CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - A new state-of-the-art Joint Security Area Visitor Center opened here Feb. 9 just south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Many distinguished civilian and military leaders attended the opening ceremony, along with delegates from the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission. The United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area was represented by Battalion Executive Officer Maj. Kevin Zammert.

The new facility replaced the aging Ballinger Hall on Camp Bonifas as the location where every tour going into the DMZ begins.

The center features an expanded auditorium, a separate VIP briefing room and a gift shop. It also has a museum quality exhibition hall that displays the dynamic history of the UNC Security Battalion and the Korean DMZ.