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Volume 3, Issue 13
P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA
Jan 14, 2005

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Housing, meal
allowances rise
By Eric W. Cramer
Army News Service
WASHINGTON — Soldiers will see an increase in
their basic allowance for housing, designed to reduce
or eliminate their out-of-pocket housing costs, with
their first January paychecks.
The meal allowance for Soldiers is also set to
increase.
Col. Gerald Barrett, chief of the Compensation and
Entitlement Division in the Department of the Army’s
G-1, said the increases have already been “loaded” in
to the Defense Finance and Accounting System.
“The goal was to achieve average zero out-of-
pocket by ’05,” Barrett said, “and we’ve been able to
do that.”
Lt. Col. Rick Tillotson, a compensation analyst in
Barrett’s division, said the allowance is based on local
median housing costs.
“Say we’ve surveyed the area and found that, for a DOD PHOTO

warrant officer 3, who is entitled to a three-bedroom A Marine from the 7th Communications Battalion, Okinawa, Japan, assists 599th Deployment and Distribution Support Team
house, the housing costs near a given installation members by guiding a fork lift down the ramp of a High Speed Vessel at the Port of Chuk Samet, Thailand.
average $1,000 a month. If he rents a house for $950,
he will still get $1,000. If the house he chooses to rent
costs $1,200, he’ll have to pay $200 out of his own
pocket,” Tillotson said.
Korea servicemembers
Tillotson said the rates don’t decrease as the former
Variable Housing Allowance once did.
“It used to be, a Soldier living off post would be
authorized, say, $1,000 a month, and then find a place
help handle relief supplies
Army News Service humanitarian aid efforts for the region.
for $950,” Tillotson said. “Then, when the next survey
came around they’d turn that data in and the VHA WASHINGTON – An Army transportation team According to Lt. Col. Drefus Lane, 599th DDST
would reduce to that lower amount. It gradually with staff from Korea, Hawaii and Japan is overseeing and 836th Trans. Battalion commander, the joining of
decreased the housing allowance. It was a ‘death spiral’ all operations at the Port of Laem Chabang, Thailand, forces is a true testament to the abilities of SDDC,.
that led Soldiers toward substandard housing.” as six ships from the Maritime Prepositioning Ship “Even though each of the members has a specific
Barrett said the median housing estimates are done Squadron Three begin delivery of relief supplies. role they carry out at their home station, as they come
by installations in conjunction with Runzheimer The ships carry enough equipment and supplies to together you see the true range of their skills and
International, an international management consulting support 15,000 Marines for 30 days, according to the understanding for the SDDC mission,” he said. “These
firm that works with installations to establish median Military Sealift Command. In addition to expeditionary guys are helping expand each others expertise, all while
values each year. Rates are then calculated for each Marine Corps combat equipment; the ships carry food, providing the best possible service to the customer.”
pay grade. fuel, medical supplies, construction and road building “They’ve been able to form one team without
Data are collected annually for about 400 Military equipment, electrical power generating equipment, missing a beat,” Lane said.
Housing Areas in the United States. airfield matting and a Navy field hospital. As part of the delivery process, the 599th DDST
“The individual commands participate in the The 599th Deployment and Distribution Support will provide disaster-relief troops and their
process; for example, they can exclude an area from Team is made up of civilians and service members commanders with 100 percent in-transit visibility
the cost survey because it is a bad neighborhood,” from Headquarters 599th, Hawaii; 595th (Provisional), through the use of radio frequency identification tags.
said Deborah Holman, Barrett’s deputy. “The local Southwest Asia; and subordinate units from the 835th Sgt. 1st Class Paul Guerrero, from the 835th
command can then be sure that the median isn’t based Transportation Battalion, Okinawa, Japan; 836th Transportation, Battalion said, “As each piece of
on substandard housing.” Transportation Battalion, Yokohama, Japan; and, 837th required equipment is discharged from the ship, it will
Components included in the computation are: median Transportation Battalion, Pusan, Korea, are joining be marked with an RFID tag. Then the tag will be
rent in the market; average utilities including electricity, together to form the 599th Deployment and Distribution scanned and imported into the Worldwide Port
heat and water and sewer; and average renter’s insurance. Support Team. System, where commanders can track the equipment
The 599th DDST will serve as the U.S. Pacific
See Allowances
Allowances, Page 4 Command’s single port manager in current See Relief
Relief, Page 4
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Tsunami relief shows peacetime value of our military


By Staff Sgt. Mark Porter more than cover fire to our global neighbors. Though all who are presenting the best of America.
Korea Region Public Affairs militaries are obviously created with combat in mind — “Like in so many other places, those who wear our
Being a member of the military today is enough to ideally as a deterrent to combat — America’s armed uniform are showing the great decency of America,
give a person a multiple personality disorder. When we forces have answered countless times to calls of help and I thank them for that,” the president said. “I can’t
act as a fighting force we are often characterized as from around the world. tell you how much our government and the people of
nothing more than a club used by politicians to beat In fact, I think it is our peacetime missions that America appreciate the good work our military is doing
other nations into submission. Then, when something illustrate the very best to be found in the U.S. Army, to help relieve the suffering from the crisis.”
horrific, such as the tragedy related to the tsunamis in Navy, Air Force and Marines. A good example of this When you think about it, our military’s diversity is
Asia happens, we transition to a humanitarian organization can be seen right now in the nations devastated by the amazing. That any organization could carry out so
and are welcomed with open arms. the recent tsunamis. many different missions in so many locations around
Our involvement in Iraq is unpopular in many places Nearly every day since the Dec. 26 tsunamis, the world seems impossible.
around the world and I think I understand why. I believe American servicemembers have been working to aid It is a testament not only to the organization’s
some of the fear stems from the idea that, as the world’s the victims of the tragedy. In the 10 days that followed capabilities, but to the men and women who voluntarily
only superpower, the United States can make its own the tsunamis U.S. military efforts delivered more than fill its ranks. When I watch television stories of the
rules. Maybe to some people it looks like that is what 639,000 pounds of relief supplies, and military pilots tsunami relief, I am always proud to see a military
has happened in Iraq. flew more than 450 missions to bring relief to the uniform visible in the crowd, to know a U.S.
Anyone who shares this fear need only look at our region. Since that time even more men and women, servicemember is helping in any way they can.
history. America has never been one to go in search of more aircrafts and ships have arrived in Asia, bringing This is the face of the U.S. military I hope the world
a fight. In fact, with very few exceptions we have relief supplies, equipment and expertise to help the remembers. When, years from now, people think back
entered combat only in defense of our country, or at recovery effort. to 2005 I know they will remember that our forces
the urging of our allies. We are rarely around when U.S. troops, along with civilian volunteers and were in Iraq. But, I hope they also remember what we
the first blow is struck but we are usually there when military personnel from other countries, are doing what did following the tsunamis.
the conflict ends. America’s Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have You always here about the glory of war but there is
A look at our military history will bring another trend always done: helped those in need. just as much glory in aid missions. I think the real
into focus: That we do not only deploy in times of war. President George W. Bush acknowledged this glory and greatness of our military shines brightest
Over the past 25 years America has offered much Monday when he said, “ ... I want to thank our troops not in combat, but in caring.

MP Blotter
BUSTER’S BATTERY

The following entries were excerpted grabbed the second Soldier by the neck at which time the
from the past several weeks military police second Soldier bit him and then she ran from the room to
blotters. These entries may be incomplete the Charge of Quarters desk. The first Soldier attempted to
and do not determine the guilt or leave the scene but was detained by CQ personnel until the
innocence of any person. arrival of the military police. Both Soldiers were apprehended
! Three Soldiers were having drinks at an off-post bar, and transported to the MP station where they were
when Soldier #1 reached over the female Soldier’s administered a series of field sobriety tests which they failed.
shoulder and touched her breast area without consent. They were then transported to a local medical facility where
The third Soldier became upset and a verbal altercation they were administered a command-directed blood alcohol
ensued, which turned physical when Soldier #1 struck test with results pending. Both were advised of their legal
the third Soldier with a closed fist several times in the rights which they waived rendering a written sworn statement
face and chest area. He then fled the scene. A Korean attesting to the incident.
National civilian intervened to stop the Soldier from ! Larceny. Military police were notified of a larceny of
fleeing and was pushed to the ground. The Solder was Army and Air Force Exchange Service property. Investigation
apprehended by the Korean National Police and then disclosed that two juveniles were observed over closed circuit
released into military police custody. He was administered television walking into a changing room with four pairs of
a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed and was jeans and exiting the changing room with only two. They then
then transported to a local medical facility where he was proceeded to exit the store without rendering proper payment
administered a command-directed blood alcohol test for items in their possession. The two juveniles were detained
with results pending. The Soldier was advised of his legal by store security personnel until arrival of the military police.
rights, which he invoked, requesting a lawyer. The two juveniles were then transported to the military police
Investigation continues by KNP. station where with sponsors present they were advised of
! Investigation disclosed two Soldiers were involved in their legal rights, which they waived rendering a written sworn
a verbal altercation in the barracks which turned physical statement attesting to the incident, All property was returned
when one pushed the other. The first Soldier then to AAFES. Investigation continues by MPI.

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Kunsan leaders, airmen battle human trafficking


By Airman 1st Class Juanika Glover
160th SOAR Recruiting 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
directive,” he said. “Our Armed Forces
The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Night Security Control Board issued a
Stalkers” are looking for qualified aviators to fill positions KUNSAN AIR FORCE BASE – At memorandum to the local bar owners
in the nation’s only special operations aviation regiment. this very moment, somewhere in the association saying if after Jan. 28 their
Anyone interested in flying today’s newest and most world a young woman is being bar still has indicators of human
advanced aircraft, and working with highly trained and approached by someone with an offer trafficking, it will be placed off limits to
motivated Soldiers should contact the 160th SOAR for a better life. The offer will be too all Department of Defense personnel.”
recruiting office at RECRUITERS@SOAR.ARMY.MIL good to resist and she will put her trust The colonel said in response to the
or call 270-798-9819 (DSN 635-9819). in someone she barely knows. statement, the local bar owners were
She will be taken on a long journey obviously concerned.
Commissar y Offers to a foreign place and when she arrives “They will definitely have to make
Scholarships she is told she owes a large some of some adjustments to their business
The deadline to apply for the Scholarships for Military money for the journey. To pay her debt model,” Holliday said. “However we’ve
Children program is Feb. 6. Applications for the back, she will be forced to do things gone over some options that they could
$1,500 scholarships are due at a commissary by she doesn’t want to. She feels afraid, consider, which are different from what
close of business on that date. Applications are homesick and hopeless. She can’t speak they are doing now.”
available at all commissaries, or online at http:// the language and doesn’t know how to The colonel said some options the
www.militaryscholar.org. They are also available get help. So, she reluctantly accepts her local bar owners might want to consider
through a scholarship link at http:// new life as a slave. are opening jazz lounges or American-
www.commissaries.com, the Web site for Defense This young woman’s situation is style sports bars, which are very popular
Commissary Agency. The scholarship program is called human trafficking and it’s the States armed forces would not support in the United States.
open to children of military retirees, active-duty, most modern form of slavery. Although human trafficking. “This initiative is important to (base
and Guard and Reserve servicemembers. Eligibility slavery is illegal in most parts of the In response to the directives, officials), because human trafficking
information is available at the program Web site. At world, more than 700,000 men, women Kunsan Air Base leadership have is contrary to human rights, our core
least one scholarship will be awarded at every and children are trafficked around the begun working toward ensuring Wolf values and what we stand for,”
commissary location with qualified applicants. world each year. Pack Airmen are not associated with Holliday said.
Traffickers typically prey on poor, establishments in Kunsan that have Human trafficking isn’t just a concern
121 Clinics Open unemployed people who don’t have human trafficking indicators, said Lt. of base officials but is also being look at
The 121st General Hospital has opened the strong support. Victims are often lured Col. Kenneth Holliday, 8th Security very closely by Kunsan City law
Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics and Occupational Therapy with false promises of good Forces Squadron commander. enforcement officials.
clinics Monday. The new main entrance is located employment and better circumstances, “We have issued a statement to local “In September, a Korean ‘no
on the north side of the hospital. Patients and hospital but are then tricked or forced into bar owners, which outlines certain things prostitution/sex trade law’ was passed,”
personnel may access the entire facility from this working under inhumane conditions. that will not be tolerated or supported by Holliday said. “We are working closely
entrance. There is also a new patient parking lot Predominantly, women are often forced Kunsan Air Base,” Holliday said. “Those with our Korean counterparts to combat
adjacent to the new entrance. The original parking into prostitution. activities that won’t be tolerated include the problem of human trafficking.
lot will remain open for additional patient and staff According to a White House press bar fines, ticket sales, the employment of “Our main concern is more about
parking. Procedures to schedule an appointment in release, President George W. Bush recently girls often referred to as ‘juicy girls,’ and the well being of our airmen and
any of the clinics has not changed. Clinic telephone passed a national security directive to aid foreign nationals under an E6-3 visa, Soldiers than about the local bars
numbers will remain the same. All patients will the United States in fighting against which is typically used for entertainers themselves. We’ve noticed some
enter through the new main entrance for all hospital trafficking in persons. The president also entering South Korea.
business. mandated a directive stating that the United “Kunsan is taking a lead in this See Trafficking
rafficking, Page 4

Ready to roll
R oad W ork
Work
A Library Drainage Project will close one lane of 8th
Army Drive near the library through Feb. 1. Drivers
should expect delays in this area.

