USAG-Yongsan site gets facelift in new year
January 21, 2009
- Garrison web site gets facelift
<strong>YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea</strong> - As more community members get news and information from the Internet, Garrison officials continue to shift resources to meet their needs. The <a href="http://yongsan.korea.army.mil/">U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan web site</a> got a facelift Jan. 18.
"Our goal is to be the portal of choice for Yongsan community members," said David McNally, USAG-Yongsan public affairs chief. "We currently serve more people through our web site than we do with our newspaper operations."
More than 100 community events are publicized on the Community Information page, as well as weekly podcasts, news releases and links to community services.
"Our most popular pages are the community <a href="http://yongsan.korea.army.mil/phonebook.asp">telephone directory</a> and our <a href="http://yongsan.korea.army.mil/A-Z.asp">A to Z</a> pages," said Webmaster Steven Morgan. "We also get a large number of visits to our Korean language news releases."
The site redesign brings the Garrison closer to the design and functionality of the new official Army homepage, <a href="http://www.army.mil/">www.army.mil</a>.
"We continue to leverage technology to better manage news and publicity," Morgan said. "We have developed an online database that creates news feeds, manages our Commander's Access Channel and sends out automated e-mails to subscribers to notify them of a new press release."
McNally said the public affairs staff is constantly developing new media products.
"We have a large presence on <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/usag-yongsan">Flickr<a/>, <a href="http://youtube.com/user/usagyongsan">YouTube</a> and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/httpyongsankoreaarmymil/USAG-Yongsan/32158407071'sid=54a662abef26572bcf8a5e49280c324b&ref=s">Facebook</a>," McNally said. "Our guidance from Army Public Affairs is to engage new media to tell the Army story, and we've gone after that aggressively."
The Garrison site consistently gets more than 20,000 unique visitors each month. Visitors can sign up for free news services from the <a href="http://yongsan.korea.army.mil/subscriptions.asp">subscriptions page.</a>