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Greetings from Osan AB, South Korea. We are an Army Family stationed on an Air Force Base here in South Korea and this is something that is common here. So you coming to South Korea. There is nothing to fear about here. If the Army didn’t feel Korea was safe for families to being approved to living here they wouldn’t approve Command Sponsorships. South Korea is in the process of becoming a Tour Normalization which is like Germany your soldier and family will be stationed here for a few years.

A few things I can tell you about Korea and what don’t expect and what to expect. Don’t expect that you will get the chance to be living on post because such as for Osan AB we live on base but we got lucky since the Air Force gives there housing basically to the Air Force families and with the Army the units here get only 10% of the families that are command sponsorship. At Camp Humphey’s there new housing is full, and at Yongsan if you have a pet you will not be allowed to live on post housing. But that is perfectly fine, because we are Army Families and we can survive anything.

Living off post is not bad at all. My husband, our two dogs and I did live off post at first. There are a lot of apartments that are fully furnished in Korea so leaving your good furniture in storage and on the Army’s bill just do it. I will just give you one suggestion if you don’t like a stiff hard mattress and your mattress that you have is a pillow top mattress I would suggest you bring that. The mattresses are stiff as a hard rock and take time to get used to.

Here are a few more things I suggest for you to bring with you that we where advised not to bring and we regret for not bringing them along. We left behind our microwave, toaster and toaster oven. The outlets are different then US outlets but your Realtor will give you converter boxes to use your American appliances so if you want to bring them then you know you can.

We are here on Command Sponsorship and I am an FRG leader here. So I want you all to know that there are FRG’s within the units in Korea and they are active and should be active.

If your coming to Korea, Non Command Sponsorship, a few words of advice from my knowledge and learning of being here. You do get a rations card, your allowed on base, but there are chances where you might not get into seeing a doctor with making a doctor’s appointment since you would have to try to make a same day appointment on space available. Another thing is that your soldier would need permission from his command to allow him to live off post depending on his rank and since your in Korea as Non command sponsorship. The Army will not pay for your flight to Korea, for your stuff in storage since you decided to come here without the Army’s approval for Command Sponsorship.

I am just letting you all know what I have learned since I have been in Korea since April 2009 and love to share my experiences with you.

Ronni F. Newton

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  • angel August 24, 2010, 12:49 pm

    hi i found this very useful. my husband is going to yongsan south korea in a few months. and originally i was told we could go about 3-4 weeks after he gets there.now he is told by a sergeant that we wont be able to come until about 3-4 months after he is already there. we have previously gotten “wrong” info from a sergeant and i have already planned to go with my family approx. 3-4 weeks after he gets there. the sergeant said from his experience with going to korea it will take a while for all of the sponsorship paperwork etc. i dont want to wait 3-4 months if possible. i want to try and get as much taken care of in the states as i can to keep from delaying this process. we would prefer to move on post but we will live off post if this would speed up the process. i have more ?s because i feel like we are getting the run around. i dont even know where to start. HELP! ps he is in the army

    • Stacey August 24, 2010, 3:28 pm

      Command sponsorship should not take that long. Your estimate of 3-4 weeks is more along the lines of what I have heard from others. As long as you (and he) stay on top of it, it should be fine.

    • Lisa Bellmon June 22, 2011, 5:50 pm

      Did you ever get there?

  • angel August 24, 2010, 11:46 pm

    thank you. i sure hope so . we are getting a lot of different answers from different ppl. i would like to go with him to speak with someone. i just dont think hes asking the right ?s to the right ppl. i think that guys tend to go with the flow and i need answers because i need to sell our things and weve planned a family vacation before the big leave. And now he tells me it may be months before we can even go. That like i stated before puts a damper on things. I like to be organized and i just feel like were not getting the right info and he’s not talking to the right ppl. He hasnt been in long so i feel like im having to do a lot of the leg work. ( dont get me wrong he tries to help as much as he can hes great), we just keep getting the run around and were not getting anywhere. of course his sergeant is giving him a lot of info based on his personal exp. ( for ex. my husband and i have a child that is not biologically his and his sergeant told him that she would not be able to be covered on his ins. so i told him that we should check it out ourselves and sure enough, the TRICARE rep. said tht is ridiculous and that she will def. be covered, errrg). Where should would go to speak to someone about relocation, and some get REAL concrete answers about sponsorship and the move overseas. Do you thnk i will be allowed to go with him to speak to the sponsor . he is in the army so i guess it will prob be hard for us to get an on post home, are the off post homes roomy at all? Im nervous about living off base becuase its unfamiliar but im so excited to meet new cultures. how is transportation there…did you all bring a vehicle or is most of the transportation public trans? i was thinking of bringing my car its a compact car but i hear you have to get a DL overseas. One more thing before i talk your ear off, we have a dog, how does that work. ( sorry, this is just the first inside conversation ive been able to have with someone about this issue.)
    thanks again

