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  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | DPW Environmental

    Aug 25, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan DPW Environmental

  • Major USPS customs form change

    Aug 24, 2015

    Starting Oct. 1, customers mailing packages to or from a military post office are required to fill out a United States Postal Service customs form online. It is recommended that you go online to create and print forms prior to arriving at the Post Office. Customers can do this by going to www.usps.com and selecting "Complete Customs Forms" found under the International tab or by visiting cns.usps.com and creating a "Click-N-Ship" account. Customers not doing this prior to mailing packages could result in delays at their post office. Check with your local post office if you have any questions.

  • 8th Army, Veterans Commemorate 65th Anniversary of the KATUSA Program

    Aug 20, 2015

    CAMP JACKSON, South Korea -- During a brief ceremony, with Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSA) veterans who served during the Korean War in attendance, Eighth Army and the KATUSA Veterans Association commemorated the 65th anniversary of one of the most unique organizations in military history Aug. 14 at Camp Jackson, South Korea.

  • Eighth Army's Secret Weapon: The Korean Service Corps

    Aug 20, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Desperately clinging to their last vestige of a secure defensive front at the Pusan Perimeter, Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Walton H. Walker knew he had to find some form of reprieve for his men in the foxholes.

  • Student donates personal gift to charity

    Aug 20, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. During this time many people try to help children suffering from this disease. Efforts include 5K run fundraisers and blood drives. A Yongsan youth decided to help other children through a very personal gift, just in time for the new school year.

  • USPS: New online rules for overseas parcels

    Aug 20, 2015

    CAMP RED CLOUD -- Postal customers wanting to send parcels from overseas military post offices starting this fall will no longer be allowed to submit handwritten customs forms and instead will have to do the forms online. The change starts October 1 and applies to all customers using post offices on U.S. military installations in the Pacific and Europe, said Matthew J. Lewis, the Camp Casey postmaster.

  • Soldiers train during air battle simulation

    Aug 20, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers of 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade conducted their second world-wide defense simulation exercise using netted remote terminal battle labs August 9-14.

  • Getting to know the new Chief of Staff of the Army

    Aug 20, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - During a brief ceremony Aug. 14 at Joint Base Meyer-Henderson just outside of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, Gen. Mark A. Milley was sworn in as the 39th U.S. Army Chief of Staff. Milley replaced Gen. Raymond T. Odierno who will retire after 39 years of service to the nation and a highly decorated career.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Drivers License Testing

    Aug 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Drivers License Testing

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Policy Letters

    Aug 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Policy Letters

  • August is antiterrorism awareness month

    Aug 10, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- August is the U.S. Army's sixth annual observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month. U.S. Army Garrision Yongsan has actively worked with the tenant units' Antiterrorism Officers (ATOs) to provide them AT tools, brochures and pamphlets to distribute throughout their units. To get the message out to the USAG-Yongsan Community, displays will be setup at the main post exchange and the commissary throughout the month. People will be able to receive information and brochures on Antiterrorism and how they can make a difference in mitigating the threat.

  • Combat medics train as they fight

    Aug 7, 2015

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The Army healthcare specialist has another name by which it is recognized by the general public. The combat medic. These Soldiers are trained to perform all the tasks of an emergency medical technician and more, all while under enemy fire. The job is intense, and their training must reflect that intensity.

  • DECA 'Back to School' savings this month

    Aug 7, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Your commissary is kicking off the "Back to School" sales event in August by focusing on healthy family breakfasts, fresh-packed school lunches and after-school snacks that children can prepare themselves. Commissaries offer lots of healthy products in all categories that fit right into a school day. "Promoting lean protein, high fiber cereals, low-fat dairy products, and fresh fruit can offer our military families great ideas for a healthy, well-rounded breakfast," said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency's sales director. "Also packing a healthy lunch includes the same categories listed above with some refrigerated, ready-made lunches that make it convenient for the parent who is preparing the school lunches.

