PWTM: Camp Humphreys, Korea

Army Wife Network’s
Post With the Most
Camp Humphreys, Korea

     Each month here at Army Wife Network, we do a segment that highlights an Army installation.  We do this so we can provide you with as much information about a post as possible.  We also call on you, our loyal AWN fans, to help us compile this information and give us a personal look at what life is like at each post.  Look for these spouse’s personal comments in red below.

This month we are taking a look at Camp Humphreys in South Korea.  Camp Humphreys is one of the fastest growing installations in Korea and is located only 55 miles from Korea’s capital, Seoul. Here is what you need to know about Camp Humphreys!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Major Units/What Post is “known for” (i.e. basic training, AIT, MP Headquarters etc):

Camp Humphreys is home to the following units:
1-38 Branch Movement Control
176th Financial Battalion
194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
20TH MP Detachment
22nd KSC Co.
2nd Combat Aviation Brigade
3-2 Aviation Regiment
304th Signal Battalion
35th ADA Brigade
4-2 Aviation
4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion
501st Signal Co.520th (TMDE)
524 Military Intelligence Battalion
532 Military Intelligence Battalion
557th MP Co.
568th Medical Co.
6-52 ADA
602 Battalion
607th WS
618th Dental Co.
75th Medical Co.
7th ROK Air Force Commo
Porta Shields Office
SASMO
USACA-K

Name of Surrounding Cities:

Anjung-Ri, Korea
Pyeonggtaek, Korea
Osan, Korea
Suwon, Korea

Closest MAJOR City:

Seoul, Korea – Approx. 55 miles

Weather:

“Humid and hot May-Sept, mild in October/April, VERY Cold November-March.”
Military Spouse, Rose Majka

“The area has 4 general seasons but can get very cold in the winter while it also is extremely HOT and HUMID in the summer.”                                                                      Military Spouse, Christa Graves

“It’s hot in the summer, and rains heavily during monsoon season. It can get very cold in the winter.”                                                                        Military Spouse, Corrie Blackshear

 

Time Difference:  Korea is 14 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone here in the United States.

POST INFORMATION

Post Website:  http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/

Map: http://www.globalsecurity.org/jhtml/jframe.html#http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/images/camp-humphreys-map1.gif|||

Historical Facts/Landmarks on post: http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/history

Housing:

Housing Office – http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/Housing

On-Post Housing – Housing on base is limited – there are only 148 housing units – the waiting list is 6-18 months.
http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/Military-Housing

“3 brand new high rise towers have just been built and will open in March. The housing wait list is now almost non-existent. New housing is beautiful but not close to Commissary or PX, as of now. Old towers are very nice and spacious, located near PX and Commissary.”                                                                        Military Spouse, Rose Majka

Off – Post Housing – http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/Off-Post-Housing

“I live off post and LOVE it!! There are a variety of options off post including high rise apartment buildings, small apartment complexes and some stand-alone homes.”                                                                         Military Spouse, Christa Graves

Adult Education: 

Camp Humphrey’s Education Center: http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/Education-Center
Central Texas College
UMUC-Asia

Schools: 

School Liaison Officer:  Location: S-572, Rm 117 – 753-8069

Districts: 

DODDS School District – http://www.dodea.edu/Pacific/Korea/

“Many people home school their children here and there is a great home school group!”                                                                                      Military Spouse, Rose Majka

Elementary

Humphreys American School – http://www.humphreys-es.pac.dodea.edu/
Osan Elementary School – http://www.osan-es.pac.dodea.edu/

Middle

Humphreys American School – http://www.humphreys-es.pac.dodea.edu/
Osan Middle School – http://www.osan-ms.pac.dodea.edu/

High School

Osan High School – http://www.osan-hs.pac.dodea.edu/
Humphreys High School – UNDER CONSTRUCTION – STAY TUNED!

Youth Services:  http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/CYSS

Army Community Service (ACS) – http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/ACS

PX:  http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ExchangeLocations/USAGHumphreysStore.htm

Commissary:  http://www.commissaries.com/stores/html/store.cfm?dodaac=hqcwg4

On-Post Library: http://mylibraryus.fmwr.net/search~S6

MWR Website: http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/FMWR

Hospital:
Camp Humphreys Army Health Clinic – http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/MHC

Closest Hospitals:
Dankook University Hospital – http://english.dkuh.co.kr/main/
Good Morning Hospital – http://www.goodmhospital.co.kr/eng/service/service2.asp

Spouses Clubs:

No spouses club found

Chaplain & Religious Services/Organizations:

