CAMP STANLEY, SOUTH KOREA - The 23rd Chemical Battalion uncased its colors and held a patch ceremony at Camp Stanley April, 2013. The Department of the Army announced the relocation of the battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash, to Camp Stanley in Uijeongbu, South Korea on Oct. 25, 2012. This relocation is part of planned enhancements to the 2nd Infantry Division and U.S. forces in the Republic of Korea and brings 300 new Soldiers to Camp Stanley. The battalion will provide Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical reconnaissance, equipment decontamination and consequence management assistance to support U.S. and ROK military forces. Relocating the 23rd Chemical Battalion within 2ID is strictly defensive and designed to increase readiness to defend the ROK, protect the region, and maintain stability on Korean peninsula.