    • Nedra Lagard October 4, 2010, 10:45 pm

      Someone please help me my husband left for Korea in July 2010. Well the subject of me going with him never came up. Well about 3 weeks ago my husband asked me if I wanted to cone over. Well so excited of the possibility of seeing my husband I of course said yes. So he went to extend out well then I got online and read all the horror stories of it possibly taking 10 months to get over there so I got scared and told him to cancel his extention. Well they canceled it. Now that we have found out that it wouldn’t actually take that long. They will not let him extend. Is it any regulations regarding this that we can look into?

      • AmyLyn October 24, 2010, 7:20 pm

        They have put a freeze on command-sponsorship approvals for Korea. This is a fairly recent development so lots of people that have been to Korea or recently went may not know, but there are currently more than 800 people on waiting lists for CS approval and USFK spokespeople are saying that the freeze will probably be in place until June 2011 or later. This is apparently because they approved too many CS too quickly and now don’t have the infrastructure to support everyone. You can check out some of the forums on Facebook for more info or contact the USFK headquarters. Good luck!

    • Misty Stewart July 24, 2012, 7:36 am

      I am currently stationed in Camp Humphreys South Korea. I applied for command sponsorship for my mother, who is my dependant and my 2 children. My orders were final within a months time. I am only an E4 so there is no basis on rank. The main thing that my family had to wait on is there passports. The office will not allow you to apply for them until the CSP orders are final and they take 4-6 weeks to come back. In the mean time you can clear housing, get the kids school records, house hold goods shipped and so fourth. If you already have passports, it should not take long at all. Good luck!!

  • renay joshua October 9, 2010, 9:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing. My husband just left today for camp humpheys, so Korea @ if anyone has tips for visiting wives, where to stay, what to see, I would appreciate the info. Planning on visiting in 12 weeks.
    My best,
    Renay

  • Tanisha Antoine October 13, 2010, 11:26 am

    Hello my husband just got orders for Camp Casey starting in Feb 2011, I am concerned about command sponsership, from what I am hearing it is very hard to get unless you are an E6 or higher in the Army, my husband is an E5, we are willing to do a non command sponsership but I am wondering would his regular pay stay the same we can deal with storage etc if his pay stays the same I am hearing stories about BAH being taken away. We have no kids so as far as medical I can deal with the waiting game, its a waiting game anyways where we’re stationed now. Please help as all the websites are vague and try to make it out that its easy sailing for families. Thank you

    • Stacey October 14, 2010, 8:32 pm

      You should join the board (armywifechat.com). We have a few on there who can give you firsthand experiences about moving to Korea (with and without CS).

      • AmyLyn October 24, 2010, 7:35 pm

        Hi Stacey,

        I tried to join the board at armywifechat.com but everytime I clicked on a page I got an error message. I already registered and activated my account. Any suggestions?

    • AmyLyn October 24, 2010, 7:23 pm

      You will lose BAH if you go over NCS but you will get OHA instead so that should be a wash. His pay should not be affected by your going over, except losing Separation pay. As far as I can tell, rank isn’t an issue right now for getting CS so much as just the overall CS freeze. Although not for sure, our sponsor is saying not to expect the waiting list for CS to start moving again until June 2011 and the spokesperson for USFK on Facebook said the same thing. If you’re not on the waiting list yet, you probably have a very long wait for CS approval. We’re #134 on the waiting list for our area and being told to expect a one-year wait at least.

  • Jubilee October 13, 2010, 7:56 pm

    hello my husband left for korea this month. he is still doing in processing. his oders say Osan on them but he is currently at Yongsan. I am not sure where he will be stationed yet. but we are talking about going non sponsored we have nothing to put in storage i pretty much just have clothes and we have the money to pay for the ticket. we tried to get start on the paper work while he was in AIT which was a long time 20 weeks! and no one could help us or give us answers. He filled out DEERs and everything and when he got his orders it said he had no depends. so he fixed all that. what is your advise for going non sponsored?

    • Stacey October 14, 2010, 8:33 pm

      As I told Tanisha, you should join the board (armywifechat.com). We have a few on there who can give you firsthand experiences about moving to Korea (with and without CS).