Se xual Assault W
Sexual eb Site
Web
The Army launched a Web site at
www.sexualassault.army.mil, to promote steps
leaders and Soldiers at all levels can take to
prevent and respond to instances of potential
sexual assault. The site includes links to Training
and Doctrine Command training materials.

Job V acancy For


Vacancy
Inspector General
The Inspector General’s office for the 8th
U.S. Army and U.S. Forces Korea are looking
for qualified Soldiers, sergeant first class
or promotable in the following specialities:
42L, 42A, 11B, 31B and 31K. Also, officers
in the rank of captain to lieutenant colonel
are encouraged to apply. For information, PHOTOS BY ROGER EDWARDS

call 723-4007 or e-mail (Above) Soldiers of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment undergo medical screenings in preparation for deployment
bryants@korea.army.mil to Indonesia. Deployed units will become part of Combined Joint Task Force 536, a joint and combined expeditionary force of troops
and equipment from around the world. CJTF 536 will coordinate military relief efforts in the region in cooperation with the U.S.
Estate Claim Notice Department of State, the United State Agency for International Development, host nations and humanitarian relief agencies as part
A summary court martial officer has been appointed of the overall multi-national relief effort.
to oversee the estate of Thomas L. Knipper, who (Above right) Soldiers from B Company, 168th Medical Batalion, pack vehicle parts for transport to Medan, Indonesia, in support of
died Oct. 27. Knipper was a program analyst with Far humanitarian relief efforts for victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami that struck the region. Several Korea-based U.S. military units are
East District. Anyone with a claim against his estate preparing for possible deployment in support of the ongoing relief mission. Preparing to deploy are units specializing in medical
may call Jason Kim, at 721-7247. treatment, evacuation and logistics, aviation, and runway repair support from U.S. Forces Korea’s 8th U.S. Army and 7th Air Force.
Jan. 14, 2005
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Allowances from Page 1


On average, the housing allowance “This is only for BHA not OHA,”
will increase by 8 percent in 2005, to Keyes said. He added, though, that pay
cover a 4.5 percent increase in changes could in the future for
housing costs nationwide. An E-8 with Soldiers stationed in Korea, based on
dependents will receive about $60 the results of the ongoing Cost of
more in his/her paycheck; E-4 with Living Allowance survey.
dependents will have about $47 more. “Data from the ongoing COLA
Again, officials said that’s an average survey may warrant changes to the
increase and doesn’t necessarily COLA index based upon baseline data
reflect what every individual Soldier collected. These changes would be
may see. effective mid March at the earliest,”
An important part of the untaxed he said, adding. “If the WON

AD
benefit is that it provides individual continues to gain strength the Per
rate protection to all service members, Diem Committee will process COLA
officials said. No matter what happens adjustments as required.”
to housing costs, an individual The COLA survey may be
member will not see a rate decrease. completed at http://
This protects service members who 175fincom.korea.army.mil/.
have long-term leases or contracts if Holman said the BAS program has
housing costs in their areas decrease. been through several changes over the
“The BAH program is a very fair years. In January, the rate increased
and effective program to allow by 5 percent to monthly rates of
Soldiers to live in the area to which $267.18 for enlisted members and
they are assigned,” Barrett said. $183.99 for officers.
Sidney Keyes, Finance Policy “It’s been through several
Division, 175th Finance Battalion, said changes,” she said. “Currently,

GOES
these changes will not affect the increases are based on food prices
Overseas Housing Allowance received determined by the U.S. Department of
by Soldiers serving in Korea. Agriculture.”

Relief from Page 1


as it makes its way to the final The Port of Chuk Samet is normally
destination.” operated by members of the Surface
The visibility of equipment offered Deployment and Distribution
by the RFID system gives commanders Command during exercises and
greater access to their assets. operations in Thailand, said Artis. “So,
Additionally, the system provides our presence here is vital, because we
accountability for the resources being have vast knowledge and
utilized for many different aspects of understanding for the port’s

HERE
the humanitarian operation. capabilities.”
On Jan. 9, members of the 599th With extensive knowledge of the port,
DDST assisted with the arrival of the members of the 599th DDST created
first group of military vehicles to join checkpoints for the Marines and their
the tsunami relief efforts. cargo to ensure the cargo was tracked
The Westpac Express High Speed correctly.
Vessel discharged more than 90 “The main function for us today was
Marines and 75 pieces of equipment at to ensure an accurate count of the
the Port of Chuk Samet under the 599th discharged equipment and cargo,” said
management. Sgt. 1st Class Frank Viray, Headquarters,
The Marines from the 7th 599th Transportation Group.
Communications Battalion, Okinawa, “The information will then be entered
Japan, brought the first humvees, cargo into the Worldwide Port System, where
trucks and fork lifts to support commanders will be able to have 100
Operation Unified Assistance, said Fred percent in-transit visibility of these
Artis, 599th DDST Operations Officer resources.”
from the 835th Transportation Battalion, More Korea-based units are now
Japan. preparing for possible deployment in
The equipment is on its way to areas support of relief efforts.
requiring ground support, such as Sri (Editor’s note: Compiled from DDSC
Lanka and Samantra. releases.)

Trafficking from Page 3


activities that could be indicators of innocence, they expose them to the
human trafficking and we’re doing what worst life. Traffickers tear families
it takes to combat the problem.” apart. They treat their victims as nothing
In a July 18 press conference, more than goods and commodities for
President Bush said human trafficking sale to the highest bidder.
was one of the worst offenses against “Our nation is determined to fight that
human dignity. crime abroad and at home,” the
“Human life is the gift of our creator president said. If Kunsan airmen
and it should never be for sale,” the continue to be aware of the human
president said. “It takes a special kind trafficking indicators and report
of depravity to exploit and hurt the most violations, they will be doing their part
vulnerable members of society. Human to win the battle against human
traffickers rob (people) of their trafficking.
Jan. 14, 2005 Page 5

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders


give Warriors holiday spirit
By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson really awesome. It feels good the autograph session with a
Area I Public Affairs to visit the troops. I know show that evening at Carey
CAMP CASEY — The they’re away from their Physical Fitness Center.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders families, so if we can bring “It’s a variety show, with
show team visited Area I them just a little extra cheer, all different styles of dancing
troops here Dec. 15 as part that’s what we’ll do.” and singing,” Ulmer explained.
of a two-week USO And bring cheer they did, “We incorporate the audience
Christmas tour. said Spc. David Motley, and ask their participation.
The visit started at the USO Battery D, 55th ADA. That becomes the best part of
building, where the ladies “It is hard for us over here the show.”
mingled with troops, giving away from our families,” he In the audience, Soldiers
autographs and taking photos said. “This gives us a little clamored for the opportunity
with Soldiers and their families. taste of home.” to get onstage with the
“It’s wonderful,” said Pfc. While the troops made it cheerleaders, and whooped in
Chester Perez, Battery D, clear they appreciated the appreciation when the ladies
55th Air Defense Artillery cheerleaders’ efforts, the came down into the audience.
Regiment, who got several cheerleaders tried to show The team danced and sang for
autographs and pictures with their appreciation for what the the troops for an hour and a
the girls. “It’s a good troops do. half, offering many different
opportunity to meet the Dallas “The Soldiers have been styles of music and
Cowboys Cheerleaders. It’s wonderful and very grateful,” choreography. Several
rare to see them up close.” said Audrea Ulmer, who was Soldiers got the chance to win
The cheerleaders enjoyed on her third tour in Korea. prizes, such as Dallas
talking to the troops as much “It’s funny, because when we Cowboys Cheerleaders
as the troops enjoyed talking come, people thank us for calendars and T-shirts, by
to them. coming. But they don’t realize correctly answering trivia
PHOTOS BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
“This is my second year that we get more fulfilled than questions.
Audrea Ulmer, of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, welcomes troops with here,” said Candace Montez, they do. It is such an honor “It’s great,” said 1st Lt.
a smile during the opening number of their show Dec. 15. one of the cheerleaders. “I to come here.”
was here last Christmas. It’s The cheerleaders followed See Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders, Page 8

Above: A Soldier wins a calendar and


a hug from Laura Beke Dec. 15.
Left: Micaela Johnson (left) and
Laura Beke entertain troops with a
rock ‘n’ roll dance medley.

Hundreds of Camp Casey Enclave Soldiers attend the Dec. 15 Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders perfomance. Cheerleader Liz Porter steps off the stage to meet the audience.
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Volunteer of the Quarter


Sexual harassment impacts mission
By Spc. Chris Stephens
Luncheon Equal opportunity
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs officials said not only does
Area I Army Community Service will host the 1st
Quarter Volunteer and Volunteer Unit Luncheon CAMP RED CLOUD – sexual harassment put the
and Awards Ceremony 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wed. at Sexual harassment is a serious person in an uncomfortable
the Camp Casey Warrior’s Club. The cost of the issue the Army has been dealing position, it also affects
luncheon is $7.95. All registered volunteers eat with for many years and will mission readiness.
free. continue to deal with in years “It negatively impacts
to come. the mission because
Bataan Memorial Qualifier With males and females distracters like the creation
March working together in close of an intimidating and
The 8th U.S. Army Bataan Memorial qualifier march quarters and living near each hostile or offensive work
will start at Camp Casey’s Hanson Field House at other, there is always the threat environment,” Haynes said.
8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Registration is from 6 – 8:15 of sexual misconduct. “(It also takes) manpower
a.m. The 13-mile race is open to all active-duty “Sexual harassment is used in the investigative
military personnel assigned to 8th U.S. Army unacceptable conduct and will process, rehabilitative
installations. For information, contact the Warrior not be tolerated in the division,” assistance for the victim
Sports office at 732-6276. said Sgt. 1st Class Sherinette and administrative
Haynes, 2nd Infantry Division processing for both the
Holiday Seminars equal opportunity advisor. victim and the alleged
The education centers at camps Red Cloud and Sexual harassment is a form perpetrator.
Stanley are offering Good Cheer and Eager Student of gender discrimination, “All of these elements
seminars over the Martin Luther King holiday which involves unwelcome take away from
weekend. For schedules and information, contact sexual advances, requests for commanders’ and leaders’
your education center. sexual favors and other verbal focus on training and
or physical conduct of a sexual battlefield maneuvers, when
RESUMIX TTraining
raining nature. an incident of sexual
RESUMIX training will be conducted 8:30 - 11:30 A lot of times, it puts the one harassment occurs,” she
a.m. Jan. 21 in the Camp Red Cloud Civilian who’s being harassed in an said. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SPC. CHRIS STEPHENS

Personnel Advisory Center classroom in Bldg T- uncomfortable position, Haynes Army officials stress zero-toleration of sexual harassment. Such conduct
909. The program focuses on how to complete the said. See Sexual
Sexual, Page 8 is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
RESUMIX process. U.S. employees interested in
attending the class should e-mail name, organization
and job position to HanKU@korea.army.mil. Soldiers explore Western-style mall
Leadership Development By Pfc. Giancarlo Casem American-style shopping and takes three transfers to get there, but it
Course 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs entertainment. is an easy trip.
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will hold SEOUL — The shopping mall has Some Warrior Country Soldiers may Throngs of shoppers swarm through
the Leadership Education and Development course long been a staple of Americana. In the feel too far away from anything the endless corridors of the COEX Mall.
Jan. 24-28 at the Camp Casey Education Center. United States, malls seem to be exciting, but a Seoul subway trip may The mall is usually filled with busy
Also please submit your Individual Development everywhere. But in Korea, it is quite the not be as daunting as it sounds. shoppers.
Plan along with a DD 1556. The IDP is mandatory opposite. From Uijeongbu, a one-hour The mall covers over 1.2 million sq.
for all KORO employees. One western-style mall in Seoul inexpensive train trip could result in a ft. and is home to a myriad stores,
seems to beckon to shoppers and whole day of Seoul exploration. restaurants and entertainment venues.
FAST Class Postponed provide some of the amenities one The COEX Mall is south of the Han There are many specialty and novelty
The Camp Red Cloud Education Center has would find in an American mall. River, near Gangnam. It is on the green shops, like Korean fashion and knick-
postponed the January FAST class for GT-score The Convention and Exhibition mall, line of the Seoul Subway, at Samseong knacks. The mall also offers shops with
improvement. They will now hold the class 8 or COEX as it’s known, features Station, or stop 219. western-style clothing.
a.m. to 5 p.m, Jan. 24-28. Interested Soldiers conference and exhibition facilities, A round trip to from Uijeongbu
must take the pre-test of adult basic education, business and press centers, and Station is about 2,600 Korean won. It See Mall
Mall, Page 8
which is offered every Monday at 8 a.m. in the
education center. Registration for this class
ends Jan. 21.

