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Volume 4, Issue 48

P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING

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Sept. 29, 2006

Area II Radio Town Hall answers community questions
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Area IV volunteer received DA-level award
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The Morning Calm Weekly will not publish an edition Oct. 6 due to the Chuseok holiday. The next issue will be on newsstands Oct. 13.

Soldier, DA 8th Army’s top Soldier, NCO moves to DA board
By Cpl. Lee Yoon Joo
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs

CAMP RED CLOUD — Soldiers strive to be the best, and there is one 2nd Infantry Division Soldier who plans to prove he is the best Soldier in the U.S. Army. His name is Spc. Corey Luffler, from 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2ID. Luffler competed in the 8th U.S. Army Soldier of the Year board the first week of June at Camp Carroll and won. As the 8th U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, he is qualified to run for the Department of the Army Soldier of the Year. Luffler, as well as Sgt. Dustin W. Jorrick, 52nd Medical Logistics Command, 8th Army NCO of the Year, will represent 8th Army at the Department of the Army Soldier and NCO of the year boards Monday thru Oct. 8 at Fort Lee, Va. “One of the hardships I went through at the 8th Army board was when we were on the Night Land Navigation Course and I fell into a two-foot hole and rolled my ankle,” Luffler said. “I was in

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Spc. Corey E. Luffler, Headquarters nad Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, takes the Army Physical Fitness Test during the 8th U.S. Army Soldier of the Year competition in June. Luffler will represent 8th Army in the Deaprtment of the Army-level Soldier of the Year competition next week. pain for the rest of the competition, but luckily the Army Physical Fitness Test was already over.” Luffler’s success at the 8th Army board was

the result of much practice and study, and he credits his NCOs with helping to prepare him. “Before my first board, Master Sgt. (Olanda) Tolliver, my NCOIC, held a mock board which really helped me see what it is like and got me used to the procedures when entering,” Luffler said. “After I won the Division board, Command Sgt. Maj. (James A.) Benedict set up training for me at Camp Red Cloud.” After the competition, there will be a couple days where the participants get a chance to go sightseeing around the city. “I am now at the point where I really need to start kicking it up a notch because the competition is just around the corner and I am getting a little nervous,” Luffler said. Cpl. Eun Soo Park, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Area Support Group, was the 8th Army Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldier of the Year. He will not compete at DA with Luffler and Jorrick, as there is no KATUSA competition at the DA level.

NEO exercise set for Oct. 26-29
USFK Public Affairs
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly

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A Korean acrobat gets a bird’s eye view of the Hannam Village Festival, as he performs a tightrope walk Sturday during event. The festival drew nearly 1,000 members of the military and Seoul communities and featured a vareity of Korean cultural activities.For photos and related story, see Page 16.

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YONGSAN GARRISON — U.S. Forces Korea will conduct Courageous Channel 2006-2, a semi-annual noncombatant evacuation operations exercise, Oct. 2629. Courageous Channel is a regularly scheduled exercise and is unrelated to any current or specific events. This exercise will test the command’s NEO plans and procedures for a short-notice evacuation from the Republic of Korea. This is a joint training exercise that will involve Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps personnel. “The goal of this Courageous Channel remains to process 100 percent of our Department of Defense affiliated noncombatant community. The key to success is ensuring that people know about the exercise and that commanders at all levels

emphasize taking the time to process through one of our evacuation control centers,” said Maj. Juan Zavala, chief, USFK NEO. “We try and improve each exercise, so noncombatants will see some changes from previous exercises. This time, we will offer incentives and include pets in the NEO process.” “Including pets in the NEO rehearsal process is important because it helps pet owners prepare themselves and their pets; it allows them to consider the details involved in moving pets through the ECC,” said Maj. Mark Richie, commander, 129th Medical Detachment. “Involving pets in the exercise also helps the Veterinary Services ensure there is a safe, smooth, humane system in place to effectively reunite pets with their owners. “It’s important that everyone

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MP Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. Area 1 Robbery, Aggravated Assault – Sept. 16, person(s) unknown kicked Victim 1 and hit him/ her in the head and face, knocking him/her unconscious. When he/she awoke, he/she discovered $200 was missing from his/her wallet. Victim 1 went to his/her barracks room and did not seek medical treatment for his/her injuries or report the incident to the Military Police until Sept. 17. Sept. 17, Victim 1 was treated and released from the Troop Medical Clinic for severe swelling around his/her eyes and a concussion. Korean National Police declined jurisdiction. Investigation continues by Criminal Investigation Division. Rape, Indecent Acts upon a Child – Preliminary investigation by the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office revealed while Subject 1 was on leave, Victim 1 alleged Subject 1 grabbed and pulled Victim 1 on top of Subject 1 and forced Victim 1 to engage in sexual intercourse. Victim 1 further alleged Subject 1 digitally penetrated Victim 1. Sept. 20, Subject 1 was advised of his/ her legal rights and interviewed, admitting to digitally penetrating Victim 1. However, Subject 1 stated the digital penetration was consensual and Subject 1 denied having sexual intercourse with Victim 1. Investigation continues by OCSO and CID, with OCSO as the lead investigative agency. Area 2 Driving under the Influence of Any Intoxicant – Subject 1, operating a Privately Owned Vehicle, was stopped at a KNP checkpoint when KNP detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject 1. Subject 1 was administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test with a result of 0.062 percent Blood Alcohol Content. Subject 1 was detained and transported to the Yongsan Main KNP Station where KNP cited him/her with KRTL Article 44-1 (Prohibition of Drunk Driving). Subject 1 was released into MP custody on a CJ form 2. Subject 1 was administered a series of Field Sobriety Tests, which he/she failed, and was transported to 121st General Hospital where he/she consented to further blood alcohol testing, with results pending. Subject 1 was transported to the Yongsan PMO where he/she was advised of his/ her legal rights, which he/she waived, rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the above offense. Subject 1 was further processed and released to his/her unit. This is a final report.

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Area II Public Affairs
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Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving
ost countries and ethnic groups throughout the world traditionally celebrate the fall harvest with holidays, such as Thanksgiving Day observed in the United States. Korea is no exception. Chuseok, along with the Lunar New Year, is one of Korea’s most important holidays. Koreans traditionally celebrate a plentiful harvest, pay respect to their ancestors and wish for another good year at Chuseok, which is Oct. 6 this year. The holiday falls on a different date each year because it is celebrated in accordance with the lunar calendar. Chuseok is the 15th day of lunar month of August, which may be the reason for the holiday’s other name, Hangawi. “Han” meaning great or big, and “gawi” meaning middle or center. The origin of Chuseok goes back to the times of the Shilla Dynasty (57 B.C. - A.D. 935) of the Three Kingdoms Era.

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According to the book “Samguk Sagi” or “The History of Three Kingdoms” by Kim Bu-sik, written in A.D. 1132, Chuseok originated during the ancient Shilla Dynasty, when a monthlong weaving contest was held. For the contest, the king divided the capital city into teams and appointed princesses to lead them. The king announced the winner on the day of the eighth full moon and the losing team had to provide food, drink and entertainment at a party for the whole city. The tradition gradually evolved into celebrating the annual fall harvest and remembering ancestors. By the 15th century Joseon Dynasty, the holiday evolved to the format that is observed to this day. Traditionally, families travel to the hometowns of their forbearers to celebrate Chuseok. Since a majority of Koreans live in metropolitan areas, millions of vehicles pour onto the nation’s highways during the holiday period leading to near gridlock throughout the

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Many Korean graves adorn the hills on Camp casey. The families who once owned the land are allowed special permission to visit the graves and to perform ceremonies. During the Korean Chuseok holiday, it is customary to visit ancestors’ graves to pay respect.

peninsula. Once travelers arrive at their ancestral homes, often after 12 hours of driving or more, the true celebration begins. The first item on the list of things to do is to visit the ancestors’ graveyard to mow the grass and spruce up the site. This is referred to as beolcho. It should be done at least a day before the actual holiday. The night before the holiday, family members gather together to prepare special holiday food to bring to the grave for charye, an ancestral ritual service. Charye is conducted early on the morning of Chuseok, with everyone in the family dressed in their hanboks, the traditional Korean costume. The most important aspect of the holiday, however, is to have the opportunity for everyone in the family to visit their ancestral homes and have a good time together. In modern Korean society where people are so busy dealing with day-to-day issues, the holiday provides them with an opportunity to relax and to think about the importance of family. For foreigners who would like to get a taste of what Chuseok is all about and enjoy the holiday “Korean style,” the Korean Folk Village near Seoul offers various holiday activities SaturdayWednesday, including special performances, traditional games and the opportunity to experience traditional lifestyles. For information regarding transportation, hours of operation and others, visit the Korean Folk Village Web site at www.koreanfolk.co.kr or call 031-286-2116. (Editor’s Note: For additional opportunities to experience Korean culture, contact the area Morale, Welfare and Recreation office, or the installation Army Community Service office.)

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Air Force PT gear deadline looms
Holiday Travel Advisory Travel during the first week of October may be slowed due to annual celebrations for Dangun Nal (Founder ’s Day - Tuesday) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving -Thursday, Oct. 6-7). Drivers are encouraged to avoid travel on expressways and national highways

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All airmen required to have new workout uniform by Sunday
By Senior Airman Stephen Collier
8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Saturday through Oct. 9.
Hard Copy LESs Stop in October Effective in October, the Yongsan Finance Office will no longer distribute hard copies of individual Leave and Earnings Statement. Soldiers will have to access their LES and Mid Month Net Pay Advice via a personal MyPay account. With MyPay Soldiers can access their LES, start allotments, make changes to their Thirft Savings Plan, view paid travel vouchers and much more. For information on how to access an LES via MyPay, call or visit the Yongsan Finance Office in Bldg 2254 or visit the office Web site at http:// 175fincom.korea.army.mil/176th/ index.html for the MyPay link. United Through Reading United Through Reading is available to all active-duty military servicemembers. The USO will provide the book and film you while reading the book. The organization will then send the book and video to your child back home. The tradition of reading bedtime stories at night can continue. Call the USO programs department for information. AFN-K Service Interruption a Possibility Viewers and listeners of American Forces Network-Korea may experience brief interruptions to television and radio broadcasting service as the fall “sun outage” period occurs between Tuesday through Oct. 12. This event will affect all satellite communications worldwide. Interruptions could include complete loss of signal for as much as several minutes. The disruption occurs when the sun’s position aligns with broadcast satellites and satellite receivers on Earth. This interruption occurs twice a year – in the spring and fall time periods. This fall’s most severe broadcasting interruptions are projected from Thursday thru Oct. 8. For information, call Capt. Paradon “Sil” Silpasornprasit, AFN Public Affairs officer, at 724-3282 or 02-79143282, or e-mail at [email protected] Correction On Page 16 of the Sept. 22 edition of The Morning Calm Weekly, the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Facility was listed as offering a Customer Appreciation Meal every Thursday. In fact, the DFAC offers a “Soul Food” meal each Thursday. We regret the error.

