Besides being nationally famous for serving the best budaechigae in the country the city is also home to soldiers of the Second Infantry Division. If you look at the map all of these camps used to be on the outskirts of the old city of Uijongbu. However, as Korea prospered economically so did Uijongbu and the camps were completely swallowed up by the surrounding city.
CRC covers around acres of land in the northwestern edge of Uijongbu City.
Camp Red Cloud is home to the 2nd Infantry Division headquarters, located about 40 km north of the capital city of Seoul. The Division is the most powerful and forward-deployed division in the US Army. The Camp population was approximately 1, with 1, being US military personnel, 60 being civilians contracted to the Depatment of Defense and being classified as "other.
Army Community Service was provided. However, family quarters were not available. All soldiers live in on-post quarters. The installation was named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Today many of those honored names have been bestowed on camps and facilities throughout the Republic of Korea.
At about hours on 6 Augustafter hours of torrential monsoon rains, the side of a mountain collapsed and blocked a river that ran along the perimeter of Camp Red Cloud.
The raging water diverted through the center of the camp and inundated every thing in its path, including the 2nd Infantry Division Museum. When the floodwaters hit, most people were sleeping and those caught in the waters struggled to survive the chaos and confusion. Sadly 3 US soldiers died that dreadful night.
They found a building almost completely full of muddy water, 36 inches deep in some rooms. The water entered one side of the building and filled it up.
When the doors were opened on the opposite side of the building, a "river" of water ran out again. Left behind was a combination water and mud, 6 to 12 inches deep, in all but 2 rooms. Soldiers immediately began rescuing artifacts from flooded display cases and moving them to a dry room.
Part of the flood recovery construction effort, project design began in early December of that year with a charette. That week-long intense meeting and fast track process cut 4 months off the normal design time for a project of this type.
On 24 Novemberthe groundbreaking ceremony for a consolidated administration facility at Camp Red Cloud was hosted by the Far East District and the project contractor, Daelim Industrial Company.
The Hardship Duty Pay is paid to troops who are permanently assigned to areas where it is authorized or who serve 30 consecutive days of temporary duty in those areas. Several factors are considered in determining whether a location qualified for the pay: The extra pay provides meaningful financial recognition to troops assigned in areas where living conditions are substantially below US standards.Camp Essayons (Deactivated) In July Camp Essayons closed and preperations were made to transfer ownership of the facility to the Republic of Korea.
This tranfer was completed 15 July http. CAMP ESSAYONS, South Korea — The 2nd Infantry Division has vacated this facility and this month will leave another nearby base — Camp Kyle, in Uijeongbu City, officials said.
Camp Essayons 6th Battalion 37th Field Artillery has members. 6TH BATTALION 37TH FIELD ARTILLERY CAMP ESSAYONS UIJONGBU. Camp Essayons is near Camps Red Cloud and Stanley, which offer many of the services not available on Camp Essayons.
Camp Essayons is one of the forty-two camps north of Seoul authorized Hardship Duty Pay of $ per month as of 01 January Camp Essayons Named in honor of the Engineer Corps motto by the engineering troops who lived here in Location: Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi (Kyonggi) Province.
Camp Essayons was located near Camps Red Cloud and Stanley, and the closest urban center was Uijongbu City with a population of ,, within which the .