Camp Casey, South Korea


Camp Casey (Korean: 캠프 케이시) is a U.S. military base in Dongducheon (also sometimes spelled Tongduchŏn or TDC), South Korea, 40 miles (64 km) north of Seoul, South Korea. Camp Casey was named in 1952 after Major Hugh Boyd Casey, who was killed in a plane crash near the camp site during the Korean War. Camp Casey is one of several U.S. Army bases in South Korea near the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Camp Casey, Camp Hovey, and neighboring Camp Castle and Camp Mobile hold the main armor, 7th Division of a bridging engineer company as well, and mechanized infantry elements of the 2nd Infantry Division (United States) in South Korea. Camp Castle has been largely abandoned, with only a warehouse remaining. Camp Mobile was severely damaged during a flood in July 2011, and has been abandoned except for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company. Camp Casey spans 3,500 acres (14 km2) and is occupied by 6,300 military personnel and 2,500 civilians. There are plans for the relocation of most of the 2nd Infantry Division to Camp Humphreys which are underway with the latest estimate for completion being 2022. The Field Artillery Battalion remains for now at Camp Casey, while Camp Hovey is to be closed.[1]

Camp Casey
Dongducheon, South Korea
2nd Infantry Division SSI (full color).svg
TypeArmy post
Site information
Owner United States of America
 South Korea
Controlled by United States Army
Site history
In use1952 – present
Garrison information
Garrison2nd Infantry Division

Camp Casey was home to several of the main combat units of the Second Infantry Division. Among them were the Second Battalion of the 9th Infantry Regiment. the First Battalion of the 72nd Armored Regiment (Crusaders), and the 210th Field Artillery Brigade. The 70th Brigade Support Battalion is currently located on Camp Casey, providing support to the line battalions of the brigade as well as depot and medical support to everyone stationed in the Camp Casey area. Alternating Brigades of the 1st Cavalry Division (United States) are scheduled to be at Camp Casey on 9-month rotations until facilities are ready at Camp Humphreys in 2022.


  • Chapels
  • Commissary
  • Law Enforcement Centers:
    • Provost Marshal's Office - 2nd Infantry Division Provost Marshal and 55th Military Police CO
  • Hospitals available:
    • Dental Clinic
    • Health Clinic
  • MWR facilities
    • Airline Ticket Office
    • Recreation Center
    • Super Day-rooms
    • Library
    • Internet Cafe
    • Movie Theatre (with 3D capability) - also serves as Conference Center
    • Golf Course
    • Bowling Centers (one at Casey; one at Hovey)
    • Indoor (Hovey) and Outdoor (Casey) Swimming Pools
    • Outdoor Tennis / Basketball
    • Softball / Baseball Field
    • Arts & Crafts Center
    • 2 recently remodeled Gymnasiums
    • The Officer and NCO/Enlisted clubs are no more. They are now the Gateway Club (Casey), Warriors Club (Casey), and Iron Triangle Club (Hovey), and they are open to all military personnel.
    • Auto Car Care Center
    • USO
  • AAFES facilities available:
    • Post Exchange
    • Small Post Exchange Annex
    • LGU PLUS - Mobile, Internet, CATV (both Casey and Hovey)
    • Starbucks Coffee
    • Burger King
    • Popeye's Chicken
    • Anthony's Pizza
    • Charley's Steakery
    • Baskin Robbins
    • Smoothie King
    • Panda Kitchen Chinese Fusion (Hovey)
    • Krispy Kreme Donuts (Hovey)
    • Robin Hood Sandwiches
    • Tailor Shop
    • Shoppette
    • Class VI Store
    • Pizza Delivery
    • Filling Station
    • Barber / Beauty Salon
    • GNC
  • Department of Defense Dependents Schools - a K-8 School which opened on August 30, 2010; scheduled for closure in June 2016
  • Child and Youth School Services (CYSS) - a daycare for children under 6 years old and over; scheduled for closure in 2016

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Camp Humphreys, South Korea: New U.S. base buzzing about North Korea".

External linksEdit

  •, Camp Casey and Area I Facebook page
  •, official website of USAG Area I, Camp Red Cloud & Camp Casey, Korea

Coordinates: 37°55′19″N 127°05′08″E / 37.92194°N 127.08556°E / 37.92194; 127.08556