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USFK Eases Anti-virus Restrictions Peninsula-wide amid Slowdown in New Cases

USFK Eases Anti-virus Restrictions Peninsula-wide amid Slowdown in New Cases

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) eased anti-coronavirus restrictions for its personnel across the peninsula Monday, allowing service members and their families to dine at restaurants and conduct other off-base activities except for visiting bars and clubs. The lowering of the Health Protection Condition (HPCON) level by one notch to the [...]

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 [...]

S. Korea Seeks to Request Pre-departure COVID-19 Tests for Incoming USFK Members

S. Korea Seeks to Request Pre-departure COVID-19 Tests for Incoming USFK Members

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is considering requesting the United States to have its service members and related individuals go through coronavirus testing before their departure for the South amid growing concerns over a surge in imported cases, officials said Tuesday. This month alone, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) reported a total [...]

USFK Expresses Regrets over Soldiers’ Unruly Behavior at Beach

USFK Expresses Regrets over Soldiers’ Unruly Behavior at Beach

SEOUL, July 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) on Tuesday expressed regrets over its soldiers’ unruly behavior in the southeastern city of Busan on U.S. Independence Day last week, vowing to fully cooperate with South Korean authorities’ investigation and to take appropriate disciplinary action against those involved. The unidentified service members are [...]

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 [...]