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Soldiers Recognized for ‘Honorable Experience’ Thanks to Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Soldiers Recognized for ‘Honorable Experience’ Thanks to Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — About 5,000 South Korean soldiers who worked up a sweat on the frontlines to fight the spread of the coronavirus have been recognized for their ‘honorable experience.’ As a result of deliberations by the three branches of the South Korean armed forces, a total of 13,164 soldiers were recognized [...]

Army Installs Temporary Bridge for Remote Mountain Village Suffering from Flood Damage

Army Installs Temporary Bridge for Remote Mountain Village Suffering from Flood Damage

INJE, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A military-purpose bridge, which are typically installed temporarily to replace a broken bridge during wartime or to help troops cross a river, has been installed in a remote mountain village in Gangwon Province. About 70 soldiers from the engineer brigade under the Republic of Korea Army 3rd Corps installed [...]

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 [...]