Dongducheon City, Korea, Republic Of 483-030
Phone 011-82-31-869-3107 / 011-82-31-869-4005
Phone (DSN) 730-3107
Location: USAG-Red Cloud is located in and around Uijeongbu, a city of roughly 414,000 people, about 45 minutes north of Seoul. Camps Stanley and Jackson are a part of the Red Cloud enclave and are located in and around Uijeongbu proper. Covering approximately 50 square miles, this rapidly growing city is a major hub of transportation, industry, economy and education in the northern part of Gyeonggi Province as well as a gateway city of northern Seoul. The Red Cloud enclave is newly command sponsored and features many advantages for young Families. USAG-Casey is also a part of the garrison command of Red Cloud and the Casey enclave includes Camps Castle, Castle North, Mobile and Camp Hovey on the East side of USAG-Casey. The Casey enclave is in and around Dongducheon, a city of more than 90,000. Dongducheon (also known as Tongduchon) is in the most northern part of South Korea and is also situated at the bottom of Soyo Mountain. It is becoming one of the most important cities in northern Gyeonggi province. USAG Red Cloud homepage.
Cost of Living: Seoul is one of the most expensive large cities in the world to live. The cost of living is high. Soldiers and civilians are given compensation through Cost of Living Allowances (COLA).
Base Operator: 011-82-333-661-1110 or DSN 315-784-4110
Population: 2ID has a unique force structure and fighting capability not found anywhere else in the U.S. Army or on the Korean peninsula. The 2ID is a robust division with 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team and Fires Brigade. There are about 6,000 warriors spread across Warrior Country.
Area Population: Seoul: 13 million
Base Transportation: On-post free shuttle bus service that runs between the different installations connecting to Area 1/2ID Headquarters. There are contracted Korean Myung Jin buses connecting the many military installations in Korea. Korean commercial buses provide intercity travel between Korean towns and cities. Bus schedules can be picked up at any ACS facility or found in the In the Zone magazine.
Child Care: The Child Development Center is now open. Hours of operation: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. When operational, there will be full-day care for children 6 weeks thru Kindergarten, Part Day Programs Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten before/afterschool Programs. Hourly care will also be available. Currently there are non-ACS affiliated off-post Korean day care facilities available. You may contact one of our ACS offices to obtain a list of those facilities that include locations, hours of operation and cost.
Schools: Children of command sponsored families in Area I, grades K-8 are required to attend school at USAG Casey. Children grades 9-12 will be bused to Seoul American High School on Yongsan (free bus). For more information and pre-registration please visit the Casey Elementary School website.
Youth Services: School age services are available at Camp Casey. Youth Services is now in full operation. The Youth Center, for 6th grade-12th grade is located on Camp Casey, Bldg. 2475. CYS Services offers a full day Camp Adventure for children in 1st thru 5th grades on Red Cloud and Casey. Please contact Child, Youth & School Services, Parent Central Office DSN 315-732-3826 for more information or to register your children.
Army Community Service: ACS USAG Casey 011-82-31-869-3107 or DSN 315-730-3107, USAG Red Cloud 011-82-31-870-7779 or DSN 315-732-7779, Camp Stanley 011-82-31-870-5883 or DSN 315-732-5883.
Housing: There is no on-post family housing on any installation in Area 1. However, finding an apartment is relatively easy. Contact the Housing office for a list of Real Estate agents that speak English who can assist you in your search.
Most Military members assigned to USAG-Red Cloud/Casey on an accompanied tour are only allowed one-half of their household goods allowance. The Housing office should be able to provide basic household furnishings. However, due to an influx of command sponsored families furniture supplies are limited. Be prepared for the possibility of waiting for an extended period of time for furnishings. Alternatively you may wish to ship some basic furnishing such as a couch, beds, and a dining table. Some Real Estate agents have a selection of basic furniture they will rent out for a small fee which can be added into your rent. In addition, appliances such as refrigerator, washer/dryer, and air conditioner do not come included with most apartments.. Refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers may be requested from Housing for the duration of your assignment. Korean summers are very hot and humid and you’ll definitely want to rent an air conditioning unit or two or negotiate to have them included in your rent.
When planning your move, be prepared to have very limited cupboard/closet/storage space in your Korean apartment. Kitchen cabinets are designed for Korean dishes which tend to be quite small (hint: large plates and platters won’t fit). Korean apartments are quite different from American apartments. They can be quite spacious, however, they tend to have less closet or storage space than American apartments. Some bedrooms have no closets. Bring few, if any pictures to hang on the walls as most Korean apartments have concrete walls and hammering nails into the walls is discouraged (and very difficult). Also if you plan to bring recreational items such as bikes, camping gear, etc. be aware you’ll likely have no place to store them. The apartments do have enclosed balconies but rarely are these closed off so you will always see what you have stored on them.
The Housing office on USAG Red Cloud can be reached at 011-82-31-870-6377 or DSN 315-732-6377 and at USAG Casey at 011-82-31-869-4347 or DSN 315-730-4347.
Medical Services: Medical services are available at the Troop Medical Clinic (TMC) at Camp Red Cloud, US Army Health Clinic Camp Casey, and TMC Camp Stanley. Family members can be seen at both Camp Red Cloud and Casey while the TMC at Camp Stanley is for active duty soldiers only. Pediatric services in Area I are limited to the Casey Clinic. However, Pediatric Wellness visits are available at the USAG Red Cloud TMC for children 2 weeks to 5 years old. In addition, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital provides full service medical care for USFK beneficiaries stationed in Area 1 and throughout Korea.
St. Mary’s (Songmo) Hospital in Uijeongbu is the nearest local Korean hospital and also offers full-service medical care. TRICARE Prime patients may be referred to this facility at no cost. If you are a civilian or TRICARE Standard, you will be responsible for paying at the time of your appointment. TRICARE Standard individuals must file a claim for partial reimbursement.
Special Installation Messages:
Service members are not required to secure passports for entrance into Korea for their duty assignment because of an existing Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). Family members who accompany or visit the service member are required to have a government no-fee passport and an A-3 VISA prior to entering Korea. Service members will need copies of PCS and/or leave orders to travel between the US and Korea.
Planning for shipment of your pet(s) includes researching airline requirements and quarantine restriction laws in your new location. You will need to ask the airlines about requirements for size, weight, number of animals, kennel construction, documentation and seasonal limitations. See “Shipping Pets” under “Get to know the installation” for more detailed information on bringing your pet to Korea.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Commercial Dialing Instructions
To place a call from the U.S. to a commercial (non-military) phone in Area 1 dial 011-82-31-XXX-XXXX. To place a call from the U.S. to a military phone in Camp Casey dial: 011-82-31-869-XXXX (last 4), to Camp Red Cloud or Stanley dial: 011-82-31-870-XXXX (last 4).
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