  • Stray dogs and abandoned pets, a biting issue

    Aug 7, 2015

    DAEGU GARRISON, South Korea -- Commonly referred to as "man's best friend," dogs continue to capture the hearts of people young and old. For years, the four-legged canine has ranked high on the list of most popular pets. In today's world, especially in places like the United States, people tend to think of their dog as part of the family. Here in The Land of the Morning Calm, that same mindset is beginning to catch on in Korean families as well. Times are changing.

  • 'CID' investigator serves, protects Yongsan community

    Aug 7, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- Heroes come in many forms. Even within our own community there are outstanding individuals who work hard every day to bring criminals to justice. Jennifer Rosas, an investigator with 21st Military Police Detachment (CID), has been receiving recognition for this exact reason in U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. She joined the team she works with in April 2015 and since has contributed in solving many cases within the Yongsan community. During a short interview, this local hero shares her experiences

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Army Community Service (ACS)

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Army Community Service (ACS)

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Directorate Emergency Services (DES)

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate Emergency Services (DES)

  • ACS job fair provides opportunities in Yongsan

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Over 150 people, including service members and their families, looking for new opportunities attended the Army Community Service (ACS) Job Fair July 16 at Dragon Hill Lodge's Naija Ballroom, Yongsan. During the job fair, representatives from around the peninsula provided information and answered questions for potential future employees.

  • 'COEX' is shining jewel in Gangnam crown

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- As PSY's 'Gangnam Style' hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it got people wondering where or what Gangnam is. Gangnam is a province located south of the Han River and it serves as the center of all business and entertainment of Seoul. As New York City has the Empire State Building, in the heart of Gangnam's central location lies the Convention and Exhibition (COEX) center. Standing as the core of the peninsula's MICE industry (Meeting, Incentives, Convention, Events and Exhibition), the COEX is one of the most popular convention centers in South Korea. Countless conferences of international significance were held at the COEX such as the ASEM (Asia-Europe Meeting) 2000, the G20 Seoul Summit 2010, and the Seoul 2012 Nuclear Industry Summit.

  • VBS offers kids, families summer fun, faith

    Jul 24, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Summer is a busy time of the year as many families move in and out of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. In the midst of all this, the South Post Chapel offers an opportunity through their vacation Bible school (VBS) program for children to learn, grow and have fun. This year's VBS, which ran from July 13 to July 17, was slightly different from the ones in the past.

  • ROK, US Patriot crews seal gaps in combined air defense

    Jul 24, 2015

    Air defenders from Republic of Korea Air Force's 199th Air Defense Artillery Battalion and U.S. Army 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment joined forces for a week-long exercise linking U.S. and ROK air defense systems July 13-16 at Jungwon Air Base, South Korea. This is the second time the two countries have conducted this type of exercise.

  • PACFLT Commander Reaffirms U.S. ROK Navy Alliance

    Jul 24, 2015

    SEOUL -- Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited South Korea July 19-20, to meet with senior military and government leaders and reaffirm the U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea's enduring alliance as a cornerstone of Indo-Asia-Pacific regional stability. During the two-day visit, Swift met with leaders from both the U.S. and the Republic of Korea, to include the Honorable Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Adm. Jung, Ho-sub, ROK chief of naval operations, Adm. Choi, Yoon hee, ROK chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Park, Seon-woo, deputy commander of the Combined Forces Command, to discuss the strength of the alliance between the U.S. and ROK.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Phonebook

    Jul 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Phonebook

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR)

    Jul 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR)

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Directorate of Public Works (DPW)

    Jul 16, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate of Public Works (DPW)

  • SHARP color run builds esprit de corps

    Jul 13, 2015

    The SHARP Awareness Color Run paints USAG Yongsan and its service members with vibrant colors along with community safety, June 29. Col. Maria P. Eoff, Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins joined approximately 500 people running with colorful sprints. The event concluded with a surprise quiz and prizes coordinated by Master Sgt. Turner, community SHARP representative (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk).

  • 'Read to the Rhythm'

    Jul 13, 2015

    The Yongsan library celebrated its official Summer Reading Program "Read to the Rhythm." with the Eighth Army Band, July 7. The jazz ensemble, after having a sing-along session with the kids, allowed SPC Doo to read 'Dragon loves tacos' to the children. The band played great jazz tunes to approximately 20 enthusiastic children. The program concluded as the coordinator, with the help of the Yongsan library, introduced board games and activities for children to enjoy. "Read to the Rhythm" continues from June 20 - July 28. Contact the Yongsan library at DSN 723-6974, or Commercial 0503-323-6974. (U.S. Army - photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | About Us

    Jul 8, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan About Us

  • Welcome to USAG Yongsan!

