Brigade, Special mentor to women because my mother
Troops Battalion, to come here and talk mentored to me. Some folks may not
about Women’s Equality Month,” have that opportunity, so I am blessed
Amoore said. “I am all excited about to be able to give folks that opportunity.”
that because I enjoy going around the Since Joan of Arc, women have been
world talking about women’s equality, going through one kind of suffrage or
how to enhance it and women’s needs.” another and will continue to go through
Amoore’s speaking style is one of an it if they don’t work together, network
inspirational and motivational variety. and spread the word. If women don’t
Only the content is one of equality for do these things then they will never
all, men and women of all races. learn.
“To really instill into women it is real The results of Amoore’s “Johnny
important to be who you are, what you Appleseed” style of mentorship are
want to be, do the things you want to many.
do and accomplish those visions and “We have seen women come from
those dreams; that is definitely a part of welfare, be able to hold a job, provide
who I am and what I am about,” for their families and for themselves,”
Amoore said. Amoore said. “We have seen women
Amoore always begins her come out of prison, be able to
motivational talks with the women’s understand who they are better than
suffrage movement and the right to before. They don’t have to be on drugs
vote. and become thieves; they don’t have to
“We educate women about how be beaten by someone to feel good about
important it is for them to vote,” who they are. We have seen a lot of
Amoore said. “Just look at the folks who progress, but it is slow. If you help
went before us, and really fought hard someone, that person can help another.”
for the right to vote.” She says the experiences men have JIM CUNNINGHAM
History is very important to Amoore, in similar equality struggles are different
Renee Amoore speaks at Camp Hovey’s Women’s Equality Month celebration Aug. 4.
plus teaching women today what their than for women.
rights are. “Women tend to carry a lot of “Women have the idea they have to Convention in Philadelphia, Pa. and New
“I was not taught history the way I ‘baggage,’” Amoore said. “We have to take care of everything and everybody York City is an honor, and being the first
needed to be as far as I am concerned; deal with our children, we want to be
first, instead of putting themselves first. African-American to be on the school
it took me a lot of study to understand everything to everyone; that is what we
We need to put ourselves first. If we board in Pennsylvania is an honor too.
it, so I am on a mission to make sure were taught by our parents or our
forefathers; that we need to take care women are not healthy, we cannot help “The best is having my family.
women understand where we were,
where we came from, how we got this of everybody and we never take care anyone else. That is the big difference.” That’s real important because your
far and where we need to go,” Amoore of ourselves. The difference is men She finds her finest hours as many. family gives you support that is greatly
said. understand they need to take care of “I have a lot of finest hours,” Amoore needed. Having my family and being
Women need to look at their goals themselves because they are taught they said. “Being the first African-American able to provide for them is my finest
and objectives; who they are and what have to take care of their family. to speak at the Republican National and most important hour.”

CRC BOSS earns large payday


By Jim Cunningham
Area I Public Affairs
CAMP RED CLOUD—Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers
here earned more than $6,000 by sponsoring a golf championship at Sung Nam Golf
Course in Seoul.
“You are presented a check for more than $6,000,” said Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Soto-
Acevedo, CRC Garrison sergeant major. “The money is already in the account.”
The money was made by sponsoring their first large event, the BOSS golf
championship July 29.
“You all have a critical part in all of this,” Soto-Acevedo said. “Now you know how
to raise money and put on events of a substantial nature.”
J IM C UNNINGHAM Most of the Soldiers in BOSS understand that they must have money to make
BOSS sponsored a golf tournament July 29 that made more than $6,000. The money will be money.
used to sponsor more high quality events for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers at Camp “This is your seed money,” Soto-Acevedo said. “How well you take care of the field
Red Cloud.”How well you plant the field with this money will determine what you will reap for after planting this seed money will determine how much you will reap. Use it wisely.”
the Soldier,” said Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Soto-Acevedo, CRC Garrison Sgt. Maj. “Use it “We will have an opportunity to provide more to the Soldiers now, and basically we
wisely.””You have got to think like businessmen,” said Lt. Col. William Huber, CRC garrison will have more opportunities to provide something of quality to the Soldiers so we can
now bring money back into the BOSS program,” said Sgt. Anthony Banks, CRC BOSS
commander. “You can nickel and dime things, but that will only slow down your profit,” he
president.
said.
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Area II Soldiers aim for


marksmanship skills
member during the training.
New KATUSA troopers “I especially had difficulty aiming
hit range, test abilities at the target in the unsupported prone
position,” said Pfc. Kim Sang-eui,
By Cpl. Lee Yang-won Republic of Korea Army staff. “The
Area II Public Affairs weather made it hard for us to
REYNOLDS RANGE — Twenty- concentrate on our targets.”
eight Area II Support Activity Soldiers With torrid weather conditions, Kim
took their M-16A2 rifles to Reynolds said adapting to heat was a factor for
Range Aug. 2 to qualify during qualifying. PHOTOS BY CPL. LEE YANG-WON

marksmanship training. “I was sweating so severely, I had a Area II Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Pvt. Han Hyun-hee prepares to fire his M-16A2.
Most of the shooters were new Area hard time seeing,” Kim said.
II Korean Augmentation At the end of
to the U.S. Army “Everyone is learning the day, Kim said
Soldiers. For many, it he was happy he
was their first trip to the
from each other.” was able to follow
—Staff Sgt. Stancey Mitchell through and
range since basic
training. qualify.
“The training is important because it “Everyone is learning from each
helps accomplish your mission,” said other,” Mitchell added. “The KATUSAs
Staff Sgt. Stancey Mitchell, Directorate and U.S. Soldiers interact with each
of Human Resources noncommissioned other very well.”
officer in charge. “For the new KATUSAs, As the troops returned to Yongsan
you have to make them get familiar with Garrison, Mitchell said they had reason
the weapon and zero it.” to be happy: they all qualified. Reynolds Range, south of Seoul, Cpl. Na Yong-ho (left) and Republic of Korea staff Pvt. Park
Mitchell was a range safety staff E-mail yangwon.lee@korea.army.mil is home to an M-16 range. Kyung-tai look over a target at Reynolds Range.

Area II officials tour Yongsan children complete


ROKA installation Summer Reading Program
By Pvt. Jung Jae-hoon By David McNally
Area II Public Affairs Area II Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II Support YONGSAN GARRISON —The Area II Summer
Activity officials visited the Republic of Korea Reading Program came to its closing chapter Aug.
Army’s 218th Regiment July 31 as part of a military 1 as the U.S. Forces Korea commander read a book
outreach program. to about 100 Yongsan children. The meeting was
The 218th and Area II Support Activity have a the final event of the annual six-week program.
mutual defense agreement in case of war. Gen. B.B. Bell waded knee-deep in a room full
“The purpose of this visit is to get friendly with of excited children to read a story and talk with
the people you work with,” said An Chang-sin, Area kids about the wonders of reading.
II community relations officer. For the past six weeks, 250 Area II children
When Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens participated in the summer reading program by
and his staff arrived, 218th Commander Col. Park attending weekly public readings.
Young-ho gave the group a short tour of the ROKA Thirty-nine children turned in lists of books they
installation. read during the program. The 39 children received
“It is essential that the ROKA and U.S. Army prizes, but five young readers set the standard by
understand and cooperate with each other so the reading the most books.
relationship of the two countries can go on forever,” „Kelsey Arneson, 8, read 139 books
Park said. “I hope this visit can strengthen our „Sarah Ha, 8, read 96 books
friendship.” „Kimberly Coss, 5, read 78 books
Later, Area II officials had a mission overview „Emma Lee, 5, read 59 books
briefing and a short tea time for the two „Emilee Warmath, 5, read 57 books
commanders. “This year we emphasized the number of books
“Besides the Good Neighbor Program, the U.S. the children read to encourage more reading,” said
Army strongly believes friendship between the two Kim Im-soon, Area II libraries director.
militaries is important,” An said. “This was a part “I want my kids to enjoy reading,” said Tish
of that effort to keep the ROKA and the U.S. Army Campbell.
alliance close.” Campbell said her two children are avid readers
Visits like these occur every time one of the who like the challenge of longer books.
commanders changes. The meeting ended with a Campbell’s daughter Camille, 11, read six books
DAVID MCNALLY
friendship lunch. during the program.
U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. B.B. Bell reads a story to
about 100 children Aug. 1 at the Yongsan Library. See Reading
Reading, Page 12
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Area II observes Women’s Equality Day