Newcomers Orientation
The Camp Red Cloud Army Community Service
will hold its Korea Newcomers Orientation and
Welcome 8:15 a.m.–3 p.m. Jan. 26 in the ACS
classroom. For information, or to reserve a seat,
call 732-7326.

AAFES Facility Closures


The post exchanges on the following installations
will be closed this week to conduct inventory:
Wed. - Camp Essayons
Thurs. - Camp Kyle
Fri. - Camp Jackson

Se xual Assault W
Sexual eb Site
Web
The Army launched a Web site at
www.sexualassault.army.mil, to promote steps
leaders and Soldiers at all levels can take to
prevent and respond to instances of potential
sexual assault. The site includes links to Training
and Doctrine Command training materials. PFC. GIANCARLO CASEM
People walk under the entrance to the Megabox Cineplex at the COEX Mall in Seoul. The theaters show American as well as Korean films.
Area I
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Garrison reaches out
to Korean elderly
By David McNally to his words with applause and
Area I Public Affairs smiles.
UIJEONGBU— Garrison officials Share the Well is home to 104
visited a retirement home here Dec. residents.
23 as part of the command’s Huber said events like this promote
community outreach program. the garrison’s good neighbor program.
“You are the generation, which Huber presented a stereo system and
remembers most the sacrifices met with each retiree.
Koreans and Americans made together The Uijeongbu Enclave Korean
during the Korean War,” Lt. Col. National Employee Union president
William Huber, U.S. Army Garrison, and the Retiree Association president
Camp Red Cloud commander told the passed out clothing as well.
retirees. “You understand the “These people really appreciate
importance of our alliance.” visits like this,” Huber said.
Huber spoke through an interpreter,
but the crowd of about 35 responded E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.mil

PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY


Lt. Col. William Huber, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud commander, comforts the A 98-year-old retiree pauses during the visit to reflect. Share the Well is a retirement home for
Korean elderly Dec. 23. The garrison presented the residents with a stereo and clothing. 104 Uijeongbu elderly men and women.

Soldiers visit local orphanage, bring holiday cheer


By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson
Area I Public Affairs
UIJEONGBU — Garrison Soldiers and civilians
made a holiday visit Dec. 13 to a local orphanage.
The group from Headquarters and Headquarters
Company, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud and
the 17th Ordnance Battalion brought gifts, candy and
goodwill to the children and a new dishwasher for
the Kwang Myung Orphanage.
Lt. Col. William Huber, the garrison commander,
played Santa Claus by handing out wrapped gifts to
the eager children. Soldiers helped them open the
packages and play with their new toys, while a group
of girls from the orphanage treated their guests to a
dance recital.
“The children had a blast,” said Capt. James Wright
III, Headquarters and Headquarters Company
commander. “Seeing them smile when they opened
up their gifts, and the expressions on their faces when
they looked at the American Soldiers, was the best
part.”
Wright said the visit enhances the Good Neighbor
Program, and shows how U.S. forces care about
people in the Republic of Korea.
“I think being around children, especially at the
holidays, is very important,” Wright said, “It gave me
a great sense of fulfillment to brighten the lives of
children who may be less fortunate, especially since I
can’t be around my own. This was one of the high
PFC STEPHANIE PEARSON
points of my 18 months in Korea.” Pfc. James Hubbard, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area I, helps an orphan girl open a Christmas present Dec.
E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil 13 during the Soldiers’ visit to the Kwang Myung Orphanage in Uijeongbu.
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Andrew Applegate, 1st Battalion, 15th 55 overseas tours to military
Field Artillery Regiment. “It definitely installations.
helps increase the troops’ morale.” This visit was the cheerleaders 26th
Perez agreed, saying, “It helps us trip to Korea, but Liz Porter’s first
stay motivated and gives us something overseas tour with the squad.
to look forward to.” “I was nervous at first; you want
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have to make sure you’re received well,”
been entertaining troops around the she said. “But I’ve never had a more
world since 1979, when the rewarding experience in my whole life
Department of Defense invited them - and this is only our first day.”
to be part of the USO Christmas Tour
in Korea. Since then, they have done E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil

AD
Sexual from Page 6
The 2nd Inf. Div. Command team sexual harassment also goes against the
also has stressed to leaders to take Army’s values.
immediate corrective action to address “It is not compatible with the Army’s
inappropriate conduct whenever and core values of respect for others and
wherever it occurs, no matter the rank professionalism,” Haynes said.
or title of either individual. Facts about sexual harassment:
“As a company commander, I have ! The victim as well as the harasser
to ensure the chain of command of both may be a woman or a man. The victim
Soldiers knows about the incident,” said does not have to be of the opposite sex.
Capt. John Nguyen, C Company, 302nd Sexual harassment does happen
Forward Support Battalion. “I also between members of the same sex.
submit a commander’s inquiry. If both ! The harasser can be the victim’s
Soldiers are within my chain of supervisor, an agent of the employer, a
command, I then get sworn statements supervisor in another area, a co-worker

GOES
to see what happened and to know if or a non-employee.
it’s a long-standing issue.” ! The victim does not have to be
“At this time I will also separate the the person harassed but could be anyone
two Soldiers if they are within my affected by the offensive conduct.
company,” he said. “If it’s an NCO, I ! Unlawful sexual harassment may
will remove them from their position of occur without economic injury to or
authority until the conclusion of the discharge of the victim.
investigation. I also don’t make any ! The harasser’s conduct must be
assumptions until the investigation is unwelcome.
complete.” Sexual harassment prevention sites
A Soldier accused of sexual on the Web are http://www.eeoc.gov/
harassment can be charged with both civil facts/fs-sex.html and www.army.mil.
and military laws as criminal acts of a (Editor’s note: This is the first story
sexual nature under the Uniformed in a two-part series.)
Code of Military Justice, Haynes said.

HERE
Not only is it punishable by UCMJ, E-mail chris.stephens@korea.army.mil

Mall from Page 6


From the anime-inspired novelties of box office hits, both domestic and
Ani Land to traditional Korean wares, international. The theater is loaded
the COEX Mall caters to both young and with the same amenities one would find
old. in the states: surround sound, large
As with any American mall, the comfortable seats and concessions
COEX has a food court. The mall was stands.
designed with an international clientele Aside from the shops, restaurants
in mind; Its restaurants serve Korean and theater, the COEX Mall offers its
food, but other ethnic foods as well. own version of Seaworld.
There are Japanese restaurants with The COEX Aquarium is a major
sushi bars, as well as an Italian attraction for shoppers and tourists alike.
restaurant and famous American Sharks and other ocean-dwellers swim
eateries. before excited onlookers. Be warned,
Just like any American mall, the one may not want to spend too much
COEX has an arcade where people go money shopping, as the aquarium has
to take a break from shopping. There an entrance admission.
is a special area called Game World, The COEX Mall hosts all kinds of
where gamers test-drive the latest exhibitions, from car shows to art
video games. There are also seats for exhibits, and computer trade shows to
parents to relax in while their children wedding shows.
play. Information booths relay special
There is a large book store with event information, such as where it is
English language books and located and admission price, if any.
magazines, computer stores, arts and The COEX Mall offers plenty of
crafts shops, photo studios and a diversions. It is a piece of home for
certain famous American coffee shop. Americans serving in Korea. For
But perhaps the biggest Warrior Country Soldiers, the mall is
entertainment offering is the Megabox only a matter of minutes away.
Cineplex. The movie theater offers
multiple screens showing the latest E-mail giancarlo.casem@korea.army.mil
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keepin’ it Itaewon bar owners meet


legal
Capt. Joon K. Hong with Area II commander
It is inevitable. Unless you have been
McNulty awards owners,
living under a rock, you probably have a discusses their concerns
credit history. By Sgt. Andrew Kosterman
In a world where everything can be paid Area II Public Affairs
in installments, you need solid credit. Good SEOUL – Members of the Itaewon
credit could be the difference between a 0- Bar Association met with the Area II
percent annual rate and a 20-percent rate. Support Activity Jan. 6 at the King Club
So how do we build up good credit? Here in Itaewon.
are the obvious answers: We should pay The 23-member council and Col.
our bills on time; we should not have a Timothy K. McNulty, Area II
balance that reaches our credit limit. But commander, discussed issues affecting
one thing we should also do, in addition to the bar owners and members of U.S.
paying our bills on time, is that we should Forces Korea, including revising the
check our credit report once in awhile to curfew time.
make sure that our credit history accurately McNulty began the meeting by
reflects our financial status. The Fair Credit expressing his appreciation for the bar
Reporting Act is designed to make sure this owners’ cooperation with USFK
is the case. requests to curb underage drinking,
The FCRA is intended to protect us as among other issues. He also
consumers, and applies to Credit Reporting communicated his understanding of the
Agencies. CRAs are companies that record position the owners are in, calling it a
our financial histories. Experian, Equifax and “give and take” situation.
Transunion are three of the largest. They Before moving on to issues covered
have records of when we paid our bills, or by the meeting, McNulty presented each
how much outstanding debt we owe. of the owners a certificate of
Lenders and employers may request appreciation for their cooperation with
information about your financial history him and USFK.
from CRAs, and that is why it is vital that Among the first issues brought up at
CRAs have up-to-date information. Any the meeting was revising curfew times. SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN
error, no matter how small, may affect your Bar owners like Kim Sam-sook, owner Kim Sam-sook, (right) an Itaewon bar owner, voices her opinion on U.S Forces Korea’s
credit score, finance rate and even your of Shooters and Grand Ole Opry bars, relations with the owners of the Itaewon District.
employment. The FCRA is there to make claim the current curfew is starting to requirements, the curfew will remain understand the USFK leadership now
sure that CRAs follow proper procedure affect her business in a very negative in effect.” and that she feels as if she is “going
when they give out your financial information way. She and others asked for the time Bar owners complained that crazy.” She added that she will
to a lender or employer. to be extended an additional hour. servicemembers are taking their business continue to work with USFK to
The FCRA becomes especially important “This is a life or death situation for to locations outside Itaewon that don’t police up those who cause problems
when an adverse action is taken against you. us,” Kim said. “We must have another adhere to USFK’s requests. Requests in the bars.
Adverse actions include denial in hour on the curfew.” include checking IDs to ensure that McNulty added that he and other
employment, denial in credit, or increases in Kim said the current midnight curfew, minors aren’t illegally consuming alcohol Army leaders appreciate the
any rates or charges in your account. An which is one hour shorter than the and not serving patrons, including U.S. “continued efforts to work with
adverse action is usually taken because of a curfew maintained for most of 2004, is servicemembers, who are already drunk. community police.
negative mark on your credit report. If causing her to lose money. “I talked with (USFK), and they said “The model here is the model for
adverse action is taken against you, you have In response to the bar owners, ‘clean up,’ so I did,” Kim said in an the peninsula to follow,” said McNulty.
certain rights under the FCRA. McNulty said “We (Area II Support interview after the meeting. “I clean(ed) “The steps you have taken to make
As a general rule, CRAs can release your Activity) will continue to work with up and now they do this to me. I’ve Itaewon a safe place to visit is what
credit history to a third party only if you the senior levels (of leadership in never seen anything like this in (the) 30 other areas should do.”
consent to the release. Also, a CRA can USFK) with the curfew issue. Due years (I’ve owned a bar.)”
release your credit history if they have to current force protection level Kim explained that she doesn’t E-mail KostermanA@korea.army.mil
reasons to believe the person asking for your
credit report is involved in credit transactions
involving you, or any other issues dealing New garbage disposal law brings changes
with your employment, insurance and
licenses.
for off-post residents in Seoul area
You have a right to dispute any negative By Pfc. Seo Ki-chul “It is impossible for us to transport domestic garbage
marks on your credit report, and CRAs have Area II Public Affairs mixed with food waste to the capital region landfill,” said
an obligation to follow certain procedures at YONGSAN – A new government regulation now requires Park Jang-gyu, mayor of Yongsan-gu. “So, we
your request. In the event an adverse action off-post residents in Seoul to separate food waste from trash. desperately need residents to comply with the new
is taken against you, the company taking the According to the new regulation, everyone who must regulation.”
adverse action will probably mail you a letter dispose of trash has to separate food waste from trash and Garbage is picked up by trash collectors who transport
stating that you have a right to request a recyclable items. the trash to landfills. Collectors who don’t have food
report from the CRA. You could then obtain City leaders in each of the 25 major districts of Seoul garbage separated from trash are fined.
a copy of your report from the CRA for a who are responsible for trash disposal must ensure that trash “A resident who dumps trash bags containing food
small fee. After reviewing your report, you is converted into compost. To complete this task, these waste in a first offense will be assessed six points and
have the right to have the CRA investigate officials have required city residents to comply with the new fined 50,000 won,” said a Ministry of Environment
See Cr edit
Credit
edit, Page 12 law.
See Garbage
Garbage, Page 12
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Sugar and spice: Girl Scouts


