New online welcome video showcases Army life in Korea, embraces the latest in web communications too
July 21, 2008
<strong>SEOUL</strong> - Installation Management Command-Korea Region recently launched a YouTube Channel to give newcomers a preview of life in Korea. IMCOM-Korea's latest initiative serves as a supplement to their official web site and gives both newcomers and those sponsoring new arrivals easy access to a comprehensive library of videos showcasing what it's like to live and work in Korea.
The channel features two 'Welcome to Korea' videos: one specifically designed for Soldiers, and one addressing Civilian Employee matters. The site also features informative video content related to serving, working and living in the Republic of Korea. With the click of a mouse, those preparing for a PCS can gain a visual overview of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/imcomkorearegion/">Army life in Korea</a>.
"It's a place we need to be," said Slade Walters, IMCOM-Korea deputy public affairs officer. "More and more people are turning to social networking sites like YouTube for information about their next assignment or to assist Soldiers and Families headed to Korea. We need to embrace these emerging web technologies to ensure that we are provided most accurate, timely, and relevant information possible to our local community or those interested in learning more about living and working in Korea."
"We are very excited about this channel, because it provides us a global, easy to navigate system for sharing newcomer information," said Edward Johnson, IMCOM-Korea Public Affairs Officer. "We are now able to provide up-the-minute news and information to our community in a way that let's them get the information they need, when they need it."
Access to social networking sites is restricted on some DoD networks. Newcomers are encouraged to view the IMCOM-Korea YouTube channel using a commercial or non-DoD computer network.
Other useful military YouTube channels include:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/afnkorea/">AFN-Korea News</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/soldiersmediacenter/">Army News</a>