Camp Humphreys garrison hosts Information Fair for military community
CAMP HUMPHREYS, SOUTH KOREA -- The Camp Humphreys annual Information Fair was conducted Sept. 8, at the Downtown Humphreys One Stop building, to provide the military community with information from 20 venues, including local hospitals, private organizations, Department of Defense Dependent schools, and local businesses.
The Retiree Appreciation Day and the NAF (Non-Appropriated Fund) and Army Community Service Hiring Fair kicked off the same day, with about 90 retirees and their spouses participating in the RAD activities.
Camp Humphreys, historically known to the local community as K6, is rapidly growing. New service members, contractors and their Families are arriving here every day. With that, comes the garrison's responsibility to make sure that everyone maintains their readiness and quality of life.
Col. Scott Mueller, Humphreys' garrison commander, expressed his excitement on the consistent growth of the installation and the success of the event.
"This event is my baby," he said. "This is something I know that the Humphreys community needs. The one constant at Camp Humphreys is change. Long gone are the days of 'Camp Swampy.' This installation is transforming into something I am proud to be a part of.
"The idea for this was to provide a one-stop for our community to get everything in one place at one time. I am proud of the team that put this together and made this happen," said Mueller.
Aubrie Hughes, recreation branch chief for Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation, and coordinator for the event, was pleased with the attendance and the support from the local community.
"From a customer's perspective, this is a good opportunity for them to leave with more knowledge," said Hughes. "When you come overseas, you don't know where to go or who to talk to; it's a whole new environment. I think this event might make them (the Humphreys community) feel more at home and that is always our goal."
Planning for the next Info Fair is underway and is expected to be held after PCS season, in 2019.
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