Defense Secretary Ash Carter reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to South Korea amid concerns over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs while skirting sensitive domestic and regional issues Friday.
Ground was broken Monday for the new Camp Humphreys Downtown Exchange and Commissary, another milestone in the U.S. military’s massive project to relocate most American troops in South Korea to regional hubs south of Seoul.
The 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade will replace the 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment with a transition ceremony later this month, according to the 2nd Infantry Division.
Every Wednesday, a group of South Koreans peacefully gather across the street from the Japan Embassy in Seoul to voice their displeasure over how Japanese troops treated South Korea's "comfort women" during World War II.
The Korean Demilitarized Zone remains one of the world’s most heavily guarded borders. For decades, South Korean authorities had civilian access to the area, but now it has become a tourist attraction.
Armando R. Limon is a military photojournalist working at Stars and Stripes Pacific. His primary coverage is of the Korean peninsula at Osan Air Base.
Limon first served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1999 to 2007. After a break in service he reenlisted as a photojournalist and attended the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md., in 2008. After graduating DINFOS he was sent to Fort Bragg, N.C. where he later deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn from 2010 to 2011.
Limon is a 2008 graduate of Yuba College with a degree in history.