    • dreamy October 30, 2010, 4:18 pm

      Yongsan is where they do in-processing. He will head down to Osan after he is done with that.

      NonCS is a choice. It isn’t one I would do but everyone is different. Some ladies have a wonderful experience with it and I have known other that had horrible experiences.

      I second Stacey’s recommendation to go to the forums. There are tons of posts there.

  • Arin October 24, 2010, 7:47 pm

    Hi I have a question. My fiance is still at AIT and he will be reporting to his orders in South Korea in the end of December. We are planning on getting married in June 2011 then he wants me to return to Korea with him. He is only supposed to be in Korea for a year so I would only be joining him for 6 months. He is only an E1 ranked military policeman. We already know that it will probably not be command sponsored, but are there any other rules about me joining him since we won’t be married before he leaves for Korea? And does rank affect whether or not they can have dependants join them or if they can live off post?

    • Stacey October 25, 2010, 3:01 pm

      With that little time left, it’s highly unlikely you would get command sponsorship. There are certain benefits that won’t be available to non-sponsored family members. Join us at armywifechat.com where you can talk to others who live there. They can give you the real scoop.

  • Rachel November 19, 2010, 10:57 am

    Hi this is good information my husband found out he had orders to Korea last month and we decided to go for command sponsorship. I heard rumors of a hold and then was told by my husband that it was only a hold on certain bases and shouldn’t take more than 3-4 months to go over with him. He is suppose to leave May 2011. We have a daughter and do not want to pay to go without command sponsorship but I feel like we’re left in the dust with advice and the best way to get paperwork done. Right now I’m waiting for my health screen for myself and my daughter in december but any advice what else we can get done now to hurry the process?? I just don’t want to find out in march that we forgot some major steps. also we decided to sell our 2 vehicles and buy a cheap vehicle when we get there I’ve been looking on the soeul craigs list seems you can get a decent car for cheap ok any open discussion is welcome and I am going to check out that other website =) God bless all of you and your soldiers.

    • Stacey November 22, 2010, 9:53 pm

      To go with him, you will need the health screen as well as no-fee passports. Do check on the screening to be sure if it has to be done within a certain time of leaving (I don’t know on that – just a thought). Then it’s just a matter of having approval so the Army will sponsor you to go with him. I’ve also heard it’s on hold right now. I hope it all works out for you. We do have several women on armywifechat.com who are either in Korea or have been there.

  • Ashley January 10, 2011, 11:36 pm

    Hiya ladies! My husband and I are currently here at USAG humphreys. We were lucky enough to have been Command Sponsored, We have Lived here for a little over One year. We have 2 more years to go since we AIP’ed. Some of the thign you may have heard are true. CS hasn’t been cut but has instead been kinda slowed down. There is a HUGE waiting list for families to come over here but on post housing is full and off post there is very few apt avaliable. I think what happend is the flood gates where open and it was a shock to local Korean economy, at least in this area. Construction on humphreys for the new housing is , from what i hear for the transition of Yongsan Garrison( which is being shut down) families to be brought here. They are doing A LOT of construction so things are moving. but how fast, i don’t know.

    I know there are a lot of NCS families here and yes you are given a ration card, and you do have some benifits.

    As far as housing Off post, i find it to be nice. I know there are alot of people that say the homes are very small. Yes, some are but most that I have seen are a very nice size! My home, is actually the biggest apt i have ever had. I have a 3 bedroom 2 bath 1st floor Apartment. with a nice eat in kitchen! One thing that is different is that when you dont live in highrise like my family and i you do miss out on some conviences that we are used to having in the states. I do not have a dish washer or garbage disposal, there isn’t any central air conditioning ( anywhere on the penisual i think) so summers are HOT HOT HOT and HUMID! I lived in GA before coming here and I can tell you it is worse! LOL There is a HUGE A/C unit in the appartment s but can be costly to run. I have heard that some people who ran it 24 hrs a day and ended up with a $1,000 electricity bill!… So it will be hot. in the winter it is nice because the floors are heated! the ovens are not like our nice big american one. they are about half the size. In my place I have both american AND korean plugs! 🙂 But there is not alot of plug in Korean homes..Our place and just about every one i know had their home come with furnishing; but like the article said the beds and sofas are VERY hard! i remember coming into our home, finally after 28 days in hotels, going into my bedroom and throung myself on the bed thinking it was like beds i am used to.. WRONG! haha i thought i had broken my shoulder! haha it was so stiff! Thankfully we had our HHG on the way! and our bed was in there too!