Commander’s Hotline
Area II residents who have questions or
begin selling ‘sweet’ treat
comments for the Area II commander, can By Sgt. Andrew Kosterman
voice them by e-mailing Area II Public Affairs
areaiitownhall@korea.army.mil or by calling YONGSAN — Everyone has a
738-5017. sweet tooth, and Army generals are no
exception.
Security Manager’s Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, commander
Course of U.S. Forces Korea and United
MSC primary and alternate security
Nations Command, and his wife Judy,
manager’s courses will be from 8:30 a.m. -
proved this as they bought the first
noon Jan. 21 in Building 2462. For
boxes of Girl Scout cookies Jan. 5.
information, call 723-4007 or e-mail
Official sales for the cookies began Jan.
bryants@korea.army.mil.
7 at commissaries, post exchanges and
other locations around Korea.
No-Host Benny Havens Girl Scout Cookies, one of the
Social
group’s biggest fundraisers, began in
West Point graduates are invited to a no-host
1917. It only took a few years before
Benny Havens Social March 5 at the Dragon
the group had sold one million cookies.
Hill Lodge. For information, e-mail questions
Originally baked and “packaged” in SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN
to RoundsM@korea.army.mil or
the kitchens of the girls, the popularity Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, (right) commander of U.S. Forces Korea and United Nations Command,
Curriera@korea.army.mil.
of the delectable treat hasn’t dwindled looks at his wife, Judy, after Girl Scouts from around Korea filed into his office to sell the first boxes
since its inception. The Scouts of their cookies in 2005.
U S O TTo
ours
discovered this as they ran the gauntlet their programs.” the commissary, Main Post Exchange,
The USO hosts a variety of tours around the
after their first sale for 2005. Soldiers Johnson explained that proceeds help Dragon Hill Lodge and the Townhouse.
Republic of Korea. Visit www.uso.org/Korea
of all ranks stopped the girls in the halls to foster better communities and develop Cookies will also be sold in other
or call 723-7003, the Camp Kim office in
of the U. S. Forces Korea headquarters, Scouts into better women. locations around the Republic of Korea.
Seoul, for information. Use the prefix 0505
as they tried to make for the exit. Junior Troop 22 will donate Anyone wanting an order form can
when dialing from off post.
One Soldier said, “I see Girl Scouts, proceeds from their sales to 2nd e-mail GSOCSEOUL@yahoo.com.
Tours include Panmunjeom and the 3rd
and I think cookies.” Happy to hear Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry The cost of a box is $3.50. Flavors
Infiltration Tunnel, Insadong Night Tour and
more cookies would be available later Division, serving in Iraq. include Thin Mints, Caramel Delights,
Inchon tours.
in the week, the colonel returned “This is because some of the girls Shortbread, Peanut Butter Sandwich and
Job V acancy For
Vacancy smiling to his office. have parents who are deployed with Peanut Butter Patties. New flavors are
Inspector General “Proceeds for the sales go back to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team,” Lemon Pastry (sugar free), Pinatas and
The Inspector General’s office for the 8th the Scouts,” said Staff Sgt. Candy Johnson said. Animal Treasures.
U.S. Army and U.S. Forces Korea are looking Johnson, Girl Scout troop leader. “They Cookies will be sold in several
for qualified Soldiers, sergeant first class use the money to take trips and fund location on Yongsan Garrison, including E-mail KostermanA@korea.army.mil
or promotable in the following specialities:
42L, 42A, 11B, 31B and 31K. Also, officers
in the rank of captain to lieutenant colonel Soldiers battle students
are encouraged to apply. For information,
call 723-4007 or e-mail
at Collier Field House
bryants@korea.army.mil By Sgt. Andrew Kosterman
Area II Public Affairs
New Off-Post Garbage YONGSAN — In a hard-fought battle Dec. 29,
Disposal the 8th Personnel Services Command basketball team
A new food-waste law has been created by lost to the Seoul American High School Falcons 42-36
the Korean government which went into at Collier Field House.
effect Jan. 1. This law affects all areas. Steve Boyd, Falcons coach, said the key to his
Garbage and food waste must be separated. success was drawing the opposition into a different
Garbage mixed with food will not be taken style of defense.
to the landfill. Residents are recommended “We forced them to go man-to-man,” Boyd said.
to use special food waste containers, which The 8th PERSCOM team didn’t adjust quickly
are placed in each apartment when they enough to the tactic and the Falcons killed almost
throw away food waste and to remove two minutes off the clock by stalling at midcourt
moisture in food. Those who don’t follow during the fourth quarter. To save the game clock,
the law can be fined up to 200,000 won. 8th PERSCOM was forced to foul.
“I decided to win it at the free throw line,” Boyd
Papa Roach coming to said. “And they (Falcon team members) hit the free
Yo n g s a n throws.”
Triple platinum recording artist, Papa Roach,
will visit Collier Field House 7 p.m., Jan. E-mail KostermanA@korea.army.mil
27.

Human Resources
Command OPMD Korea
Te a m TTrr i p 2 0 0 5
The branch managers in selected officer
career fields will be in Korea Jan. 24-28 to
discuss issues affecting officers here.
Branch managers will also discuss
assignments. For information, call 8th PHOTOS BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN
Personnel Services Command or Maj. Larry A member of the 8th Personnel Services Command (left) attempts a shot on Jamaal Mohn, (center) Seoul American High School
Downer at 724-3431. Seoul American High School Falcons’ Anthony Gatlin (54) as Jay Higgins (1) Falcon, looks through the thick 8th Personnel Command
looks on. defense.
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Audie Murphy Club inducts new members First baby born in 2005
By Pfc. Park, Yung-kwi Yup Leadership Award was presented to 12 Korean
Area II Public Affairs Augmentee to the U.S. Army Soldiers. The Gen. Paik
YONGSAN – The 8th U. S. Army Sgt. Audie Leadership Award was originally designed in
Murphy Club, a prestigious association honoring recognition of outstanding KATUSA corporals and
enlisted Soldiers, was held at the Yongsan South Post sergeants who are serving their two-year duty in the
Multi-Purpose Training Facility Jan. 7. Three Soldiers 8th U.S. Army.
were inducted into the club because of their excellent Gen. Paik, Sun Yup was the most famous Republic
performances within the Army. of Korea Army general of the Korean War. He was
Audie Leon Murphy was a legend of American war commander of ROK 1st Infantry Division. During the
history. He was a war hero, movie star, writer of Korean War, he became the first South Korean to
country and western songs and poet. He earned achieve the rank of four star general. He served twice
decorations including every medal for valor that as ROK Army Chief of Staff and chairman of the ROK
America gives. Audie Murphy was the highest Joint Chiefs of Staff.
decorated Soldier in American war history. Command Sgt. Maj. Greg Bunce, 2nd Infantry
“I am very proud to serve with these wonderful Division Sgt. Audie Murphy Club Senior Advisory, said COURTESY PHOTO
KATUSA Soldiers and U.S. Soldiers” said a guest “Today’s recipients represent the best of the best in all Sgt. John Platz, and his wife Maria,are the proud parents of a
speaker at the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Ted aspects on the Peninsula.” baby boy, the first born in Korea in 2005. Platz is assigned to
Lopez, 2nd Infantry Division Support Command. Company A, 122nd Signal Battalion, Camp Hovey.
Also at the induction ceremony, the Gen. Paik, Sun E-mail Yungkwi.Park@korea.army.mil

94th MP Bn. hosts KATUSA family day


KA
By Pvt. Jung, Jung-woo Bde. is the largest MP brigade in the Army and the about 500 KATUSA Soldiers
8th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs working with the brigade now are highly motivated and said, “We couldn’t do
YONGSAN — The 94th Military Police Battalion hosted Korean our job without them.” Following the introduction, a film about the mission
Augmentation to the U.S. Army Family Day at the Multipurpose Training Facility of the 94th MPs was shown.
Dec. 11. The purpose of KATUSA Family Day is to show the KATUSA Soldiers’ After that, there were demonstrations by the Special Reaction Team,
families what the Soldiers do and how they live while they serve their country. military working dogs and military equipment static displays of weapons and
With the KATUSAs of 94th MP Bn. in formation, families arrived from an up-armored humvee. Families could not only see the equipment, but also
Camp Kim. They were welcomed with breakfast provided by 94th MP Bn. get close enough to touch and try it out for themselves.
Soldiers. After breakfast, Capt. Kim Hee-jin, ROK Support Office, 94th MP Bn., After lunch at the 8th Personnel Services Command dining facility, the
spoke to the group. battalion gave families special coins that only outstanding Soldiers usually
Kim told the families the Soldiers are doing an excellent job and being well receive. Families toured the Soldiers’ barracks and saw some of the rooms
taken care of by the U.S. Army. She also introduced leaders of the battalion. where the KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers live. They were visibly relieved after
Col. Falkner Heard III, 8th MP Bde. commander, remarked that the 8th MP seeing how well their sons and friends were living.

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your credit history, and have them remove any the CRAs notify people who received your credit

News inaccurate or unverifiable negative marks.


If the investigation does not resolve the matter,
info about your dispute, and (c) request a description
of the reinvestigation process.
you are entitle to file a statement of less than 100 Remember, you have the right to access your
VFW Posts overseas words describing why the negative mark is credit files, although not your credit scores. You
There are Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Posts here in Korea. To learn inaccurate, and you could have the CRAs note your could obtain your credit score through various online
more about the VFW, log on to www.vfw.org. For information to the disputes in future credit reports and send those services. Also remember that bankruptcy over 10
VFW post in Dongducheon, visit http://www.vfw9985.org. disputes to people who received your credit history. years old and other negative marks over 7 years old
You also have the right to have the CRAs are considered obsolete and therefore, they should
Scholarships available through NCOA reinvestigate the matter. In the event they do not not be in your credit report subject to exceptions.
The Noncommissioned Officers Association, Dragon Hill Lodge Chapter reinvestigate within 30 days of receiving your dispute Issues involving credit histories may be
1507, offers competitive scholarships to eligible students who have and request to reinvestigate, the CRAs must delete complicated. For information regarding the
not or will not recieve a larger scholarship from another source. Mail the negative mark. FCRA, contact the Legal Assistance Office at
all documentation in one complete packet to: After the reinvestigation, the CRAs must provide DSN 738-6841, and set up an appointment with
you with a statement of the results of reinvestigation, an attorney.
The Dragon Hill Lodge Chapter NCOA Scholarship Fund and include a notice that you have a right to (a) add
PAS #450 Box 705, your disputed statements to your report, (b) have joon.hong@korea.army.mil
APO AP 96206-0705
Garbage from Page 9
Donating doughnuts
Bible Study official. “If they violate the law a second time, they
A weekly Bible study, “The Word and Christian Issues,” is offered 7 will be fined 100,000 won. Someone who is a three-
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Friday at the South Post Chapel. For information, time offender will be fined 200,000.
call 018-310-5178. Sanitation operators who haul trash for districts
permitting mixed trash with food waste are
Quit smoking assessed 50 or more points for violating this new
Smoking Cessation Clinic hosts new groups every month for four one- law and are not allowed access to the landfill for
hour sessions. Mediation is an option with all four clases. Sessions are three days. And, if the operator is assessed more
free to participants and self-referral is preferred. For information, call than 80 points in penalties, they are denied access
736-6693 or e-mail Ok.Suh@kor.amedd.army.mil. to the landfill for one week.
In other words, not only will the person who
MLK Candlelight Vigil violates the trash collection law be fined, but the
The Commader of Area II Support Activity will host a candlelight vigil sanitation operators will also be fined and denied SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN
A Korean National Police member carries boxes of doughnuts
from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Sunday in the Collier Gym at seoul American disposal of the collected trash. to his patrol bus Dec. 24. Col. Timothy McNulty, Area II
High School as part of the celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther Support Activity commander, donated more than 800 oranges
King Jr. For information, call 738-4298/5950. and doughnuts, along with assorted candies and cookies,
E-mail kichul.seo@korea.army.mil
to members of the KNP, gate guards and firefighters.

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58th Signal Battalion supporting tsunami relief
Army News Service
WASHINGTON — Soldiers from
the U.S. Army, Pacific’s 58th Signal
Battalion are providing around-the-
clock communications support for
Combined Support Forces-536,
currently conducting tsunami
humanitarian assistance and disaster
relief efforts in Asia.
The 58th operates the standardized
tactical entry point for satellite
communications in the Southeast Asia
theater.
“Through 58th’s STEP site, U.S.
forces deployed throughout the region
can access DoD’s global information
grid, which provides secure and non-
secure data networks, telephones, and
video teleconferences,” said Col. Brian
J. Donahue, commander of the 516th
Signal Brigade and USARPAC Chief
Information Officer.
Bill McPherson, spokesman for the
516th Signal Brigade, said the STEP
is a relay station that transmits satellite-
based communications to receivers
throughout an area of operations.
“They’re using both strategic and
tactical communications assets
throughout Southeast Asia in the
effort,” McPherson said. PFC. SARA PERRY

Donahue said the contribution of Sgt. Brandon Wilson and Spc. Keith C. Bailey of the 333rd Signal Company, 58th Signal Battalion, man the controls of the 58th’s satellite
the communication team is essential communications terminal at Fort Buckner, Okinawa.
to the relief effort. it is for combat operations,” he said. joint operation.” for the humanitarian relief effort on a
“Reliable joint communications is “This is just one example of the Army “The 58th Signal Battalion will 24-hour basis throughout the duration
just as critical for relief operations as in the Pacific’s contribution to this continue to support this critical mission of the operation,” Donahue said.

