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Installation Overview --United States Army Garrison (USAG) Camp Humphreys, Korea


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Installation Overview --United States Army Garrison (USAG) Camp Humphreys, Korea

Ariel view of Camp Humphreys new housing tower.

Photo courtesy U.S. Army; photo by Edward Johnson

United States Army Garrison Humphreys is undergoing a radical transformation that will soon make it one of the premier places to live, work and play not only in Korea, but in the entire United States Army.

Camp Humphreys is located about 35 miles south of Seoul, just to the southeast of Asan Bay. Camp Humphreys is one of Korea's fastest growing Army installations. It is the headquarters location for support of Eight United States Army and United States Forces Korea units south of Seoul and north of Taejon that includes units at Wonju (Camp Long & Camp Eagle), North East of Camp Humphreys. By 2012 Camp Humphreys will be the new home to United States Forces Korea. The installation covers an area about one mile wide and two miles long.

Camp Humphreys was known as the Pyongtaek Airfield during the Korean War. The airfield was initially constructed by the Japanese in 1919 during their occupation of Korea. After WWII broke out, the U.S. Air Force repaired and built a new runway to accommodate the Marine Air Group and the 6147th Tactical Control Group. In 1962, the airfield was renamed Camp Humphreys, in honor of CWO Benjamin K. Humphreys, of the 4th Transportation Company, who died in a helicopter accident near here.

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