KUNSAN AIR BASE — Beginning Sunday, each airman worldwide will be required to own the Air Force’s new physical training uniform. The gear, first made available to airmen deploying to Southwest Asia in November 2004, can be purchased from Military Clothing Sales in the Base Exchange. Each airman must have at least one running suit, two Tshirts and two pair of shorts. Also beginning Oct. 1, enlisted airmen can expect to receive an increase in their clothing allowance to offset the number of mandatory T-shirts and shorts from two sets to three. The extended uniform will be mandatory beginning in October 2007. For most, the money to purchase the PT gear came several months ago, and for some, over a year has passed. The funding, part of a boosted annual uniform allowance, allowed servicemembers the flexibility to purchase the gear at their leisure. Those joining the Air Force in the last two fiscal years need not worry about purchasing the gear, as they should have been issued them in basic training. Officers, on the other hand, do not receive an annual uniform allowance and are expected to purchase the gear as soon as possible if they haven’t already. The new gear, replacing the basic training-issued sweat pants and shirt with the word “ Air Force” on the front, gives way to lighter fabric made from mostly synthetic material. The shorts and running pants both have reflective stripes down the outer edge while the jacket features a reflective “V” shape on the

Airman 1st Class Chris Heinze takes a look at the Air Force physical training uniform Wednesday at Military Clothing Sales in the Base Exchange. PTU pieces are in stock now. front and in the back. The corresponding T-shirt has its own safety features, to include the new Air Force emblem in a reflective pattern on the back side. But what of those who procrastinate? Options are limited, but since a run on the Kunsan military clothing store can be expected for late purchasers, members can special order their size for pick up at a later date. Osan is the only other military clothing store on the peninsula that caters to bluesuiters. If that isn’t enough, airmen can try the AAFES Web site at www.aafes.com. Several off-base vendors are known to sell the PT gear. According to AFI 36-2903, airmen can purchase their gear from a commercial vendor if the gear has a U.S. Air Force certification label. If there is no label present, the vendor is unauthorized.

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Yongsan Fall Festival set for Oct. 14
By Steve Davis
Area II Public Affairs

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Eighth U.S. Army’s Command Sgt. Maj. Barry C. Wheeler, presents coins to Staff Sgt. Ramonia Brown, senior operations food sergeant, and 1st Lt. Richard A. Wukmir, food service officer, 702nd Brigade Support Battalion, Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Castle, Sept. 22, as winning members of the Army’s Best Small Garrison DFAC team in Korea.

honored Connelly competition winners honored
By Capt. Stacey Ouellette
8th U.S. Army Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — Eighth U.S. Army recognized 2nd Infantry Division and 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) for winning top spots in Korea’s version of the 39th Annual Phillip A. Connelly competition at awards ceremony here Friday. Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, 8th U.S. Army commanding general, presented awards for the winning and runnerup teams who competed in the peninsula-wide Connelly competition held during this summer. Categories of competition are large

garrison, small garrison and field kitchen competition, which is feeding in field operations. The difference between garrison categories is actual dining facility capacity of 401 or more for the large, and 400 or less for the small garrison. The 702nd Brigade Support Battalion, Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Castle, placed first for the small garrison category; Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Special Troops Battalion, 2ID, Camp Red Cloud, placed

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YONGSAN GARRISON — The annual Yongsan Fall Festival and Community Parade will be held Oct. 14 on Yongsan South Post. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the commissary and proceed west along X Corps Boulevard to the Collier Field House area. The parade will feature Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens as Grand Marshal, as well as the Seoul American High School king and queen and Area II volunteers of the year. A prize of $200 will be awarded in each of six categories, including best vehicle entry; best marching entry; most humorous entry; best musical entry; best children’s entry and best military theme. “We have a lot of entries already, but there’s room for more,” said Mario Farrulla, Area II recreation director. Farrulla said he hopes more military units participate in the parade. To enter, call Farrulla at 738-5254. The festival, which will include food booths, vendors, contests, games and professional entertainment, will be open 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Williams Avenue next to Collier Field House and on Soccer Field #12. The festival will feature “Kid’s Land,” complete with inflatable games, balloon clowns and a variety of activities. An 18th Medical Command Community Health Fair and the First Annual Korea-wide Retiree Appreciation Day will be held in conjunction with the fall festival. Visit the Area Web site for information.

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YNSN HECTOR ROJAS-ALVARADO

Air Force Gen. Paul Hester, commander of Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and Airman Richard S. Mordecai, 51st Mission Support Squadron, Osan Air Base, prepare to cut the birthday cake celebrating the 59th birthday of the U. S. Air Force. The Birthday Ball was held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul Sept. 16. More than 600 airmen and their guests attended from across the peninsula, including Kunsan and Osan air bases.

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makes the commitment to participate and to see the process firsthand,” added Capt. Mike Pokhai, USFK NEO logistics officer. One of the keys to maximum participation is making sure the word gets out, particularly because personnel turnover means new family members and other noncombatants eligible for evacuation arrive regularly,” Specially designated NEO wardens are trained by units to inform and assist the noncombatants during the evacuation process. Prior to assembling at evacuation control centers Oct. 2629, NEO wardens are required to contact all of their families and complete a 100 percent inspection of NEO kits. Unit commanders are also tasked with monitoring the status of noncombatants within their charge during the exercise to ensure maximum accountability and participation, Hardin said. During the exercise, approximately 90 volunteer noncombatants from several areas in the ROK will also participate in a limited, governmentfunded relocation to a safe haven. This will allow the command to perform the full range of tasks it would execute during an actual short-notice evacuation. Noncombatants who are interested in participating in the trip should contact their NEO wardens or Area NEO representatives as soon as possible, but no later than Oct. 7. Courageous Channel 2006-2 will again

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exercise the latest generation of the NEO Tracking System. The purpose of exercising the NTS is to improve operator proficiency and demonstrate performance improvements in the system’s ability to track noncombatants as they move through the evacuation process from Korea to the repatriation sites in the continental United States. “Just like with any other mission here in Korea, preparation is key. It’s extremely important for sponsors, NEO wardens and noncombatants to work together, taking advantage of this training opportunity to get their NEO paperwork and bags prepared and ready for any contingency”, Pokhai said. “The recent evacuation of noncombatants from Lebanon highlighted the complexities of an operation this size. The critical aspect [of] our success is the participation of noncombatants,” said Zavala. “Actually testing the system is the only way to validate our NEO training. Although we experienced great success this past spring, our goal is 100 percent participation during all Courageous Channel exercises. “This will help in providing realistic training for both our military personnel who execute the mission and noncombatant personnel who must know what to do in an emergency situation,” he added. It is mandatory for all DOD-affiliated noncombatants to participate in the exercise.

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first among large garrison participants; 501st Sustainment Brigade, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) won in the field kitchen category. “Our Soldiers and civilians that serve in our dining facilities uniquely touch our formations three times a dayValcourt said. “Everyone has to eat and the fact that they can positively influence by taking pride in what they’ve prepared, taking pride as they

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deliver it and serve it ... can do a whole bunch in terms of influencing the morale, the welfare and the overall readiness of our battalions, or companies and brigades.” The Korea winners for this competition will represent 8th U.S. Army and Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Office at the Department of the Army-level competition later this year.

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Area I fetes America’s Hispanic Heritage
By Jim Cunningham
Area I Public Affairs

CAMP STANLEY—Warm weather, the merengue and the great sounds of salsa music filled the air with excitement Saturday at Camp Stanley, when Area I celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month. “You are going to find yourself immersed in culture here in Korea,” said Col. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison commander, during his address to the celebrating Soldiers. “Today we are celebrating our Hispanic background. “The best way to describe America is to imagine it as a many-cultured fabric that is woven together, which gives it strength. That resulting fabric we call the American culture. One of the biggest parts of that fabric is our Hispanic heritage and that is what we are celebrating today,” Newton said. There have been so many contributions made by the Hispanic people to our culture that have shaped us since we were small children, and it’s a good thing to recognize and celebrate them, Newton explained. “Enjoy yourself and have fun,” Newton said. “It is a beautiful day

here and definitely a time to celebrate the difference the Hispanic culture has made in our society.” Mexican food was abundant at the event. “We have roast pig and many favorite Mexican dishes here today,” said Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Rodriguez, Oriental Gardens DFAC manager and chef. “All this took more than a day of preparation, but I always enjoy cooking for this event.” Sgt. Maj. Andres Ortiz, Heavy Brigade Combat Team, was the guest speaker. “I would like to start by thanking everyone who put this event together: Sally Hall of the United Service Organizations,; 1st Sgt. Mary Maczco from the Warrior Readiness Center; Exchange Car Sales; and all the volunteers that contributed their time,” Ortiz said. The celebration is not about any one individual, but of all those Hispanic men and women who paved the way for those serving today in the Army, Ortiz explained. “Hispanic Heritage Month events are significant,” he said. “They bring together leaders of all sectors, public and private and nonprofit to dialogue,

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Sgt. Maj. Andres Ortiz, Heavy Brigade Combat Team, and 1st. Sgt. Mary Maczco, Warrior Readiness Center, help a future Soldier cut the cake commemorating National Hispanic Heritage Month at Camp Stanley Saturday. celebrate and contribute to help Latino youth. By helping Latino youth realize their dreams, they develop the leadership for Hispanic Americans’ future.” The Hispanic race has paid the price to be called Hispanic Americans, Ortiz said. “Hispanics have played a role in each of America’s conflicts since 1781 at Yorktown to currently on the streets of Baghdad, Afghanistan and every war in between,” Ortiz said. “Hispanics have fought and died to earn the right to be called Hispanic Americans and paved the way for all the Hispanics in the U.S. military.” He said Hispanics leave a proud heritage for future generations. “More recently Hispanics have made their mark in politics, public service, entertainment, industry, organized sports, business and science, as well as the military service,” Ortiz said. “Hispanics have been awarded 39 Medals of Honor to date, more of the nation’s highest military honors than any other identifiable group in our country.” E-mail [email protected]

Attack battalion cuts ribbon to new FRG
By Capt. John Hewitt
2ID Fires Brigade

CAMP CASEY — On an unseasonably cool Sept. 6 evening the 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery, Attack Battalion, unveiled their newest edition -- a resource center -- to Warrior Country. “What started as a janitor’s closet now provides many options and informs many more people,” said Sgt. Gregory Scarborough, Battalion FRG Noncombatant Evacuation Operations and FRG liaison. The new resource center was opened in front of family, friends and agencies of the Area I and Camp Casey community. The ceremonial ribbon cutting was done by Donna Coggin (2nd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. James Coggin’s wife), Angela Bean, Family Readiness Group leader, Michelle Rouen, Lacy Marberry and Staff Sgt. Puente Rodrigues, FRG liaison, all members of the battalion’s FRG staff. Recent readiness issues in the battalion brought the decision to open the readiness center to Lt. Col. Keith Bean, battalion commander. He initiated guidance for a room that would encompass many features of an Army Community Service center in the battalion area. Many dedicated Soldiers and spouses came together and helped create the room. Families and friends were treated to an assortment of finger foods donated by the Dragon Hill Lodge and confections by Marberry and Rouen,

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Lt. Col. Keith Bean, commander of the 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery, delivers the opening message before the ribbon cutting for the new FRG resource center Sept. 6. Picture, left to right, are: Bessie Wilburn, Angela Bean, Michelle Rouen and Staff Sgt. Puente Rodriguez. baked at the Camp Casey Pear Blossom Cottage. “The resource center is a culmination of mission and family,” Bean said. “We are committed to augmenting and improving Soldier and family readiness.” “We are here to strengthen families and ensure they are self-reliant and sufficient, if and when the time comes,” added Angela Bean. After the ribbon cutting, the official parties moved through the resource room, and were introduced to the in-processing procedures. Coggin and Brig. Gen. John Johnson, assistant

division commander for maneuver, in processed as a new family would and were treated to a FRG summation by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Butler, battalion communication chief. After the summation, the party moved to the Thunder Inn Dining Facility for a pre-deployment brief. The unit used the battalion live-fire and field training exercises as a training vehicle to evoke, ensure and practice family readiness. The theme of the evening was “deployment wellbeing in war and peace.” Agencies from Camp Casey, USO and ACS provided informational briefs and set up kiosks and tables with pamphlets and brochures. The briefs introduced new and seasoned families to the general procedures of deployments, various support agencies and the importance of readiness. The battalion deployed to the field for two weeks. “At the end of it all the battalion successfully trained from the front and supported the families from the rear,” said Sgt. 1st. Class Bryan Matthews, resource center NCOIC. The FRG Resource Center is open to all families, spouses and Soldiers of the Attack Battalion 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “Families and spouses can in process the facility, update personal information and receive newsletters from battery and battalion commanders,” Bean said. E-mail [email protected]