    Jul 8, 2015

    Welcome to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's official website. USAG Yongsan is home to more than 21,000 Service Members, Families, Civilians, Contractors, Retirees, Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army, Korean Military, Korean Service Corps and Korean National Employees; as well as headquarters for United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea and Eighth Army.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | 403d Logistics Readiness Center (LRC)

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan 403rd Logistics Readiness Center (LRC)

  • Soul food: Chaplains and Soldiers bond over burgers

    Jul 7, 2015

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Many people bond while sharing a meal together, the U.S. and Republic of Korea Armies are no different in that aspect. The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Unit Ministry Team partnered with ROK Army Buddhist, Korean Monk, Catholic, Methodist and Protestant chaplains July 7-8 at a ROK Army 12th Division outpost just South of the Demilitarized Zone.

  • 1st ABCT cases colors, leaves behind a legacy

    Jul 2, 2015

    The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on the Peninsula continuously since 1965. During that time, it has built a shared history with the Republic of Korea Army and the local population. Through combined training and operations, the Iron Brigade has stood shoulder to should with its ROK Army counterparts to deter the hostile North Korean regime. Recently, history was made when 2nd ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas, officially replaced 1st ABCT during a transfer of authority ceremony, July 2, at Camp Casey. This was the first of many future brigade rotations to the Peninsula.

  • USA Women's University B-ball Team faces Yongsan team

    Jun 29, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON - The 2015 USA Basketball Women's University Team visits U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and plays a friendly match against the garrison's representing team at Collier Field House, june 29. Approximately 200 members of the community came out to cheer on both teams during the practice game for the Women's Team.

  • LBGT Panel meet at Yongsan Garrison

    Jun 28, 2015

    Members of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade hosted a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Awareness and Education Panel Friday at the Dragon Hill Lodge for members of the Yongsan Garrison community. Organizers said the goal was to educate, inform and have an open discussion with service members, civilians and family members on Department of Defense policies and challenges faced by LBGT service members

  • SAHS celebrates 2015 commencement

    Jun 26, 2015

    Honoring the graduating class of 2015, commencement ceremony for Seoul American High School graduates was held at Blue Square Theatre located at Itaewon, Yongsan, June 6. Hundreds of graduates' families, friends gathered at the auditorium inside the Blue Square building to wish their promising future ahead of them.

  • Strong Beginnings for next big step - Yongsan CDC graduates preschoolers

    Jun 12, 2015

    Congratulations to all the graduates! Friends and family members gather at the R&R Bar and Grill to celebrate the children from the U.S Army Garrison Yongsan Child Development Center officially graduating preschool, the evening of June 12.

  • USAG-Yongsan saves thousands of dollars using LRC buses

    Jun 9, 2015

    Logistics Readiness Center-Yongsan school bus services saved nearly $750,000 and tallied zero bus accidents during the school year that just ended, Army officials said. LRC-Youngsan's bus support played an important role with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) here during the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Bike rodeo pedals safety into community

    May 30, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON --On May 30, with the help of the Directorate of Emergency Services and other volunteers, young members of Boy Scouts of America hold a bike rodeo at the overflow parking lot area across from Commiskey's for the entire community.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

    May 29, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Directorate of Human Resources (DHR)

    May 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Directorate of Human Resources (DHR)

  • SAES walks Miles for honorable Heroes

    May 20, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- We all have our personal heroes. Parents, teachers, mentors… the people that have inspired us, the people that sacrificed themselves to allow us to become the person that we are today. This Memorial Day, to the Seoul American Elementary School (SAES) students, their heroes were the 14 fallen soldiers who sacrificed themselves for the sake of the nation's freedom.

