US Forces Korea plans to dedicate new headquarters in late June
SEOUL, South Korea – The U.S. military’s main command in South Korea plans to dedicate its new headquarters building in late June, marking the beginning of its historic relocation to a newly expanded base south of Seoul, a spokesman said Monday.
U.S. Forces Korea’s move from its longtime home on the Army’s Yongsan Garrison in Seoul to Camp Humphreys near the rural city of Pyeongtaek has been a long time coming. Seoul and Washington agreed to station most American troops, contractors and family members in 2004, but the effort was delayed several times due to construction problems and other issues.
“USFK will begin its transition in earnest from Yongsan to its new headquarters at Camp Humphreys in June — a transition that will take some months,” USFK spokesman Col. Chad Carroll told Stars and Stripes in an email.
“USFK has tentatively scheduled dedication of their headquarters building for late June, but ongoing consultation between (South Korea) and U.S. may lead to some flexibility on relocation events,” he added.
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