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Golf Course Advisory Council Meeting The Camp Casey Golf Course Advisory Council meeting will be held Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Club House dining area. Soldiers, DA civilians, contractors, and course members are invited. The meeting will provide a forum for input from members and Soldiers to improve the golf course operations. For information, call 730-4884. Volunteers Needed at Camp Casey Clinics Volunteers are needed for the Troop Medical Clinic and the Dental Clinic at Camp Casey. Persons who are bilingual are very much needed. Contact American Red Cross at 730-3184 for information. ARC Open for Chuseok, Columbus Day The American Red Cross will be open during Chuseok and Columbus Day and available during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fire Prevention Week “Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat” is the message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 through 14. Spread the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home. Wash Rack Canteen Looking for Volunteers Camp Casey Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help support the Camp Casey Wash Rack Canteen. For information, call Sandra Chambers or Sheila Grayson at 730-3184. MWR Price Increase Effective Monday, Area I Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities will adjust prices of assorted beverages to parallel prices throughout Korea and other CONUS MWR facilities. Closings at CRC, Stanley and Casey for Chuseok CRC golf course will be closed Thursday and Oct. 7; CRC, Holly’s Lounge will be closed Oct. 6; CRC Bowling Center will be closed Thursday and Oct. 7; Camp Stanley Bowling Center will be closed Oct. 7. Additionally, CRC Mitchell’s Club will be open 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 6, 7, 8 and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 9. CRC Golf Course will be open 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 7, 8 and 9. CRC Holly’s Lounge will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 7, 8 and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 9. CRC Bowling Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. Camp Stanley Bowling Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 6, 8 9. Camp Casey Gateway Club will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, and from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 6; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 7; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8; and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9.

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Col. Matt Merrick, commander, Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, briefs Soldiers and dependents Sept. 13 during the Family Readiness Group meeting.

FRG meeting delivers information to Fires Brigade
By Jim Cunningham
Area I Public Affairs

CAMP CASEY — When members of the Fires Brigade come together for a Family Readiness Group meeting, the information dispatched helps remove the fog of confusion for Soldiers and family members. “These meetings are a component of our readiness,” said Col. Matt Merrick, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division Fires Brigade. “For the families that live in and around Camp Casey and are a part of our unit; we pull them in on a quarterly basis to do a command information presentation.” Merrick explains there are many themes discussed during these meetings that help families understand what is going on in daily Army business, as well as the benefits for family members. “We are going to talk about family advocacy at this meeting,” Merrick said. “A lot of our Soldiers are married to third country nationals, and we need to discuss citizenship rights. The secret in Korea is that you have to do repetitive events because you cannot get everybody in on the same schedule.” The FRG is an important function for Soldiers’ readiness and their family members. “There are four elements to command: leading, caring, maintaining and training. Believe it or not, the FRG touches all four of those,” Merrick said. “For leaders, we have to make sure our Soldiers and families are taken care of; caring is obvious, they are in our community and we have to make sure we provide for them; training, our noncombatant evacuation exercise, we have to make sure they are prepared

for that; we must maintain this bond we have with Soldiers and spouses. We must foster the bond we have with them for the time that they are here, so that when they PCS to somewhere else they will have had a good experience with the Army. The FRG is like glue that holds the Army together.” It take a large effort from many people to pull all the information together and make sure everyone gets the word of when and where the meetings will be held and the topics to be covered. “This is a big meeting for the Fires Brigade,” said Toy Curry, FRG coordinator. “We want to make sure that everyone in the battalion gets the information from today’s meeting at the same time.” Many important topics were covered as well as food and a door prize given away. In addition, Joe Gall from Family Service Center talked about family advocacy, visa and passport information for the Soldiers and spouses, and Hee Jung Sackett from Army Career and Alumni Program discussed Army Family Team Building. “This plan allows the Soldiers and family to talk about what is working, and what is not working for the Army’s well being,” Sackett said. “When a Soldier and his family go to another unit and they see the Family Readiness Group they will say: ‘Hey, I’ve been to these meetings before’ and feel more at home,” Merrick said. E-mail [email protected]

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Area I 7 CFC kicks off at Red Cloud
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By Jim Cunningham
Area I Public Affairs

CAMP RED CLOUD — When the Army gets involved in making sure a campaign is successful, the job gets done in a special way. “When you are involved in the Combined Federal Campaign, 100 percent contact is not good enough,” said Col. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison commander. “What I suggest you do is sit down and study the different types of organizations that are supported and understand them. There is one organization that only needs three percent of the funds they raise for administrative purposes.” The CFC-Overseas is the second largest of more than 300 Combined Federal Campaigns. It is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the federal workplace on behalf of charitable organizations. The CFCOverseas specifically provides an annual

giving opportunity to Department of Defense military members and civilians stationed overseas, explained Staff Sgt. Von Kittrell, Human Resources. This year’s campaign begins Monday and runs through Dec.1. “This is not about feeling good,” Newton said. “This is about giving part of yourself to an organization that can go out and do something you think is important. We need you to get out there and talk to people. Give to something you think is important.” In 2005, more than $32,185 was returned to installations in Korea to support programs like installation picnics, playground equipment, youth sporting equipment and family support center activities, Kittrell said. By simply writing “FSYP” on your pledge card where you list your preferred charity or charities. “It’s all about taking care of each other and taking care of yourselves,”

Newton said. “I can’t give enough money by myself to really make a difference for something I really believe in. Of all the things I have given to in my life the CFC has never been a waste of money.” Payroll deduction makes it convenient for donors to give by letting a person spread their contribution across the entire year, Kittrell explained. Last year, more than 75 percent of all CFCO funds raised were given through payroll deduction. Of course, one time cash or check donations also are accepted. The CFC-O volunteers at the unit level will have pledge cards and the contributor brochures, and will be able to answer individual questions during the campaign. There will be a drawing for a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle, two airline tickets and a $1,000 savings bond for everyone that contributes to the CFC-O.

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Col. Forrest Newton, Area I commander, signs the first pledge to begin Camp Red Cloud’s Combined Federal Campaign for 2006. The CFC-O Website recently has been updated to include this year’s campaign information, real-life stories from servicemembers and civilians serving overseas who have benefited from member charities, a search engine to assist in finding a preferred charity, as well as all campaign materials. The web address is www.cfcoverseas.org. E-mail [email protected]

Volunteers sought for NEO flyaway
By Area I Public Affairs United States Forces Korea will conduct Courageous Channel 062 Oct. 26-29 to exercise procedures focusing on registration and evacuation of Department of Defense affiliated noncombatants from Korea to a safe haven. As part of the exercise, volunteers will be relocated out of the country at the expense of the government. To volunteer, contract your Area I Noncombatant evacuation operations coordinator, Staff Sgt. Jon Higgins at 732-9519 as soon as possible. It is mandatory for all DOD affiliated noncombatants to participate. The goal is to review noncombatant evacuation operation packets for accuracy and completeness. For information, contact Capt. Kimberly Carmickle at 732-6524.

(from left) Kil Kwang-chun, Area I director of community relations; Myung Yong-kuk, president, Friends of Camp Casey Chapter; Brig. Gen. Tom Landwermeyer, 2nd Infantry Division assistant division commander for supply; Col. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison commander; Kim Jinyoung, secretary of People to People, Uijeongbu Chapter; Senior Superintendent Heo Namseok, Korean National Police; and Hong Soon-young, president, Association of the U.S. Army UJB Chapter, unwrap boxes of goodies for the Uijeongbu enclave Korean National Police that stand outside the gates of the UJB enclave.

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Community members show support for KNP
By Margaret Banish-Donaldson
Area I Public Affairs

CAMP RED CLOUD – The Korean National Police have been a valuable asset to the U.S. Armed Forces since 1950 during the Korean War. The KNP helped move more than 500,000 refugees to safety south of Seoul, thus enabling the Republic of Korea Army and the U.S. Army to organize a controlled offensive campaign against North Korean forces. Ever since those crucial days

of the Korean War, the KNP have been valuable in security operations with the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea. In addition to the regular police functions of law enforcement, investigation and public safety, the KNP is responsible for riot control, countering student demonstrations and other public disorders. Today, they keep vigilance outside the gates of U.S. military installations in Korea.

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Area II Radio Town Hall Meeting answers questions
By David McNally
Area II Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II officials took to the airwaves Monday morning to answer questions on 102.7 Eagle FM in a quarterly radio town hall meeting. Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens responded to e-mailed questions and telephone calls. Stephens and acting Area II Sergeant Major Master Sgt. Darryl Wright sat in the studio while key Area II staff members and community leaders listened nearby. As callers asked questions, subject matter experts jumped into the conversation. The show started off with a question about command sponsorship and the future of Yongsan Garrison. “Command sponsorship is actually going to increase when we move to Camp Humphreys,” Stephens said. “We’ve already got in the works plans to increase family quarters.” There’s a timeline, Stephens said, with the date of Yongsan’s eventual turnover still to be decided. “We don’t know when we’re leaving,” he said. “We have to be able to maintain this post as if we’re going to be here for many years to come. We’re not going to be able to build new buildings, but as far as maintaining the infrastructure, our goal is to keep everything we can as nice as we can.” “I’ve heard about the flu vaccine,” said one caller. “There will be a plan in place,” answered Col. William Bachand, the medical representative. “The flu season kicks off here in October.”

Other topics covered included the transition of U.S. civilian employees to the new National Security Personnel System. Area II Civilian Personnel Director Ken Stark said while some employees in Area II would move to the new system starting in December, the majority would transition by October 2007. A question also came in about the July taxi strike by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service contractor. “I will tell you that AAFES went above and beyond during the strike,” Stephens said. “That strike did catch everybody off guard,” said AAFES Northern Region General Manager Betty O’Brien. “We realized how valuable that service was, especially during monsoon season.” O’Brien said AAFES is taking steps to procure a second taxi company to come on post and help during peak hours. “This will also be a contingency plan should a strike occur again,” she said. The one-hour radio program served as an opportunity for the Area II leadership to put out information. Wright encouraged community members to attend the Area II Hispanic Heritage Month celebration noon1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Post Club. He also highlighted the Area II kickoff ceremony for the Combined Federal Campaign 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Main Exchange. The next radio town hall is scheduled for January. E-mail [email protected]

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Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens prepares to take questions Monday at the Eagle FM radio studio.

Commissary Yongsan Commissary celebrates families
Area II inaugurates first Family Day party
By Pvt. Kim Sang-wook
Area II Public Affairs

Korean holidays to bring traffic, closures
Area II Public Affairs Office YONGSAN GARRISON — Due to increased traffic during the Korean Founders Day and Chuseok holidays, Area II road conditions will be “Amber” Wednesday and Oct. 9, and “Red” Thursday thru Oct. 8. Officials encourage military drivers to avoid expressways and avoid unnecessary off-post driving altogether. Many Area II and Yongsan Garrison facilities and offices will close. The following facilities will be open as indicated: Yongsan Main Exchange: Open Thursday and Oct. 7; Open noon6 p.m. Oct. 6. Yongsan Commissary: Open Thursday and Oct. 7; Closed Oct. 6. Town House Food Court: Open Thursday thru Oct. 7. Main Post Mini-mall: Open Thursday and Oct. 7; Closed Oct. 6. Yongsan Filling Station: Open Thursday and Oct. 7; Closed Oct. 6. Dragon Hill Shoppette: Open until 9 p.m. Thursday; Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6; Opens 7a.m. Oct. 7. Hannam PX: Open Thursday and Oct. 6; Closed Oct. 7. Visit http://area2.korea.army.mil for a complete list of holiday hours.

YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 100 Area II community members enjoyed a Family Day celebration party Saturday at the Yongsan Commissary. The commissary hosted the event with contests and other fun activities. Winners walked away with gift certificates. “It was our first Family Day party for the community members,” said the Yongsan Commissary Deputy Director Myong Brown. “We planned lots of events to encourage families to have dinner with their children.” The commissary offered free food during the event. “We’re here to recognize National Family Day,” Brown said. “Since President Bush announced the importance of parental involvement with the children last year, we tried to give a hand to the community.” Family Day is an annual event held the fourth Monday of September to emphasize families. Research by the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse shows the positive effect of frequent family dinners. Frequent family dinners can prevent children from getting involved with drug

Community members enjoy a Family Day party Saturday at the Yongsan Commissary. The commissary offered contests and activities, as well as free hot dogs. abuse, and may lower stress. The commissary set up a booth to advertise and persuade families to dine together more often. “It was a wonderful day to enjoy the Family Day party,” said U.S. Forces Korea J2 Col. Mark McLaughlin. “Our children enjoyed the whole variety, like the face painting, fun activities and hot dogs.” “There were lots of family members and good support from the whole community,” Brown said. “We have a plan for next year’s Family Day celebration.” E-mail [email protected]

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Area II children participate in an applebobbing contest.

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Area II NEO wardens prepare for exercise
By Cpl. Lee Yang-won
Area II Public Affairs

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Korea America Friendship Concert Continuing a tradition of being “Good Neighbors,” the Korea America Friendship Society will sponsor a free Gangnam Symphony Orchestra performance 7 p.m. Friday at the Seoul American High School Auditorium. Volunteer Ceremony The Army Community Service Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Community Services Building, Room 118. Holiday Bus Schedules The Yongsan-Osan-Humphreys and Yongsan-Casey bus routes will be affected by the Korean Chuseok Holiday. For information, visit the Area II Web site (http:// area2.korea.army.mil). Yongsan Fall Festival Parade Enter the Oct. 14 Yongsan Fall Festival (Columbus Day) Parade and win $200 in six categories: Best Vehicle; Best Marching; Most Humorous Float; Best Children's Group; Best Musical; and Best Military Unit. For information, call Eric Yim at 7416473 or 010-5822-6597. Sexual Assault Hotline The 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline phone number is DSN 158. From off post or cell phone, call 0505-764-5700. Individuals may also call Area II Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Leah Holland at 7383034 or 010-8697-4869. Case Lot Sale The Yongsan Commissary will have a case lot sale 9 a.m.-7p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 736-3084. Quartermaster Laundry The Quartermaster Laundry will close Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. 7 for Korean holidays. For information, call 736-4397. Aikido Classes Aikido provides a way to keep fit and learn effective martial arts skills. Classes are ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and noon1:30 p.m. Saturdays at Trent Gymnasium. The classes cost $40 per month. For information, call at 0108671-4213. Area II Ethics Training The next ethics training is 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at Balboni Theater. This is an annual training requirement for all Army personnel. For information, call 723-6631. Area II Web site For more community notes, news and information, visit the Area II Web site at http://area2.korea.army.mil.

YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 250 servicemembers gathered Sept. 15 to learn about the latest Noncombatant Evacuation Operation warden training and an overview of the upcoming Courageous Channel exercise. The training informed and certified newly appointed NEO wardens for their respective units at the Multipurpose Training Facility. “It is mandatory training covering the duties, roles and responsibilities of a NEO warden,” said Area II NEO Coordinator Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Delcorro. “The wardens should also become aware of how to fill out the necessary forms throughout this training.” Delcorro said NEO wardens must make sure they prepare family members and Department of Defense affiliated contractors for the upcoming exercise Oct. 26-29. “The goal is to have the noncombatant members fully prepared and get maximum participation from them,” Delcorro said. “It is important that they know their NEO packets for the exercise.” He said this kind of preparation helps the NEO officials implement the exercise better.

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Area II NEO Coordinator Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Delcorro addresses the crowd Sept. 15 during the Noncombatant Evacuation Operation warden training. “I hope the NEO wardens update and Company Post Office NCOIC Sgt. encourage the community members to Liliana Concepcion. “I learned the participate in the Courageous Channel necessary items for the exercise, 06-2,” he said. “By doing this, we can evacuation points, and the steps to taking have a more precise projection of what family members to a safety haven.” Concepcion also said the training will the expectations are for the upcoming help community members evacuate in a exercise in October.” The training comprised two sessions timely manner with minimal risk in reallife situations. throughout the day. “This was a very detailed training; so E-mail [email protected] I liked it a lot,” said 19th Adjutant General

Expectant mothers find refuge at cottage
By Susan Silpasornprasit
Area II Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — For some expectant mothers, Yongsan Army Garrison offers a room with a view -- a view of the 121st General Hospital. To many families preparing to welcome a child, the view is a comforting one. Two cottage-style facilities, located in the shadow of the post hospital, are designated for women who are in their last month of pregnancy and their families. Staying in these quarters allows the women to attend their medical appointments at the clinics more readily — this can prove a valuable asset for pregnant women living at other military installations who are undergoing treatment at Yongsan. Eight apartment-style facilities are available inside the two buildings. Some are private quarters, while others offer shared bathroom and kitchen amenities. Both offer close proximity to the post hospital to better meet the medical needs of their guests. Pregnant women and their families travel from surrounding military installations to stay in these cottages while they receive treatment at Yongsan. Diana and Sgt. Roque Castro felt the trip to the garrison was worthwhile. The couple and their young daughter traveled from Camp Casey, typically a two-hour bus ride, to be closer to the 121st General Hospital while Diana awaits delivery. This is the second time the Castros stayed in the cottages, and they said they’ve seen a lot of improvements since their visit two years ago. “There’s more privacy now,” Sgt. Castro said. “It’s like a hotel room, very nice.” The Castro family has their own television, kitchenette and private bathroom this time around.

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Sgt. Roque Castro, his wife Diana and daughter spend the final days of waiting for their new baby at the Yongsan facility Sept. 19. “I’m very happy we’re here,” Diana said. Sgt. Desiree Bradley, a Soldier from Camp Humphreys, is a first-time occupant and soon to be first-time mother. “I decided to stay here to be closer to the hospital,” she said. “It’s very comfortable.” A brief excursion to the cottages proves very popular among the very pregnant. “There’s a constant turnover of families,” said Army Community Service Director Les Toth. The needs of the families are assessed to determine who stays in the cottages, he said. However long the stay, the ACS staff wants it to be a pleasant experience. “We asked ‘how do we make the facilities pleasing and comfortable for the occupants?’” Toth said. The answer came by way of a recent contest, in which units and groups were invited to adopt a room to furnish.

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‘The Black Widow’ demonstrates pool skills
By Pvt. Kim Sang-wook
Area II Public Affairs

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CFC set to kick
By David McNally
Area II Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — Former world pool champion Jeanette Lee, also known as “The Black Widow,” showed her best pool shots to the Area II community Sept. 18 at the Main Post Club Uptown Lounge. Lee’s appearance brought together more than 100 community members to the pool table. Lee showed off trick shots, and even invited community members to challenge her. Randomly picked people from the crowd play pool with the former champion. “I think I’m lucky because this is my second time playing with Jeanette,” said pool challenger Brandon Soliven. “It was a very close game.” Soliven played Lee during her last exhibition in Feb. 18 at the Navy Club. In all, 10 challengers played pool with Lee. She took down all the challengers with her world-winning skills and experience except for one. She lost one game by sinking the eight ball. “The crowds were excited, and all the shots went very well tonight,” Lee said. “I have a history of back problems and my back is hurting a little bit, but everything was smooth and it was very comfortable coming here to stay in a nice place.” In spite of her back pain, which

Jeanette Lee, also known as “The Black Widow,” shows her world-champion moves to the Area II community Sept. 18 at the Main Post Club Uptown Lounge. she suffered since age 13, Lee played pool for three hours standing in front of the table and giving pool tips for the crowd. “It was awesome,” said Master Sgt. Franklin Wright. “I have learned many tips about pool today.” After the show, Lee promised the crowds that she would not leave until everyone got an autograph and a poster. “My next stop is Camp Casey,” Lee said. “I will come again as often as the military invites me.” E-mail [email protected]

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YONGSAN GARRISON — The Combined Federal Campaign is almost ready to kick off. More than 50 unit coordinators and key persons met Sept. 22 at the Multipurpose Training Facility to learn how the program works. The 2006 CFC season is set to begin Monday. “We need to do everything that we can to inform each and every federal employee about the campaign,” said CFC Korea Coordinator Marvin Sanders. “Our goal is 100 percent contact.” The motto of this year’s campaign is “Make a world of difference.” With more than 1,800 charities in the CFC, servicemembers and federal employees have a lot of choices. “There’s something in the CFC for everyone,” Sanders said. “Anyone can contribute,” said Installation Management Agency Korea Region Office Key Person Mark White, “But, nonappropriated fund employees, Korean employees, U.S. contractors and even Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers cannot be solicited in the same way as servicemembers and DoD

Lee takes aim at the Main Post Club Sept. 18.

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Korean police tour installation
By Steve Davis
Area II Public Affairs

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YONGSAN GARRISON— They stand guard outside the walls of Yongsan Garrison in monsoon downpours, sticky summer heat and the toe-biting cold of winter. They are young men who have chosen to fulfill their two-year military service requirement as members of the Korean National Police. They see scores of people enter garrison gates and leave, but many are unsure of what is on the other side of the wall. During a Sept. 18 Area II KNP Appreciation Day, 120 Yongsan-gu police officers got a chance to find out. They were greeted by Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens at the Moyer Community Services Center. “We know your job is not an easy one,” Stephens said. “You are out there 24-7 no matter the weather, always on guard, always alert.” Stephens said he wanted the group to know the difference they make. “You are part of the alliance, and part of our team,” he said. Stephens presented Certificates of Appreciation to KNP personnel selected to represent the group for their outstanding performance. Assistant inspectors Kim Kwang-tae and Lee Taekyu, both career policemen, and Cpls. Park Soo-seok and Lee Jae-young, serving their two years of service, were applauded by their colleagues as Stephens presented the awards.

Following greetings, doughnuts, coffee and a video about the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the relocation of Yongsan Garrison to Camp Humphreys, the group boarded tour buses for a glimpse of the garrison they guard. Stops included the Heritage Center, where they were briefed by Cpl. Yoon Jong-ho about U.S. Medal of Honor recipients, whose portraits and biographies line the walls. They also took a one-hour windshield tour of Yongsan Garrison and Camp Coiner before stopping at the Three Kingdoms Inn dining facility to lunch with U.S. and Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers. Then they watched “Mission Impossible 3” at the Multipurpose Training Facility and ate popcorn and other treats. To Park Soo-seok, 26, it was familiar territory. He had attended William Paterson University in New York City for five years and received a bachelor’s degree in finance before returning to Korea to fulfill his military obligation. “I’ve been on Yongsan Garrison a couple of times before. And, having lived in the U.S. for so long, seeing an American post is not a big surprise,” Park said. Lee Jae Young, 21, thought otherwise. “It’s a totally different environment,” Lee said, comparing on- and off-post communities. “It’s so well designed.” The Area II Support Activity hosts activities for Korea National Police several times a year. E-mail [email protected]

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employees.” Sanders briefed unit coordinators and key persons on pledge cards. “There are a lot of different areas here that you’ll have to pay close attention to,” he said. During the two-hour training session, Sanders and White covered everything coordinators and key persons would have to know to make the 2006 CFC campaign a success. “Last year we had a lot of pledge cards kick back because we didn’t have signatures or had incorrect social security numbers,” White said. White explained in detail how pledge cards should be filled out. Sanders also said it is important to document how much units give to ensure proper recognition of donors.

