Published: September 23rd 2009August 20th 2009
Not in Kansas!
One stop to Korea. Tokyo / Narita airport.
Hi, Axel here. I was ordered to Korea to support bilateral exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian from 12-29AUG. While I didn’t get to do a lot of tourism, here are a few pictures of what I saw and did. I was assigned to the staff of U.S. Forces Korea for the duration of the exercise and learned a LOT about Army operations. This was my first experience in Joint operations.
Despite the global economic crisis, Korea has prospered enormously in recent years. I took advantage of every opportunity to get off base and experience the local culture. Being assigned to Yongsan Garrison in downtown Seoul made it easy to get around using Seoul’s exceptional mass transit.
For my last night in Korea I decided that I didn't like having to walk to the latrine or sweat in a sleeping bag...so I upgraded.
There are more photos below