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Camp Yongin

Camp Yongin was closed and authority for the facility returned to the Republic of Korea during 2004. While the facility became the headquarters for Third Republic of Korea Army, CSCT-3 continued to inhabit the facility as a tenant unit.

Combat Support Coordination Team 3 at Camp Yongin (Yong-In), Korea provides liaison duties and management of schedule between Third Republic of Korea Army (TROKA) and Combined Forces Command (CFC), United States Force Korea (USFK), Eighth US Army (EUSA), and US III Corps. It Coordinated protocol and actions up to ROK and US 4 star general officer level and senior local civilian government officials. It also coordinated and provided interpreter support for executive level visits, meetings, and briefings between senior ROK and US military leaders.

One building at Camp Yongin, south of Seoul, was infested for a time with hump-backed flies (Diptera: Phoridae) to the point that people looked like they were constantly saluting indoors to keep the pests away from their faces. The building was unusual in a number of ways, including its slab on grade construction, large size (5 floors), multiple use (offices, billets, dining facility, motor pool, etc.), and location at the base of 2 large embankments. Phorid breeding places included any accumulation of moist organic matter, especially in drains, carcasses, rotten vegetables, etc. Following a couple hours of examination, it was determined that a strange accumulation of jelly-like organic matter in most drains in the building was the major problem, as well as half a dozen more minor sites. The unit went about cleaning all the drains, which decreased the number of flies, but did not eliminate them. Another visit revealed more drains, and more cleaning again temporarily reduced the population. Finally, the kitchen crew found a wall void near the dishwashing area that was heavily infested and the problem appeared to be solved..

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