In 2004 Camp Greaves closed and preperations were made to transfer ownership of the facility to the Republic of Korea. This tranfer was completed in 2005. Mention of this shift was made in US-ROK Land Partnership Plan in 2002, when the expected date of closure was 2011.
Camp Greaves was less than 2 miles from the DMZ, and some 38 miles north of Seoul. Greaves consisted of 58.5 acres and hosted the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry. The soldiers stationed at Camp Greaves were in "Stands Alone" country across Freedom Bridge. Its primary mission was to to act in concert with our Korean allies to deter aggression, and, should deterrence fail, to defend the Republic of Korea. The population of the camp was approximately 730, with 700 of that being US Military personnel and 10 being civilians employed by the Department of the Army, and the remaining 20 being listed as "Other." Camp Greaves was located near Camp Howze and 1.5 miles from DMZ. Camp Greaves was 38 miles from Seoul. Its climate features included, on average, summers between 80 and 90 oF, winters between -5 and 30 oF, and 40-48" of rain during a rainy season between July and August.
Camp Greaves was one of the 42 camps north of Seoul authorized Hardship Duty Pay of $150 per month as of 1 January 2001. The Hardship Duty Pay is paid to troops who are permanently assigned to areas where it is authorized or who serve 30 consecutive days of temporary duty in those areas. Several factors are considered in determining whether a location qualified for the pay: climate, physical and social isolation, sanitation, disease, medical facilities, housing, food, recreational and community facilities, political violence, harassment and crime. The extra pay provides meaningful financial recognition to troops assigned in areas where living conditions are substantially below US standards.
Army Community Service was not available. The 2nd Infantry Division's 17 installations operated on a hub system that gave Division soldiers access to services not available on their installations. The soldiers stationed at Camp Greaves were in "Stands Alone!" country across Freedom Bridge, but Camp Greaves is near Camp Howze, which offered many of the services not available on Camp Greaves. No Housing Office or Family Employment Assistance was provided at Camp Greaves. An Education Center was provided. Family Quarters were not available. All but 76 of the Division's soldiers served one-year unaccompanied tours. All soldiers lived in on-post quarters.
Central Post Information
- Dental Clinic
- Civilian hospitals available for emergency cases only.
MWR Facilities Available:
- Recreation Center
- Bowling Center
- Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Tennis/Basketball
- Officer's Club
- NCO/Enlisted Club
- Racquetball Courts
- Arts & Crafts
AAFES Facilities Available:
- Post Exchange
- Burger Bar
- Tailor Shop
- Barber Shop
- Laundry Pick-Up
General Area Information
National Parks and Resorts : Tobong, Soyo and Surak Mountains are all in the area, as is the Songdu Resort. Also, there are many parks, resorts, historical sites and entertainment areas in Korea. Because of the country's size and excellent transortation system, all these sites are within a day's travel from anywhere in the Division area. On-post tour and travel offices, Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices, and the USO offer regular excursions.
Nearby Facilities and Places of Interest:
- Hunting = None nearby. Hunting available at Cheju-Do (320 miles away).
- Fishing = None nearby. Fishing at Inchon (40 miles away).
- Skiing = None nearby. Travel to popular Mt. Sorak can be arranged thru Tour & Travel.
- Swimming and Boating = No boating.
- On post swimming pools.
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