Touch of Sturgis
Area II will host a “A Touch of
Coast Guard civil rights director
Sturgis” Noon - 4 p.m. Saturday at addresses Yongsan luncheon
the Yongsan Bowling Center. MWR
By Cpl. Lee Yang-won
will provide some refreshments and
Area II Public Affairs
giveaways and the Yongsan
YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 100 community
Motorcycle Club will have more than
members paid homage to Women’s Equality Day Aug. 1
25 motorcycles on display. The group
at the Dragon Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom.
will also have booths to promote
United States Army Troop Command sponsored the
motorcycle safety.
ceremony to recognize the 86th anniversary of the 19th
Tropikiimba Music amendment’s ratification to the U.S. constitution.
Come and enjoy the music of The 19th Amendment entitles women the right to vote.
Tropikiimba—a 10-member band that “Our focus is well placed today, because the right to
plays Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Vallenato, vote is one of the greatest responsibilities,” said Linda
Bachata, Merengue, Calypso, Soca, Galimore, 8th U.S. Army Equal Employment Opportunity
Zouk, Hi-Life, Soukous (Afro-pop), director. “It’s one of the most powerful equalizers we
and Kalinda. The show starts 7 p.m. have in our country.”
Saturday at the Main Post Club Galimore stressed other basic but significant rights PHOTOS BY CPL. LEE YANG-WON
Underground. For information, call women had gained. She said the right women have to United States Coast Guard Civil Rights DirectorTerri Dickerson
738-4058. higher education, to speak in public without persecution addresses a Area II Women’s Equality Day luncheon Aug. 1.
and to buy, own and sell property, are things that are taken
Computer Club for granted today.
The Seoul Computer Club will meet 2- United States Coast Guard Civil Rights Director Terri
4 p.m. Saturday at the Seoul USO at Dickerson addressed the crowd as the guest speaker.
Camp Kim. “When people are in a situation, they need someone to
count on and they don’t care what gender they are,”
Hoops for Troops Dickerson said. “Over the years, women have proven in
See the U.S.A. Dream Team in a free the military and different industries that they can be
basketball exhibition 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 counted on.”
p.m. Monday at Collier Field House.
Dickerson also pointed out some factors women should
Above: More than 100 community
be aware of during their careers.
Free Barbecue, Show members observe the event.
“Prepare yourself for a high standard and always strive
Come out to see a dynamic show of
for excellence,” she said. “Never eliminate yourself before Left: 8th U.S. Army First Lady
music in motion 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at Collier
an opportunity and resist temptations to give in.” Diane Valcourt introduces the
Soccer Field. A free USO-provided
She said she appreciated the dedication servicemembers guest speaker.
barbecue starts at 3 p.m. For
information, visit http:// See Equality
Equality, Page 12
spiritofamericaband.org.

Newcomers Orientation ‘Spirit of America’ to Summer heat brings


Learn about the community, Korean
culture and visit Seoul locations with
‘Wet Bulb’ warnings
the Area II Newcomers Orientation
Aug. 21-23. Limited child care is
visit Yongsan Garrison Area II Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — As
available. Register by visiting Army By Pvt. Kim Sang-wook summer hits its stride in Korea,
Community Service Bldg. 4106, Room people are feeling the heat.
Area II Public Affairs
205, or call 738-7505. Area II safety officials are getting
YONGSAN GARRISON — A
unique musical show will visit the Area the word out about summer safety.
Seoul USO “If you are working outside or
„Habitat for Humanity: The USO will II community Aug. 18-19 at Collier
Field House and soccer field. doing physical training, find out the
sponsor 35 servicemembers interested Wet Bulb index in order to prevent
in building a home for the Cheonan The Spirit of America marching band
any heat injuries from occurring,”
community Sept. 23. Call for has more than 120 members.
said Jeff Hyska, Area II safety
applications forms, or visit http:// The group is touring the Republic of
officer.
www.uso.org/korea. Korea through Aug. 21, and is
The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
„ A new USO program, “United competing today in the World
is a system to combine data on
Through Reading,” will allow Association of Marching Show Bands
shade, air temperature, radiation,
servicemembers to keep in touch with Championships at Jeju Island.
humidity, and wind into a single value.
home by videotaping book reading for The band will premiere “A Quest for
Company B, 168th Medical
a son, daughter, nephew, niece, brother Honor: The Wind Opera” at Korean
Battalion personnel obtain an index
or sister. theaters and concerts halls.
for Yongsan Garrison by reading
For information, call Charlotte The Wind Opera is a new three instruments and multiplying
Huntsman at 724-7781. performance medium. The three-act each reading by a known factor.
instrumental opera is a stage show with The index is used as a guide to
Welcome Meeting 115 actors, ages 8 to 64. Band members
The American Forces’ Spouses’ Club is COURTESY PHOTO control the degree of outdoor
will present a mythical story, “A Quest
seeking various organizations to provide The Spirit of America will present a “Quest for physical activity Soldiers can
for Honor,” in a musical presentation
information at a Welcome and Activities Honor” 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at Collier Field House. perform.
blending instruments, dance, costumes, Visit the Area II Web site for a
Sign-up Aug. 31. For more information, music and marching to the world,”
lights and sets. chart explaining safe working
please contact Bobbi Ann Spanard at
The band will present the Wind Opera according to the band’s Web site. conditions during WBGT conditions
AFSC2vicepresident@hotmail.com.
to the U.S. Military community 6 p.m. The Spirit of America received first (http://area2.korea.army.mil).
Aug. 18 at Collier Field House. place in the United States and second in The WBGT numbers are updated
Area II Web site
The Seoul USO will provide a free the world at the World Association of every half hour during daylight
For more community notes, news and
information, visit the Area II Web site barbecue 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Collier Marching Show Bands Championship hours.
at http://area2.korea.army.mil. Soccer Field followed by the Spirit of in Calgary, Canada, in 2000. For Yongsan Garrison only, the
America field show at 4 p.m. For information, call 724-7781. telephone number is 725-7010.
The field show shares “passion for E-mail sangwook.kim@korea.army.mil
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Crenshaw Choir
sings for Yongsan
Yongsan
By Pvt. Kim Sang-wook
Area II Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — The Crenshaw Elite
Choir came to town Aug. 3 with music and
entertainment for the Yongsan community at a special
Seoul American High School concert.
More than 300 Area II community members
welcomed the famous group. The 38-member choir
is best known as the gospel choir portrayed in the
movie “Sister Act 2.” They also took home the gold
in the 2002 Busan Choral Olympics.
“The Crenshaw Choir performs for Yongsan
whenever they come to Korea,” said Paul Robinson, PHOTOS BY PVT . KIM SANG-WOOK
Area II Morale, Welfare and Recreation director. “They The Crenshaw Elite Choir performs Aug 3.for the Area II community at Seoul American High School.
have a strong connection in Korea and the choir helped
heal the Korean and the African-American people when
there was a riot in L.A.”
“This is my fifth time in Korea and every time we
visit Korea I can’t stop loving Korean people,” said
Iris Stevenson, Crenshaw Elite Choir director.
Stevenson is the woman who Whoopi Goldberg
portrayed in “Sister Act 2.”
Before the Crenshaw Choir performed, the
audience watched non-traditional Korea dances
performed by a group of Korean-American students
from Seattle.
When the Los Angeles-based choir finally sang, Above: Area II community members welcome the Los Angeles-
the crowd started to clap and sing along. based choir to Korea.
“It was my first time knowing about the Crenshaw
Choir, and watching the harmony was joyful and Left: Crenshaw Elite Choir Director Iris Stevenson gets the
crowd laughing with her unique style before the choir
excellent,” said audience member Mack Jenkins, Jr.
performance.
“Hearing the choir sing ‘Amazing Grace’ in Korean
was very good.”
E-mail sangwook.kim@korea.army.mil
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Power outage to affect


