Camp Casey, South Korea
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Camp Casey is an American military camp in Dongducheon
Dongducheon
Dongducheon is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.The city located in the north of Seoul is strategically important for the defence of the Korean capital.The main camps of the US Second Infantry Division are located in the city with the division command at Uijeongbu City.-History:During...

 (also sometimes spelled Tongduchon|Tongduchŏn|TDC), South Korea
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...

, 40 miles (64.4 km) north of Seoul
Seoul
Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

, South Korea. Camp Casey was named in 1952 after Major
Major (United States)
In the United States Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps, major is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of captain and just below the rank of lieutenant colonel...

 Hugh Boyd Casey
Hugh Boyd Casey
Major Hugh Boyd Casey is the namesake of the U.S. Army Camp Casey installation in South Korea, named and officially dedicated in 1952 in his memory...

, who was killed in an airplane crash near Camp Casey during the Korean War
Korean War
The Korean War was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China , with military material aid from the Soviet Union...

. Camp Casey is one of several U.S. Army
United States Army
The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services...

 bases in South Korea near the Korean Demilitarized Zone
Korean Demilitarized Zone
The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula roughly in half, crossing the 38th parallel on an angle, with the west end of the DMZ lying south of the parallel and...

 (DMZ). Camp Casey, Camp Hovey
Camp Hovey
Camp Hovey is a United States Army military base in South Korea. It was named after Master Sergeant Howard Hovey who was killed in action at Pork Chop Hill during the Korean War. The camp is adjacent to the larger Camp Casey, connected by a road known as "Hovey Cut". It is part of an area...

, and neighboring Camp Castle
Camp Castle
Camp Castle is a , United States Army military installation in Dongducheon, South Korea and home to elements of the U.S. 2d Infantry Division. It is adjacent but not connected to the larger Camp Casey...

 and Camp Mobile hold the main armor, engineer, and mechanized infantry
Mechanized infantry
Mechanized infantry are infantry equipped with armored personnel carriers , or infantry fighting vehicles for transport and combat ....

 elements of the 2nd Infantry Division (United States) in South Korea.
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Camp Casey is an American military camp in Dongducheon
Dongducheon
Dongducheon is a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.The city located in the north of Seoul is strategically important for the defence of the Korean capital.The main camps of the US Second Infantry Division are located in the city with the division command at Uijeongbu City.-History:During...

 (also sometimes spelled Tongduchon|Tongduchŏn|TDC), South Korea
South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...

, 40 miles (64.4 km) north of Seoul
Seoul
Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

, South Korea. Camp Casey was named in 1952 after Major
Major (United States)
In the United States Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps, major is a field grade military officer rank just above the rank of captain and just below the rank of lieutenant colonel...

 Hugh Boyd Casey
Hugh Boyd Casey
Major Hugh Boyd Casey is the namesake of the U.S. Army Camp Casey installation in South Korea, named and officially dedicated in 1952 in his memory...

, who was killed in an airplane crash near Camp Casey during the Korean War
Korean War
The Korean War was a conventional war between South Korea, supported by the United Nations, and North Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China , with military material aid from the Soviet Union...

. Camp Casey is one of several U.S. Army
United States Army
The United States Army is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services...

 bases in South Korea near the Korean Demilitarized Zone
Korean Demilitarized Zone
The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula roughly in half, crossing the 38th parallel on an angle, with the west end of the DMZ lying south of the parallel and...

 (DMZ). Camp Casey, Camp Hovey
Camp Hovey
Camp Hovey is a United States Army military base in South Korea. It was named after Master Sergeant Howard Hovey who was killed in action at Pork Chop Hill during the Korean War. The camp is adjacent to the larger Camp Casey, connected by a road known as "Hovey Cut". It is part of an area...

, and neighboring Camp Castle
Camp Castle
Camp Castle is a , United States Army military installation in Dongducheon, South Korea and home to elements of the U.S. 2d Infantry Division. It is adjacent but not connected to the larger Camp Casey...

 and Camp Mobile hold the main armor, engineer, and mechanized infantry
Mechanized infantry
Mechanized infantry are infantry equipped with armored personnel carriers , or infantry fighting vehicles for transport and combat ....

 elements of the 2nd Infantry Division (United States) in South Korea. Camp Casey spans 3500 acres (14.2 km²) and is occupied by 6,300 military personnel and 2,500 civilians. There are plans for the relocation of the 2nd Infantry Division to Camp Humphreys
Camp Humphreys
Camp Humphreys or USAG-H is a medium-sized United States Army garrison located near Anjeong-ri and south of Pyeongtaek metropolitan area in South Korea. Camp Humphreys is located 55 miles south of Seoul and is one of the U.S. Army's fastest growing installations...

 which are underway with the latest estimate for completion being 2019. Camp Casey also has the only infantry battalion on the entire peninsula, 29.

The post curfew has been reinstated.

Facilities

  • Hospitals available:
    • Dental Clinic
    • Health Clinic
  • MWR facilities available:
    • Recreation Center
    • 1st Brigade Super Day-rooms
    • Library
    • Internet Cafe
    • Movie Theatre
    • Golf Course
    • Bowling Center
    • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Tennis/Basketball
    • Softball/Baseball Field
    • Skateboarding Park
    • 2 Gymnasiums
    • Arts & Crafts Center
    • 5 Mini Gyms
    • The Officer and NCO/Enlisted club are no more. They are now the Gateway Club (Casey) and Iron Triangle (Hovey), and anyone may enter.
    • Auto Car Care Center
    • USO
  • AAFES facilities available:
    • Post Exchange
    • Small Post Exchange
    • Burger King
    • Popeye's Chicken
    • Anthony's Pizza
    • Charley's Steakery
    • Baskin Robbins
    • Robin Hood Sandwiches
    • Airline Ticket Office
    • Tailor Shop
    • Shoppette
    • Class VI Store
    • Pizza Delivery
    • Filling Station
    • Barber / Beauty Salon
  • Department of Defense Dependents Schools
    Department of Defense Dependents Schools
    The Department of Defense Dependents Schools are a network of schools, both primary and secondary, that serve dependents of United States military - and other non-US - personnel outside the United States. The schools themselves are operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity...

     - a K-8 School which opened on August 30, 1984
  • Child Youth and Service Center - a daycare for children under 6 years old and over

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