YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Korean National Police take charge of the boundaries of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan by patrolling the area around the post. As the garrison commander recognized the importance of their duty, the KNPs were given an opportunity to tour inside of what they guard, Sep. 9.

At the beginning of the tour, the KNPs were given a briefing about the ROK-US Alliance. Following the briefing, Col. Michael. E. Masley, garrison commander of USAG Yongsan, welcomed them and presented a certificate of appreciation to three remarkable policemen who have contributed to the safety of the Yongsan community.

"The role you are play is crucial to keeping our garrison safe. You not only protect the Yongsan military community, you also protect the alliance between our nations and the friendship between our people," Masley said. "You will always be part of this strong and resilient military community. That means standing together. That means working together. And that means overcoming any challenge together."

Jang Seokwon, policemen of Yongsan-gu, expressed his appreciation for the invitation and highlighted the importance of the ROK-US alliance and security of Yongsan garrison.

"After the Korean War, South Korea is now one of the most prosperous countries in the world, and the blood alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States has been the foundation behind such sparkling development," Jang said. "Among many U.S. installations, Yongsan garrison is one of the most important because it serves as a home for many headquarters, such as the Combined Forces Command. I feel proud of myself as a policeman guarding such an important installation."

Afterward, the KNPs were given a ROK-U.S. alliance briefing and on-post tour. To experience the life of Yongsan garrison, they were served lunch at the Honor's café dining facility, visited the theatre and watched a newly released American movie.