Camp Hovey

Summary

Camp Hovey is a United States Army military base in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. It was named after Master Sergeant Howard Hovey who was killed in action at Pork Chop Hill during the Korean War.[1] The camp is adjacent to the larger Camp Casey connected by a road known as "Hovey Cut". The nearest city to Camp Hovey is Dongducheon (also spelled Tongduch'on), which is roughly 15 miles (24 km) from the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). There is a south gate into Camp Hovey from Gwangam-dong village, but not as many things to do as outside Camp Casey's main gate aside from partaking in a few clubs where the girls who work there are known prostitutes. On that note, the town outside the gate of Camp Hovey was once popular and well known among American troops for being the location of the Teokgeo-ri Midget; a dwarf prostitute where after sleeping with her, the clients would get a T-Shirt saying they had experienced the Teokgeo-ri Midget. She had since been retired in the early 2000s.

Camp Hovey Gate

Prior to the deactivation of the 1st ABCT, Camp Hovey was home to 1st ABCT Headquarters; 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery; 1st Brigade Special Troops Bn; 4th Chemical Company; and 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment. C Co 1st Bn 503rd Infantry.

Camp Hovey has an AAFES shoppette, Hovey Lanes Bowling Alley, Iron Triangle All-Ranks Club, Hovey Boys 10 HQ, DOD Community Bank, post office, athletic fields, Hovey Gym/indoor Swimming Pool, Library, Troop Medical Center, Military Clothing Store, Barber Shop, Dry Cleaners, New Car Sales, LG U+ Phone/Internet Store, Furniture Store, Tailor Shop, Mini-Mall, Bedding Store, Anthony's Pizza, AAFES American Cafe, Krispy Kreme Donuts, KATUSA snack bar and a DFAC (Dining Facility). Camp Hovey is one of the camps north of Seoul authorized Hardship Duty Pay of $150 per month as of 1 January 2001

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It is part of an area containing many installations known as the "Casey Enclave". Camp Hovey, together with other U.S. Army camps north of Seoul, was scheduled for closure in the 2019 time frame, with units moving to Camp Humphreys.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Camp Hovey".
  2. ^ "Camp Hovey".

External linksEdit

  • Second Infantry Division website
  • www.facebook.com/usagrc, Camp Hovey & Area I Facebook page
  • redcloud.korea.army.mil, official website of USAG Area I, Camp Red Cloud, Camp Casey & Camp Hovey, Korea

Coordinates: 37°54′18″N 127°05′03″E / 37.90500°N 127.08417°E / 37.90500; 127.08417