    With our Household goods, we brought everything. Well we didnt have much before so we brought it all! Including all 10 boxes of my husbands comic books! it got here safe and sound. We shipped our car.. but we kinda wished we would have just bought one here to use. The streets are very tight think of alley ways. Now there is wider roads and nice highways but in business areas and residential ares the streets are almost big enough for a single car to pass but it will be two way! with parking on either side!!! it is CRAZY!! Side walks forget it! Oh they have them in some places but A LOT of people choose NOT to use them! So you have tobecareful wen driving because they will walk out in front of your car without even looking, and will not stop! Old ladies use baby carriages like walkers. And children are taught in school to , when crossing the street, to raise their hand and that the cars will stop. but kids will stand between cars put their hands up an then proceed to walk. SOmetime you can see them. I havent seen anything serious yet but i just know i will before i leave! Parking attitude is like ” where ever there is room” and that any where. Big trucks park on corners cars on side walks in the middle of a driving lane where ever. Red lights are like “stop, if you want to”.So please if you are shipping a car or are goign to purchase a used on here be EXTREMELY careful!!!

    It is a great place to be. the people are friendly and are welcoming “IF” you show respect to them and their country!! You are a representative of the USA and i have seen SO many people being rude to the Korean people and getting frustrated at the language barrier. Yes, at times it can be but remember you should try to learn their language instead of thinking they should know yours. Most of them do, but are not very confident in speaking English.

  • YVETTE January 14, 2011, 12:22 pm

    my fiance left 1/10/11 for south korea, since he as been there i have only talked to him once, he is a sgt, so is his processing different then other soldiers? He is definately not computer saavy so i know he wont be emailing me anytime soon lol….also i plan on visiting him in the next couple of months any advice for me?? thanks so much!!

    • Stacey January 19, 2011, 11:06 am

      His inprocessing shouldn’t be different based on rank. I’ll let others provide tips on traveling to Korea.

  • Jolene January 30, 2011, 12:27 pm

    My husband is going to be stationed in Camp Casey, Korea (as far as we know right now) and is due to report on October 10 2011. We were both wondering if we were to get command sponsorship will we still be stationed at Camp Casey? He believes that since Camp Casey is more of a hazard zone we might be moved to USAG humphreys but I don’t believe so..If anyone can help me with this information I will be very grateful. 🙂 thank you

    • Hazel February 22, 2011, 9:26 pm

      When my husband 1st recieved his orders, they were for Camp Caroll. Once he got here, they changed them to Camp Stanley, which is about 30min from Casey.. There are a lot of families that are command sponsored stationed at Casey. The just don’t have an on-post housing. But it is not likely that they will send you to another area just because you’re command sponsored.

  • Diana March 2, 2011, 5:58 pm

    Ok so this might be a silly question but what do you guys do about yor cell phones? Were you able to jailbreak them and buy a Korean sim card or did you just get a korean phone there with a Korean sim card? If you get a korean phone, do they have smart phones you can get prepaid credit for? I’ve lived abroad before so I’m used to buying phone credit but never in Asia and never since smart phones have become the norm!

  • Kerry March 17, 2011, 3:25 pm

    Hi all,

    Don’t know if anyone might be interested, but I’d like to do a video interview with the wife and kids of a family that has stayed behind when the husband has gone to Korea. It is a for a deployment support website my company is working with as a contractor with the DOD. So far we have talked to several families whose husbands have gone to Iraq and Afghanistan, but none for Korea. If you’d like to participate, please email me at kwashburn@caci.com.

    Thanks!

  • Marissa September 13, 2011, 1:22 pm

    Hello,

    My husband is at AIT right now, he just got his orders for Korea, Camp Humphreys.

  • Marissa September 13, 2011, 1:26 pm

    … I have read about the long wait for on post housing, and am perfectly ok with living off post if we are able to go. I have kept on my husband about getting the command sponsorship paperwork done but his squad leaders are not being very helpful. What is the situation currently on command sponsorship? My husband has to report by dec 26, and i would like to be able to fly with him, we have a 2 year old son. Any help is much appreciated…. Its overwhelming but I want to make sure I am doing everything I can to ensure my son and I can go with my husband. Thank you!