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Becoming a better father in 2005
Chaplain (Maj.) Kenneth Harris his children could one day imitate his behavior. As a family be more of what God would have it to be. The
20th Support Group, 19th TSC father, he demonstrates appropriate affection for his wife first time, ask each family member to share ways in
Fatherhood is a concept that implies tremendous before his children. He allows his children to witness his which you can be a better parent;
responsibility and commitment. Simply desiring to be outward display of love for his wife, and his dedication 2. Become involved in school activities. Volunteer
a father, or reaching the age of 18 or 21 does not for family and work. His values, feelings and beliefs are for a responsibility with the parent group. Drop by the
automatically instill the ability or responsibility that important to him. People who are employed along side school to take your child to lunch, or let the afternoon
fatherhood requires. him know of his love for his God and family. be a fun-time surprise. Monitor your child’s educational
A father is mature enough spiritually, mentally, Consequently, this year, the meaning of fatherhood progress and get to know your child’s teachers;
emotionally, physically and financially when he is able to for me embraces certain beliefs, feelings, attitudes, values 3. Think of your interactions with your family as a
embrace his holistic responsibilities and all that it entails. and emotions. The following, according to Claude L. bank account. In accounting, you make deposits and
He may be 18 or he may be 42. Regardless, he wisely Dallas Jr., are some suggestions that I agree with for withdrawals. You can create your own concept of
works to take care of his family. And he embraces his strengthening fatherhood: paying interest and dividends. Sometimes it takes a
duties as a father with love for his God, wife, children, 1. Have a “family circle at the table” time. Ask every lot of deposits to make up for a large emotional
work and friends. This is observable in everything that member of the family to come to the dinner table on a withdrawal.
he does at home and work. specific day of the week if this is not routine. You could As we enter this New Year let us embrace these
His actions speak volumes. He’s always aware that open with a scripture and share your desire to see the suggestions and seek to become a better father in 2005.

Area IV W orship Services


Worship
Protestant Collective Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Hialeah
Collective Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Mass 11:30 a.m. Camp Carroll
10:45 a.m. Camp Hialeah Korean Sunday 6 p.m. Camp Hialeah Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Camp Walker
11a.m. Camp Walker Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Camp Carroll Area IV Chaplains
Chaplain (Maj.) Richard Bendorf
Apostolic 12:30 p.m. Camp Hialeah Korean Wednesday 6:15p.m. Camp Walker bendorfr@korea.army.mil or DSN 764-5455
Collective 12:45 p.m. Camp Walker Catholic Chaplain (Capt.) Chris Floro
christopher.floro@us.army.mil or DSN 763-7395
1 p.m. Camp Carroll Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker
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Classic motor show


rolls into COEX Mall
By Pfc. Giancarlo Casem
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs

M
ore than 20 classic cars drove center stage at the
2004 International Classic Motor Show Dec. 20 -
Jan. 5 at the Convention and Exhibition Mall in Seoul.
A 1960 Cadillac Fleetwood limosine shines just The cars represented the automobile’s long and colorful history. Thousands
as it did its first day off the assembly line. of car enthusiasts flocked to the COEX halls to view cars from every era,
from three-wheeled buggies to high performance racecars.
The oldest vehicle at the exhibit was a three-wheeled carriage from the
early 1900s. It was powered by a simple motor, comparable to that of a
lawn mower engine. The engine powered just one-wheel and the passengers
would ride in the wooden carriage. The vehicle was used to taxi its passengers
around.
The main attraction of the exhibition though, was the classic cars. These
The Seoul Convention and Exhibition Mall
cars were made during the first half of the 20th century.
features a variety of shows and displays
A 1903 Ford Model A was on display. It was a crowd favorite as car
throughout the year. The mall is located at the
fans stopped to admire the vehicle and take pictures of it.
Samseong stop on the Seoul Subway
As the car-gazers moved through the exhibition, the cars also progressed system’s green line.
Early automobile models look more like
through the years. The era with the most cars represented was the pre-
motoritized tricycles with carriages attached.
1950s. During this time, cars were viewed by many as a luxury item for the
rich. Some of the cars at the show included classic limousines and even
cars from the gangster era of the roaring 1920s. With most cars pushing
only 60 horsepower, these cars would pale in comparison to today’s cars.
In the middle part of the exhibition were the cars from the 1960s and
70s. Auto enthusiasts generally consider this time as the roadster and touring
car era. During these two decades, two-seater convertibles were all the
rage in America. In Europe as well, this craze defined the portrait of
automobiles.
European car manufacturers were heavily represented at the show.
A Korean model dresses right for the era to
Manufacturing giants like Peugot, Renault and MG had a very strong showing, answer questions and pose with the vintage
A Rolls-Royce grill stands as a testiment to
luxury automobiles at the Seoul exhibition. while lesser-known cars like the Triumph TR4 were also presented. Cars automobiles.
from these manufacturers drew large crowds, as their design and power
seemed to exude sexiness.
The last section of the exhibition housed modern cars from the show’s
sponsors. Peugot and BMW showed off their latest line of cars. Also at the
show were members of a Korean racecar team called the “R Stars.”
The 2004 International Classic Motor Show was a way for Koreans and
Soldiers alike to see the automobiles’ long and storied history.
(Editor’s note: See the COEX article on Page 6 for information about
the mall and how to get there.)

E-mail giancarlo.casem@korea.army.mil
The M38 Jeep was built under a subcontract A Korean celebrity driver from “R Stars” racing
with Ford from 1941-45. The company team, signs autographs at the show.
produced 281,578 units in support of U.S.
military requirements during World War II.

PHOTOS BY PFC. GIANCARLO CASEM


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AFTB celebrates 10 years of helping


By Margaret McKenzie Army National Guard developed AFTB for spouses and
USACFSC Public Affairs family members to teach them about Army life.
Army Family Team Building celebrates 10 years as “The AFTB program has a positive impact on Soldier
a family readiness training program Dec. 16. and family readiness,” Brown said. “This program
“AFTB’s mission is to educate and train individuals recognizes that leaders in the Army have a responsibility
in the knowledge, skills, and to establish a partnership
Baby Angels behaviors designed to prepare them between the Army and
MWR Entertainment presents a new band, Baby to move successfully into the “You really learn about the families.”
Angels. The group performs a variety of music at future,” said Vicki Brown, chief of AFTB core instructors
Army, its lifestyle, culture,
Camp Castle’s Hard ROK Café Friday and Saturday, AFTB at U.S. Army Community and receive 40 hours of training
and Camp Hovey’s Borderline Café Sunday. Each Family Support Center, Alexandria, expectations and the impact of from CFSC every two
performance begins at 8 p.m. Va. “The training improves personal Army life on the family.” years. Those instructors
and family preparedness which help develop the AFTB
Comedy ROKs enhances overall Army readiness.” Vicki Brown, training curriculum which is
MWR Special Entertainment is presenting Comedy Using the train-the-trainer U.S. Army Community t h e n g i v e n t o p r o g r a m
ROK’s with MWR #4 at Camp Casey’s Warrior’s approach, volunteers –spouses, and Family Support Center managers who implement
Club Friday starting at 9 p.m. Admission to the show Soldiers and retirees –teach 42 the program at installations
is free. For information, call 732- 6819. modules of instructions organized into three levels of Army-wide.
training to interested individuals on installations One-week training sessions are held for master trainers
Primo’s Open Mic throughout the Army: and program managers twice a year at locations
Visit Camp Casey’s Primo’s Express for CC Jam, Level I – the learning phase – takes the participants throughout the Army. Master trainers who have worked
starting at 4 p.m., Sunday. MWR Offshore from civilian life to Army life. This phase teaches in the program for more than one year and are still active
Entertainment Kendrick performs Country/rock music. participants how to be self sufficient, where to find receive 40 hours of additional training at Master Trainer
There is also an “open mic” for everyone. For resources, the differences between Army and civilian Professional Development.
information, call 730-3400. culture and how to access the benefits available to “Since 1994 AFTB has trained 6,000 master trainers,”
Soldiers and their families. Brown said. “They are required to work a minimum of
Maranatha Plays Casey Level II – the growth phase – teaches individuals one year for the Army. In 2004, 75,000 students were
New MWR Entertainment, “MARANATHA” performs how to develop personal skills, manage the stress of trained in Levels I, II and III in classrooms around the
variety music at Camp Casey’s Primo’s Express Friday deployment and adjust to the Army’s changing world and an additional 12,000 family members and
and Camp Casey Warrior’s Club Saturday. Each environment. These classes are designed to boost self students have completed training online via the AFTB
show begins at 8 p.m. esteem and teach individuals how to become more NetTrainer (www.aftb.org) without leaving their homes.
involved in their community. “You really learn about the Army, its lifestyle, culture,
COEX Shopping TTrip
rip Level III provides the necessary tools for participants expectations and the impact of Army life on the family,”
Visit Camp Casey’s Community to become leaders or mentors within their community. she added. “For the past 10 years we have seen volunteers
Activity Center for the shopping AFTB was formed in 1994 as a result of lessons learned grow by being exposed to the program, becoming part
tour to COEX Mall in Seoul, from Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. of AFTB and giving back to their community as
Satur day
day..
Saturday TToo rreserve
eserve a seat or “Senior spouses together with officials from the volunteers.”
for information, call 730-4853. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command realized For information about Army Family Team Building, visit
that, unlike Soldiers who are trained for conflicts, your installation Army Community Services, Family
MLK Movie families were totally unprepared,” said Grace Smith, Program Office in the Guard and Reserve or the Army
Camp Hovey Hobson Community Activity Center is
AFTB senior training specialist at CFSC. Family Team Building on the Morale Welfare and
offering a movie on Martin Luther King Jr.’s life,
As a result, the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Recreation Web site, www.armymwr.com
education and history at 1 p.m., Sunday. For
information, call 730-5124.

Honeybone R&B
Old Glor
Gloryy visits JS
JSAA
New MWR Offshore Entertainment,
“HONEYBONE with UMOJA” performs R&B/Soul
music at Camp Casey’s Primo’s Express Sunday,
Camp Hovey’s Borderline Café Wednesday and
Camp Castle’s Hard ROK Café Thursday. Each
show begins at 8 p.m.

Volunteer Luncheon
The Area I Army Community Service is hosting
the First Quarter Volunteer Luncheon at Camp
Casey’s Warrior’s Club 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Wednesday. For information, call Erlinda Walter
at 732-7277.

Bonanza Bingo
Camp Casey’s Warrior’s Club, Primo’s Express and
Second to None Club and Camp Hovey’s Borderline
Café are offering MWR Bonanza Bingo beginning
Monday. Instant cash prizes are available. For
information, call 730 –4334.
PFC BAEK, JIN-YUNG, USFK PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Students and Joint Security Area military personnel salute Old Glory in the most heavily guarded border in the world. High school
Comment Card Contest and college students of U.S. forces personnel stationed in Korea hand carried the national flag to the JSA while participating in a
Complete an MWR Orange Customer Comment Card youth orientation tour to promote understanding and appreciation of the U.S. military mission in Korea. Old Glory has been touring
along with your contact information for a chance to around the world since June 1999 and will continue to travel until 2006 when it will be retired at the National Museum in Washington,
win lunch or dinner at any MWR Club, Bowling D.C. This touring historic flag has flown at numerous significant events in the United States and saluted U.S. troops in such places
Center or Golf Course in Area I. MWR Orange as Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Japan and Iraq. This is the first time the flag was in the Republic of Korea. It made another stop of
Customer Comment Cards are available from any note Thursday, when it was part of a naturalization ceremony on Yongsan for U.S. servicemembers who became U.S. citizens.
MWR facility in Area I. Only U.S. ID card holders are
eligible to enter. For information, call 732- 6274.
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Support Operations Maintenance Officer Chief Warrant Officer 5


Lee Frankliln briefs Lt. Col. Kang Chae-ku, center, and battalion
Executive Officer, Maj. Monte Harris Dec. 7 during 194th
Maintenance Battalion’s field training exercise.

PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS


Pfc. Jesse Bryson and Pfc. Clint Cain guard the "Bloody Angle," an area on the perimeter of the 194th Maintenance Battalion
field site named for a Civil War battle.The Soldiers said they were attacked each night by opposing forces.

