Col. Monica Washington, left, passes command of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan-Casey to Lt. Col. Diosabelle Buack at Camp Casey, South Korea, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES)
Col. Monica Washington, left, passes command of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan-Casey to Lt. Col. Diosabelle Buack at Camp Casey, South Korea, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES)

New commander takes over at US base near DMZ

by Matthew Keeler
Stars and Stripes

CAMP CASEY, South Korea — There’s a new commander in charge of the last large military base occupied by U.S. forces near the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Lt. Col. Diosabelle Buack took command of Camp Casey from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Brian Jacobs during a ceremony Tuesday at the Carey Fitness Center attended by troops, family members and officials from the nearby city of Dongducheon. Buack has responsibility for the base itself, which supports about 10,000 personnel, including tenant units.

“We are serving at a time of great change here on the peninsula,” Col. Monica Washington, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan-Casey, said during the ceremony.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.588630

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Guam

Recommended Content