Camp Stanley was located on approximately 420 acres some 3 miles outside of the city of Uijongbu, less than 20 miles north of Seoul. Camp Stanley was located 4 miles southeast of Camp Red Cloud and about 7 miles north-northeast of the outskirts of Seoul. The Kwangju Mountain Range, an offshoot of the Taebaek Mountains lies to the west. The population of the camp was approximately 2,700, with 2,200 of that being US Military personnel and the remaining 500 being civilians employed by the Department of the Army. One way trip to Seoul from Camp Stanley took about 2 hours by car or bus. Its climate features included, on average, summers between 75 and 90 oF, winters between -5 and 35 oF, and 48-56" of rain during a rainy season between July and August.
Camp Stanley began as an unnamed Tent City in 1955. In 1958 it was named after one of the Engineering Battalion's Commanders, Col. Stanley. The first building was erected in 1969. The Camp's primary mission became to provide artillery and aviation support for 2nd Infantry Division.
Camp Stanley 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.
The 2nd Infantry Division's 17 installations operated on a hub system that gave Division soldiers access to services not available on their installations. Camps Red Cloud and Stanley acted as hubs for other camps. Army Community Service was available at Camp Stanley and a Housing Office, Education Center, and Family Employment Assistance were provided at Camp Stanley. 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
- Health Clinic
- Dental Clinic
MWR Facilities Available:
- Recreation Center
- Mini Gymnasium
- Bowling Center/Swimming Pool
- Outdoor Tennis/Basketball Courts
- Community Club
- NCO/Enlisted Club
- Arts & Crafts
AAFES Facilities Available:
- Post Exchange
- Small Post Exchange
- Pizza Delivery
- Tailor Shop
- Burger Bar
- Airline Ticket Office
- Barber Shop
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 Island (300 miles away).
- Fishing = None nearby. Fishing at Inchon (40 miles away).
- Skiing = There are several ski resorts in country.
- Swimming and Boating = No boating.
- On-post swimming pools.
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