South Post Aug. 19
Outage will advance DHL throughout the project,” said DHL
General Manager Jim Thomas in a
roof replacement project press release.
By David McNally The roof repair will cover more than
31,000 square feet of tiles on the
Area II Public Affairs
Dragon Tower and POiNT Annex.
YONGSAN GARRISON — Area Dragon Hill Lodge officials
II Public Works officials plan to cut awarded a $1.3 million 120-day roof
power to certain South Post buildings replacement contract to a Korean
Aug. 19. company, Krima Construction.
The 8-11 a.m. scheduled power Thomas said the community should
outage will enable the Dragon Hill plan to use the primary hotel entrance
Lodge roof replacement contractor to and exit at 8th Army Drive.
connect to Yongsan power. “We hope to maximize the guest
The hotel complex itself has backup accessibility during the construction,”
power and will not be affected by the Thomas said. “Regardless, we will
outage. always strive to provide high quality
For a a complete list of buildings hotel services.”
affected by the power outage, visit the There will be three phases during
Area II Web site (http:// the roof replacement project. “A
area2.korea.army.mil) detailed press release will be issued in
The Dragon Hill Lodge roof advance prior to each phase,” Thomas
replacement project is set to begin said.
Tuesday and continue through mid- The original Dragon Tower was
December. built in 1990. The POiNT Annex
The road leading to the DHL cul- opened in 1993. The complex's last
de-sac will be closed Monday night. major construction project was the
The contractor will use that area as a addition of the Soldier’s Tower in
staging area for equipment and cranes. 2000.
With one entrance and exit to the “Since its construction in 1990, the
hotel complex, there will be a potential Dragon Hill Lodge has promised the
for long waits as drivers make a left military community an excellent facility
turn onto 8th Army Drive. with high standards and quality for its
“We always monitor the traffic,” guests,” Thomas said.
said 1st Lt. Jeremy Prince, Provost Thomas pledged to continue the
Marshal operations officer. “If we see DHL's goal of being a “great hotel for
things back up, we will help direct America's total defense force well into
traffic.” the future.”
“Dragon Hill Lodge has teamed up “The Dragon Hill Lodge appreciates
with Area II to ensure that high the community's understanding of this
standards will be observed for safety needed capital improvement,” he said.
and environmental protection E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.mil

Reading from Page 9


“I enjoy fiction,” she said. “Right showed families what services are
now, I’m reading the Guardians of available.
Ga’Hoole series.” Katie Bell kicked off the Summer
Camille said if she had to choose Reading Program June 30 by
between television and reading, she volunteering to read several stories to
would choose reading. children at the opening event.
“Parents are happy,” Kim said. Each week, volunteer readers met
“The reading program gave children with children to cover different story
something to do this summer.” themes.
Kim said the program increased
circulation of books at the library, and E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.mil

Equality from Page 10


provide to the United States. officer. “It just reminds me never to
“You make the world a better place give up on anything that you do.”
just by being here and making the Minor said these kinds of
sacrifice,” she said. “I felt duty-bound ceremonies validate each person’s job
to come and do whatever I could.” and gives an “extra push” to keep
Dickerson has traveled throughout people going.
the world to Africa, Asia, Canada, “I think she was the chosen one to
Central America, Europe, and South give us the motivational speech,” said
America as a speaker and business Sgt. 1st Class Desiree Tomlinson,
representative. equal opportunity advisor. “Her having
“I thought her speech was very actual experience made it more
inspiring,” said Capt. Mattii Minor, inspirational.”
U.S. Forces Korea protocol operations E-mail yangwon.lee@korea.army.mil
Aug. 11, 2006
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Protect valuable assets, guard against identity theft
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Yongsan Client Services deployed or who has multiple in the military and away from your inspecting your credit report can be an
Identity theft is a serious crime. addresses, believing that his or her usual place of duty. Your request will important tool for catching fraud and
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severe cases, they can even use your you will become a victim of ID theft, may request an active duty alert by report via AnnualCreditReport.com is
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seen from a flurry of news reports, Deter Identity Thieves „Equifax: 1-800-525-6285; However, you can still request a
thefts and data management issues You can deter ID thieves by taking www.equifax.com mailed copy of your free report by
continually expose Americans to the a common sense approach to „Experian: 1-888-397-3742; calling 877-322-8228 or by mailing an
risk of fraudulent and unauthorized safeguarding your information. Shred www.experian.com “annual credit report request form.”
use of personal information. documents that show your personal „TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289; This form is available at ftc.gov/bcp/
For servicemembers and their information before you discard them. www.transunion.com conline/include/requestformfinal.pdf. Be
families, there are at least two reasons Don’t give out your personal The company you contact will aware that should you request a copy of
for special vigilance. information, unless you know who convey your request to the other two your credit report by any other means,
First, since 1967, the Department you are dealing with and why they companies, and the alert will remain in you will be charged a fee or enrolled in
of Defense has used social security need your information. Secure your effect for one year or until you request a subscriber service.
numbers rather than military service sensitive items—a lost or stolen removal of the alert. Defend Against Identity Theft
numbers as personal identifiers in military identification cards is an issue Perhaps you want to stop unsolicited If you suspect you are a victim of
military records. not only for operational security but credit card offers and insurance offers identity theft, take prompt action. Your
Although servicemembers may also for your personal security against for an even longer period of time. If so, actions might include placing a fraud
routinely disclose this information on fraud. visit optoutprescreen.com, where you alert on your credit report (by
military forms (forms that generally As a servicemember serving here will have the right to opt out for five contacting Equifax, TransUnion, or
bear what is known as a “Privacy Act in Korea, you might also consider years or permanently, or until you Experian at the phone numbers
Statement), it is vital that they not placing an “active duty alert” on your request to opt-in. provided), closing any accounts in
freely or casually disclose this credit report. Your credit report Detect Identity Theft dispute, filing a police report, and
information in other contexts. contains information about you and a You can detect ID theft by reporting the theft to the Federal Trade
The second chink in the armor for history of different accounts opened routinely monitoring your financial Commission. For information visit the
servicemembers is the fact that in your name. Having an active duty accounts and billing statements for FTC’s informational Web site (ftc.gov/
military service necessitates frequent alert on your credit report informs suspicious activity, idtheft), visit the Army Web site (id-
moves around the country and around anyone who might inspect it— Additionally, under federal law, you theft.army.mil) or visit your legal
the world. A skilled ID thief might lenders, landlords, employers and are entitled to a free copy of your assistance office.
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Aug. 11-17

Lucky Number American X-Men: The Fast & Furious:


Slevin Dreamz Last Stand RV Tokyo Drift United 93 Stick It
R PG13 PG13 PG13 PG13 PG13 PG13
The Da Vinci You, Me and You, Me and X-Men: The
Code Dupree Dupree Last Stand No Show No Show No Show
PG13 PG13 PG13 PG13
Fast & Furious: Fast & Furious: Fast & Furious: Silent Hill
Silent Hill Nacho Libre Nacho Libre
Tokyo Drift Tokyo Drift Tokyo Drift R R PG PG
PG13 PG13 PG13
Fast & Furious: Poseidon The Omen
The Break-up The Break Up Just My Luck Goal! The Dream
Tokyo Drift
PG13 PG13 PG13 Begins PG13 PG13 R
PG13
Pirates of the Pirates of the The Lake Nacho Libre
Caribbean 2 House No Show No Show No Show
Caribbean 2 PG
PG13 PG13 PG

The Fast and Furious: Click — Michael Newman (Adam RV — In Columbia Pictures’ Talladega Nights: The Pirates of the Caribbean:
Tokyo Drift — From the Sandler) is married to the beautiful family-adventure comedy RV, an Ballad of Ricky Bobby — Dead Man’s Chest — The
producer of the worldwide Donna (Kate Beckinsale) and they overworked Bob Munro (Robin Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) has always second part of a trilogy is a fantastic
blockbuster hits The Fast and the have two terrific kids. But he doesn’t Williams), his wife Jamie (Cheryl dreamed of driving fast -- real fast - tale of pirates, love, and the
Furious and its sequel, 2 Fast 2 get to see them much because he's Hines), their 15-year-old daughter - like his father, Reese Bobby, who supernatural. Blacksmith Will Turner
Furious, comes the latest installment putting in long hours for his ungrateful Cassie (Joanna “JoJo” Levesque) left the family to pursue his racing (Orlando Bloom) and his upper-
of the adrenaline-inducing series built boss (David Hasselhoff). After staying and 12-year-old son Carl (Josh dreams. Early on, Ricky's mother, class love Elizabeth Swann (Keira
on speed—The Fast and the Furious: up all night to work, a tired Michael Hutcherson) are in desperate Lucy Bobby worried that her boy Knightley) are preparing to wed,
Tokyo Drift. Set in the sexy and colorful becomes frustrated because he can’t need of some quality time was also destined to end up as a when they are confronted with a
underground world of Japanese drift even figure out which of his remotes together. After promising to take professional daredevil on wheels. warrant for their arrests because
racing, the newest and fastest will turn on the TV set. Michael sets out them on a family vacation in Ricky Bobby first enters the racing they helped the notorious pirate
customized rides go head-to-head on to find the perfect device to operate all Hawaii, Bob abruptly changes arena as a “jackman” for slovenly Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny
some of the most perilous courses in his electronic equipment and plans without telling them. Instead driver Terry Cheveaux and Depp) escape the authorities. Their
the world. Sean Boswell (Lucas stumbles into the back room of a Bed, of a week in a tropical paradise, accidentally gets his big break only choice for a pardon is to find
Black) is an outsider who attempts to Bath & Beyond, where an eccentric they’re going on a road trip to behind the wheel when Cheveaux Jack and return to Lord Cutler
define himself as a hot-headed, employee, Morty (Christopher Colorado in a recreational vehicle. makes an unscheduled pit stop Beckett (Tom Hollander) with the
underdog street racer. Although racing Walken), gives him an experimental Dragging his wife and kids kicking during a race to gorge on a chicken flamboyant captain’s compass.
provides a temporary escape, it has one-of-a-kind souped-up gadget and screaming into the RV, Bob’s sandwich. Ricky jumps into the car Will’s attempt to track Jack down,
also made Sean unpopular with the guaranteed to change his life. Morty togetherness plan hits an and...so begins the ballad of Ricky however, becomes an adventure
local authorities. wasn't kidding either. unexpected road bump. Bobby. unto itself.