  • Mary October 26, 2011, 7:24 pm

    Well, ours just got approved after 3 and a half months. It shouldn’t take that long but there was an error with our paperwork. If you stay on top of it it should go within a couple weeks. The problem with “staying on top of it” is that no one will tell you who to talk to to check on it. We asked and asked for a status update for months, just to hear that it was processing. Then 3 months later, there is an error in our paperwork. It is hard, because you talk to people and think you are getting an update and really they are not checking on your particular paperwork at all. I have been told there is no longer a waiting list for sponsorship, so you should be fine. It might be easier to get things done after he gets over there. I know that’s not what you want to hear, having a 2 year old, but it’s true. I am dreading the flight myself, I am doing it alone with a 1 and 3 year old… But at least we’ll get there, right?

  • Veronica December 10, 2011, 11:23 pm

    Hello ladies

    first of all let me say that this is a nightmare! lol my husband left today for yongsan, bu like many of you his orders say osan, so who knows..Months ago my husband volunteered to go to korea because they said there was command sponsorship available. Two months later it got denied. After we got the denial letter, it has been IMPOSSIBLE to speak to anybody. The once helpful people stopped returning emails and suddenly nobody knew anything. you can imagine how upset we were, not to mention heart broken. So ladies, does anybody know the best route to take? Im desperate to get over with my husband. Our plans are for us to reapply for sponsorship again once he gets over there, any tips? anybody have any tips or advice on non command sponsorship? i dont know what we would do with our belongings? Why does the military do this to us???

  • Tina Waite December 17, 2011, 10:19 pm

    My husband just got Ordes to Osan AFB but we are Army. Any advice on housing? Wait list for housing? How long is the wait list? Can we get on the wait list now? Also we need to apply for Command Sponsorship. I am currently pregnant but baby is due beginning February and Report date isn’t until mid July. We already have a 3 year old son. Is it wise to apply for CS now? Or will we be turned down since I’m pegnant even though baby is due before we get there? Or should we just wait til baby is here? And what kind of paperwork needs to be filed for that? Since we are Army going to an Air Force base?

    Any info you have would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks, Tina

  • marissa December 26, 2011, 4:52 pm

    IIt would be best to at least do all the paperwork for the no fee passports now but not csbecause the babys name will have to be on the orders and y’all have to have overseas screenings done and a baby can’t have that done until they are a certain amoint of weeks old. We got approved pretty quickly which surprised us because everywhere we read about cs said it takes 6-12 months… and my husbad got our housing and everything ready before we got there. He went 3 weeks before us so I flew with my 2 year old son and I am 8.5 months pregnant. Its was tough but at least our family is together now.

  • analou p.tassone February 11, 2012, 8:00 am

    Hello I’m Analou
    We’re married for a year got pregnant when he came here for vacation im in
    the Philippines he’s now in Korea.. My problem is my husband barely send
    me money,October and November he didnt send me money, he sent me
    500 December which is not enough for 3months i have bills and i cant work
    i was pregnant i just had our baby…
    He sent me 800 after i gave birth which is not enough for my bills like hospital
    bills, and people that i owe money i have to pay them back, i had to work while i was pregnant cause i didnt have no
    money, i fainted once, so i stopped i was so worried on where i will get money
    when i give birth so i had to work.. i want my husband to be responsible im not
    gonna complain if i can still handle it, but until now i still cant work i just had
    our baby, i asked him if he can send me money cause our child is
    sick he told me he will send me money till next month because he already send me that 800
    thats not even enough for all my bills that money is just enough for the hospital bills.
    I hope someone can help and tell me what to do about this.. thank you..
    We’re married for a year got pregnant when he came here for vacation im in
    the Philippines he’s now in Korea.. My problem is my husband barely send
    me money,October and November he didnt send me money, he sent me
    500 December which is not enough for 3months i have bills and i cant work
    i was pregnant i just had our baby…
    He sent me 800 after i gave birth which is not enough for my bills like hospital
    bills, and people that i owe money i have to pay them back, i had to work while i was pregnant cause i didnt have no
    money, i fainted once, so i stopped i was so worried on where i will get money
    when i give birth so i had to work.. i want my husband to be responsible im not
    gonna complain if i can still handle it, but until now i still cant work i just had
    our baby, i asked him if he can send me money cause our child is
    sick he told me he will send me money till next month because he already send me that 800
    thats not even enough for all my bills that money is just enough for the hospital bills.
    I hope someone can help and tell me what to do about this.. thank you..

    • Mrs megs March 8, 2012, 5:05 am

      Call his chain of command. If your married you get OHA… It’s all yours minus about $300 for his cost of living allowance. This site tells you how much he owes you per month http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/ohaCalc.cfm . If he gets mad… tough, it’s not his money! He can go to jail if he continues to ignore you and since it’s fraud with military cash you can call legal at his post and ask for advice. He owes you back pay for all the money he hasn’t given you as well.

