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PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — Camp Humphreys has revamped its Web site so that troops and families can quickly find practical information on a variety of topics, such as community events or current road and weather conditions.

“Just relevant information upfront, right at your fingertips, on demand,” said Larry Collette, recently hired webmaster for U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys.

The redesigned site, which went online Jan. 14, also features community news items on the home page.

And the new home page offers links that officials say were widely requested, including information for newcomers and a listing of Morale, Welfare and Recreation entertainment events and other items.

There’s also a link to weather conditions around the peninsula, something the old format lacked.

“We tried to streamline it,” said Javier Lopez, the garrison’s director of information management.

“The old Web site was like a Swiss army knife,” he said. “It had a little of everything, a tool for every purpose. It was just too cluttered.”

Much of the home page is now devoted to community news, including a new feature called “News and Notes.”

Before the site was revamped, Lopez and Collette went around post asking for suggestions.

“We had a laptop and it was displayed on a projector,” Lopez said. “‘Here’s the old, here’s the new. Compare and contrast. What are your comments? What do you like? What don’t you like? What would you like to see as a change?’” they would ask.

“So the Web site itself is pretty much what the community wants to see, as opposed to what we think the community should see,” he said.

A message on the home page invites community comments about the site.

“This is a living, breathing document,” Lopez said. “And it’ll take its suggestions from people — ‘Hey, this is great.’ ‘Hey, this is not good.’ Comments are always welcome. We’re very thick-skinned and we will do whatever it takes to make sure that we are meeting the demand of the community.”

The new site can be found here.


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