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S. Korean Soldiers on Missions Overseas Enjoy Chuseok with Locals

S. Korean Soldiers on Missions Overseas Enjoy Chuseok with Locals

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite being away from home, South Korean soldiers deployed overseas enjoyed the Chuseok holiday by staging various meaningful events with local people, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday. This year’s Chuseok, the Korean autumn harvest celebration and one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, falls on [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

S. Korean Soldiers Most Excited to Talk to Friends and Family After Cell Phone Ban Lifted

S. Korean Soldiers Most Excited to Talk to Friends and Family After Cell Phone Ban Lifted

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — As cell phone use on South Korean military bases will be permitted for all military personnel in April, soldiers are waiting in excitement to freely make phone calls to their friends and family. According to a study conducted by Defense Media Agency, the majority of the soldiers said they [...]

Ministry of Defense Considers Unlimited Mobile Plan for Soldiers

Ministry of Defense Considers Unlimited Mobile Plan for Soldiers

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — With smartphone use soon to be allowed on all military bases in April, South Korea’s Ministry of Defense is considering the introduction of a special mobile rate plan that provides unlimited data and phone calls to soldiers. “We are currently working with mobile carriers to introduce a special mobile [...]

Mobile Phone Use by Soldiers Might Ease Their Social Isolation

Mobile Phone Use by Soldiers Might Ease Their Social Isolation

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — An Army battalion in Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi Province held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the recent policy of allowing soldiers to use mobile phones at military bases. Soldiers at the battalion have been using cellphones since last August. At the meeting, officers and soldiers exchanged their views on the [...]