|USAG-Red Cloud, until recently referred to as Area 1 Support Activity, was activated June 12, 1995 to manage U.S. Army installations north of Seoul. In 2002, the Army created the Installation Management Agency and Area I became one of four such units in Korea.|
USAG-RC is unique because of its wide geographic area and large troop population. Before the closure and turnover of installations in the Western Corridor, USAG-RC oversaw 42 sites and conducted Good Neighbor programs with four large cities.
Today, the operating landscape has changed dramatically. Units have moved to two garrison enclaves, near the city of Dongducheon in the north, and Uijeongbu in the south.
Under the Land Partnership Plan, more U.S. Army installations in USAG-RC are expected to be turned over to our Republic of Korea allies. USAG-RC works closely with the U.S. 8th Army and tenant units to coordinate, plan and execute these operations.
Warrior Country Soldiers and civilians serve in a vastly different region than they did just one year ago.
For the first time since the Vietnam War, U.S. Army units in Korea deployed from the peninsula to a combat zone in another country. USAG-Casey officials hosted a celebration to farewell 2nd Brigade Combat Team troopers before their departure to Iraq.
American forces left vacant Camps Greaves, Garry Owen, Giant, Stanton, Howze and Edwards. Camp Bonifas is in the hands of the Republic of Korea, with only a small U.S. presence. Today, all is quiet in the Western Corridor.At the same time, construction and renovations at camps in Dongducheon and Uijeongbu reached a peak in 2004.
Camp Hovey Soldiers saw the completion of a $2.3 million project to build an operations center and living quarters.
The Camp Stanley community welcomed a new post exchange and opened many new barracks.
In Chuncheon, U.S. Forces Korea closed Camp Page, former home to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment.
At USAG-Casey, the 2nd Infantry Division opened a Family Assistance Center, which still supports family members of deployed Soldiers.
Meanwhile, USAG-RC continued to forge ahead with quality of life improvements; including a $30,000 pavilion, paid for through the garrison’s productivity improvement reviews.
Broadband Internet service became a reality for all Warrior Country Camps in 2004.
USAG-RC oversaw training facility upgrades at Rodriguez Range and USAG-Casey. Later, contractors improved a dangerous Korea Training Center road with a $1.4 million project. Division leaders also hailed the completion of a training trail at USAG-Casey with state-of-the-art facilities.
Throughout the year, U.S. Soldiers join with Korean allies in Good Neighbor events, such as helping farmers with their harvest; building homes through the Habitat for Humanity project; visiting orphanages and retirement homes; and teaching English in local schools.
Each event in of our past highlights the spirit of change and flexibility in Warrior Country.