  • What's the Angle? Yongsan rescue training reaches new heights

    May 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- With their chief persons proudly representing the team as winners of the 2014 Installation Management Command Pacific (IMCOM-P) best fire officers of the year, the Yongsan Fire Department conducts relentless exercise and practice to maintain the standards of excellence that they themselves have set so high, here, May 8 to May 10.

  • Mangudai : Reinforcing the 'Backbone' of the Army

    May 18, 2015

    2015 Mangudai week launched with Backbone University, hosted on USAG Yongsan. Divided into two phases, the week focused heavily on the challenges that both junior and senior enlisted leaders have to face. 'Mangudai' are Mongolian warriors, dating back to the 13th century. The first two days of the Mangudai in Korea consisted of the "Backbone University": where junior enlisted participated in a series of physical training and education provided by senior enlisted leaders. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Korea, U.S. Forces Korea Commander gave a special visit to the class for invigorating remarks to the junior enlisted. USFK Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, Yongsan Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Henney M. Hodgkins and many senior enlisted leaders participated in the classes to inspire and encourage the soldiers. (U.S. Army Photos by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk, Yongsan Public Affairs)

  • Community catches fish, fun at K16 Spring Fest

    May 15, 2015

    The K-16 Spring Festival (K-16 Veterans of Foreign Wars Millitary Appreciation Day) was celebrated May 15 2015. Numerous events were held - Martial Arts demonstration, Taekwondo demonstration, Korean Traditional Percussives performance, Mud fish catching game, and sports tournaments. The sports tournaments included Frisbee tournaments, mini-soccer tournaments and baseball throwing competitions. More than 100 U.S. soldiers, Republic Of Korea Army soldiers who serve nearby the K-16 Airbase, and servicemembers celebrated the event. Barbeque was served to all personnel for lunch, and other treats were available for all to enjoy. The annual appreciation was a big success, recognizing the service of the members of K-16 and ROKA soldiers, allowing them a joyful day. (U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • Soldiers deemed warriors at Mangudai graduation

    May 15, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- On May 15, families, friends, and service members gather at field number seven to congratulate the 106 senior-enlisted soldiers returning from the 58-hour Mangudai Warrior challenge.

  • Summer Hot Spot -- Hangang Citizen's Park

    May 10, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- As the last chills of winter disappear in the Korean peninsula, the people of Seoul flock to parks and outdoor attraction sites to enjoy the nice weather. Among these, the Hangang Citizen's Park in the Yeouido district is one of the most popular.

  • 'Our hearts have Seoul': Area II volunteers praised

    May 7, 2015

    YONGSAN -- Every year volunteers in Area II are recognized for their outstanding service in a Volunteer of the Year Ceremony. This year, the "heart" of the community was represented through the theme, "Our Hearts Have Seoul." With more than 2,100 registered volunteers and over 155,000 hours of volunteer time accumulated, the "heart" of the volunteers is beating strong. Col. Maria Eoff provided opening statements for those in attendance. "To all of our nominees…all of you are tremendously valuable to our community. Many of our programs rely on the commitment and dedication of volunteers," said Eoff. "Volunteers are the backbone of our community and are vital to our success. The time and talents that you share…directly contributes to the improvement of our community and quality of life."

  • SHARP Chili cook off aims for better community

    May 7, 2015

    The United States Army Garrison Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) chili cook-off was held April 21, at Commiskey's Community Activity Center. The event was held to raise SHARP awareness, and highlight the communities efforts during Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM). The winner of the competition was Sgt. 1st Class Nikisha Collins, Special Troops Battalion, U.S. Forces Korea (center right). Maj. Gen. David Puster (Center left), Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment, Eighth Army presented the award to Collins following the finale of the competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Byun Hye Joon)

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 6, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON--"Run it, walk it, or ruck it; do your part in the fight to STOP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault!" More than 700 runners, walkers and 'ruckers,' regardless of the area they serve in, tightly packed the road in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center to raise Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Awareness, here, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • IMCOM region director visits Sung-nam golf course

    May 3, 2015

  • DES Chief appreciates KNP partners

    May 1, 2015

    Ricky Oxendine, Chief of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan (Area II) Directorate of Emergency Services, (DES) shows his gratitude with a scroll of appreciation to the members of the Korean National Police (KNP), whom he has kept close partnership with for his time in the garrison. The KNP and the Area II DES has been cooperating through various measures by means of providing patrols to the Itaewon province, giving support to each other as military police and government police and overall, working together as a team to extinguish crime in Area II.

