Area I rocks Warrior Friendship Week

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Soldiers from the honor guard of South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense perform in 16th Century Korean costume at Camp Casey’s Soldier’s Field March 28 during Warrior Friendship Week, which was observed March 25 to 28. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Song Ji-hun
Soldiers from the honor guard of South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense perform in 16th Century Korean costume at Camp Casey’s Soldier’s Field March 28 during Warrior Friendship Week, which was observed March 25 to 28. – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Song Ji-hun

Area I rocks Warrior Friendship Week

by: The Morning Calm | .
The Morning Calm | .
published: April 06, 2013

CAMP RED CLOUD – Soldiers and families observed Warrior Friendship Week throughout Area I March 25 to 28 with a broad variety of sporting and other morale-building events geared to strengthening the bonds between 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, KATUSA Soldiers – those South Korean Soldiers assigned to duty with the U.S. Army – as well as Area I family members.

The events saw spirited competition in such familiar sports as soccer, basketball, tug of war, relay racing, and several traditional Korean sports.

There were also the rigors of the Warrior Challenge air assault obstacle course.

Besides all that there was a 5K run.

And Korea’s long and rich cultural heritage was well represented too.

Audiences saw performances by a Korean masked dance troupe, and demonstrations by South Korean army martial arts teams.

Other South Korean Soldiers dressed as 16th Century Korean warriors simulated a battle with weapons of the period.

And there were other traditional Korean games demonstrated, among them tuho, in which participants try to toss arrow-like sticks into the mouth of a jar.

Area I Family Readiness Groups set up food and craft tables and made available barbecue, cookies and other snacks, and refreshments.

The events ended with a closing ceremony at the Carey Fitness Center on Camp Casey.

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