Pirates of the Lucky Number The Da Vinci


Caribbean 2 No Show Slevin Code No Show No Show No Show
PG13 R PG13
Talladega Nights: Talladega Nights: Talladega Nights:
Ballad of Ricky Click Click Stick It Stick It
Ballad of Ricky Ballad of Ricky
Bobby PG13 PG13 PG13 PG13 PG13
Bobby PG13 Bobby PG13
Fast and Furious: Fast and Furious: Talladega Nights:
The Omen Silent Hill United 93 No Show Ballad of Ricky
Tokyo Drift Tokyo Drift
R R PG13 Bobby PG13
PG13 PG13
Fast and Furious: Fast and Furious: Talladega Nights:
Poseidon Stick It RV
Tokyo Drift Tokyo Drift No Show Ballad of Ricky
PG13 PG13 PG13 PG13 PG13
Bobby PG13
Talladega Nights: Talladega Nights:
Ballad of Ricky Ballad of Ricky Barnyard Barnyard Barnyard Phat Girlz Phat Girlz
Bobby PG13 Bobby PG13 PG PG PG PG13 PG13
Fast and Furious: Fast and Furious:
Barnyard Just My Luck Just My Luck Cars Cars
Tokyo Drift Tokyo Drift
PG PG13 PG13 G G
PG13 PG13
Akeelah and the Akeelah and the
RV Scary Movie 4 Scary Movie 4 Nanny McPhee Nanny McPhee Bee
Bee
PG13 PG13 PG13 PG PG PG
PG

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The prayers of children make a difference
By Chaplain (Capt.) Charles Lahmon and 35 into 40. Lisa and I began to talk about 40 minutes. I also looked at the status of our
25th Transportation Battalion what to do since we would not make our flight. connecting flight in Dallas and it was still on

T
he prayers of children make a One option was to stay in Columbus, Ohio and time.
difference. I was reminded of that truth try to catch a flight in the morning. We also We finally boarded the airplane at Columbus
in the spring of 2004. My wife (Lisa) considered flying in late to Dallas and getting a knowing that our flight leaving out of Dallas was
and I, and our four children had been vacationing motel in Dallas for the night. A third option was still scheduled to leave on time. When we were
in Ohio with family and were preparing to return to rent a car upon arriving to Dallas and drive preparing to land at Dallas I asked the stewardess
to Fort Hood, Texas. Upon arriving to the three hours back to Fort Hood. one last time about the status of our plane in
Columbus, Ohio International Airport we saw the We were discussing the pros and cons of each Dallas and she said that it was probably long gone
dreaded word that no one likes to see when option when my daughter Anna (age 7 at the since it was not delayed.
traveling, “Delayed.” Our flight that was time) came up to me and said, “Don’t worry After landing and entering the airport terminal
scheduled to leave from Columbus to Dallas Fort daddy. I prayed about it and we are going to we were surprised, delighted, and relieved to see
Worth was delayed by 30 minutes. This meant make our flight in Dallas.” the word, “Delayed.”
that we would miss our connecting flight from Two thoughts ran through my mind: “Why We made our plane after all and were able to
Dallas to Killeen, Texas which was the last flight didn’t I think about praying about our problem” rest our heads that night in our home at Fort
for the night. and “I hear what you’re saying but there is no Hood. Some may call it coincidence. Others may
The longer we sat in the airport terminal the way we are going to make our flight.” I even call it luck. For me, I will always believe that the
situation got worse. Thirty minutes turned into 35 looked up at the screen again and it said delayed prayers of children make a difference.

Area II Worship Services


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12:05 p.m.(Maj.) Raymond
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Mon.,Wed., Camp Humphreys 10 a.m. Multipurpose Facility
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Tantalizing Jeju Island awaits


By Sgt. Park Myung-joon Republic of Korea. park, where they can have their Sung-yu, a civilian employee at
19th ESC Public Affairs Traditional tourist destinations pictures taken with giant teddy bears. Camp Carroll, who spent his
include the Jeju Folk Village, which If cute isn’t on your agenda, the childhood on Jeju Island.

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or those living amid the offers visitors a look at Jeju’s unique island also features some more rugged While the island offers a
hustle and bustle of major culture – a culture that, because of attractions. variety of new and unique sights,
cities such as Seoul or geographic obstacles, developed Climbers can attempt to tackle some tourists find it also offers a
Daegu, the chance to “get away almost independently from the culture Mount Halla, the tallest mountain in taste of home.
from it all” might seem remote. For on mainland Korea. South Korea, towering 1950 meters “The scenery on the island
most Soldiers living in Korea, At Jeju Folk Village tourists have an over the center of Jeju. reminded us of the farm and
traditional vacation spots such as opportunity to visit a 19th century From its peak, tourists can catch a ranch lands across the southern
Hawaii or Florida may as well be village. Tourists can also play old- scenic view of the entire island. United States, and the hilly
on the moon. Most of us just don’t fashioned Korean games, watch Adventurers can also tour the portions with dense pine forests
have the time or resources to visit craftsmen ply their trades the way world’s longest cave, Manjang Cave. reminded us of the Pacific
such places. their ancestors did 200 years ago or Most of the 13,422 meter Northwest portions of the U.S,”
What they may not realize, listen to traditional Korean music. underground path is open to tourists said 1st Lt. Amelia Carter, 19th
however, is there is an island Another popular destination is the who can view thousands of beautiful Sustainment Command
paradise less than an hour away island’s Teddy Bear Museum. rock formations. (Expeditionary), who recently
from most cities in Korea. Located in the Jungmun Tourism The island is also home to a had a chance to visit the island.
Jeju Island, located off the Complex along the island’s southern number of historical attractions. For those who need a break,
southern coast of the Korean A pivotal location for Koreans and don’t have time to go far,
peninsula, serves as an ideal between World War I and World War Jeju Island may be worth looking
domestic vacation spot, known to II, Jeju still houses the remains of in to. The USO in Seoul can
the Korean people as the country’s several airfields and bomb shelters left connect interested individuals in
number one recreational getaway. over from Japanese military actions touch with travel agencies who
This island features attractions during the early twentieth century. offer reasonable rates on hotels
ranging from traditional tourist fare “My ancestors said that Japanese and airfare. The USO’s number
such as theme parks and coast, the Teddy Bear Museum presence in Jeju Island left several is 724-7781. You can also visit
museums, to natural splendors features more than 1200 teddy bears Japanese army sites in my town. the island’s official tourism Web
including wonderful scenery and from around the world. Tourists can There was also a small U.S. Army site at http://english.jeju.go.kr/
wildlife found nowhere else in the also take a walk in a small teddy bear camp near my house,” said Kang index.php.

