DONGDUCHEON, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Camp Casey railroad track was packed on Wednesday with KORAIL (Korea Railroad Corporation) officials and soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) of the United States Army loading military tracked vehicles onto the train. The 2-8 Cavalry Regiment was moving to Camp Humphreys.
Camp Casey is located in Dongducheon, between Seoul and the DMZ (demilitarized zone), while Camp Humphreys is located in Pyeongtaek, some 90km south of Seoul. Wednesday’s move was one of the first of many U.S. military relocations that will follow in the coming months.
American military forces are mobilizing their troops south in accordance with the Korea-U.S. agreement to move all U.S. forces to military garrisons south of the Han River, which flows through the Korean capital. The United States Forces Korea (USFK) and United Nations Command (UNC) Headquarters will also be relocated to Camp Humphreys. The two headquarters are currently located at Seoul’s Yongsan Garrison.
The 2-8 Cav is among the first units of the 2ID to move.
“We’re doing our best to ensure the safe transport of the vehicles,” said a 2-8 Cav official. “We have started the relocation process according to the agreement with the Korean government, and we decided to share our efforts with the Korean press.”
Some 10,000 2ID military personnel are currently stationed in Dongducheon and Uijeongbu, and their move to Pyeongtaek is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
By Joseph Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org)