Maintaining Mobility wheeled vehicles, armaments, Picking up and going to the field is
194th Maint. Bn. communications and electronics gear. routine for some Soldiers from the
“Lt. Col. Kang had visited our facilities at 520th Maint. Co., who work in vans
tackles field exercise Camp Humphreys and now he’s seeing how even back at Camp Humphreys when
we operate in the field,” said Lt. Col. Steven they are not in the field.
work orders and all Elkins, battalion commander, whose unit is “It’s no big deal,” said Pfc. Roadel
By Steve Davis preparing for an external evaluation. Epps, as he worked on a customer’s
Area III Public Affairs What he saw was the battalion environmental control unit outdoors.
YEOJU — When Lt. Col. Kang Chae- maintaining a security perimeter against “It’s more fun in a field environment.”
ku, who commands the Third Republic of opposing forces while continuing to service As Epps worked, other Soldiers guarded
Korea Army 3rd Logistics Supply Support customer’s equipment. “Tiger” or “Raider” gates and their part of
Command’s 80th Maintenance Battalion, “Our maintenance mission continues in the area perimeter against sneaky opposing
visited Tactical Assembly Area Tom Dec. 7 the field, even though we have to defend forces who attacked day or night.
to compare how similar Korean and U.S. against opposing forces,” said Capt. Brian “They’ve attacked several times,” said
units operate in the field, he summed up one Beiner, battalion operations officer. Capt. David Normand, 520th Maint. Co.
of the most striking differences: mobility. The battalion is comprised of a commander, “but they’ve never breached
As he range-walked the 194th Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, our area.”
Maintenance Battalion exercise area, Kang the 520th Maintenance Company, a direct Between skirmishes, Soldiers continued
said he was amazed at the ability of the 194th support maintenance company; the 348th to work on customers’ equipment shuttled
to move quickly to the field from fixed Quartermaster Company, a supply company from Camp Humphreys to the field. The
Pfc. James Jenkins, 520th Maintenance
positions at Camp Humphreys, where the and two aviation intermediate maintenance battalion was learning to fight while
Company, defends his assigned perimeter
unit provides intermediate-level supply, companies, Company G and Company C, preserving their reputation to go “Forward
sector during the 194th Maintenance
maintenance and repair for helicopters, 52nd Aviation Regiment. with Support.”
Battalion’s December field training exercise.

194th Maintenance Battalion Soldiers pack up a final tent as they complete the unit’s Intelligence Analyst Pvt. Robert J. Cornelius assesses threat data in the 194th Maintenance
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Librar y Hosts Stor y Time


Humphreys fiber optic cable system online
Children ages 2 to 7 are invited to a Story Hour Area III Public Affairs
every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the library. CAMP HUMPHREYS - Camp
Volunteers will read stories to the children. Humphreys finished its “Installation
Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Information Infrastructure
either the library, at 753-8818, or Aggie Modernization Program in December;
Rodriguez, volunteer coordinator, at 753-8401. completing its upgrade from copper
wire to fiber optic cable two-and-a-half
COLA Survey Ends Feb. 7 years after beginning the project.
The new Cost of Living Allowance Survey for About 100 buildings not slated for
Korea has begun. The survey, which ends Feb. demolition are on the new cable, said
7, requests military members and dependents Pete Sawyer, an Information Systems
to input data concerning the amount of money support employee who will be working
required to buy goods similar to those they at Camp Humphreys for the next two
would purchase in the United States. years to take care of the new system.
The survey, which will take approximately one- “With 23 primary fiber optic cables
half hour to complete, is available online at of 144 cores; each working through
http://175fincom.korea.army.mil/. Though the Foundry Networks one-gigabyte
primary focus of the survey is command- switches,” he said, “we have about 1,200
sponsored servicemembers with families in using fiber optics now and the system
Korea, all servicemembers are encouraged to is designed to grow as the installation
complete the survey. grows.” STEVE DAVIS

The multimillion dollar upgrade Pete Sawyer, an Information Systems support employee who has been with the I3MP project
Town Hall Meeting Scheduled installed two main concentration nodes from its beginning, puts the finishing touches on the new fiber optic cable system.
A Quarterly Town Hall Meeting will be held and four area distribution nodes as well system expands bandwidth, operational and security over that provided by the
Tuesday in the Community Activities Center at as the 23 primary cables. The new speed and increases system reliability copper wire system it replaces.
6 p.m. Installation personnel will have the
opportunity to learn the latest about Camp
Humphreys and can ask questions of the Area III
commander or staff directors. Everyone is
ICE system arrives at Camp Humpreys
invited to attend. Area III Public Affairs reporting your comment, complaint or at Camp Humphreys include the post
For information, call 753-8598. CAMP HUMPHREYS - New, complement service from the exchange, exchange and food court, community
dedicated computer terminals have the commissary; personnel, medical or activities center, Zoeckler Station
MCW Submissions appeared at various locations around dental or from any of more than a dozen Shoppette and Food Court,
Organizations or invididuals with an event or activity Camp Humphreys. Labeled ICE, these categories of service providers. Using Humphreys Lodge and billeting, main
they would like to highlight in The Morning Calm “Interactive Customer Evaluation” an ICE terminal delivers your thoughts fitness center, civilian personnel
Weekly may do so by contacting the Area III Public machines are today’s evaluation card. directly to the responsible managers. advisory center, Army Community
Affairs Office, at 753-8847. The item should include According to the Department of Defense, ICE can also be addressed from any Service, Nitewatch Club, Tommy
all pertinent information about the activity, including ICE is designed to improve service, computer with Internet access. The D’s, education center, bowling center,
when and where it will be held. Also, include a point provide leadership with timely data on Web site at http://ice.disa.mil, will allow Pass & ID (Vehicle Registration),
of contact name and telephone number. All items customer service and satisfaction, and to you to address services at military and library, housing office, legal, auto
may be editted to fit MCW style and available space. save time and money. other government facilities worldwide. skills center, MWR office, Soldiers
ICE automates the process of Current locations for ICE terminals personnel center and commissary.

KATUSA Sgt. Maj. Choi memorialized at Camp Long


By Roger Edwards Humphreys, as well as friends and
Area III Public Affairs family members, gathered at camp
CAMP LONG - Korean Long to dedicate a KATUSA Snack Bar
Augmentation to the U.S. Army in his name.
Sergeant Major Choi Kap-joo was Choi, who served the Republic of
memorialized Dec. 30, 2004 when Korea with distinction during his 12-
more than 50 KATUSA and U.S. Army year military career, died of leukemia
representatives from Camps Long and Dec. 23, 2003.
A professional soldier, Choi was
once commended by the Republic of
Korea Chief of the General Staff. After
joining the ROK Army in 1992, he
worked as an instructor and later, as
the first instructor team leader at the
ROK Army NCO Academy. He was a
vice platoon leader and platoon leader.
His final assignment was with the
Wonju ROKA Staff Office at Camp
Long where he led KATUSA Soldiers
working directly with members of the
U.S. Army.
A native of Sinbuk Place, Youngam ROGER EDWARDS

District, Chonnam Province, the Choi Ok-ju and Choi Myung-sook, family members of deceased Sgt. Maj. Choi, Kap-Joo,
sergeant major was 32 when he died. and Maj. Hwang, In-ju pay their respects during the floral tribute phase of the December 30
Camp Humphreys KATUSA Command Sgt. ceremony dedicating a Camp Long KATUSA Snack Bar in Choi’s name.
Camp Humphreys’ KATUSA
Maj. Kong Hyung-kwon was among the
Commander, Maj. Hwang In-ju, Maj. Robert Frace were among those during which many individuals,
speakers at the Dec. 30 ceremony
Command Sgt. Maj. Kong Hyung- who spoke during the ceremony. The relatives and Soldiers alike, paid their
dedicating a Camp Long KATUSA Snack
kwon, and Area III Command Sgt. ceremony included a floral tribute respects to Choi’s memory.
Bar in honor of ROK Sgt. Maj. Choi Kap-joo
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Area III boxer selected for Army tryouts
Area III Public Affairs “I won my last two fights I’m not the classroom type
CAMP HUMPHREYS - during the contest,” he said, so I enlisted. I like it better
Staff Sgt. Eric Raymon, a “one with a technical as an NCO.”
member of 3rd Military knockout and one with a Raymon came to Korea
Intelligence Battalion, has knockout. But then I lost the from the National Security
been selected to travel to first bout by a decision. My Agency at Fort Mead, Md.,
Arizona to try out for the third opponent was Sgt. and has been an intelligence
Army’s Boxing Team. Theodore Nelson from Echo analyst with 3rd Military
The light-heavyweight Battery at Kunsan. He’s good. Intelligence for about 20
amateur has been boxing for His record stands at 63- months.
about four years and has 10.” “If I make the team after
participated in 20 bouts – 15 Raymon enjoys boxing boxing camp I’ll be
while in Korea. because it is an individual representing the Army in
“I’m 13 and 2 in Korea,” sport that requires heart to be bouts all over the United
said Raymon, “and I’ve successful. States and overseas,” he said.
fought all over the peninsula Although he only enlisted “And there’s the possibility
against both Korean and in 2000, Raymon has been that I could be selected for
American boxers.” around the Army all his life. America’s Olympic Boxing
Raymon says his last bout “My father is an Army Team in 2008.” COURTESY PHOTO

was at the 8th U.S. Army logistics manager,” he said. Raymon departed Korea Staff Sgt. Eric Raymond,3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, has been invited
Championship in October. “He’s in Iraq right now. for Arizona Jan. 5. to try out for the Army Boxing Team.

Area III hosts Army Family Action Plan Symposium Jan. 21


Area III Public Affairs opportunity to share ideas acceptable change, and program. revised policies and 153
CAMP HUMPHREYS - about how to improve their assigned to a lead agency to According to Kenia Jobb, improved programs or
Area III will host the Army quality of life. The be worked. The issues are Army Family Action Plan services.
Family Action Plan participation of the entire monitored until a satisfactory Manager, AFAP has supported For information about the
Symposium 7:30 a.m. to 5 community in this annual solution is reached, and issues the Army for more than 20 AFAP program in Area III,
p.m., Jan. 21 in the event is essential. beyond the scope of the local years, and is considered one call the AFAP/AFTB
Community Activity Center. Throughout the conference commander are forwarded to of the best programs in the coordinator at 753-8318, or
The Army Family Action Plan process, issues requiring higher levels of authority. This Army. AFAP has raised more e-mail questions to
process gives people in the action are prioritized, given is one of the characteristics than 568 issues resulting in 92 kenia.a.jobb@korea.army.mil.
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Town hall meeting at TAS targets youth issues


By Galen Putnam entire community is represented. Community Partnership, the School The school, which is currently
Area IV Public Affairs “We have three presentations we want Improvement Plan and other initiatives. accredited, is evaluated every six years
CAMP GEORGE – Recognizing that to make today. They are all family, and “Taegu American School is one of the for ongoing endorsement.
children are one of the most important predominantly family with children in most diverse schools in DoDDs. (It) is Heather Robinson, Area IV
resources a community has to offer, school focused,” he said. only one of two unit schools adolescent substance abuse counselor,
Area IV officials conducted an open “We chose that theme (preschool through gave an in-depth presentation on the
house targeting youth issues at Taegu for a number of 12th grade) in perils of drug and alcohol abuse and
American School Jan. 6. reasons and the DoDDs and next other challenges facing today’s youth.
The two-and-a-half hour forum, led three topics year we will be Robinson also highlighted Area IV
by Area IV Commander Col. Donald J. specifically the only one,” programs designed to help at-risk youth
Hendrix, focused on a variety of topics because it is Bailey said. “We are and their families.
impacting the younger generation, their information that accredited by the “When I first got here it kind of
parents and teachers, and the you need to know. North Central surprised me since I was walking into a
community at large. Don’t keep this to Association of typical American high school, because
“We do these meetings for our yourself. Share Colleges and Schools this is Asia after all. But, the kids here
customers, our populace. These town this, take it home and and this is important are just like everywhere else,” Robinson
hall meetings are your meetings because share it with your because in February we said. “You are going to find the same
we need to get information to you and neighbors. There are a will be going through the percentages of drug and alcohol abuse
we need to get information from you,” lot of folks we need to accreditation process across the board as a high school in the
Hendrix said. “We want to make sure be sharing this information where we are going to have states.”
we are structuring them as well as we with. Knowledge is power and we need a team of individuals coming from the Robinson also pointed out the signs
can with a format that is comfortable to share it to make it work.” United States to evaluate the programs of drug and alcohol abuse and provided
and will facilitate information transfer.” Helen Bailey, Taegu American at Taegu American School. This is also an insightful look at the places where
Hendrix went on to explain that as School’s principal, presented an important because your students will be kids like to hang out, such as clubs and
part of his town hall strategy, he would overview on the school, its students, able to graduate from an accredited computer rooms.
like to target specific groups and faculty and resources. Her presentation school and will qualify for federal funds
audiences within Area IV to ensure the touched upon the School – Home – when they go off to college.” See Town Hall
Hall, Page 28