Island offers ancient treasures,


modern marvels
S GT . P ARK M YUNG - JOON
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MWR plans airline ticket giveaway


By Cara Masterson
Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing

YONGSAN GARRISON –
Morale, Welfare and Recreation and
U.S. Airline Alliance have teamed up
to give away two free round-trip
USA Basketball Team tickets to the United States.
The USA Basketball Men’s National Life will soon be just a little better
Team, led by Duke University Head for two people stationed on the
Coach Mike Krzyzewski, is scheduled to Korean peninsula.
visit Seoul as participants in the World The trip will be just in time for a
Basketball Challenge 2006, and will holiday photo.
sponsor “Hoops for Troops” during their Morale, Welfare and Recreation
time in the Republic of Korea, today organizes the trip giveaway drawing
through Wednesday. The U.S. team will
annually to show its appreciation to
play two exhibition games, taking on
Soldiers and civilians stationed in the
Lithuania at 4 p.m., Sunday, and squaring
Republic of Korea.
off against Korea at 3 p.m., Tuesday. The
Being away from your loved ones ARCHIVE PHOTO
players have purchased 1,000 tickets for
each of their games, donating them for during the holiday season can be
active-duty servicemembers stationed extremely difficult; so by partnering
here. Tickets have been divided among up with U.S. Airline Alliance, MWR
all Areas and components within U.S. thought this would be a great chance
Forces Korea. to lift spirits and make the holiday
More information on ticket distribution season a little brighter.
is available through servicemember What better way to brighten the
chains of command. The team will magical holiday season than to be
conduct practice, open to military back home with your loved ones?
identification cardholders, from 10:30 The contest is open to all military
a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday at Yongsan identification card holders stationed in
Garrison’s Collier Field House and again the Republic of Korea.
from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday at Entry forms must be received in
Carey Physical Fitness Center at Camp
the Korea Region MWR office
Casey. The projected 15-player roster
(Yongsan Building 1560) no later than
slated to travel to Korea includes Carmelo
5 p.m. Oct. 12.
Anthony, Gilbert Arenas, Elton Brand,
Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Chris The winners will be announced on
Paul, Dwyane Wade and Kirk Hinrich. AFN Korea. Entry forms are in any
MWR facility, your local newspapers
Comedy ROK’s and the MWR Web site (http://
MWR kicked off the 8th round of Comedy mwr.korea.army.mil) under “Promotions.”
ROK’s to a packed house. Steph Sanders, For information on this program, go
Kirk McHenry, and Manny Maldonado to the MWR Web site, or call 723-3730.
rocked the house with laughter. All three E-mail mastersonc@korea.army.mil
have performed on BET’s ComicView.
Some of their other credits include Latino
Laugh Festival, Best Faces Jamie Foxx’s
Laffapalooza, and MTV Snoop Dogg
Units can earn cash with incentive program
Telefizzle. The schedule is as follows: By Cara Masterson future budgeting for MWR programs and services.
„Gwangju Air Base, Yoda’s, 7 p.m. Friday Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Reports provided to management will only include
„Camp Walker, Hilltop Club, 8 p.m. statistical and demographic data and no personal data.
YONGSAN GARRISON — Morale, Welfare, and
Saturday RecTrac scanners were designed to read the bar codes
Recreation is giving away money to units for achieving 100
„ Yongsan, Harvey’s Lounge, 7:30 on the back of Common Access Card, of eligible patrons so
Tuesday percent registration in the RecTrac system. The deadline to
register is 12 a.m. Aug. 31. additional identification cards will not be required. After a
„Camp Casey, Gateway Club, 8 p.m. one-time initial registration process, patrons may use any
Wednesday RecTrac is a software system that tallies the number of
users at a facility at any given time. MWR adopted the MWR recreational facility on the peninsula without having to
„Camp Humphreys, Tommy D’s, 8 p.m.
software to better serve customers, monitor usage, and assist register a second time.
Thursday
To facilitate the physical training rush, unit leaders will be
„Camp Eagle, Gunfighters Inn, 8 p.m. in obtaining funding to support leisure programs.
Friday The incentive program is applicable to all U.S. Army units given an additional card, as they become available, that tracks
„Suwon Air Base, Scudbusters, 8 p.m. assigned to and residing on an Army military installation, the total number of users. Soldiers will not be required to
Aug. 19 U.S. Sister Armed Forces units who reside on and are already scan their individual identification cards during physical
„Camp Red Cloud, Mitchell’s, 8 p.m. Aug. receiving Army MWR Unit Funds, and U.S. Army units on training since a full count will be provided by the unit leader.
20 Air Force installations in Korea. The system was fielded at select recreational facilities
„Camp Casey, Warrior’s Club, 8 p.m. A unit must achieve the objective of 100 percent registration beginning in April and has since been installed in sports and
Aug. 22 in order to qualify for the unit fund incentive. Minimum is fitness centers, swimming pools, crafts shops, automotive
„Camp Casey, Reggie’s, 8 p.m. Aug. 23 $150 for units with 100 or less soldiers and $1.50 per soldier shops, recreation centers, and community activity centers.
for units with 100 or more soldiers. In an effort to boost early registration, MWR ran a
Weekend Bingo at promotion to encourage individual users to register early;
A unit is defined as a company sized organization
Uptown Lounge awarding a Grand Prize of LG Laptop Computer and round-
(company, detachment, or battery).
Be a winner at Bingo at the Main Post trip ticket to the United States, sponsored by U.S. Airline
Club’s Uptown Lounge. Every Saturday Reports will allow MWR to increase efficiency by
providing management with extensive statistical data. It will Alliance. This second promotion is to encourage entire units
and Sunday, doors open at 11 a.m. and to complete the sign-in procedure. Those who registered in
early games begins at 12:30 p.m. Over monitor customer usage during peak periods to determine if
there is enough equipment, space, classes, etc. to the first round will automatically be tallied towards the 100
$6,750 in prize money is given away every
accommodate the base population. It also permits MWR to percent goal.
weekend, including $2,500 and $5,000
provide cross-usage of programs. For example, a For information, call the MWR Recreational Office at
jackpots. For information, call the MWR
club manager at 723-8785. gymnasium may be able to facilitate a youth program during 723-8510.
hours of low usage. In addition, the results will determine E-mail mastersonc@korea.army.mil
Aug. 11, 2006 Page 21

Soldiers help flooded area


prepare for IOC inspection
By Susan Barkley 23rd, and 36th Infantry Divisions, residents in the hard-hit area. The Committee next year. The county
Area III Public Affairs 1107th Field Engineering Unit, 3rd Soldiers from Camp Eagle assisted for wants to be ready for the inspection
CAMP HUMPHREYS – A group of Armor Brigade and others, for a week one week. and gladly accepted the U.S. Soldiers’
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd of cleaning up after recent heavy rains. Pyeongchang is one of the nominee help.
Aviation Regiment, located at Camp The Korean Soldiers were deployed cities for hosting the 2014 Winter Kim Jin-sun, governor of Kangwon
Eagle, joined about 4,500 soldiers from to Pyeongchang county for two weeks Olympic Games and will be inspected Province and Kwon Hyeok-sung,
the Republic of Korea Army’s 8th, 11th, to provide recovery assistance to by the International Olympic mayor of Pyeongchang county,
presented certificates of appreciation
to all of the unit commanders Aug. 3.
Gen. Kim Byung-kwan, First
Republic of Korea Army commander,
presented a plaque to Lt. Col. Gustavo
E. Blum, commander 1-2 AVN for the
unit’s assistance.
Kim also presented a certificate of
appreciation to Maj. Bruce L. Townley,
U.S. Army Garrison Camps Long and
Eagle commander, for his unit’s
assistance in Taejang 2 dong in Wonju
in late July.
“I and my residents are so
impressed with U.S. Soldiers’ hard
working for the victims from a long
distance area [away] in Wonju,” said
Kwon. “I hope U.S. Soldiers can visit
Pyeongchang kun (county) and enjoy
skiing and rafting later, when we finish
recovering all damaged area.”
“Thank you very much for allowing
us to help your people with this serious
H ONG H EE - SUNG damage,” said Townley. “I hope I can
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, Camp Eagle, join their Korean counterparts to help clean up flood damaged areas of ski when you host 2014 Winter
Pyeongchang County July 27 to August 4. Pyeongchang is being considered as a host city for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Olympic Games here.”