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Last year, the CFC brought in $285 million in donations, $16 million came from CFC donators overseas. Sanders said the CFC offers confidence, convenience and choice. The Department of Defense screens CFC charities to ensure they meet high standards and maintain overhead costs less than 25 percent. Sanders said because of these screenings donors can be confident about where their money is going. The CFC is an American tradition, Sanders said. “President Eisenhower saw the need to put many different charities under one umbrella,” he said. “In 1961, President Kennedy signed the CFC into law.” E-mail [email protected]

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Sponsors added furniture, DVD players and televisions. There was also a contest for best-looking room. “Each room has a different theme depending on who sponsored it,” Toth said. Improvements to quality of living continue to be made. Last week, the Fisher House Foundation, an organization that creates comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and veteran medical centers, donated $20,000 to the program. The ACS

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and the NCOA Dragon Hill Chapter will oversee the funds for the cottages. The families currently using the lodging are already noting the changes being made. Sgt. Benny King, a Bradley mechanic from Camp Casey, and his wife and two children made a return visit to the cottages last week. They said they were glad to be staying in the upgraded facilities. “Without it we’d be making the trip back and forth,” he said. “We really appreciate the service.”

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Don’t get in over your head with flood claims
By Capt. Cesar B. Casal
Military Claims Division

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(Editor’s Note: This article will cover damage caused by water and floods, which occur regularly during the summer months each year. The suggestions in this article are merely guidelines. The amount you receive on a claim will depend on the specific facts surrounding your claim.) Bad things happen. In fact, they happen quite frequently. Here in Korea, the climate, the cultural differences and the distance from the United States can contribute to the stress of recovering from a disastrous event. A good understanding of the Army claims program can counteract these aggravating factors and help get life back on track. Army Claims System The Army claims system is not insurance. A common misconception is that the Army claims system is “standard military property insurance” much like Soldiers Group Life Insurance is standard military life insurance. The SGLI is insurance that you pay a premium for every month. You don’t pay premiums for the claims program directly. Congress created the military claims system as a benefit for

servicemembers to alleviate the stresses of military life, such as frequent PCS moves and life on military installations. When you bring a household goods or theft claim, you’re not “suing” the government, but merely asking for money, which the government pays because it wants to. In most cases, the government seeks reimbursement from a third party — such as carriers, who actually caused the damage to your property. Flood Claims The government expects claimants to protect items from water damage and to minimize their damage claim. We are now coming out of the monsoon season, so the possibility of flood and water damage to your quarters is a possibility. The good news is that flood and water damage is generally payable. A natural phenomenon (a hurricane) or a man-made one (burst pipes) may cause water damage, but the source isn’t an issue in most cases. There are limitation to what a claimant might seek and in what situations the Army is likely to honor a claim. First, a claimant can only request payment for items that are actually

damaged, not for items that are only wet. Items generally don’t break or become unusable simply because they are wet. Many items that become waterlogged are still usable once cleaned and dried. The claims office will not pay for items that are, or would have been salvageable but were ruined because of the claimant’s actions (or inactions). For example, if the claimant leaves items sitting in water for an extended period of time and they were permanently damaged as a result, his actions would constitute negligence. The claims office will not pay to replace them. Secondly, the government will only pay for items damaged in a “reasonable” manner under the circumstances. Take a situation where a pipe bursts in a Soldier’s quarters and leaves an inch of standing water. A claim for water damage to the rug would probably be payable, because rugs are expected to lie on the floor. The same holds true for sofas and furniture. A claim for damage to an Ipod or a laptop computer left on the floor, in most cases, would probably not be payable. Why? The floor is not a reasonable place to store these items,

so the claims program will not pay for them if they get damaged there. The lesson here is to take care of your valuables and store them in proper places. Of course, this isn’t absolute. If, for example, a massive flood occurs that leaves four feet of standing water in your quarters, then the outcome would likely be different. The specific facts of each claim will determine if a claim is payable. Damage to POV The claims office handles Privately Owned Vehicle flood damage claims somewhat differently than flood damage in quarters. An individual is rarely at fault for water damage in quarters, because most water damage is a result of bad plumbing or the weather. Most POV flood damage claims, however, arise from negligent actions: parking in a flood prone area or attempting to drive through a flooded road. The inquiry for POV flood claims is fact specific. In many cases though, POV damage from driving through a flooded area or parking in a flood-prone location will not be payable. Here in Yongsan, flood prone areas are clearly marked, so avoid parking or driving in those areas during heavy rains.

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My Super Ex-Girlfriend
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Miami Vice R The Covenant
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The Last Kiss
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The Last Kiss
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Miami Vice R No Show Miami Vice R The Last Kiss
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My Super Ex-Girlfriend
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The Last Kiss — ((Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett) A contemporary comedy-drama about life, love, forgiveness, marriage, friendship...and coming to grips with turning 30.

Ex-Girlfriend My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman) Everyone’s had a painful parting of the ways with a romantic partner. We pick up the pieces and move on. But for one New York guy, it’s not going to be so easy. When he breaks up with his girlfriend, he discovers his ex is actually the reluctant superhero, G-Girl. A scorned woman, she unleashes her super powers to humiliate and torment him.

The Descent — (Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza) Six girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for their annual caving trip. The girls soon learn that Juno, the thrill-seeking leader of the expedition, has brought them to an unexplored cave and that as a result no one knows where they are to come rescue them. The group splinters and each push on, praying for another exit but there is something else lurking under the earth.

Tucker John Tucker Must Die (Jesse Metcalfe, Sophia Bush) When three popular girls from different cliques discover they’ve all been dating the school stud, they band together to seek revenge. Despite the jerk’s charm and evergrowing popularity, the girls cleverly scheme with the help of the inconspicuous new girl in town, to soil his reputation and break his heart.

Step Up — (Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan) Tyler is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore’s tracks. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore’s ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts. When trouble with the law lands Tyler with a community service gig at Maryland School of the Arts, he arrives as an angry outsider, until his skills as a gifted street dancer draw Nora’s attention. Now, as sparks fly between them, both on and off stage, Tyler realizes he has just one performance to prove that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined.

Idiocracy
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Barnyard PG Click PG-13 The Lake House PG-13

The Guardian
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Remembering days of future past
By Chaplain (Maj.) David W. Acuff
Fires Brigade, Camp Casey

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or the first 18 years of my life, I lived in the same place. I had the same neighbors. I went to the same locale for elementary, middle and high school. And the word “same” is the operative word. Nothing changed. Everything was permanent. But gradually, over time, beginning when I left Nashville for the first time, I began to realize that all of that, all of that sameness — it was an illusion — did not exist. When I came on active duty in the Army, I moved to the polar opposite of my childhood “sameness.” In the Army I began to realize that not only does everything change — it changes violently fast.

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It is certainly true that Soldiers, and those that love them, understand this better than anyone. Moving trucks are parked in the street; we say hello. Soon orders come. The moving trucks return; we say good bye. This creates a “sameness” deficit. There is something in us that wants some things to stay the same so that we have some reference points, some things we can count on. Several years ago I returned to Nashville after a long absence. One night I made a trip to the terrains of my heart where so much of my life had been formed. I left my car in a dark parking lot and, like a burglar, I moved along the side of a building I occupied for 12 years. I started from one end of the building and moved through the years

toward the other end. I looked in on my first grade classroom, then down a couple of windows to the second grade, around to the other side for the third grade. I got real familiar with that room, did that one twice. I look into the window of each year of my life. Each room revived long-lost memories. But while visiting my old school, I also notice changes. Where did all the old playground equipment go? There is a lot of new classroom construction and I don’t like that at all. Who gave the permission to change this place? But the problem was not just that some things had changed. There were problems with the things that remained. In the 1960s the school had been new. Now it was faded, peeling and sagging. I got into the car and drive home on the route I walked for so many years. I

knew the residents of every house. They were all here. But we all know the answer. Of course they’re not here now. Many of them are no longer at any address. They now know a truth that all of us will learn. It is not a truth we like, but we come to face it nevertheless. “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” I often seek for things that were. And in doing so, I come to encounter the only one that remains from those times. Only one remains at all. It is only God that does not change. It is God alone that is the reference point. It is he alone that endures. And it is in him alone that we find that place where time no longer does its damage to us and to those we love.

Area I Worship Services Catholic
Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Noon 1 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel Camp Casey West Chapel Camp Stanley Chapel 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. Camp Stanely Chapel Camp Casey West Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel, Stanley Chapel, Camp Casey Crusader Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Latter Day Saints Sunday 2 p.m. Camp Casey Memorial Chapel, Stanley Chapel Camp Casey Chapel Cp. Casey Crusader Chapel

Protestant
Protestant Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Casey Stone Chapel,

Korean Services Sunday Godspell

7 p.m.

For information on Bible study groups and other religious services and activities, contact the Area I Chaplains Office at 732-6466.

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Nearly 1,000 turn out to celebrate start of autumn
By David McNally
Area II Public Affairs

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Hannam Village celebrates festival
HANNAM VILLAGE — Blue sunny skies turned the 2006 Hannam Village Festival into the place to be for hundreds of Area II community members Saturday. The event drew nearly 1,000 people anxious to celebrate autumn and relax for a day. The Hannam Village sports field became sort of a market square with food booths, pottery demonstrations, children's activities and Korean cultural exhibitions. People shopped for Buddhist arts, tried traditional Korean food and lined up for face painting. “I was impressed,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Eric Metzger. “It was very well done, and a good idea.” Metzger and his wife Rebecca saw a flyer earlier in the week about volunteering to participate in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. “The whole object was to learn about Korean culture,” he said. “So, we decided to Kim only renew our wedding By Pvt. not Sang-wook vows IIfromAffairs but to learn about the 2000, Area Public culture.” Under a canopy on the ball field, Koreans dressed the Metzgers in traditional Korean wedding outfits complete with makeup (for Rebecca). As the Koreans walked the Metzgers through the ceremony, a translator explained to the crowds the meaning behind each step. Metzger said there was a lot of symbolism to the ceremony. At another booth children lined up to dump military police volunteers in a dunk tank. The idea was to raise awareness for the D.A.R.E. program Drug Abuse Resistance Education. For entertainment, a Korean troupe of “Salmunori” performers marched around the field banging traditional Korean drums and gongs while whipping a long piece of cloth from their hats in a circle. The impressive display brought applause from the American audience. “The festival is always exciting,” said Hannam Village Army Community Service Outreach Coordinator Yves Guillaume. With tightrope walking, see-saw games, martial arts demonstrations and kite making, there was no shortage of events for both children and adults. The see-saw was more like something out of a circus, as performers Shun Xiang-chun and Li Ju-hua propelled each other high into the air. “We were out there most of the day,” Eric Metzger said. “We stayed until we got sun burned.” The festival was a joint project by Area II Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Korean organizations responsible for administering Hannam Village. E-mail [email protected]

Members sport a unique safety vest with their logo.

