Relocated USO Opens in Yongsan
Gen. James D. Thurman, Commander of United States Forces Korea, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Willing, Command Sergeant Major United States Army Garrison Yongsan, Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony W. Mahoney, Command Sergeant Major United States Forces Korea, cut the ribbon during the USO opening, Sept. 12. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung Young Ho)

YONGSAN, Republic of Korea -- The new USO (United Services Organization) facility in Seoul opened its doors to the Yongsan Garrison community during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 12.

The previous USO office was located a few minutes away on Camp Kim. The organization devoted two years to the process of moving to the new location on South Post near Dragon Hill Lodge. Tony Davis, Area Director for USO Korea, explained the reason for the move.

"Even though Camp Kim was good for administrative actions, it was not convenient for the soldiers and family members," Davis said. "Now it is placed in an ideal location, right between the areas where most of our service members live, convenient for military personnel to easily drop by."

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, the new USO officially opened its doors offering service members a place to relax and take advantage of what they have to offer.

"USO offers two primary courtesies - programs and services," Davis said. "The programs that we provide have no charge. For example we offer free internet, phone calls and snacks. The services that service members can benefit from include tours conducted overseas and domestic. Though the services require some fees, they are much cheaper than other tours off post."

Now that it is relocated, the USO hopes for more service members to take advantage of the services available to them.

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