Area III firefighters red-hot at DA level


“Compared to other areas we have a unique fire
By Jerry M. Gutlon Marra said he’s justifiably proud of his firefighters.
prevention program,” he said. “We’ve been running
Area III Public Affai “Mr. Song is a 30-year fire professional who
an intensive fire alarm and extinguisher maintenance
CAMP HUMPHREYS – The Area III Support serves as the assistant fire chief for operations,” Marra
programs for several years.”
Activity Fire and Emergency Services has been said. “He has been a leader in this organization and
The department continues to develop top-notch
recognized as one of the best fire departments Army- has been taking care of this place for a long time.”
firefighters while identifying cost saving measures and
wide. Song’s duties include supervising three aircraft
partnering with other local firefighter companies.
After dominating firefighting evaluations at the rescue fire fighting crews at Desiderio Army Airfield
Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Office in support of over 80 fixed wing and rotary aircraft.
level by placing first in four of five categories, the He also manages the Mutual Aid Program with the
Department of the Army ranked the Camp Humphreys Republic of Korea Air Force and three local
operation third worldwide in the large fire department municipalities.
category. Song said his success and that of the entire
In addition, DA selected Area III as fourth best in department is due to regular training, practice
the fire prevention category. exercises, the fire-prevention program and
Firefighter Mun Il-son was ranked the third-best maintenance of personal protective equipment and
civilian fireman by DA, and officials named Camp everything they use in their jobs.
Humphreys Assistant Chief Song Kye-pok the fourth- He characterized his fellow firefighting
best civilian fire officer Army-wide. professionals as high-level personnel.
“The fire service is relied on for everything,” said “I do my best on the job,” he said.
Anthony J. Marra, Area III fire chief. “We stand Mun distinguished himself this past year through
prepared 24/7, and generate a lot of adrenaline. We’re his aggressive approach to firefighting and training.
training constantly, and our firefighters are ready to He’s also trained a number of Koreans who serve in
F. N N
respond to all types of fires – aircraft, building, and municipal fire departments in the area. EIL EELEY

(hazardous material). We’ve got 16 firefighters who Area III’s fire prevention program consistently is Fireman Yi Chung-yop checks out a special saw used to cut
are certified at the Department of Defense level.” one of the best Army-wide, Marra said. through metal in rescue situations.
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Area III The Morning Calm Weekly

CYS Important
New pool opens at Camp Humphreys
Dates By Susan Barkley
Area III Public Affairs
School Age Services before and
after school care and Child CAMP HUMPHREYS – Splish ‘n
Development Center part-day Splash water park opened the 50 meter
preschool registration continues pool, hot tub and diving well Aug. 1.
through Aug. 18. Call 753-8507 to The shower rooms for both men and
schedule an appointment women are also open.
Ballet classes begin Sept. 15. The pool will be staffed at all times
Taekowndo is ongoing. A Child and with six experienced lifeguards, under
Youth Services Parent Advisory a contract with Recreation Unlimited.
Meeting is scheduled on Aug. 16 Since the children’s pool is not
at 6 p.m., in Bldg. 570. Call 753- complete yet, the staff will provide life
8507 for more information vests for youngsters,” said Thomas
Casey of Recreation Unlimited.
Quarry Gate Sets The complete park area will open
New Hours next summer and will feature pools for
The Quarry Gate is now open children, water slides and much more.
from 5:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. F. N EIL N EELEY Yojin Construction will be completing
Monday – Friday. Hunter Hays, Alex Hayes and Alan Feistner take the first plunge into the Splish ‘n Splash 50 the project while residents are able to
meter pool following the opening of the pool and diving well areas of the water park at Camp enjoy parts of the complex this summer.
Airfield Gates Close Humphreys Aug. 1. Back row: Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr., US Army Area III commander The hours of operation are 11 a.m. -
Airfield Gates # 2 and #4 are closed and Shim Sung-hoon, lifeguard, look on. 9 p.m. daily.

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Emergency Services. For access,
call 753-7248.
Vehicles can still use Gates #1 Area III Public Affairs
or #3 for access to the airfield for CAMP HUMPHREYS – Soldiers
parking. Vehicles should not be from Camp Humphreys walked away
parked at 501st Signal or HHC, with first, second and third place wins
USASA office areas. in the 8th Army Triathlon held July 22 at
For more information, contact Camp Casey.
Base Operations at 753-7555, the Francesca Graham’s time of 1:17:02
Fire Dept at 753-6180 or Medivac took top honors in the Women’s Division
at 753-7462. by a 45 second margin.
Michael Matney’s time of 1:10:10 put
Acting School Liaison him in second place in the Men’s Senior
Officer Division.
Joon Auci is the acting School A time of 1:22:05 gave Michael
Liaison Officer. Call 753-8507/ Barker a third place finish in the Men’s
8284 for any questions and Open.
concerns regarding school issues The triathlon consisted of a 400 meter
or youth sponsorship for new swim, a 15 kilometer bike ride and a 5
students. kilometer race.
Graham said she participates in
Zoeckler Snack Bar triathlons to stay in shape and runs in
Closes about four or five a year.
The Bek-du KATUSA Snack Bar “Last year I ran in the 8th Army K IM Y ONG - SOK

near Zoeckler Station will close at triathlon and took third place and I Francesca A. Graham, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-52 Aviation, General
3 p.m. today and reopen Monday. wanted to see If I could win this year,” Aviation Support Battalion, rides her bike 15 kilometers in the 8th Army Triathlon held July
she said. 22 at Camp Casey. Graham took first place in the women’s division.
Family Safety Day
Family Safety Day will be held at
the Camp Humphreys CAC Aug.
18 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Events
Ground broken
include a triathlon, (2.5K-run, bike
rodeo, 25-M Swim) blood
for new barracks
pressure, cholesterol and body-fat Area III Public Affairs
checks, a child safety seat CAMP HUMPHREYS – A
demonstration and fire combined ground breaking was
extinguisher training. held July 26 here for projects
There is a free barbecue for all totaling $55 million awarded to
participants with many prizes and Poong Lim Industrial Co., Ltd.
giveaways. Construction will include
two 348-person barracks and an
BOSS Bungee Jump exercise field with a running
Trips track at Zoeckler Station, two
Aug. 19, Sept. 16 and Oct. 4. Cost 464-person barracks, one
is $60. Price includes dining facility for 1,300 Soldiers,
transportation, lunch and two one mail room and a duplex
events -- bungee jump, extreme company operations facility in
sky coaster or slingshot ride. See the MP Hill area.
your BOSS rep, sign up at the Construction is expected to
Humphreys CAC or call 753-8825/ be completed in stages between
8828/6236. DRAWING BY ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS June and November 2008.
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Army Values come to life at Camp Humphreys


Values
By Jerry M. Gutlon
Area III Public Affairs
CAMP HUMPHREYS – Hundreds
of Soldiers here had opportunities to
bring Army values into a different focus
when they participated in Living Army
Values Week July 24 - 28 sponsored by
the Area III Chaplain and Religious
Ministry Team.
The program, developed by Chaplain
(Maj.) Raymond Robinson, Area III
chaplain, was designed to emphasize one
or more value each day by a different
values-building event each day.
“This week, here, at Camp
Humphreys and around Area III we
remind ourselves of our oaths and our
commitments as volunteers, but most
importantly we remind ourselves and
recommit ourselves to living our Army
values,” said Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr.,
Area III commander, just before the run
started.
S USAN B ARKLEY
Col. William H. Morris, commander
of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Col. William H. Morris, commander, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr., US Army Area III commander and Col. Seol
detailed the meaning of Army values. Jeung-il, ROK Air Force 7th Air communications Service Group commander, led the Living Army Values Week run July 24.
“I want to reinforce what this means said. “That’s a lot more than the average Humphreys community through some Robinson said it was hard to say which
at the Soldier and unit level, as we American citizens do today.” fun and challenging events,” Robinson event was the best because each was
celebrate Living Army Values Week,” After touching upon the meaning of said. chosen to fulfill different purposes. The
Morris said. honor, Morris outlined his concept of Activities included a post race, run and measure of success lies in the impact on
“Loyalty means being loyal to your integrity. walk to reinforce courage; values prayer the participants’ thinking and lives.
unit, your battle buddy, your Army and “Do what is right, legally, ethically, breakfast with Dave Holden from “Living Army Values is not about a
your country. morally,” he said. Purpose Driven Ministries to emphasize week of activities, it’s about a lifestyle
“Duty means fulfilling your Finally, he spoke of the personal duty; a Leadership Bowl centered around that makes us better at what we do,” he
obligations each day – accepting courage witnessed on the battlefields of Army values described as a combination said. “And if one person has been
responsibility for your own actions.” Iraq, explaining “How resolute actions of Jeopardy and Family Feud to impacted in a positive way in regards to
Morris urged the Soldiers to follow by a few … saves lives.” encourage loyalty; and, a celebration of the values that we are supposed to live
the golden rule, which would engender “Living Army Values Week is a moral the Chaplain’s Corps 231st anniversary out as Soldiers, then that’s a good thing.”
respect, then said simply enlisting in the leadership, spiritual fitness initiative, and awards ceremony to reinforce “Values are caught, not taught,” he
Army laid the groundwork for selfless designed to reinforce the values that our integrity and honor. added.
service. Army deems important to our Rain forced the postponement of a Robinson said that based on feedback
“We raised our hands when we effectiveness and to strengthen the work day at a local orphanage that was from Soldiers and leaders, he plans to
decided to come into the Army,” Morris overall spiritual fitness of the Camp to illustrate respect and selfless service. make Living Army Values an annual event.

