Camp Mobile began closing in 2008, along with preparations to transfer the facility to the Republic of Korea. This included the movement of the Warrior Readiness Company (formerly the Warrior Replacement Company, 2nd Infantry Division's replacement company) and the Area I Central Issue Facility (also referred to as "Warrior Depot") to Camp Stanley.
Camp Mobile was located on 30.8 acres in the city of Dongducheon (also written Tongduchon), which was located approximately 40 miles north of Seoul and boasted a population of 70,000. The installation housed soldiers of the Warrior Replacement Company. Their primary mission was to welcome soldiers to the 2nd Infantry Division and Area I. This mission meant the population of Camp Mobile was almost always in flux, with personnel arriving and then moving quickly to their assignments. However, approximately 100 permanent civilians contracted to the Department of Defense were on the base. 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 Mobile 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 available. No Housing Office, Education Center, or Family Employment Assistance was provided at Camp Mobile. 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
MWR Facilities Available:
- Racquetball Court
- Outdoor Tennis/Basketball
- NCO/Enlisted Club
AAFES Facilities Available:
- Post Exchange
- 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 (65 miles away).
- Skiing = None nearby. Travel to popular Mt. Sorak can be arranged through Tour & Travel.
- Swimming and Boating = No boating.
- No swimming pool available.
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