• Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, gives a speech of appreciation to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's staff members and directors of People to People New Seoul Chapter during the PTP appreciation luncheon, Feb. 20. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Jihoon)

    Yongsan shows gratitude to good neighbors

    Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, gives a speech of appreciation to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's staff members and directors of People to People New Seoul Chapter during the PTP appreciation luncheon, Feb. 20. (U.S. Army...

  • Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, presents a certificate of appreciaiton to Yang Changkyoo, chariman of PTP New Seoul Chapter, during the PTP recognition luncheon held at R&R Bar and Grill. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Jihoon)

    Yongsan shows gratitude to good neighbors

    Col. Michael. E. Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, presents a certificate of appreciaiton to Yang Changkyoo, chariman of PTP New Seoul Chapter, during the PTP recognition luncheon held at R&R Bar and Grill. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung...

  • Staff members of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and directors of People to People New Seoul Chapter discuss about community issues while dinning, during the PTP recognition luncheon held at R&R Bar & Grill. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Jihoon)

    Yongsan shows gratitude to good neighbors

    Staff members of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and directors of People to People New Seoul Chapter discuss about community issues while dinning, during the PTP recognition luncheon held at R&R Bar & Grill. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jung Jihoon)

PTP is an international nonprofit organization established by President Dwight. D. Eisenhower to achieve worldwide improvement of human rights and peace. The Seoul chapter of PTP was founded in 1965, beginning with the Chuncheon chapter. Since then, the PTP Seoul chapter has been a strong supporter of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community in many ways.

During the luncheon, Changyu Yang, the president of PTP Seoul Chapter, commented on how U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is recognized as an Army community of excellence, and how it has developed through cooperation with the Korean community.

"It is very nice to meet garrison commander Masley, and staff members of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, getting a chance to socialize with all of you." Yang said. "Since the beginning of Seoul chapter, we have been doing our best to provide appropriate support in order to enhance the Korea-U.S. alliance and we plan to do so for the future too."

Before the luncheon, Col. Michael. E.Masley, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, made a brief speech, thanking the PTP directors for supporting the Yongsan community.

"I would like to thank the PTP members for the outstanding works they have made," Masley said. "There were many events last year, such as a tree lighting ceremony, and various good neighbor activities, which would not have been possible without the PTP members?' help. I am truly glad to invite everyone here, and hope that the relationship goes on and on."

According to Masley, Yongsan plans to continue as a good neighbor of Korea and Seoul. Community activities including volunteer cleanup projects, health and comfort outreach, sporting events and other joint recreational events with Seoul are expected in the future

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