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Posted: June 28, 2018 10:54 a.m.
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Camp Casey English Camp held

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Soldiers from 3-69th Armor, 1ABCT, 3rd ID, explains about M2/M3 Bradley to Korean students at Camp Casey, South Korea during the English camp visit on June 6.

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The United States Army Garrison Camp Casey held a “Camp Casey One Day English camp” on June 6, and invited approximately 40 Korean students from Dongduchen to visit Camp Casey, South Korea.

The English Camp is a good neighbor program for the Army and Dongduchen citizens as they continue to strengthen their relationship with the community.

Soldiers and KATUSAs from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division facilitated this year’s English Camp. The Soldiers from 3-69 Armor showed the students their M1 Abrams tanks and M2 Bradley fighting vehicles.  

Communicating in English, the KATUSAs and Soldiers explained how they operated each piece of equipment, and how they conduct prevention maintenance checks and services before operating military equipment. 

After explaining to the students about the .50 caliber machine gun, the Soldiers and KATUSAs asked the students questions about the different type of equipment and let them conducted a hands-on operations on the equipment. 

The students also climbed in the Abrams and Bradleys to get an understanding on how it feels to sit while driving military vehicle. They also were able to get a close-up of the machine gun and learned how many rounds it shot a minute, how to focus on a target, and breathing techniques  for firing the weapon systems.

“I am glad we got the opportunity to invite our neighbors to Camp Casey and show the community how we work as a team in Korea,” said Capt. Ronald Feher, HHC commander, 3-69th Armor, 1ABCT, 3rd ID.  

After leaving the motor pool, the students received a tour of Camp Casey before entering Casey Gym. There, the students, Soldiers and KATUSAs played basketball and had an opportunity to get to know each other and ask questions. 

“The excitement that I saw from the students, Soldiers and KATUSAs lets me know that we will continue to build a stronger relationship with our community and continue to help support the English Camp,” said Feher. 

Before closing the camp the 3-69 Armor battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Coryell, talked with each individual student at Casey Theater and asked him or her questions about the camp before presenting them with their certificate of attendance. 

“I am glad my battalion got the opportunity to show you how we operate equipment on the peninsula,” said Coryell. “Thanks for participating in the English camp, and we really appreciate being apart of the community.”


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