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Indian Head Training Center (Yongpyong)

The Indian Head Training Center was a training facility at Yongpyong, located near Tongduchon (also written Dongduchon) and Camp Casey, located north of the capital of the Republic of Korea, Seoul. The facility's name comes from the the 2nd Infantry Division, one of the major components of US Forces Korea, which was called the "Indian Head" Division. The Division's title subsequently changed to "Warriors" and the facility was often referred to as Yongpyong.

The Yongpyong Indian Head Training Center 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.

Using amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001, the Secretary of the Army was authorized to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects at Yongpyong totalling $11,850,000.

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