  • 'Our hearts have Seoul': Area II volunteers praised

    May 1, 2015

    YONGSAN -- Every year volunteers in Area II are recognized for their outstanding service in a Volunteer of the Year Ceremony. This year, the "heart" of the community was represented through the theme, "Our Hearts Have Seoul." With more than 2,100 registered volunteers and over 155,000 hours of volunteer time accumulated, the "heart" of the volunteers is beating strong.

  • SHARP half marathon sparks community awareness

    May 1, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON - "Run it, walk it, or ruck it; do your part in the fight to STOP Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault!" More than 700 runners, walkers and 'ruckers,' regardless of the area they serve in, tightly packed the road in front of the Collier Community Fitness Center to raise Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Awareness, USAG Yongsan, April 11.

  • USAG Yongsan launches mobile APP

    Apr 30, 2015

    Introducing the USAG Yongsan Mobile APP! Check out the new USAG Yongsan mobile app to get the latest garrison news, information and social media updates in a single, easy to use location.

  • SHARP chili cook off aims for better community

    Apr 30, 2015

    The United States Army Garrison Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) chili cook-off was held April 21, at Commiskey's Community Activity Center. The event was held to raise SHARP awareness, and highlight the communities efforts during Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM). The winner of the competition was Sgt. 1st Class Nikisha Collins, Special Troops Battalion, U.S. Forces Korea (center right). Maj. Gen. David Puster (Center left), Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment, Eighth Army presented the award to Collins following the finale of the competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Byun Hye Joon)

  • CYSS Community Fun Fair brings joy to youth

    Apr 30, 2015

    Military families gathered together at a community fun fair at Child Development Center held by Child Youth and School Services (CYSS) on April 11. Various kinds of activities were arranged at the event for children to enjoy, together with the food booths that were sold for the military families. At the event, each booth offered different kinds of activities including nail beautification, and ACS celebrated the official begin of autism awareness month. Also, there were two organizations raffling bicycles. (U.S. Army Photos by Sgt. Moon Hyung Ju)

  • Yongsan leaders meet with Itaewon Bar Association

    Apr 23, 2015

    Col. Maria P. Eoff, Garrison Commander for Area II, invited Yoo Won Soon, chairman of the Itaewon Bar Owner's Association and his fellow Bar Owners of the Itaewon area for a discussion for a further cooperation between the two neighbors. The meeting, continued from the previous session of last september, when the Garrison Commander was invited to 'Twilight Zone' Bar of Itaewon, discussed issues related to the safety of the soldiers and their welfare that has close relations with the operating principles of the Itaewon Bars. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Yi Jung UK)

  • Yongsan recognizes Child abuse prevention month

    Apr 23, 2015

    USAG Yongsan Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony 2015 took place at School Age Service Center, South Post Yongsan Garrison, April 3. Attendees include 5th grade singers, parents and ACS staffs. The signing of the proclamation by Maj. Gen. Puster and Garrison Commander Col. Eoff means to show public support for the prevention of child abuse. After the remarks by Maj. Gen. Puster and Col. Eoff, proclamation was read by Ms. Baggett, followed by singing performance by School Age Center children. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Moon, Hyung Ju)

  • KUSFW Strengthens ties of two nations

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Area II KATUSA U.S. Friendship Week (KUSFW) marks its beginning April 13, 2015. Celebrated at USAG Yongsan's Knight Field, the opening ceremony provided unforgettable sights to Area II service members and the entire community. The opening ceremony was highlighted by the performances of many organizations. To recognize the strong alliance of the two nations, the Seoul Land Parade Team, the Republic Of Korea Army (ROKA) Honor Guards and the Special Forces visited the Yongsan Garrison. (Left) The ROKA Honor guards perform their extraordinary skills that they have been preparing deligently for. (Above) The ROKA Special Forces, under the orders of the Special Forces Commander, execute the combatives on one another to show the strength of the ROKA forces. (U.S. Army Photo by Cpl. Yi Jung Uk)

  • Area II Soldiers plant seeds of alliance

    Apr 23, 2015

    70th Arbor Day Event in Yongsan was held at the neighborhood park in Seobinggo, April 8. Mayor of Yongsan-gu, Mr. Sung Jang Hyun and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. Maria P. Eoff has taken their time to work together to plant trees with thirty-one Garrison soldiers and fifty Yongsan-gu staff members. The trees that were planted are Japanese persimmon tree and Korean azalea.

  • Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Trains for Simulated Ebola Case

    Apr 13, 2015

    Medical personnel from the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) along with the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) recently participated in a Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise on March 31, 2015. The exercise provided Republic of Korea and US interagency and military participants the necessary training on how to respond to a simulated Ebola case.

  • Yongsan thanks volunteers for 'devotion to service'

    Apr 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON- Forty five years since the transition to the All-Voluntary Force (AVF) of the United States Military, the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan recognizes the volunteers that serve in the voluntary Army today. They are the hidden forces that allows for the garrison to continue its undisturbed journey to 'Strong and getting Stronger,' here, Mar. 19.

  • University Orchestra 'notes' appreciation for troops

    Apr 5, 2015

    Soldiers, families and community leaders gathered to hear the sounds of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, March 25 at the Yongsan South Post Chapel.

  • Dragon Knights' train for SHARP 1/2 marathon

    Apr 3, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON- How can you measure your own determination and strength? Some, like Sgt. Joshua Harr, use their strength to run and march in half marathons. Others can find their strength in the reporting of sexual crimes,. Strength and determination can be both physical and mental, and Sgt. Harr will combine both in the second annual SHARP (Sexual Harassment Assault Response Program)/Austin Half Marathon Shadow Run.

  • Medical Soldiers Assist Local Orphanage

    Mar 27, 2015

    Soldiers from the 65th Medical Brigade volunteered their time and efforts during a visit to Namsanwon Orphanage in Seoul on March 27, 2015. Some 20 service men and women attended to the needs of the orphanage by helping with ground maintenance, household chores and various other tasks.

  • Traveling By Day -- Cheong Gye Cheon brings serenity, calm to travelers

    Mar 22, 2015

    City life is hectic. It is especially hard to maintain a balanced life when you're living in a densely populated megalopolis like Seoul. Congested traffic, skyscrapers piercing the skyline, and the never-sleeping streetlights keeps a man from inner peace. For serenity and tranquility people seek for parks or massages, but there's a better option here in Seoul.

  • U.S., South Korean troops reunite for exercise

    Mar 19, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea -- American Soldiers who specialize in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards joined forces with South Korean troops during Key Resolve in Korea.

  • Medical Unit Learns 'Fight Tonight' Readiness Skills

    Mar 18, 2015

    As part of the peninsula wide Key Resolve 15 exercise, Soldiers from 121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Yongsan Army Garrison, South Korea, dug in for some cohesive unit training that addressed their readiness capabilities if called upon should hostilities occur along the Korean peninsula. One aspect of the training was a mass-casualty exercise and other events such as live surgical procedures with volunteer patients, evacuation procedures, establishing a field hospital and relocating it as well as reacting to various medical scenarios. All of which tested the medical personnel abilities to stand up the Critical Care Corridor portion of the 88-bed CSH and react to various trauma scenarios.

  • 'Fire Fighting' Friends

    Mar 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Emergency Services and the Yongsan-gu Fire Department share a very special kinship. The two groups perform routine fire fighting and emergency response training in military housing, and participate in other events together throughout the year, including Safe Seoul Day. And that mutual training paid off recently during a fire on Yongsan's Main Post.

  • Yongsan students honor black history during observance

    Mar 5, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON - "You are here, you are living ... and you are obligated to (use) your life to make a difference." Those are strong words that can apply to all people, from every walk of life. Following that message, service members, civilians and families of all ethnic backgrounds gathered to recognize the achievements of black individuals who made invaluable contributions to the nation. The 2015 African American/Black History Month Observance at Dragon Hill Lodge was about more than remembering and applauding the heroes of the past.

