Posted on Feb 1, 2016
SGT Battalion Operations Sergeant
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Based on your listed job title and location, you'd probably be stationed with 65th MED BDE or 121 Hospital in Yongsan (downtown Seoul). Stay out of Area I at all possible to fully enjoy the opportunities Korea has to offer. Good luck.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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Duty with the 121 is really good. Living in Yongsan district affords Soldiers lots of opportunities to do really cool stuff. Most folks I've talked to who were with 121 or 65th Med loved their tour in Korea and would go back in a heartbeat (myself included). Folks who hated it were folks who either couldn't stand being separated from their family or couldn't adjust to being in a foreign country....because Korea IS very different.
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I loved Korea. Welcome the experience and the culture. Some older people will not like you at all. Always travel with a buddy and stay away from the soju, unless you drink it around someone you trust and will take care of you. Make the most of it. Good luck
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Its all on you. A lot of restrictions and policy's in place. Curfew is strict on Stanley and Casey. Nice place but gets boring quick. I'm getting ready to leave from a TDY deployment rotation and it wasn't what was expected I would have passed if I had the choice. But it's truly what you make it. I don't recommend bringing your family if you have one.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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Your experience is not the same as those troopers who were other than Area 1. For troops in Area 2 it's like living in NYC. I would have definitely brought a family if I had one.
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LTC Paul Labrador - Sir, you're also a Lieutenant Colonel. A field grade officer. SPC Robinson is a Specialist speaking to a Sergeant. I'm sure you get privileges they don't.
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