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Panel Confirms Widespread Use of Humidifier Disinfectants in Military

Panel Confirms Widespread Use of Humidifier Disinfectants in Military

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Humidifier disinfectants, suspected to have been a cause for at least dozens of deaths, were widely used in military barracks and hospitals in the early 2000s, a state-funded agency revealed Monday, raising speculation that a large number of service members could have been exposed to the chemicals. The Special [...]

S. Korean Military Embraces Latest Tech to Train Soldiers

S. Korean Military Embraces Latest Tech to Train Soldiers

SEOUL, May 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Technology plays an integral part in modern warfare, and its role is even more important for countries like South Korea, which faces constant threats from North Korea. In line with changing battlefield dynamics, the South Korean military has been pushing for ways to train soldiers in simulated environments using [...]

Military Personnel Volunteer as Teachers for ‘Dream Start’ Program

Military Personnel Volunteer as Teachers for ‘Dream Start’ Program

YANGGU, Apr. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Army soldiers are showing a softer side, volunteering as study room teachers for children from local vulnerable areas. Yanggu County in Gangwon Province will run a “small study room” where six soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division will be invited as instructors to teach children as part of the [...]

Ministry to Employ Latest Technologies to Boost Military Logistics Efficiency

Ministry to Employ Latest Technologies to Boost Military Logistics Efficiency

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Wednesday that it plans to establish a defense “big data” system this year as part of efforts to enhance the military’s logistical capabilities by harnessing cutting-edge technologies. It is one of the ministry’s 18 plans to be pushed for this year under the Defense Reform [...]

‘PC Bangs’ Favorite Place for Soldiers Going Out on Weekdays

‘PC Bangs’ Favorite Place for Soldiers Going Out on Weekdays

GOSEONG/YANGGU, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Internet cafes, called “PC bangs” in Korean, are the favorite place for rank-and-file soldiers to spend time outside their barracks after work on weekdays, according to a survey released today. On Feb. 1, the defense ministry allowed ordinary soldiers to go off base after work for four hours on [...]