  • 1st Signal Brigade inspects local JROTC Cadets

    Feb 27, 2015

    YONGSON GARRISON, Korea -- Young cadets from the Seoul American High School Junior ROTC program gathered in their gymnasium for inspection on Feb. 26. Eight 1st Signal Brigade non-commissioned officers conducted the inspections for 140 young cadets. In addition to inspecting and grading their uniforms, the NCOs asked the cadets general military knowledge questions to gauge their understanding on military protocol.

  • Local hospital gives back to Garrison Korean Nationals

    Feb 22, 2015

    SEOUL, Republic of Korea -- The Soon Cheon Hyang Hospital and U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan strengthened their relationship with a committment of medical support to Korean personnel operating in the garrison.

  • R&R Bar & Grill Scores Touchdown!

    Feb 9, 2015

    R&R BAR & GRILL, where entertainment and joy is always served with meals for the service members and their families, celebrates a Touchdown Day broadcasting the NFL Super Bowl XLIX on FEB 2, 2015, here, USAG Yongsan. Soldiers and their families gathered all together from six in the morning to enjoy the NFL Super Bowl Final held between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. With drinks, free breakfast, and draws for random prizes, the Garrison's community members got together as one for the Nation-wide sports fever. The seven-hours-long game concluded with the victory of the New England Patriots. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Yi Junguk) (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Yi Junguk)

  • ACS Newcomer Tour Highlights Seoul Sights

    Feb 9, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea- Newcomers to Area II joined with the Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) to tour Seoul and learn more about their new host country, Jan. 28. The tour is a two-day event, beginning with an orientation of agencies throughout Yongsan, showcasing organizations like the Red Cross. The event is continued with a windshield tour of Yongsan and an outing to sites around Seoul.

  • Dragon Knights 'take to the slopes' for Warrior Adventure Quest

    Feb 5, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- Flecks of snow carried by the winter breeze hit against excited faces as the sun started unveiling itself from behind the clouds. Beyond squinting eyes, the morning light illuminates the stretch of gleaming white slopes, which are speckled with colorful skiers, who would soon be joined with more company. "Alright, crew. Be at the right place at the right time!" With that, the air filled with the sounds of boots from "Dragon Knight" soldiers trudging through the snow for the Warrior Adventure Quest, Feb. 5, at Gangwon Province.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Religious Support Office (RSO)

    Jan 28, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Religious Support Office (RSO)

  • LOCALS HAILED FOR GETTIN' THE SHOT! - Yongsan recognizes talented photographers in Army contest

    Jan 28, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community held an Award Ceremony to recognize the winners of the annual 2014 Army Digital Photography Contest, Jan. 28, at Commisky's Community Activity Center.

  • Symbol of the Nation in the Heart of Seoul, Gyeonbokgung

    Jan 26, 2015

    Eiffel Tower of France, Big Ben of England, and the Great Wall of China. These are the greatest cultural legacies that first come to mind when visualizing these specific countries. When it comes to Korea, Gyeonbokgung is given the honor of being the nation's cultural icon.

  • Yongsan community pays tribute to Dr. King legacy

    Jan 18, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil and observance honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan., 18 here.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Bus Schedules

    Jan 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Bus Schedules

  • Operation Santa Express Brings Smiles to Unsung Heroes

    Jan 12, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Garrison Command and the Directorate Emergency Services (DES) delivered a 'Holly Jolly Christmas' by bringing Christmas Stockings and goodies to the Area II First Responders working on Christmas Eve, December 24th.

  • 'Sweet Apples' Rock the Night Away in Yongsan

    Jan 12, 2015

    Sweet Apples is a talented band that performs around the Garrisons for the entertainment of service members and their families in the Republic of Korea. Apple, Rhea, Mikee, Roberto, Rhick and Bien rocked the night away at R&R Bar & Grill, Jan 7 at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. Their next performance at the R&R is scheduled for Jan 21 (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Yi Junguk)

  • Yongsan Lends Helping Hands at Geon Orphanage

    Jan 10, 2015

    YONGSAN GARRISON -- As the winter sunlight washed over the quiet Saturday afternoon, the rustle of busy hands and feet, as well as the sound of excited laughter rang out across the parking lot in front of Geon Orphanage. Curious young eyes watched while volunteers stacked boxes full of clothes and other items. Without a doubt, the Winter GIVE project had cut through the frigidity of the season and sparked off a very warm beginning for the New Year.

