Camp Hovey


Camp Hovey is part of Army military base of United States which is located in South Korea .It stands in 4000 acres of land forty one miles away from the City of Seoul. The base was named in honor of Master Sergeant who was actually killed on action at the Pork Chop Hill in his valiant effort in saving his troops during Korean War. Honey Cut is the road connecting the Camp Hovey to its adjacent larger base Camp Casey. The base is part of Casey Enclave which consists of several installations.

The base houses the Iron MPs, 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 1/15 Field Artillery, 4/7 Cavalry, Iron Brigade’s Brigade Troops Battalion, 210th  Fires Brigade and many others.   Task Force 2/72 which is a combined weaponry battalion of 2/72 Armor and 1/9 Infantry was also housed at Camp Hovey from the disbanded Dragon Force or Task Force 2/72. Moreover, 1/9 Infantry comprises other part of the combined 1/9 Infantry and 2/72 Armor before the deployment to Iraq in returning to the Fort Carson in Colorado.

Soldiers at Camp Hovey in South Korea

Camp Hovey in South Korea Areal View

Soldiers washing tank at Camp Hovey in South Korea

Camp Hovey is complete with all the modern amenities a base camp needs such as fitness centers, libraries, recreational facilities such as movie theater, billiard hall, ping pong, The other facilities were shared by Camp Hovey with the other larger units but the smaller installations have their own facilities that are of service to the military personnel and their dependent families inside the base. The Unites States Armed Forces ensures that the living conditions of those living at Camp Hovey will be acceptable and will likewise be comparable with their way of living from their country of origin. The plan for relocation of all the United States military facilities in the northern part of Seoul will lead to an increase in population by 2016.

About Richard Wilson

Military veteran who spent most if his active military career outside US and never made back and currently lives in Europe but still haven't lost passion about military forces.

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