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DAVID MCNALLY

Song Nam-hong (left) teaches Jaaron Fowers, 9, Korean pottery techniques Saturday at the 2006 Hannam Village Festival.

Youth center girls give a ballet performance.

Rebecca Metzger (right) prepares to participate in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony.

Performers Shun Xiang-chun (right) and Li Juhua practice jumping on a see-saw. The jumps put the girls more than 20 feet in the air. Area II community members and Korean neighbors enjoy the festival. Korean acrobats perform an impressive feat of tightrope walking during an exhibition.

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Charlie Daniels Band comes to Korea
within a month and platinum shortly after. Charlie signed a $3-million deal with Epic Records in 1976 – the largest ever given to a Nashville star at the time. Under the label he released “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” which became a Platinum single, topped country and pop charts, won a Grammy Award, earned three Country Music Association trophies and became a cornerstone of the movie soundtrack to “Urban Cowboy.” The song helped its accompanying album, “Million Mile Reflections,” reach platinum success. Other albums include “Full Moon, The Charlie Daniels band – A Decade Of Hits,” “Me And The Boys,” “Powder Keg,” “Simple Man,” “Christmas Time Down South,” “America,” “I Believe In You,” “The Door,” “Steel Witness, “Charlie Daniels: The Roots Remain,” “Blues Hat,” “By The Light Of The Moon: Campfire Songs And Cowboy Tunes,” “Fiddle Fire/25 Years Of The Charlie Daniels Band,” “Tailgate Party,” “Road Dogs,” “How Sweet The Sound-25 Favorite Hymns And Gospel Greats,” “Redneck Fiddlin’ Man,” and “Freedom And Justice For All.” The Charlie Daniels Band – composed of Bruce Brown, Tz DiGregorio, Pat McDonald, Charlie Hayward, Chris Wormer and Charlie Daniels – is known for their instrumental dexterity and has become notorious for their down-home, goodold-boy attitude. They continue to be a big concert draw. The concerts are sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and admission is free. For information, contact the nearest MWR office.

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Area II Pool League The Area II Pool League is seeking new members. The group meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the Main Post Club, Harvey’s Lounge and the Navy Club -- all on Yongsan Garrison. Membership is open to ID cardholders, family members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians or contractors and individuals sponsored by ID cardholders. For more information, call Brent Abare at 723-3691. Home for the Holidays Be sure to enter the Home for the Holidays drawing sponsored by MWR and US Airline Alliance. Those interested may fill out an entry form to enter to win a round-trip ticket to the United States. Forms may be found in the local MWR facility, newspaper, or on the MWR Web site. Deadline to enter is Oct. 12. Call 7233730 for information. Battle of the Runway The first Battle of the Runway Fashion Show will be held at The Underground, Yongsan Garrison, Oct. 8. The event will be 7-11:30 p.m. Admission is $10. For ticket information in area I or II, call 0107570-1964 or 010-2308-2724. In area III or IV, call 010-6307-7527 or 010-55845722. BOSS Bargain Weekend Sign up for the Better Opportunities for Single and unaccompanied Soldiers’ Bargain weekend to Mount Sorak. Package includes round-trip transportation via bus, two nights lodging, five sightseeing tours, and five meals all for $99. Space is limited so register early at the nearest CAC. 8th Army Photo Contest Awards Ceremony Winners of the 8th U.S. Army Photo Contest will be presented awards at a ceremony beginning at 3 p.m., Oct. 25. The event will take place in the Yongsan Arts & Crafts Center and winning pieces will be exhibited. TMCW Submissions To have an event featured in The Morning Calm Weekly’s News & Notes, e-mail information to [email protected] Items may also be mailed to: IMA-KORO Public Affairs PSC 303, Box 51 APO AP 96204-0051 All submissions should include a point of contact name and telephone number. Submitted material is subject to editing to ensure it meets Department of the Army and Associated Press guidelines. For information, call 738-3355.

YONGSAN GARRISON – Hardcore Country and hard-edged Southern rock legend Charlie Daniels will be touring Army installations throughout Korea Oct. 18-22. Daniels, known for his signature “bull-rider” hat and belt buckle, has been a fixture in the music scene since he began writing and performing in the 50s. He is best known for “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance in 1979 and reached No. 3 on the charts. Subsequent hits included “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” (1975), “In America” (1980), “The Legend Of Wooley Swamp” (1980), and “Still In Saigon” (1982). Born in Wilmington, N.C., to a lumberjack, his music has stayed true to his Southern roots. Influences such as Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass bands and the rhythm and blues of country radio stations shaped his musical style. Skilled on the guitar, fiddle and mandolin, Daniels formed a rock ‘n’ roll combo and began touring shortly after graduating from high school. During the tour he connected with Bob Johnston to write the song, “It Hurts Me,” which Elvis Presley recorded.

Charlie Daniels Later he went on to become a session musician in Nashville and played on three Bob Dylan albums during 1969-1970: “Nashville Skyline,” “New Morning” and “Self Portrait.” His breakthrough was leading the Charlie Daniels Band on the hit “Uneasy Rider” on the 1973 album “Honey In The Rock.” Two years later they released “Fire On The Mountain,” featuring “Long Haired Country Boys” and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” - which went gold

Concert Schedule
The schedule for Charlie Daniels Band concerts in Korea is as follows: 7 p.m., Oct. 18, Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym 8 p.m., Oct. 19, Camp Casey’s Carey Gym 7 p.m., Oct. 20, Camp Humphreys Community Activity Center 7 p.m., Oct. 21, Yongsan Garrison’s Collier Field House 8 p.m., Oct. 22, Camp Stanley Block Party For information, contact the local Morale, Welfare and Recreation office.

Soldier Show seeks talent, technical suppor t support
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Nominations are being accepted for performer and technician positions for the 2007 Army Soldier Show. Vocalists, dancers, musicians, and specialty acts are amongst those sought. Also in demand are lighting, audio, video, costuming, and stage technicians. The Army Soldier Show is a highly integrated, highenergy ensemble production, offering a wide array of popular music and stage spectacle. Performers and technicians with past experience in theatric leadership, teambuilding, and mechanical or electrical aptitude will also be considered for other positions such as stage manager, etc. All nominations must include the following: name, rank, SSN, unit address, duty phone, email address, and area(s) of specialty for performer (singer, dancer, etc) or areas(s) of specialty for technician (lighting, audio, carpentry, electrical work, etc). In addition, an official DA photo or similar photo and copy of current enlisted or officer record brief must be included. For performer nominees, submit a DVD or video cassette showing musical styles, vocal range and special

events, with emphasis on musical variety. The following format is recommended: a spoken introduction, a minimum of two songs of contrasting styles, and a segment devoted to additional talents such as dance or instrumental performance. Musician nominees must also submit an audio tape of good quality. For technician nominees, a technical experience resume including experience in sound, lighting, construction, carpentry and stage management must be submitted. It is also strongly recommended to submit any photos of past work. Performers may include technical expertise in their resumes. All nominees must have a minimum of 90 days time in service remaining after completion of tour. Nominees must be deployable worldwide as the Army Soldier Show will tour overseas areas. Nominations should reach the following address no later than December 29, 2006. US Army Soldier Show, Attn: 2007 Selection Committee, PO Box 439, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. Contact the nearst MWR for information or assistance regarding the application process.

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Wonju fire departments train for HAZMAT emergencies departments HAZMAT

Camp Long firefighter Kim Pil-ho (R) works with Chao Chong-pil to patch a leaking cylinder. completed six-week hazardous materials training course. “We had 25 local national firefighters from both Wonju [installation] fire departments complete the course,” said Jeffery Minetti, chief of training at the Camp Humphreys Fire Department. “There were 12 people from Long and 13 from Eagle. “The training included a refresher course on HAZMAT awareness and operations,” said Minetti. “Both are defensive options. “We then taught them to be HAZMAT technicians – an offensive option where they actually learned how to go in and stop the leaks.” Minetti explained that there are three zones of contamination. “You’ve got the hot zone which has the hazardous material in it,” he said. “You’ve got the warm zone where your personnel decontamination point is set up, and then you step out of the personnel decontamination area into the cold zone. That’s where we’re all standing now with no protective suits on.” A two-man entry team was the first into the hot zone and they worked in tandem to stop the leak. “Both team members don a doublelayered suit in the cold zone and are totally protected from a hazardous environment,” he said. “Each suit is self contained and has about an hour of oxygen,” Minetti said. “The team is allowed 20 minutes in the hot zone to repair the leak. Once they do that, their part of the mission is complete and they are pulled back to a personnel decontamination point where they are thoroughly scrubbed down.” In this scenario Minetti identified the gas leaking from the cylinder as chlorine by using a portable device used for identifying different gases. “It gives different reading depending on what gas is present,” he said. “In this case, I checked it out and relayed the results to the entry team.” After inspecting the leak, the entry team sets about repairing it. “They carry a cylinder repair kit,” said Minetti. “In this case they’ll use it to apply a patch to the side of the cylinder and stop the leak.” After patching the leak in just under the 20-minute limit, the team retreated to a mass decontamination shower to rinse off the majority of the contaminates. This unit resembles a giant outdoor shower. Next they entered a small pool where they were scrubbed down from top to bottom. “Once they go through decontamination the suite comes and every particle of clothing must come off,” said Minetti. “Everything goes into an over pack which is located behind them and they are then given a gown to wear.” After going through decontamination, the entry team then returns to the cold zone to brief a second team who will complete the mission by returning to the hot zone to place the patched cylinder into a sealed container. The second team then goes through the personnel decontamination process as did the first. The final step is taken by the post hazardous materials office. “It’s their responsibility to collect the damaged cylinder and dispose of it,” said Minetti.

Camp Long firefighters Kim Pil-ho (left) and Chao Chong-pil, place a patch on a leaking cylinder. They were the first of two teams to secure the hazard. By F. Neil Neeley
Area III Public Affairs

PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY

CAMP LONG – A delivery truck careened around a corner on Camp Long last week sending a cylinder of liquid chlorine flying off its rear. The cylinder landed hard enough on the asphalt to puncture a hole in it, releasing chlorine gas, quickly producing a “deadly cloud.” The Camp Eagle Hazardous Material

Response Team swiftly took action and set up a command post at a safe distance from the “hazard.” No, this dramatic accident didn’t really happen; it was a scenario played out as part of a training drill by the camps Long and Eagle fire departments. If it had been a real-life emergency, the Camp Long HAZMAT Response Team would have been able to effectively handle the threat thanks to a recently

Camp Long firefighters Kim Pil-ho (center) is scrubbed down at the decontamination point. .

Camp Long firefighter Kim Pil-ho checks out the leaking cylider.

