YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command Team re-signed the Army Family Covenant with community leaders Dec. 18 at the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria.

Col. Dave Hall, garrison commander, said the Army Family Covenant commits the Army to enhance family readiness with better health care, housing, school systems and employment opportunities - all things that the Garrison has improved as reflected in it being an Army Community of Excellence this year.

"The Army is committed to providing Soldiers and Families a quality of life that is commensurate with their service," he said. "That is my promise to the community as the commander and our focus as a garrison team."

Overall, the covenant serves as a promise to Soldiers and their Families that the Army will be there to support them, said Installation Management Command officials, especially during this time of increased deployments and challenges.