And the winners are...


Post Run Unit Esprit de Corps Winner Walkers – Men – 1st Place Pvt. Junius, Sgt. 1st Class Kirkland Thomas, HSC 602nd
602nd Aviation Support Battalion - Received a Thompson III, E CO 2-52 GSAB (18:35) ASB(17:32)
large Esprit de Corps Trophy Women - 1st Place Pfc.Mary L.Evans, CO 2-52 Women – None entered
GSAB (19:08) 2/52 E. CO.
Post Race, Run and Walk results 42-46 Men’s & Women’s
17 to 21 Men’s and Women’s 27-31 Men’s & Women’s Men – 1st Place Staff Sgt. Park Sung, HHC 2-
Men – 1st Place Spc. Jeffery O’Borne, B Men – 1st Place Sgt. Clinton Mercer, E. CO. 2/ 52 GSAB (16:23)
Company, 2-52 General Support Aviation Battalion 52d GSAB, (13:32); 2nd Place Women – None entered
(15:04); 2nd Place Pvt. Lee Joon ho, Pfc. Ghafar Amine, E. CO. 4/2 AVN (14:02) Walkers – None entered
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, US Women – 1st Place Warrant Officer 1 Olga Elliot,
Army Area III Support Activity (15:08) 516th Personnel Services Battalion (16:35) 47-51 Men’s & Women’s
Women – 1st Place Spc. Christina Rivera, Walkers – Men - 1st Place Pvt. Joseph Johnson, Men – 1st Place CSM Sullivan, Mark 176th FIN
HHC, USASA. (20:35). E. CO. 2-52 GSAB (20:50) BN(13:39)
Walkers – Males – 1st Place Pfc. Felipe Women – None entered
Recio, (17:40) E. Company, 2-52 GSAB. 32-36 Men’s & Women’s Walkers – Women – 1st Place Staff Sgt. Phyllis
Men – 1st Place Cpt. Joseph Swindle, A. CO. 3rd Brown, E CO. 2-52 GSAB (17:57)
22-26 Men’s & Women’s MI BN (AE) (16:12); 2nd Place Sgt. 1st Class Hong
Men – 1st Place Pvt. Avery Robinson, E Hwa-sung, 7th Air Communication Service Group Leadership Bowl results
Company, 4th Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation (ROKAF) (18:40) 1st Place – HHC USASA - $40 gift certificate to
Birgade, (14:00); 2nd Place Cadet Andrew Women – None entered Alaska Mining Co., Eagle Trophy, LAV T-shirt and
Gerdes, Detachment B, 176th Finance Battalion Walkers – Men – 1st Place Staff Sgt. Lucas, E. coin.
(14:37). CO 2/52, (17:52) 2nd Place - B DET 516th PSB - $20 gift
Women – 1st Place Spc. Shantelle Kamei, certificate to Alaska Mining Co, LAV T-shirt and
HHC, USASA (20:38); 2nd Place Cadet Anna 37 – 41 Men’s & Women’s coin.
Patten A Company, 3rd Military Intelligence Men – 1st Place Chaplain (Cpt.) Stanley Smith, 3nd Place – B DET 176th FIN BN - $10 gift
Battalion (No Time Available) HSC 3rd M I BN, (17:14); 2nd Place certificate to Alaska Mining Co, LAV T-shirt and
coin.
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19th ESC closes loop on another Friendship Circle


By Maj. C. L. Morelle-Oliveira numerous occasions. I will continue to host
19th ESC Public Affairs a group of students in the future; thus
CAMP HENRY – The 19th enhancing the bridge of friendship between
Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Koreans and Americans.”
Commander, Maj. Gen. Timothy P. Velez said he would absolutely
McHale surprised and delighted Korean recommend the KAFC to others with this
guests of the Korean and American caveat -- only personnel dedicated to
Friendship Circle by singing the Korean building long-lasting friendships should
National anthem during the 5th KAFC volunteer -- as they serve as an
close-out dinner, held in Daegu at the GS ambassador for America and the United
Plaza Hotel on July 21. States Army.
The event was hosted by the Korean- The program is founded on grassroots
American Partnership Association, a community relations, i.e. word of mouth.
locally based pro-Korean-American “I hope to be a member next semester,”
society established in 1982 and which has said Park Yoon-jung, a freshman at
about 200 active members. Kyungpook National University. The 20
The Korean and American Friendship year-old Daegu native learned about the
Circle was a brainchild of the KAPA program from a family friend and attended
directors and the 19th ESC commander MAJ. C. L. MORELLE-OLIVEIRA the night’s events to get a better feel for the
in 2004 designed to foster intercultural (Left to Right) Kim Eun-kyung a 20-year old nursing freshman at Kyungpook National KAFC’s community spirit and atmosphere.
exchange and further goodwill through University and Park Yoon-jung of Daegu, also of KNU practice their English with family She was accompanied by her friend, Kim
teaming up Korean and U.S. couples and member Richard Oliveria. Kim and Park hope to join teams next semester and teach others Eun-kyung a 20-year old nursing student
local university students. about their Korean culture. and also a freshman at KNU.
The program is so successful that its Throughout the semester, teams conduct each group,” said Sgt. Maj. Joe Velez who “I hope to meet many people, improve
participation continues to expand, now including a series of social events planned to improve has sponsored 15 students since 2003. “As my English and experience a good amount
leaders from Area IV and other tenant units, cross-cultural understanding. Events are as everyone else, I had my reservations prior through the circle,” Park said. “I’m very
eight universities, 18 Korean and U.S. couples simple as dinner at each others’ houses, going to the first friendship circle; however, I proud of my culture and want to teach
or teams and more than 60 students. downtown together, visiting national totally agree that building a greater my culture to others.”
Each semester, students compete for museums, or taking trips to historical cities understanding of Koreans is important for The next circle will kick-off in
a place with a Korean-U.S. team through and towns. At mid-semester, the U.S. hosts continued success on the peninsula. October and is open to all active duty
essays and personal interviews. Once an event; in fall, individual Thanksgiving Through these friendship circles, I have military, DoD employees and family
coordinated, the semester is kicked-off Dinners; and in summer, an All-American developed several long-lasting friendships members. For more information,
with a KAPA-U.S. co-sponsored dinner, barbecue at Kelly Field. that will continue throughout my life. I have interested personnel should contact No
usually held at Camp Walker’s Evergreen “I think the benefits of establishing met several of the student’s parents and Won-hyon, 19th ESC community
Community Club. alliances through KAFC grow larger with have been invited to their homes on relations officer at 768-7477.

Remote controlled air & ground show slated Boxing event


By Steven Hoover
Area IV Public Affairs
set for Carroll
CAMP HENRY – A Remote By Steven Hoover
Controlled Air and Ground Show – Area IV Public Affairs
featuring airplanes, helicopters, cars CAMP HENRY – Camp Carroll will
and trucks is scheduled from 2 – 6 host the “Tough Soldier Boxing
p.m. Sunday at the H-805 Heliport at Invitational” Sept. 9, starting at 7 p.m.
Camp Walker. in the Crown Jewel Fitness Center.
American and Korean operators of All active duty servicemembers are
remote controlled vehicles will eligible to participate. There will be open
demonstrate a variety of stunts and and novice categories for both men and
techniques, according to Master Sgt. women.
Norman Carter, 19th Sustainment “After the turnout we had earlier this
Command (Expeditionary) chief food year (Feb. 18), we are hoping for an even
management noncommissioned better event,” said Carlos Algarin, Camp
officer, and remote control vehicle Carroll sports director. “We are contacting
enthusiast. PHOTO BY NORMAN CARTER each area and letting them know about the
“My son and I have been flying Remote controlled airplane enthusiast Dima Carter is looking forward to flying his plane at the event so we can get as many participants
our planes at various places since Remote Controlled Air and Ground Show, featuring airplanes, helicopters, cars and trucks, as possible. It will also be a good
coming to Korea,” he said. “We’ve scheduled from 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday at the H-805 Heliport at Camp Walker. opportunity for those who are planning to
met Koreans who have the same stationed at Camp Carroll who are also cars and trucks will be available. participate in 8th U.S. Army Boxing
interests, and that is why I decided operators, and along with the 20-plus The event is sponsored by Better Championships (at Camp Humphreys in
to put together some type of event. Korean R/C enthusiasts he knows, Carter Opportunities for Single (and October) to get in a tune-up fight.”
Since word (about the event) has is looking forward to larger events in the Unaccompanied) Soldiers, who will Categories and weight classes are:
gotten out, I’ve been getting future. He said there are already plans be selling refreshments. light flyweight (106 lbs.); flyweight (112
contacted by others in the military for a show sometime in October. Anyone with a remote controlled lbs.); bantamweight (119 lbs.);
community who have vehicles or who An air strip, large enough to vehicle wishing to participate, or who featherweight (125 lbs.); lightweight
are interested in getting involved.” accommodate both gas-powered and is interested, should contact Carter at (132 lbs.); light welterweight (139 lbs.);
He said that he knew of Soldiers electric planes and a road race track for 768-8509 or 010-3125-0764. See Boxing on Page 27
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Camp Walker
Speed Limits
Lowered
Starting Aug. 18, maximum
speeds on Camp Walker ’s
Nebraska Street, Rhode Island
Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
are 25 kilometers per hour. This
speed reduction is in effect
through Sept. 4. For information,
call Rolen Johns at 768-8650.