  • Yongsan Lanes 'Cosmic bowling' strikes in New Year

    Dec 31, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON - Large, teeming crowds and loud noises are what can usually be expected at the end of the year no matter where a party goer travels. Although not the typical New Year's Eve atmosphere, the Yongsan Lanes bowling alley offered something different with its annual New Year's Eve Extravaganza event at U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan.

  • Jeonbuk Journey offers craftworks, culture and cuisine

    Dec 19, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Approximately thirty U.S. military and DOD civilian family members from Area II were treated to a special day learning more about Korean culture on the road. The theme of the trip was 'The Secret Garden of Korean Food', featuring visits to a traditional pottery maker, a Korean restaurant and traditional tea house, and an introduction to regional customs in Jeonbuk, Nov. 21.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Housing

    Dec 16, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Housing

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | Information Management Office (IMO)

    Dec 15, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Information Management Office (IMO)

  • General Tells Tikes Tall Turkey Tales

    Dec 2, 2014

    Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander, U.S. Forces-Korea reads to kids during the Thanksgiving Story Hour at the Yongsan Garrison library Nov. 8. Approximately 30 kindergartners took part in the yearly event where the commanding general for USFK reads holiday stories to kids. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Yi, Junguk)

  • Yongsan hosts Area II Retiree Appreciation Day

    Nov 30, 2014

    "Freedom is not free." It has never been free. The freedom we benefit from in this nation cannot be taken for granted. USAG Yongsan did not disregard of the toll that the veterans have paid by celebrating the Annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the Dragon Hill Lodge, Nov 15th.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • IMCOM commander, command sergeant major send Thanksgiving message

    Nov 24, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a great American tradition. It offers us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the blessings in our lives. We are thankful to live in this great country, and for the liberties provided by our Constitution. We are blessed that we get the opportunity to serve the Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and contract teammates that make up the Army team.

  • IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released "IMCOM 2025 and Beyond," a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general's vision for the organization.

  • ACS 'Takes Back the Night' from violence, assault

    Nov 2, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) 'took back the night' with their march conducted under the purpose to stand up against domestic violence for servicemembers and their families here, 15th October.

  • Area II soldiers warm Susaek-dong community

    Nov 2, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company and members of Eunpyeong-Gu National Unification Advisory Council made combined efforts to deliver coal briquettes to the Susaek-dong area to help them survive this winter, 28 Oct.

  • Yongsan garrison observes Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 7, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan servicemembers and civilians honored the contributions of Hispanic Americans during the a special heritage month observance event, Sept 18.

  • Area II recognizes volunteers, names quarterly winners

    Oct 7, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Volunteers from the Yongsan military community were recognized in a special ceremony at Army Community Service building, 22, Sept., here.

  • Korean American Soccer Camp helps needy communities

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Local schoolchildren wrapped up a three-day Korean, American Non-Profit Soccer Charity camp for youths ages 5 to 14, here, August 18-20. The camp offered children instructional based learning for youths wanting to learn the fundamental of soccer.

  • ACS offers unique newcomer's tour

    Sep 23, 2014

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The Yongsan Army Community Services (ACS) welcomed newcomers to the Yongsan community with a bus trip to one of the greatest tourist attractions of South Korea, July 22.

  • Yongsan thanks Korean National Police for serving community

    Sep 22, 2014

    Korean National Police(KNP) from Yongsan-gu Police Station visited United States Army Garrison Yongsan, Sep. 12. Approximately 110 police officers attended the KNP Appreciation day. The event officially began with the welcome remarks given by U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. Maria P. Eoff at Commiskey's Community Center.

  • 121 Combat Support Hospital Medics at work

    Sep 18, 2014

    Soldiers from Alpha Company, 121st Combat Support Hospital served as stand by medical personnel Sept. 13, 2014 during the first home game of the Seoul American High School football season.