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Changes to Alternative Military Service for Artists System Prompt Furor in Art Community

Changes to Alternative Military Service for Artists System Prompt Furor in Art Community

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — With the number of artists eligible for special exemptions from military service set to be reduced, the arts community in question has responded with a backlash to the government’s decision. According to the government’s “Plan to Improve the Alternative Military Service System” released Thursday, 10 competitions that allow winners [...]

S. Korean Military Announces Plans to Overhaul 2,000 Commissaries

S. Korean Military Announces Plans to Overhaul 2,000 Commissaries

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of National Defense announced on Sunday that it plans to renovate 2,000 commissaries across all military bases in South Korea. Military stores will be transformed from utilitarian storage spaces where goods are displayed without much regard for esthetics, into comfortable spaces where servicemembers can enjoy coffee or [...]

Defense Ministry to Launch Photo Project to Promote Military Service on Social Media

Defense Ministry to Launch Photo Project to Promote Military Service on Social Media

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of National Defense announced plans on Wednesday to promote military service on social media through photo shoots showcasing different ranks and jobs in the military. The project named ‘I see HIM’, a wordplay on the Korean word ‘heem’ which means power, is part of the Ministry of National [...]

THAAD System Appears ‘on Standby’ During Government Radiation Survey Despite Protests

THAAD System Appears ‘on Standby’ During Government Radiation Survey Despite Protests

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The golf course turned THAAD anti-missile system site in southern South Korea was first revealed to environmental authorities last Saturday as part of the government’s electromagnetic radiation and noise survey despite protest from the local community, during which two missile defense systems facing North Korea appeared to be on [...]

LG Uplus to Supply Receive-only Mobile Devices to All Military Barracks for Free

LG Uplus to Supply Receive-only Mobile Devices to All Military Barracks for Free

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – LG Plus, Korea’s third-largest mobile carrier, will offer approximately 44,000 receive-only mobile phones to all military camps in Korea for free. According to the Ministry of National Defense, the smallest mobile carrier was selected as the licensee for its project to deploy receive-only phones to military barracks as part of [...]

Video Chat System to Be Established at Military Camps

Video Chat System to Be Established at Military Camps

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting this October, Koreans enlisted in mandatory military service will be able to have face-to-face telecom interactions with their families and friends. The Ministry of National Defense (MND) and Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) inked a MoU on February 16 to establish the video-chat system. The two ministries [...]