Basketball tournament features repeat, first-time champions


By Galen Putnam Larry Ellis. “We have come a long way
Area IV Public Affairs as a young team. Our guys have matured
CAMP WALKER – It was deja-vu a lot and developed a strong chemistry.
… and something new … at the 2004 We have proven we can beat some of
Korea-Wide Invitational Basketball the best teams in Korea.”
Classic held at Camp Walker’s Kelly Coming in third in the men’s division
Fitness Center Dec. 26-29, as the was Camp Humphreys. Suwon Air Base
women’s championship featured the took fourth place.
same finalists as last year and the men’s For the first time, the tournament
division featured a new champion, so featured two teams from Korean
new the winning team didn’t even exist universities. Although both Kyongbuk
last year. and Daegu Universities were blanked in
In the women’s division, Camp the tournament, Daegu University was
Casey held off a determined Han-Il Girls recognized with the team sportsmanship
High School team from Gimcheon City award in the men’s division.
52-42 to take the championship. Last A number of team and individual
year, Casey topped the Gimcheon squad honors were awarded.
58-55 to take top honors. Like last year, Women’s division:
the high-schoolers were knocked into ! Best Sportsmanship (team): Suwon
the losers bracket early in the tournament Air Base
by Camp Casey only to emerge in the ! Tournament MVP: Christy Maxwell,
championship game. The superior Camp Casey
conditioning and experience of the ! Best Showmanship: LaToya Greer,
Casey squad again proved to be the Camp Red Cloud
deciding factor, as Gimcheon wilted after ! Three-Point Shootout: Park Mi-so,
taking a 23-20 lead into halftime. Han-Il Girls High School
Camp Carroll took third place in the ! Free Throw Shootout: Yi, Hyon-a,
women’s bracket. Suwon Air Base Han-Il Girls High School
came in fourth. Men’s division:
In the men’s division, Camp Carroll ! Tournament MVP: James Dix,
topped Camp Casey 74-57 to take the Camp Carroll
championship. ! Best Showmanship: Shedrick June,
Surprisingly, this marks the first Camp Stanley
season for the Camp Carroll “Crown ! Three-Point Shootout: Anthony GALEN PUTNAM

Jewels.” Kelly, Camp Carroll Players from Camp Casey and Gimcheon City’s Han-Il Girls High School battle for the ball in the
“We didn’t have a team last year. Our ! Free Throw Shootout: Kim Yong- championship game of 2004 Korea-Wide Invitational Basketball Classic Dec. 29. Camp Casey
guys played for Daegu,” said Coach chol, Daegu University won the game 52-42,besting the Gimcheon squad for the second year in a row.
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NEWS & NOTES


Tax Center Opening
The Area IV Tax Center will open Jan. 24. It will be
located in Bldg. 1805, Camp Henry. For
appointments, call 768-6680. For information, see
your unit tax advisor.

Camp W alk
Walk er Librar y
alker
Closure
The Camp Walker library is closed until Mar. 17
due to renovation. Book return and in/out-
processing is available at the Community Activity
Center, Bldg. T-215, located next to the gas
station. For information, call Pan Un-hwan at
764-4318.

Camp Carroll DFAC


The Camp Carroll Dining Facility has moved to
the old gym due to renovation expected to
last until approximately mid-February. For
information, call Sgt. 1st Class Lisa Peterson
at 765-7036.

Deli and Bak er


eryy Closure
Baker
The Taegu Commissary deli and bakery are closed
for renovation until Monday. For information, call
Celine Ruiz at 764-4644.

Camp W alk
Walk er Dental Clinic
alker
The Camp Walker Dental Clinic has relocated inside CPL. OH DONG-KEUN
Wood Medical Clinic for renovation. The dental The Camp Carroll Dining Facility has been temporarily relocated to the installation’s old gym while the original facility goes under a major renovation.

DFAC scores new home in old gym


clinic will remain inside Wood Clinic for the duration
of the renovation, expected to be completed
January 2006. For information, call Staff Sgt.
Doricina Hendricks at 764-4307.
By Cpl. Oh Dong-keun equipment such as refrigerators, grills has more space. Plus, it’s closer to where
Camp W alk
Walk er Burger King
alker Area IV Public Affairs and mixers had to be left behind I work.”
The Camp Walker Burger King will have new CAMP CARROLL – In most cases, because of the limited electricity and “A lot of people said that it’s different
hours of operation starting Monday. The new hours gymnasiums are designed as multi- water in the gym. and they actually like it,” Zeestraten said.
will be 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday though Sunday. purpose facilities. An Area IV installation “It can be a challenging experience “The cooks are the same way. It is quite
For information, call Chester Hires at 768-7355. has taken the meaning of “multi- for the DFAC Soldiers, because we don’t demanding, but they seem to like the
purpose” facility to a new level with a have all the equipment that we usually different experience.”
Offsite Consular and unique relocation and renovation have in a normal facility,” Zeestraten While enjoying “the different
Immigration Ser vices project. said. “It can be a good experience for experience,” the dining facility
U.S. Embassy officers will be in Busan at the The Camp Carroll Dining Facility staff them to put their food service skills to personnel and the customers voiced
Paradise Hotel in Haeundae Jan. 24 – 25 to recently pulled up stakes (and steaks), use and be more conscience about how the need for improvements at the old
provide consular services. American citizens moving its operation to the installation’s they do things than they normally dining facility that was built in 1964
who wish to file applications or get information old gymnasium where meals are currently would.” and has never been through a major
about passports, consular reports of birth being prepared and served. An extensive “It’s a little bit harder and more renovation, according to Kevin Jung,
abroad, federal benefits, voting information renovation of the post’s aging dining challenging to cook here,” said Pfc. director, Camp Carroll Directorate of
and notarials, may come in during this time. facility prompted the move. Dustin DeVaughn, a baker from Public Works.
For information, check out the U.S. Embassy “We have been serving (in the gym) Company A, 307th Signal Battalion. “I’ve been around Korea, and I’ve
Web site at www.asktheconsul.org. since 11 December,” said Staff Sgt. “There are a lot of things I can’t make been to a lot of DFACs around here, and
Benjamin Zeestraten, food operations because I don’t have all the equipment to tell you the truth, we have one of the
Motorcycle and Moped noncommissioned officer in charge, over here. But we are still trying our best worst ones I have seen,” DeVaughn said.
Safety Course Headquarters and Headquarters to continue with what we’ve been “It was dull and it was plain. I am hoping
The Camp Carroll Transportation Division is Detachment, 6th Ordnance Battalion. doing.” that the renovation will bring brighter
hosting a Motorcycle and Moped Safety Course “Even though we’ve moved our Despite the hardships and challenges lighting and a more welcoming
Wednesday – Jan. 21 at the Camp Carroll operation out here, it’s still the same dining facility personnel must contend atmosphere.”
Transportation Motor Pool, Bldg. S-915. The process. We are still feeding the Soldiers with, the customers are generally “(The renovation) should have been
one-day moped and experienced motorcycle with the same capacity.” satisfied with the unusual arrangement. done a long time ago,” said Erwin. “I
rider course will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday “We used to serve an average of “It’s much better than what I am leaving in a couple of days, so I
and the two-day basic motorcycle rider course about 1,000 people each day at the old expected,” said Sgt. Lee Yoon-ki, Area won’t get to enjoy the new DFAC. But
will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday – Jan. 21. DFAC,” said Sgt. Chong Baik, food IV Support Activity, Camp Carroll. I hope the renovation will give it more
Each course will be limited to eight operations administration non- “When I heard that they were going to space and also new equipment so the
participants. For information, call Sgt. 1st Class commissioned officer. “Recently, the move to the old gym, I couldn’t imagine quality of food can improve, too.”
Ronald Porter at 765-7726. number has gone down because of the what it was going to be like, but it’s pretty The $311,258 renovation, which
holiday season, but if it wasn’t for that, nice. They have done a good job.” began early last month, will bring a new
R esumix TTraining
raining we would still be serving the same A brighter dining area and, not floor and ceiling and new lighting
The Area IV Civilian Personnel Advisory Center number here at the gym.” surprisingly, spaciousness, seemed to be system, according to the work plan.
is offering RESUMIX training 1:30 p.m. the In order to serve the customers what pleased the diners most at the old Daebo Engineering and Construction
last Wednesday of each month at the Civilian “with the same capacity,” most of the gymnasium. Co. Ltd. from Seoul is carrying out the
Personnel Operations Center Training Center, equipment needed for meal “I like it here,” said Spc. Anthony project, which is scheduled to be
Bldg. 1208 on Camp Henry. For information, preparation, from freezers to frying Erwin, Headquarters and Headquarters completed in February. The Camp
call Susan Reiley at 768-6639. For class pans, has been transported to the gym Detachment, 6th Ordnance Battalion. “I Carroll Dining Facility will resume
enrollment, call Kim Sang-yun at 768-6625. from the original dining facility. think they should make (the old gym) operations in the new facility once the
However, several larger pieces of the DFAC. The lighting is brighter and it renovation is completed.
Jan. 14, 2005 Page 25

Town hall meeting at TAS targets youth issues


By Galen Putnam entire community is represented. Community Partnership, the School The school, which is currently
Area IV Public Affairs “We have three presentations we want Improvement Plan and other initiatives. accredited, is evaluated every six years
CAMP GEORGE – Recognizing that to make today. They are all family, and “Taegu American School is one of the for ongoing endorsement.
children are one of the most important predominantly family with children in most diverse schools in DoDDs. (It) is Heather Robinson, Area IV
resources a community has to offer, school focused,” he said. only one of two unit schools adolescent substance abuse counselor,
Area IV officials conducted an open “We chose that theme (preschool through gave an in-depth presentation on the
house targeting youth issues at Taegu for a number of 12th grade) in perils of drug and alcohol abuse and
American School Jan. 6. reasons and the DoDDs and next other challenges facing today’s youth.
The two-and-a-half hour forum, led three topics year we will be Robinson also highlighted Area IV
by Area IV Commander Col. Donald J. specifically the only one,” programs designed to help at-risk youth
Hendrix, focused on a variety of topics because it is Bailey said. “We are and their families.
impacting the younger generation, their information that accredited by the “When I first got here it kind of
parents and teachers, and the you need to know. North Central surprised me since I was walking into a
community at large. Don’t keep this to Association of typical American high school, because
“We do these meetings for our yourself. Share Colleges and Schools this is Asia after all. But, the kids here
customers, our populace. These town this, take it home and and this is important are just like everywhere else,” Robinson
hall meetings are your meetings because share it with your because in February we said. “You are going to find the same
we need to get information to you and neighbors. There are a will be going through the percentages of drug and alcohol abuse
we need to get information from you,” lot of folks we need to accreditation process across the board as a high school in the
Hendrix said. “We want to make sure be sharing this information where we are going to have states.”
we are structuring them as well as we with. Knowledge is power and we need a team of individuals coming from the Robinson also pointed out the signs
can with a format that is comfortable to share it to make it work.” United States to evaluate the programs of drug and alcohol abuse and provided
and will facilitate information transfer.” Helen Bailey, Taegu American at Taegu American School. This is also an insightful look at the places where
Hendrix went on to explain that as School’s principal, presented an important because your students will be kids like to hang out, such as clubs and
part of his town hall strategy, he would overview on the school, its students, able to graduate from an accredited computer rooms.
like to target specific groups and faculty and resources. Her presentation school and will qualify for federal funds
audiences within Area IV to ensure the touched upon the School – Home – when they go off to college.” See Town Hall
Hall, Page 28

Basketball tournament features repeat, first-time champions


By Galen Putnam Larry Ellis. “We have come a long way
Area IV Public Affairs as a young team. Our guys have matured
CAMP WALKER – It was deja-vu a lot and developed a strong chemistry.
… and something new … at the 2004 We have proven we can beat some of
Korea-Wide Invitational Basketball the best teams in Korea.”
Classic held at Camp Walker’s Kelly Coming in third in the men’s division
Fitness Center Dec. 26-29, as the was Camp Humphreys. Suwon Air Base
women’s championship featured the took fourth place.
same finalists as last year and the men’s For the first time, the tournament
division featured a new champion, so featured two teams from Korean
new the winning team didn’t even exist universities. Although both Kyongbuk
last year. and Daegu Universities were blanked in
In the women’s division, Camp the tournament, Daegu University was
Casey held off a determined Han-Il Girls recognized with the team sportsmanship
High School team from Gimcheon City award in the men’s division.
52-42 to take the championship. Last A number of team and individual
year, Casey topped the Gimcheon squad honors were awarded.
58-55 to take top honors. Like last year, Women’s division:
the high-schoolers were knocked into ! Best Sportsmanship (team): Suwon
the losers bracket early in the tournament Air Base
by Camp Casey only to emerge in the ! Tournament MVP: Christy Maxwell,
championship game. The superior Camp Casey
conditioning and experience of the ! Best Showmanship: LaToya Greer,
Casey squad again proved to be the Camp Red Cloud
deciding factor, as Gimcheon wilted after ! Three-Point Shootout: Park Mi-so,
taking a 23-20 lead into halftime. Han-Il Girls High School
Camp Carroll took third place in the ! Free Throw Shootout: Yi, Hyon-a,
women’s bracket. Suwon Air Base Han-Il Girls High School
came in fourth. Men’s division:
In the men’s division, Camp Carroll ! Tournament MVP: James Dix,
topped Camp Casey 74-57 to take the Camp Carroll
championship. ! Best Showmanship: Shedrick June,
Surprisingly, this marks the first Camp Stanley
season for the Camp Carroll “Crown ! Three-Point Shootout: Anthony GALEN PUTNAM

Jewels.” Kelly, Camp Carroll Players from Camp Casey and Gimcheon City’s Han-Il Girls High School battle for the ball in the
“We didn’t have a team last year. Our ! Free Throw Shootout: Kim Yong- championship game of 2004 Korea-Wide Invitational Basketball Classic Dec. 29. Camp Casey
guys played for Daegu,” said Coach chol, Daegu University won the game 52-42,besting the Gimcheon squad for the second year in a row.
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NEWS & NOTES


Tax Center Opening
The Area IV Tax Center will open Jan. 24. It will be
located in Bldg. 1805, Camp Henry. For
appointments, call 768-6680. For information, see
your unit tax advisor.

