Camp Red Cloud

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Navy, answers questions during an all hands call with soldiers assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud, Republic of Korea on July 21, 2010

Camp Red Cloud (CRC) is a United States Army camp located in the city of Uijeongbu, between Seoul and the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). CRC is being returned to the Korean government.[1] The installation was renamed after Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. on Armed Forces Day, May 18, 1957 from its earlier name of Camp Jackson (which continues as the name of another post just south of CRC).[2]

The tenant units moved to Camp Humphreys, Korea in 2018.[1]

Camp Red Cloud covers over 164 acres (0.66 km2) of land in the northwestern edge of the city of Uijeongbu and serves as the Headquarters of 2nd Infantry Division (United States).

Camp Red Cloud is the home of several military units including,:

D-company, HQ-company, and the 122d Signal Battalion were retired in 2005, and the remaining soldiers formed the new Division Special Troops Battalion (STB), now the largest unit on the camp. It is a support battalion made up of A CO, and B CO (signal companies), HHSC (division headquarters company), and 2X (division administrative company). The 2nd Infantry Division Band was deactivated in August 2015.

In the summer of 1998, the region of South Korea where CRC lies was subjected to severe rains that caused deadly flooding and damage to CRC. Although no US service members lost their lives during the floods, many Korean nationals and domestic livestock perished in the flood waters. A large portion of the hill behind CRC washed away. A massive mudslide devastated the southern half of CRC. For weeks, Camp Red Cloud went without a main PX as it was destroyed by the floods. Several barracks (officer quarters) were leveled in the destruction along with the golf Pro Shop located adjacent to the helipad. The 2ID museum also suffered severe damage in the torrent of mud and water.

Camp Red Cloud has been the site of various protests and demonstrations against the US presence in Korea. The largest such protest was in 2002 when Korean protesters tossed molotov cocktails and cut holes in the fences around the post. This demonstration was in reaction to the Yangju highway incident in which a US military vehicle had run over two school girls.[3] Fences around the post have since been replaced with concrete walls.

Current commander is COL Jack Haefner.

June 2018 Camp Red Cloud conducted a deactivation ceremony, which is one of the first steps for turning the area over to the Republic of Korea Army. The final transfer will happen sometime in 2019. The historic 2ID museum is scheduled to be moved to area III on Camp Humphreys.

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Coordinates: 37°45′07″N 127°01′40″E / 37.75194°N 127.02778°E / 37.75194; 127.02778