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Courageous Channel 0602 Get your NEO Packets Ready. Courageous Channel 06-02 will be held at the Community Activities Center, Bldg. 110, from 6 p.m. Oct. 26 thru 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Contact Your NEO Warden or Dave Hartsfield at 7546735 for information. IG Positions in Area II and Area III USFK and Eighth Army Inspector General’s Office is looking for officers and NCOs to become Inspectors General in Areas II and III. Soldiers in the rank of major (Branch Immaterial) and Sergeant first class (MOS 42A/42L and 92Y) are eligible. There is also an opening for an Inspector General position in the rank of captain (Career Course graduate and successful company-level command) at Camp Humphreys. Call 725-6739 for information. Election Day - Nov. 7 Servicemembers, family members residing abroad, and DOD civilian overseas, can register to vote and request an absentee ballot by filling out a Federal Post Card Application. Go to www.fvap.gov to access the FPCA and other information about voting overseas or see your unit Voting Assistance Officer. Army Family Action Plan Conference The Army Family Action Plan Conference is scheduled for Nov. 3. This is an Army program for everyone. The term “Army Family” encompasses Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians that are integral to the Army way of life. Contact Diana Reynolds for more information. The AFAP conference is a fun way to make a difference in the Army way of life. AAFES Chuseok Hours Camp Humphreys Closed Oct. 6: Clothing sales, Jang Mi and Zoeckler shoppettes, Pizza Hut, Subway and Charleys Steakery, all concessions and other food annexes. Reduced hours: Main exchange, Sorak shoppette, Burger King, Popeye’s and Taco Bell. Camps Long and Eagle, Suwon Air Base Closed Oct. 6: All exchanges, snack bars and concessions. Call 753-6870 for specifics. Bullying Workshop Humphreys Elementary school is hosting a workshop “Bullying,” from 7 p.m . - 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the school cafeteria. The workshop is hosted by Peter Grenier, assistant superintendent, Korea District. All community members are invited to learn what school and parent can do about bullying. For information, contact Joon Auci 753-8284/8507.

Area III Wonju hosts Hangul class

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Capt. Preston Pysh, (center) and Spc. Charles Kwon (far left) of the 1-2 Aviation Regiment guided the Apache tour.

Area III Public Affairs CAMP LONG – Camps Long and Eagle invited 30 senior students of Wonju Welfare Center’s Hangul class to visit the installation Sept. 13. Maj. Bruce L. Townley, installation commander, and his staff provided them with a windshield tour of Camp Long facilities, and then took them to the Camp Eagle runway to show an Apache helicopter belonging to the 1-2 Aviation Regiment. Capt. Preston Pysh, and Spc. Charles Kwon, both of the 1-2 Avn. Regt., guided the Apache tour. “It is such a wonderful opportunity to see an Apache helicopter so close up on a U.S. military base,” said Cho Hungsang, president of Wonju Welfare Center’s Hangul class. “This is a part of our field study. I saw every student look happy and so impressed. They will tell today’s wonderful thing to their children and grandchildren.” “I won’t forget this,” she added, and I really appreciate the U.S. military personnel who give us such a great opportunity today.”

A Community Relations, Military-KNP-Military partnership sports event and barbecue took place on Soldier’s Field Sept. 22. The Area III commander hosted U.S. units, Korean National Police, Capital Corps, ROK Air Force and the ROK Army.

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HAES students vote for their favorite lunch
By F. Neil Neeley
Area III Public Affairs

CAMP HUMPHREYS – Humphreys American Elementary School students got the chance to vote for their favorite lunch entrees Sept. 22, as part of the School Nutrition Association’s National School Lunch Week celebration. Students were able to vote for their favorite lunch item from a list of five election candidates. The candidates were: Ricky Chicken, Rocco Taco, Sally Salad, Heddi Spaghetti and Pete Pizza. The Vote for School Lunch allowed the students to participate in a national “election” and helped make the students aware of the importance of nutrition in the school lunch menu. According to the SNA, research has shown these entrees are the most popular among kids, and the organization wants them to know that these meals are good for them. The winner will be announced during National School Lunch Week Oct. 11.

Gale Hibbard, K-1 teacher, holds the ballot for Shelby Spillane as she chooses her favorite lunch “candidate..”

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Area III 23 Preschool: It’s not just baby sitting anymore
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CAMP HUMPHREYS – Army programs for child care have evolved from occasional baby sitting to a professionally staffed and nationally accredited quality-of-life necessity for many families. Joon Auci, Area III Child and Youth Services director, points out that Area III Child and Youth Services programs have qualified staff that exceeds Army standards. “We have in-house training,” she said. “Also we have a self-paced module requirement that has to be completed. Although it’s mandatory for our facility to have Army accreditation, individuals can also seek optional accreditation for themselves.” Two staffers have completed their individual accreditation programs. Kelly Winter and Dorothy Bridgers both hold Child Development Associate credentials. The Center for Professional Recognition Web site describes a CDA as someone who “is able to meet the specific needs of children and works with parents and other adults to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth in a child development framework.” Credentialing requires one year of experience in child development and training in early childhood development, typically offered at a community college, and is considered to be the equivalent of an associate’s degree. “It takes a long time to get that,” Winter said about the process for getting

Kelly Winter reads a book to her part-time daycare children. Winter is one of two staffers at Humphreys Child and Youth Services that holds a CDA credential. a CDA. “You have to be observed and “She asks them questions and they get needs include motor development, you have to complete all of your to express themselves. By reading cognitive and social skills and emerging modules. It’s something that’s really stories with so much animation Kelly literacy. “That’s why you see all these signs coveted to have. Once you’ve gotten it, really piques the children’s imagination and labels on everything,” she added. the CYS actually recognizes you and and causes them to put themselves into Auci said “We create an environment let’s everyone know that this person has the story.” their CDA and encourages other staff “It’s challenging at times but it’s also that prepares children to enter into members to do that too.” fruitful and encouraging to me,” Winter elementary school. Our job is to build a “Kelly really gets the children involved said. She added that the activities are foundation for school.” “I love it,” said Winter about her job. when she reads to them,” Auci said. designed to meet everybody’s needs. The

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Moms walk, jog their way to fitness
By F. Neil Neeley
Area III Public Affairs

CAMP HUMPHREYS – Being fit doesn’t have to end with motherhood. On any school morning you’ll see moms alone or in groups, with their kids in strollers, walking or jogging around the Camp Humphreys perimeter.

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(from left) Kim Huber and her son Parker join Lisa Hays and her dog Fritz on a brisk walk around the post perimeter.

These women aren’t letting motherhood slow them down or keep them from staying fit. They are also combining fitness and camaraderie as they exercise. “It’s very informal,” said Rachel Boyd. “We start from the elementary school after we drop off our kids and whoever wants to meet out here joins us and we just walk or jog and talk. “Sometimes we do the perimeter or we just use the mile-long [physical training] track that’s over by the car wash and fuel point, depending on how much time we have,” Boyd said. Boyd’s two children are in school so she doesn’t jog with a stroller. “The most important thing that I get out of this is definitely the fitness,” Boyd said. “We’re all trying to get into some dress or clothes.” Mom Stephine Tanner sometimes likes to jog with her kids. “I have one in preschool and two at home,” said Tanner. “Sometimes I jog by myself and sometimes I take my baby in the single jogger when my daughter is in preschool. Yesterday I had them both in the morning so I took the double baby jogger.” Tanner explained that a baby jogger is a kind of stroller with bigger tires that make running a lot easier. Because it has a safety strap and hand brake, she said it doesn’t get away from you.

Tanner is serious about her jogging. “I’m training for a marathon right now so sometimes I jog the whole perimeter of the post,” she said. “I just have always liked running. If I can’t run, I walk. I do it to stay healthy. I like it, it makes me feel better during the day and it’s nice for my kids to get outside. Boyd planned ahead for fitness when she found out that she was expecting. “Before my first baby was even born, I got the baby jogger so I’d have no excuse not to jog. It kept me in shape.” said Tanner. “I started with walking and then started running.” Tanner added that when she was expecting her second child, she got a double jogger but kept the single just in case. “After my third child, both came in handy because my husband and I like to jog together in the on-post races with all three kids. He will take the two kids in the double and I’ll take the third in the single.” Turinsky is a walker and likes to cover the post perimeter with her 22-month-old baby Emily. “It takes me about an hour and a half,” she said. “It’s good exercise for me and helps me stay fit. It feels good, and it makes you feel like you’re doing something besides sitting around the house and doing nothing.”

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Zitniak receives DA-level award for contributions
‘Miss Hanna’ presented Emma Marie Baird Award for Voluntary Service
By Steven Hoover
Area IV Public Affairs

CAMP HENRY – Hanna Zitniak, known to most Daegu community members as “Miss Hanna,” was presented with an award for outstanding volunteer activity on behalf of Army Community Service by Maj. Gen. Timothy P. McHale, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general, Wednesday. In April, at the ACS Volunteer Luncheon, it was announced that Zitniak, who volunteers at the Apple Tree Gift and Thrift Shop among other places, was named as a recipient of the 2005 Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Voluntary Service. Unfortunately, the award wasn’t available for presentation at that time. To be considered for this award, ACS volunteers must have contributed a minimum of 3,750 hours over at least a five-year period. At the time of selection, Hanna had contributed more than 3,800 registered hours. No one was more surprised than Zitniak,

who said that she’s “not sure why she is deserving of the big award, because when I’m volunteering I’m just doing what I like to do. When I was in the States with my husband, a lot of people helped me and when I came back to Korea, I just wanted to give back to somebody else.” She added that “she is honored to receive the award and very grateful that others thought enough of her efforts to honor her this way.” The award was established in 1988 to memorialize Baird; a retired lieutenant colonel who served in the Women’s Army Corps during both World War II and the Korean War, and is considered to be the founding mother of ACS. She retired from the Army in 1968, but remained active with ACS programs throughout the United States, especially with the Fort Bliss, Texas, ACS where she regularly volunteered her time until she died in 1987. Because of her efforts on active duty, then Army Chief of Staff Gen. Harold K. Johnson announced on July 26, 1965, the creation of ACS. Later that year, a regulation was issued outlining the procedures for establishing ACS at Army installations throughout the world. Baird was known for being a mentor in the

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“Miss Hanna” Zitniak, straightens the jewelry counter at the Apple Tree Gift and Thrift Shop where she volunteers. She has been a long-time volunteer in the Daegu military community and was presented with the 2005 Emma Marie Baird Award for Outstanding Voluntary Service Wednesday. The award is presented to Army Community Service volunteers that have contributed more than 3,750 hours of their time.

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Fashion Show Frolic

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Area IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – A variety of events, activities and displays are planned in Daegu to commemorate Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8–14. This year ’s theme is “Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat.” Throughout the week, posters and banners will be on display at the Camp Walker and Henry fire stations and fireman mannequins will be on display at the Camp Walker Main Exchange and Camp Henry Mini-Mall. Both stations will check smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, and provide fire safety guidance at family housing units and public facilities on camps Walker, George and Henry. The highlight of the week will be an open house at the Camp Walker Fire Station 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 11. The event will include station and fire engine tours, equipment familiarization, demonstrations and more. This year marks the 84th annual Fire Prevention Week. The week coincides with the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 9, 1871, in which 250 lives and 17,430 buildings were lost. For inspection schedule or other information, call Area IV Fire Chief Darrin Carlson at 764-5901. For information about Camp Carroll activities, call 765-8530.

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“Miss December” Kim Granado, reminds audience members that December is the month for the Taegu Spouses Association annual “Make, It, Fake It, or Bake It Auction” fundraiser during the organization’s “Food, Fun and Fashion Show” membership drive event Sept. 21 at the Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. TSA sponsors a variety of events, trips and other activities for members throughout the year. For information about TSA, call Kim Hales at 053-210-6191, or 010-8671-5745.