Camp W alk
Walk er Librar y
alker
Closure
The Camp Walker library is closed until Mar. 17
due to renovation. Book return and in/out-
processing is available at the Community Activity
Center, Bldg. T-215, located next to the gas
station. For information, call Pan Un-hwan at
764-4318.

Camp Carroll DFAC


The Camp Carroll Dining Facility has moved to
the old gym due to renovation expected to
last until approximately mid-February. For
information, call Sgt. 1st Class Lisa Peterson
at 765-7036.

Deli and Bak er


eryy Closure
Baker
The Taegu Commissary deli and bakery are closed
for renovation until Monday. For information, call
Celine Ruiz at 764-4644.

Camp W alk
Walk er Dental Clinic
alker
The Camp Walker Dental Clinic has relocated inside CPL. OH DONG-KEUN
Wood Medical Clinic for renovation. The dental The Camp Carroll Dining Facility has been temporarily relocated to the installation’s old gym while the original facility goes under a major renovation.

DFAC scores new home in old gym


clinic will remain inside Wood Clinic for the duration
of the renovation, expected to be completed
January 2006. For information, call Staff Sgt.
Doricina Hendricks at 764-4307.
By Cpl. Oh Dong-keun equipment such as refrigerators, grills has more space. Plus, it’s closer to where
Camp W alk
Walk er Burger King
alker Area IV Public Affairs and mixers had to be left behind I work.”
The Camp Walker Burger King will have new CAMP CARROLL – In most cases, because of the limited electricity and “A lot of people said that it’s different
hours of operation starting Monday. The new hours gymnasiums are designed as multi- water in the gym. and they actually like it,” Zeestraten said.
will be 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday though Sunday. purpose facilities. An Area IV installation “It can be a challenging experience “The cooks are the same way. It is quite
For information, call Chester Hires at 768-7355. has taken the meaning of “multi- for the DFAC Soldiers, because we don’t demanding, but they seem to like the
purpose” facility to a new level with a have all the equipment that we usually different experience.”
Offsite Consular and unique relocation and renovation have in a normal facility,” Zeestraten While enjoying “the different
Immigration Ser vices project. said. “It can be a good experience for experience,” the dining facility
U.S. Embassy officers will be in Busan at the The Camp Carroll Dining Facility staff them to put their food service skills to personnel and the customers voiced
Paradise Hotel in Haeundae Jan. 24 – 25 to recently pulled up stakes (and steaks), use and be more conscience about how the need for improvements at the old
provide consular services. American citizens moving its operation to the installation’s they do things than they normally dining facility that was built in 1964
who wish to file applications or get information old gymnasium where meals are currently would.” and has never been through a major
about passports, consular reports of birth being prepared and served. An extensive “It’s a little bit harder and more renovation, according to Kevin Jung,
abroad, federal benefits, voting information renovation of the post’s aging dining challenging to cook here,” said Pfc. director, Camp Carroll Directorate of
and notarials, may come in during this time. facility prompted the move. Dustin DeVaughn, a baker from Public Works.
For information, check out the U.S. Embassy “We have been serving (in the gym) Company A, 307th Signal Battalion. “I’ve been around Korea, and I’ve
Web site at www.asktheconsul.org. since 11 December,” said Staff Sgt. “There are a lot of things I can’t make been to a lot of DFACs around here, and
Benjamin Zeestraten, food operations because I don’t have all the equipment to tell you the truth, we have one of the
Motorcycle and Moped noncommissioned officer in charge, over here. But we are still trying our best worst ones I have seen,” DeVaughn said.
Safety Course Headquarters and Headquarters to continue with what we’ve been “It was dull and it was plain. I am hoping
The Camp Carroll Transportation Division is Detachment, 6th Ordnance Battalion. doing.” that the renovation will bring brighter
hosting a Motorcycle and Moped Safety Course “Even though we’ve moved our Despite the hardships and challenges lighting and a more welcoming
Wednesday – Jan. 21 at the Camp Carroll operation out here, it’s still the same dining facility personnel must contend atmosphere.”
Transportation Motor Pool, Bldg. S-915. The process. We are still feeding the Soldiers with, the customers are generally “(The renovation) should have been
one-day moped and experienced motorcycle with the same capacity.” satisfied with the unusual arrangement. done a long time ago,” said Erwin. “I
rider course will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wednesday “We used to serve an average of “It’s much better than what I am leaving in a couple of days, so I
and the two-day basic motorcycle rider course about 1,000 people each day at the old expected,” said Sgt. Lee Yoon-ki, Area won’t get to enjoy the new DFAC. But
will be 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday – Jan. 21. DFAC,” said Sgt. Chong Baik, food IV Support Activity, Camp Carroll. I hope the renovation will give it more
Each course will be limited to eight operations administration non- “When I heard that they were going to space and also new equipment so the
participants. For information, call Sgt. 1st Class commissioned officer. “Recently, the move to the old gym, I couldn’t imagine quality of food can improve, too.”
Ronald Porter at 765-7726. number has gone down because of the what it was going to be like, but it’s pretty The $311,258 renovation, which
holiday season, but if it wasn’t for that, nice. They have done a good job.” began early last month, will bring a new
R esumix TTraining
raining we would still be serving the same A brighter dining area and, not floor and ceiling and new lighting
The Area IV Civilian Personnel Advisory Center number here at the gym.” surprisingly, spaciousness, seemed to be system, according to the work plan.
is offering RESUMIX training 1:30 p.m. the In order to serve the customers what pleased the diners most at the old Daebo Engineering and Construction
last Wednesday of each month at the Civilian “with the same capacity,” most of the gymnasium. Co. Ltd. from Seoul is carrying out the
Personnel Operations Center Training Center, equipment needed for meal “I like it here,” said Spc. Anthony project, which is scheduled to be
Bldg. 1208 on Camp Henry. For information, preparation, from freezers to frying Erwin, Headquarters and Headquarters completed in February. The Camp
call Susan Reiley at 768-6639. For class pans, has been transported to the gym Detachment, 6th Ordnance Battalion. “I Carroll Dining Facility will resume
enrollment, call Kim Sang-yun at 768-6625. from the original dining facility. think they should make (the old gym) operations in the new facility once the
However, several larger pieces of the DFAC. The lighting is brighter and it renovation is completed.
Area IV
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Area IV bowler gets shot at joining Army’s elite


By Cpl. Oh Dong-keun dog-tired from working all day long.
Area IV Public Affairs But I just started throwing; getting
CAMP HENRY – An Area IV strike after strike … and it just came.”
Soldier received an early Christmas In 1998, Richmond decided to
gift when he received an invitation to come back into military service, and
try out for the All-Army bowling team. the Army.
Spc. Bert Richmond, Detachment Richmond produced a near-perfect
C, 516th Personnel Service Battalion, performance, a 299-game, on the final
from Camp Henry was the only bowler day of last year ’s 8th U.S. Army
from Korea invited to the 2005 All- Bowling Championships held at
Army bowling trial camp. Yongsan Lanes in Seoul. However,
“It felt awesome when I heard that there was something more
I am going (to the trial),”Richmond disappointing than missing a perfect
said. “I have been trying to get myself game by a single pin.
to the try-out for a long time, ever “I was more disappointed at
since I found out they had an All- missing an 800 series by five pins on
Army sports program.” the very first day of the tournament
Richmond, who has been bowling than missing the perfect game,”
for 19 years, didn’t pick up on it until Richmond said. “Because an 800
he joined the Air Force when he was series shows more about endurance
21. and tenacity of the bowler than a single
“I first started bowling back in perfect game. I am still waiting for
1985, when I was in the Air Force,” my first 800 series.”
said Richmond, a native of Clearwater, CPL.OH DONG-KEUN Despite the near misses, Richmond
Spc. Bert Richmond bowls during local league action at the Walker Bowling Center. won the 2004 8th U.S. Army bowling
Fla. “I started out with a 124 average
and by the time I got out of Air Force with someone even more with him. My average was up around championships with a 3-day, 21-game
six years later, I had a 146 average, knowledgeable about the sport. 200 by 1997.” average of 229.24.
thanks to my roommate who taught “When I left military for the first One of the highlights of “Bert is a very consistent bowler,”
me the basics of bowling and helped time, I got hooked up with a pro shop Richmond’s bowling career came also said Sgt. Robert Johnson, Korea
me to get the fundamentals down.” owner in my hometown,” Richmond in 1997. He bowled a perfect, 300 Theater Network Operation Security
When he left Air Force in 1991, said. “He worked with me and taught game in February 1997. Center, Camp Walker, a teammate in
Richmond went back to his hometown me many things. I think my skills “I didn’t even think I was going to
and continued working on his skills improved the most when I worked bowl that day,” Richmond said. “I was See Bowler
Bowler, Page 28
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Town Hall from Page 25


On the positive side, there are minute update” mini-briefings to has relocated inside Wood Medical and several other subjects. Hendrix
plenty of safe places for youth to bring the community up to date on Clinic until the dental clinic and his staff responded to the
hang out according to Truda local happenings. renovation is completed in about a queries but he pointed out that some
Roper, Child and Youth Services Items of note included the year. Charles Youngblood, Area IV of the best solutions to community
coordinator, who discussed the announcements by Capt. Robert T. housing director, announced the problems come from community
many services and activities Hubble, commander, Detachment C, opening of the new Camp George members themselves.
offered by the Camp George 176th Finance Battalion, that an community room, available for “We are not the keepers of the
Child Development Center, Camp automatic teller machine will likely parties, meetings and other small golden key when it comes to
Wa l k e r S c h o o l A g e S e r v i c e s , be installed at Camp George within gatherings. knowledge,” he said. “We want to
Camp Walker Youth Services, the the next few months and a To close out the meeting, the know what your concerns are so we
Youth Services Sports Program peninsula-wide cost of living floor was opened for questions. can act on them and we want to
and outreach and support allowance survey is currently To p i c s included capital know what your ideas are so we can
services. u n d e r w a y. L t . C o l . G e n P a e k , improvements to TAS, parking at use them.”
Following the presentations, commander, 618th Dental Company, the Camp George housing area, A town hall meeting for single and
representatives from Area IV detailed the Camp Walker Dental dealing with unruly soldiers in accompanied soldiers in Daegu will
directorates provided a series of “1- Clinic’s renovation plan. The clinic public places, abandoned bicycles be held in the near future.

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a local league. “He participates in lots of local events enjoying his other hobbies. Richmond traveled to Dallas to participate in the
and always does well in them. He is a great “I like shooting pool and watching movies a lot,” three-day trial camp Jan. 4–6.
contribution to the team.” said Richmond, who owns a wall locker full of DVD The top Army bowlers, determined by total
Richmond is known to his unit superiors not only movies. He also likes to play online fantasy sports, number of pins over 24 games, went on to bowl at
as a great bowler, but as a great Soldier. where he becomes a “fantasy” owner of a team the 2005 armed forces bowling championships
“(Richmond) is a very mature Soldier, he’s been made up of professional athletes. Sunday through today in Dallas.
a great asset to the unit,” said Sgt. 1st Class Corey Richmond hopes to continue competing for a “Chances of me being selected to be on the
Leavell, first sergeant, Detachment C, 516th PSB. spot on the All-Army team until he leaves the Army. All-Army team are just as good as anyone else
“He is an outstanding bowler. I am confident that Once he leaves the military, he plans to carry on who tries out,” said Richmond before he left for
he will not only make the All-Army team, but also with bowling. the try-out. “I will do my best to be among the
win first or second place.” “My long-term goals include bowling in the senior top six and if so, I will continue to do my best
Other than participating in the league at the tour back in the states or, if not there, in the Asian to well represent the Army in the armed forces
Wa l k e r B o w l i n g C e n t e r a n d a c o u p l e o f tour,” Richmond said. “I would also like to be able championships.”
tournaments every month, Richmond said he to teach since I am also a certified coach.” The results of the Army camp competition and
doesn’t put too much time into practicing. After spending the holidays in Daegu, where he armed forces championships were unavailable at
R a t h e r, h e s p e n d s m u c h o f h i s d o w n t i m e has been stationed for the past six-and-a-half years, press time.
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“Uh-jae jeen-guep
dwae-suem-nee-dah.”
“I was promoted yesterday.”

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Word of the week

‘jeen-guep’
The phrase of the week
“Congratulations on your promotion!”

Jeen-guep choo-kah-dau-reem-nee-dah.
(your) promotion Congratulations on

Conversation of the week

Mwuh-ro jeen-guep
dwae-syuh-suem-nee-ggah?

(Eel-byoung)-ue-ro-yo.

Choo-kah-due-reem-nee-dah.

Gahm-sah-hahm-nee-dah.

Hahn-tuhk nae-sae-yo.

Mool-lohn-eem-nee-dah.