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CAMP STANLEY, South Korea — While most soldiers joining the 2nd Infantry Division had little more than a snack bar to amuse them while completing their five-day in-processing at Camp Mobile, newcomers can now catch a more varied glimpse of their new surroundings.

On Friday, the Warrior Readiness Company welcomed its first group of incoming 2ID soldiers to their new headquarters at the comparatively posh Camp Stanley.

Some of the soldiers among the last Camp Mobile class are now taking the five-day Junior Leader Safety Course at Camp Stanley.

None of them appeared to shed any wistful tears.

“Being on Camp Mobile was like being on an episode of ‘Survivor,’” said incoming Staff Sgt. Kimberly Veal.

At Camp Mobile, soldiers were restricted to base. At the new location, soldiers will be able to check out “the Ville” outside the base in Uijeongbu during the day before the bars open, said Warrior Readiness Center commander Capt. Re Pinkcombe.

Soldiers also will sleep in larger barracks and have access to base shopping and restaurants that previous classes never had.

“Their first impression of 2ID is going to be a lot better,” Pinkcombe said.

During their stay, incoming soldiers receive briefings on subjects ranging from security and human trafficking to water safety.

They also receive any necessary medical and dental care to allow soldiers to get to work in their unit as soon as possible.

Pinkcombe’s 40-soldier unit within the Special Troops Battalion has been working Saturdays since February to complete the move.

He especially credited his junior enlisted soldiers for hauling hundreds of wall lockers and other furniture up multiple flights of barracks stairs to make the transition timely.

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