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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 [...]

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 [...]