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Connelly Awards Presented Cooks from the 501st Sustainment Brigade at Camp Carroll were recognized for winning the 8th U.S. Army-level Connelly Award in the Field Kitchen Category, Sept. 22 at a ceremony on Yongsan Garrison. The competition, which took place June 20 at Camp Stanley, allowed cooks to showcase their skills in maintaining a field kitchen. Contestants were judged on criteria including sanitation, food preparation and the most efficient use of rations. This was the third consecutive victory for 501st SBDE in the annual competition. They will compete at the Department of the Army level in December. Women’s Flag Football Offered Active-duty female Soldiers interested in playing in a Women’s Flag Football League, should sign up at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker by Saturday. For information, call Neal Fleisher at 764-4800/4225. Daegu FC Free Game Tickets Daegu Football Club, of the Korean professional soccer league, is offering free entrance Saturday, for its 7 p.m. game against Seoul FC at the Daegu World Cup Stadium. Free tickets will be given out at the ticket booths around the stadium on a firstcome, first-served basis. It is recommended that fans arrive early, preferably by 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. For information, call Chong Yong-kon at 768-6907. Teen Event Slated Club Beyond will hold a teen kickoff event 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday at the Soldier Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall on Camp Walker. The event will include an introduction to Club Beyond, games, a 50-foot banana split, and more. All high school teens in Area IV are invited to attend. Club Beyond is a youth ministry for high school teens. For information, contact Latasha McCoy at 010-5810-2071, or [email protected] Daegu Air Base Entrance Procedures Effective Sunday, all Daegu Air Base (K-2) access will be controlled by the Republic of Korea Air Force. For unescorted entry, visitors must route a letter through the 607th Support Squadron to the 11th Fighter Wing (ROKAF) no later than five duty days before a visit. The letter should be sent via e-mail and needs to include name, rank, last six of the Social Security Number or Korean ID, unit, reason for visit and duration. Permanent party personnel may escort visitors. For information, contact Tech. Sgt. Tony Krolczyk at [email protected] or Tech. Sgt. Jamie Jamison at [email protected], or call 7664352/4349.

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Personality Spotlight: Dave Dillard
Hard Rock Cafe collector’s hobby ‘healthy obsession’
Area IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – What kind of guy plans a four-day trip to Japan in order to utilize the bullet train in an attempt to visit seven, count ’em, seven Hard Rock Cafes? Well, meet ... Name: David Dillard III Age: 40 Hometown: Galveston, Texas Duty Position: Area IV information assurance manager Unit: Area IV Support Activity Why do you collect? I love to travel. I also think pin collecting is cool. The pin collecting community is literally worldwide and collectors help each other. How did you get started with your Hard Rock habit? In the summer of 1996, I went to Universal Studios in California. While there, I saw the two-story Hard Rock guitar outside of the café. I went inside, felt at home in the atmosphere and a new habit was born. I’ve found the staff at all of the cafes offer a warm welcome and they always share their Hard Rock stories and vice versa. How many Hard Rocks have you visited? To date, I have visited 30 cafes. Most are in the states, but some others in interesting places like Bali, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and Tokyo. I’ve covered about half of the cafes in Asia and would like to get them all before leaving Korea. Describe a couple of your trips: The summer of 2005 was a good trip. A friend and I decided to take a road trip from Northern California and visit all of

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Dave Dillard chills out at the Hard Rock Cafe in Newport Beach, Calif., on one of his forays. the cafes in Southern California. We hit every café all the way to Tijuana, Mexico. We were able to visit the Hard Rock Café Newport Beach the week before it closed its doors. Met a lot of good people and collected a lot of cool pins. What were your favorite trips? My favorite trip would have to be Spring Break 2005. On this trip, we went to Japan and made our way south from Tokyo to Osaka. During that week we visited 6 of the 7 Hard Rock Cafes in Japan. Not only being there for the Hard Rock, we also got to visit some very beautiful sites in Japan. What trips are you planning? The next one is a toss-up. We’d like to visit Beijing, but don’t know if we are going there next or to Australia. We try to coordinate our Hard Rock trips around other trips, but definitely one of those two ... probably before the end of 2006. What does your collection consist of? I currently have over 300 pins, over 20 denim jackets and over 30 stuffed bears. What are your favorite items? I have a set of pins known as the “I-5 Set” for Interstate 5 cutting NorthSouth in California. The set contains a pin in the shape of road sign for each Hard Rock Café along I-5. I prefer to collect and wear only pins for cafes that I have personally visited and one of these pins is for Hard Rock Newport Beach. This café closed its doors in June 2005. I was able to visit this café the week before its closing. My other favorite pins are four pins from the opening of Hard Rock Austin. These pins are limited and each in the shape of a Sheriff’s Badge. They are hard to find and are normally always on my jacket when I visit cafes. What items would you like to add to your collection? There are literally thousands of pins in the Hard Rock Pin Catalog. I am one who likes special event pins, like grand openings, anniversaries, pin collecting events. I’d love to visit and get some items from the first Hard Rock Café in London. The first thing I’d get would be a classic Hard Rock Leather Jacket. I’d also like to get whatever anniversary pin was current for the cafe. Have you introduced others to your hobby? Yes, quite a few people. In my family, my son, daughter, two sisters and brother-in-law all collect Hard Rock pins. I have also introduced collecting to co-workers and friends. Some already like rock ‘n’ roll. Some like to travel. Others like the pins (or short glasses, T-shirts or other items). What do others think of your “healthy obsession?” Well, I don’t have any of the more typical habits like gambling, smoking, drinking, drugs ... none of those. So, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a healthy obsession that is actually part geography lesson, part scavenger h u n t . Yo u g e t t o g o t o p l a c e s worldwide and find neat trinkets from those visits.

Dave Dillard, Hard Rock Cafe collectables connoisseur, displays some of his Hard Rock memorabilia with son Dave IV, and daughter Athena.

PHOTOS COURTESY DAVE DILLARD

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19th ESC kicks-off another Friendship Circle
By Sgt. Jimmy Norris
19th ESC Public Affairs

DAEGU — Expectation and anticipation filled the air at the GS Plaza Hotel here the evening of Sept. 15 as members of the 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered with members of the Daegu community and local university students for an evening filled with good food, fellowship and entertainment. For the sixth time in three years, the Korean American Friendship Circle kicked off, beginning a six-month relationship between American and Korean host families, and Daegu area students designed to facilitate cultural exchange. “The Korean American Friendship Circle was established to enhance the mutual understanding of the culture and history between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America three years ago,” said Korean American Partnership Association Committee Chairman Kim In-nam during the evening’s opening remarks. “Since then, it has grown into one of the most popular programs among Korean and American communities.” “The Korean American Friendship Circle builds upon the outstanding relationship that already exists between our nations,” said event guest speaker Col. Mark Solseth, 19th ESC director of training. “The 53-year military alliance between our two countries is one of the strongest in history. This friendship circle only strengthens that relationship, allowing a fuller, deeper and much more personal understanding of the bond between us.”

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Lt. Col. Mike Charles, 19th ESC deputy command chaplain (right), and William Hanlin, 19th ESC Exercise Planner, perform at the opening ceremony of the Korean American Friendship Circle, Sept. 15 at the GS Plaza Hotel. Each semester marks the beginning of a new KAFC. A friendship circle includes a sponsor group consisting of American and Korean sponsors, and a group of college students. Throughout the semester

the groups participate in a series of self-initiated social activities designed to promote cross-cultural awareness and respect. This semester’s KAFC was the largest so far, with 18 sponsor groups and 73 students. Six-time KAFC sponsor Sgt. Maj. Louis Velez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th ESC, offered plenty of reason for the program’s growing popularity. “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing these [students] laugh and smile as they learn more about us,” he said. “I enjoy bringing these young students together, learning about them and sharing American culture.” Fun is what attracted program newcomer, Chief Warrant Officer Travis Smith, 19th ESC food chief, who began his first KAFC experience during the evening’s event. “I’ve been to some of the events where they had KAFC and I’ve cooked for these folks. They always seemed like a lot of fun,” he said. The students participating in the event said they look forward to the educational experience they’ll receive, as well as the fun. “My professor said this program is a very good way to meet Soldiers and cultural exchange is very important,” said Choi Jae-young, a student from Daegu University. “This is a good way to introduce our culture to the Americans and I like to meet people from other countries and make friends,” “I like people and I’m looking forward to developing relationships with people from other cultures,” added Park Hong-yul.

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Area IV Support Activity Army Community Service CAMP HENRY – The Area IV Family Advocacy Program will be hosting a variety of events to promote awareness throughout October, which is Domestic Violence Prevention Month. This year’s theme is “Stand Up to Prevent Domestic Violence,” said Gladys Colon-Algarin, Area IV Family Advocacy Program manager. “We would like to encourage the entire Area IV community to build social intolerance towards domestic violence. During the month of October we will mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect with those who work to end violence.” Area IV events include: Monday: The month’s opening activity will be a Proclamation Ceremony 10 a.m. at the Area IV Support activity headquarters (building #1211) parking lot on Camp Henry. Featured speakers will be Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr., Area IV Support Activity commander, and Colon-Algarin. Oct. 7: Domestic Violence Prevention Educational Material display at the Camp Walker Main Exchange, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and multicultural food sampling noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 10: “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is a men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The

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march will start at the Area IV Support Activity headquarters (building #1211) parking lot on Camp Henry and will wind throughout Camp Henry with participants returning to the point of departure. Free T-shirts will be provided to the first 100 participants. Five male volunteers are being sought to wear high heels during the march to symbolize the pain victims of domestic violence suffer. Oct. 21: Candlelight Vigil at Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24: Dating Violence Prevention Class at Taegu American School, 9 –10:30 a.m. Oct. 28: 5-kilometer Run, 9 –10 a.m., Camp Carroll Fitness Center. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. For information, call Carlos Algarin, Camp Carroll Sports, Fitness and Aquatics director at 765-8118. Oct. 31: Visit to a Taegu Korean Women’s shelter for victims of domestic violence to present second hand items in good condition on behalf of the Area IV Community. Donation boxes will be located at Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker, the Taegu Commissary and Army Community Service on Camp Henry, Oct. 2 – 30. For information regarding Domestic Violence Prevention Month events, call Colon-Algarin, at 7688129 or Toni Duncombe, Area IV sexual assault response coordinator/victim advocate at 768-8091.

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those who were trying to grow into leadership responsibilities, according to Bonnie McCarthy, the Area IV Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator. Like the awards’ namesake, Zitniak has had a long and distinguished career as a volunteer. In 1987, while stationed at Yongsan Garrison with her husband, Charles, Hanna volunteered at the ACS Lending Closet by issuing household supplies to incoming personnel. She also ensured welcome packets were prepared and that current information was easily accessible even in her absence. “She was the perfect person to work in the area of information referral, since she was born and raised in Seoul,” said McCarthy. “This gave her a distinct advantage when offering information and advice on places to go within the Seoul area and many patrons raved over what an excellent ambassador she was to the community.” Since arriving in Daegu in 1995, she has volunteered in various capacities, but she is best known for the time she spends at the Apple Tree. “She has volunteered every Wednesday and Saturday since 1995,” said McCarthy, who is also president of the Taegu Spouses’ Association. “She gives so much of her time without expecting any recognition. She is a giver, who would prefer to see someone else receive an award. Hanna is more comfortable with accepting a simple hug and a thank you for her hard work. She believes that the community is the reason we are here and if you can, and are able to do so, you should give something back.”

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Learn Korean Easily

Week The Phrase of the Week :

“Would manager, “Would you get the manager, please?”

Maenijo jom bullo oseyo.
manager please would you get

Vocabulary
1st day

‘eel-il’

2nd day

‘ee-il’

3rd day

‘samil’

Week Situation of the Week : Dining out; complaints
This is overcooked.
Igo yoriga nomu igossoyo.

This isn’t hot.
Igo ddugopjiga anayo.

It’s not what I ordered.
Igon naega jumunhan ge animnida.

The meat is too rare.
Gogiga nomu sorigossoyo.

The meat is too well done.
Gogiga nomu igossoyo.

:

This is undercooked.
Igo yoriga dol dwaessoyo.

Hannam Village Festival

Week Korean Expression of the Week

Nopashim

An old woman’s mind

An elderly woman’s mind crowds with worries about her children away from home.

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