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USFK Stresses S. Korea’s Anti-virus Beach Use Guidelines After Troop Disturbances

USFK Stresses S. Korea’s Anti-virus Beach Use Guidelines After Troop Disturbances

SEOUL, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) has told its troops to follow the anti-coronavirus beach use guidelines that the southeastern city of Busan issued earlier this week after unruly July Fourth celebrations by some American service members raised the ire of local residents. Earlier this month, unidentified American service members [...]

Vast Majority of S. Koreans Say Funding for U.S. Troops in S. Korea Should Not Increase

Vast Majority of S. Koreans Say Funding for U.S. Troops in S. Korea Should Not Increase

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey showed that 96.5 percent of South Koreans think the nation’s contribution to the joint defense costs for American troops in South Korea, a thorny issue that is being negotiated between South Korea and the U.S., should be reduced or maintained at a current level. The Korea [...]

USFK Removes Travel Restrictions for Daegu After Decline in Coronavirus Cases

USFK Removes Travel Restrictions for Daegu After Decline in Coronavirus Cases

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Thursday it has removed travel restrictions for South Korea’s southeastern city of Daegu as new coronavirus cases in the area have been on the decline recently. In February, USFK designated Daegu as a coronavirus “hot spot” and banned all service members from making nonessential [...]

USFK Commander Praises S. Korea’s Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

USFK Commander Praises S. Korea’s Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) Commander Gen. Robert Abrams has praised South Korea’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, commending local health authorities as “extraordinary partners” for their professionalism, transparency and coordination efforts. “Cannot underscore enough how great KCDC has been for us to work with. Open, transparent, collaborative and extremely [...]