Motorcycle Safety
Courses slated
The Camp Carroll
Transportation Motor Pool will
conduct Motorcycle Safety
Foundation courses Oct. 16 – 19
at Bldg. S-934. A Basic Rider
Class will be held Oct. 16 –17.
An Experienced Rider Class is PHOTOS BY STEVEN HOOVER
set for Oct. 18. Motorcycles are Vacation Bible School concluded dailywith participants meeting in Camp Walker’s Soldier Memorial Chapel to sing songs and celebrate the days’ activities.

Fiesta time at Vacation Bible School


available to the first six people
who sign up. On Oct. 19, a
Moped Class is scheduled. All
mopeds will be provided by the
TMP. For information, call By Steven Hoover
Wilfredo Santiago at 765-7717. Area IV Public Affairs
CAMP WALKER– Approximately 150 children and, what
Hilltop Club at times seemed like almost as many teen and adult crew
Serving ‘Hot Lunch’
leaders – along with many parents – were on hand Aug. 4 at
During renovation of the
Soldier Memorial Chapel here for the conclusion of the 2006
Evergreen Community Club and
Vacation Bible School program.
Fairway Lounge on Camp
Walker, The Hilltop Club will The program, entitled “Fiesta,” began July 31 and featured
serve “hot lunch” specials from a variety of themes and activities each day, concluding with
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. For more everyone gathering in the chapel to sing and celebrate.
information, call Richard Vaughn “This has been a very rewarding experience,” said Vivienne
at 768-7716. Fosburgh, the program director. “Not only were we pleased
with the turnout of children, but also how many people
Gospel Service volunteered to help with the program. Our crew leaders did a
Moving Back Home great job of setting examples for the younger children.”
Following water and electrical The program concluded with an awards ceremony,
damage to the Camp Henry followed by a pizza party.
Theater, the Camp Henry
Collective Protestant Gospel
Service (New Dimensional
Christian Ministry) will be
moving back to the Camp Henry
Theater beginning Sunday.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m.
each Sunday. For more Grant Cooper prepares to write down the daily message at “Hot Bible
information, call Michael L. Adventure” time during Vacation Bible School last week.
Collins at 764-4614.

Boxing Program
Seeks New Members
The Camp Carroll Boxing
Program, which meets weekdays
6 – 8 p.m. at the Crown Jewel
Fitness Center, is looking for
novice or open fighters to join
its ranks. For more information,
contact Carlos Algarin at 765-
8118.

TAS Transportation
Office Open
Taegu American School’s
Student Transportation Office is
open 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily to
register new students who need
bus transportation for the
upcoming school year, which Lee Ha-rim helps Brody Heighway put together his snack during
begins August 29. For more “Maraca Munchies” time last week at Vacation Bible School.
information, contact Michael Besides getting something to eat, the children assembled VBS crew leader Vincent San Nicolas tapes one of the daily
Dudley at 768-7722. blankets for “Operation Kid-to-Kid.” The blankets will be sent to challenge flags to strings that were hung each day in Soldier
the United States and later distributed to Latin American countries. Memorial Chapel at the conclusion of the days’ activities.
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Boxing from Page 25

Women’s Equality welterweight (147 lbs.); light middleweight (156 lbs.);


middleweight (165 lbs.); light heavyweight (178 lbs.);
heavyweight (201 lbs.); and super heavyweight (201+
lbs.). Awards will be presented to the first and second
place finishers in each weight class.
Fighters with less than 10 previous boxing matches
will be placed in the novice category. However, based
on ability and approval by a coach and the
championship director, some novice fighters may enter
either the novice or open category. Fighters with 10
or more previous boxing matches must compete in
the open category.
Medical exams and weigh-ins will be conducted
from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. that day at the gym. A
briefing for the boxers will be held at 5 p.m.
All boxers are responsible for providing their own
custom made or individually fitted mouthpiece. Open
competitors will wear 10 ounce gloves in the 106-
through 156-pound weight classes, while all others
will use 12 ounce gloves.
Lodging for participants coming from outside Area
IV will be available upon request.

GALEN PUTNAM

Staff Sgt. Ramona Salazar, (left) portraying Susan B. Anthony and Staff Sgt. Robert E. Parker as a reporter, both from the
19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), perform a skit about the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote
during the Women’s Equality Day Celebration Aug. 2 at Henry’s Place on Camp Henry. Women’s Equality Day, designated
Aug. 26, commemorates the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. STEVEN HOOVER
Pugilists duke it out at a recent Camp Carroll boxing smoker.

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NEWS & NOTES


AAFES extended hours for UFL Soccer Club Seeking Members
Area IV AAFES facilities will extend their hours during Exercise Unchi The Daegu United Soccer Club is currently seeking
Focus Lens. Extended hours will be offered Aug. 11 – Sept. 2. new members. The club is open to all I.D. cardholders
including Soldiers, KATUSAs, civilians, contractors,
and family members. All skill levels are welcome.
CAMP WALKER EXERCISE HOURS Practices are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Camp
Main PX Mon. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Walker’s Kelly Field. The team plays both casual
and competitive matches against Korean and
Food Court Mon. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. American military, university and civilian club teams.
Burger King Mon. – Sun. 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. For information, contact Galen Putnam at 011-1716-
CAMP HENRY 0428, or, galenputnam@yahoo.com.
Shoppette Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Area IV Rugby Team
American Eatery Mon. – Sun. 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Anyone interested in playing on the Area IV Rugby
team can sign-up at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp
CAMP CARROLL Walker. The 8th Army Rugby Tournament will be
PX Mon. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. held Sept. 8 – 9 at Camp Humphries. For information,
Food Court Mon. – Sun. 6:30 a.m. –10 p.m. call Neil Fleisher at 764-4800/4225.
(Subway & Pizza Hut will extend hours) Masters In Management
Program Offered
Dining facilities announce extended hours for UFL Starting Sept. 26, the University of Phoenix is offering
a Masters of Management degree program at Camp
Henry. Classes are taught weekly, on Tuesday, and
Area IV dining facilities at Camps Walker, Henry and Carroll will finish in six weeks. The entire degree program can be
offer extended hours during Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens. completed in less than two years. Military Tuition
Assistance rates apply and civilian employees, family
members and Korean National employees may attend
Aug. 10 – 18 Aug. 19 – Sept. 1 at the discounted military tuition rate. For more
information, call Larry Kurzer at 768-8094.
Breakfast: 7 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast: 5 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Term IV College Registration
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dinner: 4:30 – 8 p.m. Camp Henry Term IV college registration for the
University of Maryland and Central Texas College is
Dinner: 4:30 – 6 p.m. Midnight Meal: 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. open through Sept. 2, with classes beginning Sept.
5. For information, call Roger White at 768-7348.

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Learn Korean Easily

The Phrase of the Week :


Week

“Where can I find novels?”

Sosori odie issumnikka?


novels where can I find
Vocabulary

‘hanbon’

‘dubon’

‘sebon’

Situation of the Week : in a bookstore


Week
The title of the book is the
Chemogun Dabinchi Codu imnida. Da Vinci Code.

I don’t know the author.


Jojanun jal morugessumnida.

I’ll take these books.


Ee chaek jom butakamnida.

Do you have books


Yongmun sojok issumnikka? in English?

I want a guidebook.
Gaidubugul sago shipsumnida.

Do you have news


Nyusu kwan-gye japji magazines?
issumnikka?

Korean Expression of the W eek


Week
:
Laughing out loud.
USFK honors Baekkop japgo utda
outstanding
Good Neighbors “I laughed so hard that I thought my belly button
would pop out.”