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Defense Ministry to Remove Asbestos from All Military Structures by 2025

Defense Ministry to Remove Asbestos from All Military Structures by 2025

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Monday it will eliminate asbestos from all military facilities by 2025 to ensure the health and safety of service members. Around 11,600 military structures, including accommodations and sentry posts, were found to contain the carcinogenic material, according to an inspection last year. Of them, 5,450 [...]

Defense Ministry Set to Launch Investigation into Noise Pollution from Military Facilities

Defense Ministry Set to Launch Investigation into Noise Pollution from Military Facilities

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — An investigation is soon to be underway to measure noise levels at about 100 military airfields and shooting ranges throughout the country. The Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that it will launch an investigation to measure the noise level of military airfields and shooting ranges over the next [...]

Military Joins Disinfection Efforts as S. Korea Prepares for Eased Social Distancing

Military Joins Disinfection Efforts as S. Korea Prepares for Eased Social Distancing

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The military is joining the government’s all-out efforts to disinfect public facilities as South Korea prepares to further ease coronavirus social distancing, the defense ministry said Tuesday, amid a marked slowdown in the number of new cases reported in the country. Starting this week, the military will look for [...]

Military Eases Restrictions on Off-installation Visits amid Coronavirus

Military Eases Restrictions on Off-installation Visits amid Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – The military on Friday began partially allowing enlisted service members’ off-installation travel amid signs of a slowdown in the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. The military had restricted all enlisted service personnel from vacationing, staying outside their bases and meeting visitors since the Navy reported the [...]

Military to Ease Restrictions on Off-installation Visits over Coronavirus

Military to Ease Restrictions on Off-installation Visits over Coronavirus

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The military will ease restrictions on enlisted service members’ off-installation travel, the defense ministry said Wednesday, amid signs of a slowdown in the spread of the new coronavirus in the country. The military has restricted all enlisted service personnel from vacationing, staying outside their bases and meeting visitors since [...]