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Gov’t to Officially Allow Enlistees’ Mobile Phone Use at Barracks Next Month

Gov’t to Officially Allow Enlistees’ Mobile Phone Use at Barracks Next Month

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Rank-and-file soldiers will officially be allowed to use their mobile phones after work starting next month, the defense ministry said Friday. Since April 2019, the ministry has allowed all draftees to use mobile phones, which had previously been banned for security reasons, on a trial basis. “The trial implementation [...]

Defense Ministry Strongly Recommends Against Soldiers’ E-cigarette Use

Defense Ministry Strongly Recommends Against Soldiers’ E-cigarette Use

SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The defense ministry said Monday it has advised soldiers to stop using flavored e-cigarettes at barracks amid growing concerns about health risks linked to vaping. The measure is in line with the government’s strong advice last month against those products, warning that they could cause serious lung illness or [...]

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 [...]