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Camp Casey, South Korea

Camp Casey
Dongducheon, South Korea
Type Army post
Site information
Owner  United States of America
Controlled by  United States Army
Site history
Built 1952
In use 1952 – present
Garrison information
Garrison 2nd Infantry Division

Camp Casey is a U.S. military base in Dongducheon (also sometimes spelled Tongduchŏn or TDC), South Korea, 40 miles (64 km) north of Seoul, South Korea. Camp Casey was named in 1952 after Major Hugh Boyd Casey, who was killed in an plane crash near Camp Casey during the Korean War. Camp Casey is one of several U.S. Army bases in South Korea near the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).[1] Camp Casey, Camp Hovey, and neighboring Camp Castle and Camp Mobile hold the main armor, engineer, and mechanized infantry elements of the 2nd Infantry Division (United States) in South Korea. Camp Castle has been largely abandoned, with only a warehouse remaining. Camp Mobile was severely damaged during a flood in July 2011, and has been abandoned except for a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company. Camp Casey spans 3,500 acres (14 km2) and is occupied by 6,300 military personnel and 2,500 civilians. There are plans for the relocation of most of the 2nd Infantry Division to Camp Humphreys which are underway with the latest estimate for completion being 2019. As of 2015, there are plans for one brigade (most likely, the Field Artillery Brigade) to remain at Camp Casey, with closure of adjacent Camp Hovey.

Camp Casey is home to several of the main combat units of the Second Infantry Division. Among these are the Second Battalion of the 9th Infantry Regiment. the First Battalion of the 72nd Armored Regiment (Crusaders), and the 210th Field Artillery Brigade. The 302nd Brigade Support Battalion is also located on Camp Casey, providing support to the line battalions of the brigade as well as depot and medical support to everyone stationed in the Camp Casey area. Alternating Brigades of the 1st Cavalry Division, United States are scheduled to be at Camp Casey on 9-month rotations until facilities are ready at Camp Humphreys.

Contents

  • Facilities 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Facilities

  • Chapels
  • Commissary
  • Law Enforcement Centers:
    • Provost Marshal's Office - 2nd Infantry Division Provost Marshal and 55th Military Police CO
  • Hospitals available:
    • Dental Clinic
    • Health Clinic
  • MWR facilities
    • Airline Ticket Office
    • Recreation Center
    • Super Day-rooms
    • Library
    • Internet Cafe
    • Movie Theatre (with 3D capability) - also serves as Conference Center
    • Golf Course
    • Bowling Centers (one at Casey; one at Hovey)
    • Indoor (Hovey) and Outdoor (Casey) Swimming Pools
    • Outdoor Tennis / Basketball
    • Softball / Baseball Field
    • Arts & Crafts Center
    • 2 recently remodeled Gymnasiums
    • The Officer and NCO/Enlisted clubs are no more. They are now the Gateway Club (Casey), Warriors Club (Casey), and Iron Triangle Club (Hovey), and they are open to all military personnel.
    • Auto Car Care Center
    • USO
  • AAFES facilities available:
    • Post Exchange
    • Small Post Exchange Annex
    • Starbucks Coffee
    • Burger King
    • Popeye's Chicken
    • Anthony's Pizza
    • Charley's Steakery
    • Baskin Robbins
    • Smoothie King
    • Panda Kitchen Chinese Fusion (both Casey and Hovey)
    • Krispy Kreme Donuts (Hovey)
    • Robin Hood Sandwiches
    • Tailor Shop
    • Shoppette
    • Class VI Store
    • Pizza Delivery
    • Filling Station
    • Barber / Beauty Salon
    • GNC
  • Department of Defense Dependents Schools - a K-8 School which opened on August 30, 2010; scheduled for closure in June 2016
  • Child and Youth School Services (CYSS) - a daycare for children under 6 years old and over; scheduled for closure in 2016

See also

References

External links

  • www.facebook.com/usagrc, Camp Casey and Area I Facebook page
  • redcloud.korea.army.mil, official website of USAG Area I, Camp Red Cloud & Camp Casey, Korea
  • army.mil
  • GlobalSecurity.org

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