Camp Stanley

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Camp Stanley
Uijeongbu, South Korea
Type Military Post
Site information
Controlled by United States Army
Site history
Built Established as a tent city in 1955. The first buildings constructed in 1969.
In use 1955-Present
Garrison information
Garrison Camp Red Cloud

Camp Stanley is a U.S. Army military camp located just east of the city of Uijeongbu, South Korea. The camp is part of the Red Cloud Garrison which is composed of Army installations near the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ). A second U.S. Army facility called Camp Stanley is located near San Antonio, Texas, for which see the article on Camp Bullis.

History[edit]

Camp Stanley began as a tent city in 1955. The first U.S. Army helicopters moved to the base in 1954 and aviation units were stationed there until 2nd ID's relocation in August 2005.[1] Various 2nd ID units operated out of the camp from 1971 through 2005. The camp was home to both 2nd ID's Division Artillery and Aviation units until base realignment handed command of the installation to the 501st Corps Support Group.[2]

Status[edit]

Camp Stanley is currently home to the 61st Maintenance Company, 501st Sustainment Brigade; 46th Transportation Company, and 194th CSSB. Supporting units or detachments include a platoon from 55th Military Police Company, a Military Intelligence detachment, and medical and dental support. 46th Transportation Company has become well known around the South Korean peninsula. They are the key role of transporting supplies all over the peninsula. Warrior Reception Company (WRC) relocated to Camp Hovey in February 2012, as did the area Combined Issue Facility (CIF). Majority of all the places have been closing down so camp stanley is being said to be a "ghost town."

Camp Stanley provides logistical support to Area I through its 501st SBDE units. The camp maintains its helipads and a refueling station for helicopters in support of 2nd Infantry Division operations. Helicopters fly daily training runs from nearby Camp Casey and Camp Red Cloud.

There is a HazMart (recycling and reutilization facility) on the camp.

Camp Stanley is slated to close by 2016. In line with the ongoing draw-down and realignment of American forces in South Korea.[3] Units that are not inactivated will relocate south to Camp Humphreys or USAG Daegu.

Facilities[edit]

Health care[edit]

  • Dental Clinic
  • Troop Medical Clinic

MWR[edit]

  • Community Activity Center
  • Library
  • Bowling Center
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Tennis/Basketball Courts
  • Softball/Baseball Field
  • Gymnasium
  • Fitness Center
  • Bar and Restaurant, Reggies

AAFES facilities[edit]

  • Post Exchange
  • Commissary
  • Burger King
  • Anthony's Pizza
  • Robin Hood Sandwiches
  • Tailor Shop
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Coin and Plaque Shop
  • Electronics Shop
  • Internet and cellular phone shop
  • Pizza Delivery (Bowling Alley and Anthony's)
  • Barber / Beauty Salon
  • KATUSA Snack Bar (Korean food)

Noteworthy events[edit]

In July 2009 a South Korean court convicted six Korean nationals on charges of stealing $8 million in merchandise from the camp's Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores between October 2005 and September 2006. Five of those were former employees of AAFES at the base.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Black Hawks take off with 51 years of Stanley history, "[1]", Stars and Stripes, June 5, 2005.
  2. ^ 2nd ID exits Camp Stanley as part of Korea base realignment, "[2]", Stars and Stripes, August 8, 2005.
  3. ^ USFK commander sees Humphreys move in 5 to 6 years, "[3]", Stars and Stripes, March 21, 2010.
  4. ^ Rabiroff, Jon, and Hwang Hae-rym, "South Korea indicts 6 for $8 million AAFES theft", Stars and Stripes, July 21, 2009.

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