Freedom Chapel – http://humphreys.korea.army.mil/Freedom-Chapel

OFF-POST INFORMATION

Restaurants:

Hwa Hwa
Suji’s
Uncle Tomato
Wara Wara
Pinoy
Taco Dome
Tommy D’s
Alaskan Mining Company

Best place to get your hair/nails done:

Star Nails in the Ville
Oriental Nails in the Ville

Shopping/malls:

Myeongdong (they have a Forever 21 and H&M)
Dongaemun
Pyeongtaek
Market Day in the Ville (held on the 3’s and 8’s of the month)

Hidden Gems:

Rose Garden in Seoul Grand Park

“Not really hidden, but people still don’t seem to know about it. They have a great sports complex there at Humphreys, and the occasional softball/football tournament can be fun for the whole family (whether you play or not).”                                                                                  Military Spouse, Corrie Blackshear

Must Do:

Zoo in Seoul Grand Park
Insadong
Coex Mall Aquarium
Jeju Island

THOUGHTS FROM SPOUSES:

“Camp Humphreys is growing and becoming bigger and better. Command Sponsorship still isn’t a guarantee and you can always come over NCS. NCS families do not get a spot in the schools for their children and need special permission to have a car. AC and heat are expensive here, but you get a lot of money for utilities, use the money for the utilities and you won’t have to freeze or overheat.”                                                                                   Military Spouse, Rose Majka

“Camp Humphreys is a great post with lots of activities for both single and unaccompanied soldiers as well as families. In my opinion, this is very helpful since we are so far away from the “comforts of home.” Being stationed at Humphreys is an amazing opportunity and I am grateful that I have been able to share it with my family.”
Military Spouse, Christa Graves

“There will be times when you hate it all. Hate Korea, hate the distance, hate the Army, whatever. When you get into that state, understand that it will pass. It’s like anything else in life… if you sit and wait for stuff to happen to you, you become a spectator. Become a player in the game.”                                     Military Spouse, Corrie Blackshear

HELPFUL OVERSEAS PCS TIPS:

“Ship a lot of stuff ahead of time on your own dime. HHG and unaccompanied baggage can take 1-2 months. Do not ship your brand new car over here, it will get ruined. You can buy junkers for less than $1000 for the duration of the tour.”                                                                                                       Military Spouse, Rose Majka

“Make sure to get a tourist passport as there are a lot of opportunities to travel to other countries in Asia easily.”                                                                                                     Military Spouse, Christa Graves

“This is subjective, but I’d recommend that you bring less stuff than you think you’d need, furniture wise. Bring your mattresses unless you like really, REALLY firm mattresses… as in, you may as well sleep on the floor, they’re so firm. Housing will issue a queen sized bed for you, and twin XL for the kids (shop for that size of sheet before you go… the PX doesn’t have a great selection).”                                                                                                     Military Spouse, Corrie Blackshear                                                                                  

THANK YOU

Army Wife Network would like to thank the following spouses for their help in creating this Post with the Most segment:

Rose Majka                                       Christa Graves                     Corrie Blackshear

If you have something to add about Camp Humphreys, please feel free to add your comments below!

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About Janet McIntosh

Janet has a passion for service and supporting military families. A military spouse herself, Janet knows a life in the military is full of ups and downs, but she also knows that there can be many rewards. She is eager to share her immense knowledge and experience with other military spouses. Janet has been affiliated with the military for seventeen years, having served as an active duty Soldier in the United States Army for two and a half years before leaving active duty to serve another six years in the Army Reserves / National Guard. Janet is very active in her military community. She has volunteered with several Family Readiness Groups (FRG) and installation spouse clubs. Janet has also volunteered as an ACS Army Family Team Building instructor and an Army Family Action Plan Facilitator. Janet also currently works for Blue Star Families as their Books on Bases Program Manager. Originally from Miami, FL, Janet continues to work as an advocate and voice for military families. She is married to SSG McIntosh, and has two beautiful children, Aiden & Alina. Janet holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Governors University.

3 Responses to “PWTM: Camp Humphreys, Korea”

  1. Dillon April 10, 2013 1:48 am #

    I was wondering if there were any youth sports on camp Humphreys? My oldest loves fastpitch softball.

  2. Janet McIntosh
    Janet McIntosh April 10, 2013 8:33 am #

    Dillon, try checking out the link above for youth services – you should be able to find out something there! :)

  3. elissa grandjean March 22, 2014 9:04 am #

    Can anyone tell me if there is a weight limit on dogs in the family living quarrers?

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