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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7 Responses to Camp Hovey

  1. Cpl Meads,walter,D December 18, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    I was threr dec,73til june 74 1st/38company C.2nd Infantry DivI reside in glenwood,alabama now,sure would like to hear from any body servedwith me ,i was in illesheim germany oct,68til march70 ft campbell ky august 72til nov 73 basic training FT benning,Ga mar 68til sept,68 my email is wmeads@ymail.comPh#334-335-2424 i realy luved the US army im 65years old&have 5 grown children and ben married to only 1 one wife 44years we went toschool from3rd grade on up got hitch 4th july 1970.i sure hav enjoyed life and would like to hear from some ond thatknows me.most of my friends hav gone on to the other world.iwould give anything to hear from sgt liningston Denis k from germany also Brue Middough also served with me in germany.

    • warren murray June 24, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

      i was at camp hovey from 1959 to 1960 it is not like it was when i was there it looks like a city now but not that way when i was there we all had house boys who did our wash and the cleaning for us now that was cool but you guys have it made it dont look anything like it did when i was at hovey

    • Rick Normile October 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm #

      I am Rick Normile and served Jan 73 to Sept 73 with 1/38 infantry as medic with HDqtrs Co. Camp Hovey. Colonel Bass was battalion CO. From Sept 73-Jan 74 assigned to 1/23. I don’t remember meeting you but sure we crossed paths

    • Perry Law May 12, 2017 at 5:18 am #

      My name is Perry Law. I served with Bravo Company, 1/38th Infantry Regiment at Camp Hovey from Jan.1973 – Feb. 1974.
      My yearbook shows your photo as SP4 Walter D. Meads from Montgomery, AL.

  2. warren murray June 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    i was at camp hovey from 1959 to 1960 boy it is not like it was when i was there wow you guys have it made but i did like it there i think we all had house boys that did our wash and cleaning our things but we payed him

    • Thomas Love October 26, 2015 at 1:26 am #

      You have got that right. Was in C/S Co from 61 – 62 . I would not trade it for anything that is there now. Some times I wonder if I left any kids behind. I do know that there was one girl I wanted to marry but the old man put a stop to that. Guess it was for the best. Ended up getting married to a Thai. Is was the coldest place I was ever stationed. Spent 3 months tdy at Camp Casey (MPs). Good memories, good friends.

    • Roger Baker February 4, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

      I was there from 1961 to 1962 and it was a lot smaller then.

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