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BTS Curates Room for ARMY

BTS Curates Room for ARMY

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — What would it look like if K-pop megastar BTS members decorated a fan’s room? The septet recently introduced a new series titled Curated for ARMY, where they become curators to decorate the rooms of its dedicated fan base ARMY. Visitors can access an audio guide by clicking on props [...]

Army to Introduce Modern Laundry Facilities

Army to Introduce Modern Laundry Facilities

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Military bases across the country will soon have laundry rooms with modern appliances. The Army announced Monday the introduction of laundry rooms at barracks, equipped with cutting-edge laundry machines and lounges. It will set up and operate laundry rooms at five different locations until Jan. 31 before additional rooms [...]

Army to Push for AI-based Surveillance System in Border, Coastal Regions

Army to Push for AI-based Surveillance System in Border, Coastal Regions

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army said Friday it will push to establish a surveillance system that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) along the inter-Korean border areas and coastal regions to beef up its security posture. The move came after a series of security breaches this year, including illegal entries of Chinese people into [...]

Army Installs Temporary Bridge for Remote Mountain Village Suffering from Flood Damage

Army Installs Temporary Bridge for Remote Mountain Village Suffering from Flood Damage

INJE, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A military-purpose bridge, which are typically installed temporarily to replace a broken bridge during wartime or to help troops cross a river, has been installed in a remote mountain village in Gangwon Province. About 70 soldiers from the engineer brigade under the Republic of Korea Army 3rd Corps installed [...]

Forcibly Discharged Transgender Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Army Decision

Forcibly Discharged Transgender Soldier Files Lawsuit Against Army Decision

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A former South Korean solider, who was forcibly discharged after a sex reassignment surgery, on Tuesday filed an administrative suit against the Army’s decision, saying it was unconstitutional. Byun Hee-soo, 22, who had the rank of staff sergeant, underwent the operation in Thailand last year and expressed desire to [...]

Army’s UH-1H Choppers Retired After 52 yrs of Service

Army’s UH-1H Choppers Retired After 52 yrs of Service

SEOUL, July 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army’s decades-old fleet of UH-1H helicopters are being retired this week, with South Korea’s homegrown multi-role chopper Surion replacing them, the military said Monday. The Army held a retirement ceremony, presided over by Aviation Operations Command Commander Maj. Gen. Kang Sun-young, commemorating UH-1H’s 52 years of service to [...]

Army Pushing to Establish Research Center for Next-generation Weapons

Army Pushing to Establish Research Center for Next-generation Weapons

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Army is pushing to set up a research institute for next-generation technologies, such as artificial intelligence and drones to expedite the development of “next-generation game changers,” officers said Tuesday. The military recently launched a preliminary feasibility test on the establishment of its own research center and has been [...]