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Published by the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command.This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected.Learn more about the Army in Korea by visiting our official Facebook page at:


  • 1. Volume 5, Issue 18P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THER EPUBLIC OF K OREA Feb. 23, 2007 The Morning Calm15th KSC Area Cub Scouts Weekly isCompany winstour broadcast awardstationPage 5 Page 10nlineVisit Bell talks toTaegu studentsSee story and additional photos on page 25.GALEN PUTNAMForce increasethe Senate Armed ServicesCommittee. I think that the Army is too small whats on the horizon; you dont know what is going to follow.So if asked for my military advicenecessary for war onfor the century that were in,Schoomaker said. I believe the plan on whether or not we should look at off-ramping or stopping somethingterror,terror, leaders saywe have is the proper plan and propershort of 202,000 Marines at this point,slope to do it. And so my advice would he continued, I would recommend webe that we complete the plan and wenot do that until such time as we thinkBy Sara WoodThe extra 65,000 Soldiers and sustain this force. Its my opinion thethat this war against Islamic extremistsAmerican Forces Press Service27,000 Marines, due to be added by nation can afford it, and its necessary is over. WASHINGTON- The end-2012, will increase time at home for in this century. The Army is set to grow at 7,000strength increases in the Army and units between deployments and willAdvocating for the increase in theSoldiers per year, and the Marines atMarine Corps will help reduce strain prepare the forces for missions in Marine Corps, Conway said, I believe5,000 per year. Schoomaker andon the forces and position them for theareas besides Iraq and Afghanistan,were a nation at war. I think thatConway said this rate of growth willlong war against terrorism, the leadersGen. Peter J. Schoomaker, Army chief Afghanistan and Iraq represent theof the two services said inof staff, and Gen. James T. Conway,first battles of this long war. And Icongressional testimony last Thursday. commandant of the Marine Corps, told think, like in any war, you dont know See Force Page 4 Force,

2. 2 Feb. 23, 2007 Commentary The Morning Calm WeeklyMP BlotterThe following entries were excerpted from the United States Forces Korea and the Korean Yellow Dust: persons with lung diseases (such asmilitary police blotters. These entries may beincomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence Meteorological Administration have Are you prepared? asthma), heart disease or diabetesof any person.Special to The Morning Calm Weekly revised their warnings Keep windowsArea 1Wrongful Use of Prescription Medication, concerning increase inand doors closedInvestigation established probable cause to believeYellow dust coming from the Gobi Desert in Remove contact lenses and wear glassesSubject 1 committed the offense of Wrongful UseChina. The following information about Brush your teeth and wash your hands, faceof a Controlled Substance when he utilized a fellowyellow dust was extracted from a handoutand eyes with warm water upon returningSoldiers prescription medication and tested provided by USFK to prepare you for thisindoorspositive for amphetamines during a unitadministered urinalysis test. On Feb. 13, Subject 1 health risk: Drink plenty of water to keep your tearswas interviewed under rights advisement and o What is it? Inhalable particlesflowing welladmitted to utilizing an unknown Soldiers that originate from dry, desert regions of Use air filters to keep air clear, and humidifierprescription. This is a final report.China and Mongolia. to increase indoor humidity levelo What does it do? In sufficient Wash fruits and vegetables exposed to YellowArea 2 concentration, fine particles can obscure Sand before consumptionAssault Consummated by a Battery, D/V, Subject 1and Victim 1 were involved in a verbal altercation visibility, irritate soft tissues in the eyes, Wash hands carefully before handling foodwhich turned physical, when Subject 1 struck Victimnose, mouth, and throat, and cause or Dont burn candles and dont smoke indoors1 numerous times in the facial area with an open exacerbate respiratory and cardiovascular After the Yellow Sand/dust storm has cleared:hand. Victim 1 declined medical attention and left problems. Air out room/housethe scene before MP arrived. Subject 1 waso When does it happen? Yellow Wash objects exposed to dust before usingapprehended and transported to Yongsan PMOwhere he was administered a series of FSTs, which Sand events usually occur during the spring them do this carefully to keep from stirring uphe failed. Subject 1 was not advised of his legal(March, April and May). Since 1999, the dustrights due to his suspected level of intoxication. Yellow Sand events have also occurred Check the current Yellow Sand concentration atSubject 1 was processed and released to hisduring winter months. your location at Victim 1 reported to the Yongsan PMOo What can I do? index.html, click on Yellow Sand, or http://and rendered a written sworn statement attestingto the incident, at which time she incriminatedDuring the Yellow Sand/dust storm: by stating that she struck Subject 1 first. Avoid outdoor activities, especially default.asp. For more information, contact 18THVictim 1 was then advised of her legal rights, whichthe elderly, young children, and MEDCOM at 736-3025/3033.she waived, rendering a written sworn statementadmitting to the offenses. Victim 1 was processedFDA warns against eating peanut butterand released on her own recognizance. Victim 1sustained no visible injuries. Subject #1 wasprocessed and released on his own recognizance.SWS was notified. This is a final report.Product may be of the jar that begins with the Salmonella can invade the number 2111.bloodstream and cause life-Area 3Larceny of Private Funds, Person(s) unknown, bycontaminated with Both the Peter Pan and Great threatening infections. Value brands are manufactured in Individuals who have recentlymeans unknown, removed funds from Victim 1sdebit card account. Victim 1s debit card wasSalmonella a single facility in Georgia by eaten Peter Pan and Great Valuesecured and attended. ECOL is $532.00. The AFFES Media ConAgra. Great Value peanut brand peanut butter beginning withinvestigation continues by MPI.Special to The Morning Calm Weeklybutter made by other manufacturersproduct code 2111 and have The FoodandDrug is not affected.experienced any of these symptomsArea 4Administration (FDA) is warning If consumers have any of thisshould contact their doctor or healthUnderage Drinking, while conducting ID checks atconsumers not to eat certain jarsPeter Pan or Great Value brandcare provider immediately. Any suchGate 4, MP detected a strong odor of an alcoholic of Peter Pan peanut butter or Greatillnesses should be reported to state peanut butter in their home that hasbeverage emitting from Subject 1s person. FurtherValue peanut butter due to risk of been purchased since May 2006,or local health authorities.investigation revealed that Subject 1 was underthe legal age to consume alcohol. Subject 1 was contamination with Salmonellathey should discard it.FDAs warning is based on a just-administered a series of FSTs, which he failed. Tennessee (a bacterium that Symptoms of foodborne illnesscompleted epidemiological study bySubject 1 was apprehended and transported to thecauses foodborne illness). caused by Salmonella include fever, the Centers for Disease Control andCamp Carroll PMO where he was administered a The affected jars of Peter Pandiarrhea and abdominal cramps. InPBT with a result of 0.059 percent BAC and released and Great Value peanut butter have persons with poor underlying healthto his unit. This is a final report.a product code located on the lidor weakened immune systems,See FDA Page 4FDA,Published by IMCOM-KoreaThis Army newspaper is an authorizedMorning CalmPrinted by Oriental Press Bldg. 1440, Yongsan Main Post publication for members of the Installation Management Command-Korea RegionPrinted by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physicalprivate firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The Director/Publisher Brig. Gen. Al Aycockwith the U.S. Government, underany other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarilyPublic Affairs OfficerJohn A. Nowellexclusive written contract withpurchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S.the Contracting Command-EditorAndre Butler violation or rejection of this equal Government, Department of Defense, orKorea. 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