Camp Casey, South Korea

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Camp Casey
Dongducheon, South Korea
2 Infantry Div SSI.svg
Type Army post
Site information
Owner  United States of America
Controlled by  United States Army
Site history
Built 1952
In use 1952 – present
Garrison information
Garrison 2nd Infantry Division

Camp Casey is a U.S. military base in Dongducheon (also sometimes spelled Tongduchŏn or TDC), South Korea, 40 miles (64 km) north of Seoul, South Korea. Camp Casey was named in 1952 after Major Hugh Boyd Casey, who was killed in an plane crash near Camp Casey during the Korean War. Camp Casey is one of several U.S. Army bases in South Korea near the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).[1] Camp Casey, Camp Hovey, and neighboring Camp Castle and Camp Mobile hold the main armor, engineer, and mechanized infantry elements of the 2nd Infantry Division (United States) in South Korea. Camp Castle has been largely abandoned, with only a warehouse remaining. Camp Mobile was severely damaged during a flood in July 2011, and has been abandoned except for a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company. Camp Casey spans 3,500 acres (14 km2) and is occupied by 6,300 military personnel and 2,500 civilians. There are plans for the relocation of the 2nd Infantry Division to Camp Humphreys which are underway with the latest estimate for completion being 2019.

Camp Casey is home to several of the main combat units in the First Brigade of the Second Infantry Division. Among these are the Second Battalion of the Ninth Infantry Regiment (Manchus), the First Battalion of the 72nd Armored Regiment (Crusaders), and the 210th Fires Brigade. The 302nd Brigade Support Battalion is also located on Camp Casey, providing support to the line battalions of the brigade as well as depot and medical support to everyone stationed in the Camp Casey area.

Facilities[edit]

  • Law Enforcement Centers:
    • Provost Marshal's Office-55th Military Police Company
  • Hospitals available:
    • Dental Clinic
    • Health Clinic
  • MWR facilities
    • Recreation Center
    • 1st Brigade Super Day-rooms
    • Library
    • Internet Cafe
    • Movie Theatre (with 3D capability)
    • Golf Course
    • Bowling Centers (one at Casey; one at Hovey)
    • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Tennis/Basketball
    • Softball/Baseball Field
    • Skateboarding Park
    • 2 Gymnasiums
    • Arts & Crafts Center
    • 2 Mini Gyms
    • The Officer and NCO/Enlisted clubs are no more. They are now the Gateway Club (Casey), Warriors Club (Casey), and Iron Triangle Club (Hovey), and they are open to all military personnel.
    • Auto Car Care Center
    • USO
  • AAFES facilities available:
    • Post Exchange
    • Small Post Exchange
    • Starbucks Coffee
    • Burger King
    • Popeye's Chicken
    • Anthony's Pizza
    • Charley's Steakery
    • Baskin Robbins
    • Smoothie King
    • Panda Kitchen Chinese Fusion
    • Krispy Kreme Donuts (Hovey)
    • Robin Hood Sandwiches
    • Airline Ticket Office
    • Tailor Shop
    • Shoppette
    • Class VI Store
    • Pizza Delivery
    • Filling Station
    • Barber / Beauty Salon
  • Department of Defense Dependents Schools - a K-8 School which opened on August 30, 2010; scheduled for closure in June 2015
  • Child Youth and Service Center - a daycare for children under 6 years old and over

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Coordinates: 37°55′19″N 127°05′08″E / 37.92194°N 127.08556°E / 37.92194; 127.08556