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2nd ID dedicates new headquarters south of Seoul at Camp Humphreys

Col. Darin S. Conkright, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and Area III, points out newly-opened school campuses and key construction projects to Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey S. Hartless, IMCOM command sergeant major (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew D. McCoy, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys command sergeant major (right), July 25, 2014. (Clint Stone/U.S. Army)
November 24, 2018
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The 2nd Infantry Division dedicated its new headquarters building on Camp Humphreys Tuesday, officially opening a new chapter after moving from its decades-old home north of Seoul.

The ceremony took place at the entrance of the new Freeman Hall, which retains the name of the previous headquarters on Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu.

The Indianhead Division has been stationed near the front lines with North Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War, which ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

Commander Maj. Gen. Scott McKean vowed to maintain readiness from the new base in Pyeongtaek, some 40 miles south of Seoul.

“We bid farewell to Uijeongbu and Camp Red Cloud, where so much of our story was written,” he said.

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“As we begin our newest chapter here let there be no doubt we will continue to be steadfast and ready in our responsibilities to defend the Republic of Korea,” he added, using the formal name for South Korea.

The 2nd ID command moved to Camp Humphreys earlier this year, following U.S. Forces Korea and the Eighth Army as a long-delayed agreement to relocate most U.S. forces south was implemented.

Some 28,500 U.S. servicemembers are stationed in South Korea.

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