  • Kirsten February 26, 2012, 3:20 am

    Hey there ladies, So i’m just adding my comment because I haven’t really seen any updates for this year. So my husband got his first orders (he’s still in AIT) and were going to Camp Casey. I’m going to doctor on monday to get EFMP paperwork filled out and hope to have all command sponsorship paperwork taken care of by the end of next week. Any advise as far as hurrying the process and about how long did it take you guys? It’s just me no little ones. Also does anybody know anything about the nofee passport vs the standard visa passport? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!!

    • Mrs megs March 8, 2012, 5:12 am

      EFMP takes the longest. Make sure you check every week with his S1 or company to see where the paperwork is…. don’t take “it’s moving” for an answer. I did and my husband and 1 year old are stuck in the US and I have to reapply now that I’m here. I started my original paperwork 3 months prior to PCS. The “nofee” passport is free on post but you have to get a visa as soon as you get here, I don’t know the cost yet but you have 90 days or your fined about $100 a day after that 90 day window and you can’t leave the country till it’s paid and you have a visa. A tourist passport (which you need if you want to travel to neighboring countries) averages about $110 and takes about a month to receive.

  • marissa February 27, 2012, 7:39 pm

    Hello, it took us about a month or so to get all paperwork together. I would suggest you get all together everything you need for passport together, passport picture etc, for a no fee passport. You can only get a no fee passpport if you get command sponsorship. And turn that into your local army base. It’ll take a few weeks tp procesd but you can only pick it up once you have orders sayimg command sponsorship has been approved with your name on them. So your hisband has to get with his commander and make sure all the paperwork gets done on his end. My husband got korea rght out of ait. Also schedule an appt with base to have your overseas screening done. Where I am from there is an army base so it was convenient for me but I’m not sure if there is one locally for you.

    • Paige September 16, 2012, 1:06 am

      Well you probably won’t write back considering how long ago this was posted. I was curious what camp he was stationed at? My husband just recently graduated AIT and now going to korea. I’m praying that I get to go with. Any advice on how to be able to go with? :/

      • nichelle November 17, 2012, 11:33 pm

        If you want to be with your husband ask him about the csp. The EFMP is not difficult as long as your healthy, when I met the EFMP representative he/she told me that were good to go; however, my family got screwed by my husband unit that is why once my husband report in Camp Casey he will file another command Sponsorship so we can come over.

  • juliet May 12, 2012, 1:51 am

    hi.. I just read this site… Im a Filipina, my fiance is a US Army stationed in Korea, we are getting married on June, we are wondering if I can go with him when he go back to Korea… is it possible for me to go with him when he go back to Korea on July after we marry even I dont have visa?

  • Sandy Tusing October 4, 2012, 9:23 am

    My son has been told he can now have his truck in South Korea off base from Camp Casey. How can I find out the nearest port and who to contact to have his truck shipped to him. He needs it asap. PLEASE HELP! We have only a month to get it to him. We live in VA near the N.C. state line.

  • Dyna November 1, 2012, 12:05 am

    Nearest ports should be Baltimore, MD, Norfolk, VA or Bayonne, NJ

  • Paige December 4, 2012, 2:32 am

    HI!! I am trying to find out how long the non-command sponsorship paper work takes to process?????

  • sonya December 4, 2012, 3:22 pm

    My husband just got his orders today- he is going back into the Army after almost 20 years! Me- I hardly know anything about the Army, but here we go! His orders are for Yongsan and at the top it says ” MVMT OF DEPNS AND HHG AT GOVT EXPENSE IS AUTH” does that mean we are already approved for CS, but just need to complete the paperwork, or does everyone’s orders say that? I also noticed we are only allowed to take 1/4 our HHG weight and I though it had been 1/2, so I guess we have a lot of weeding out. Final question- for those in on post housing that is furnished, if we bring a dresser or bed as part or our HHG, can that be swapped out with the post furnishings when it arrives. I would hate to pack something and then have no where to put it- kwim?

  • willaim pharris August 19, 2013, 5:26 am

    My wife left for korea 3 months ago and we were fine then she got a job after work at a bar . Now she has cut me and our kids off of money . And is thalking about divorce is there a way for us. To get the army to send us so we can fix our marrige or have her sent home. We’ve only been marriwd 2 barliy 2 years but have 3 kids I want to be with her so we can work stuff out

  • Joan montero October 14, 2014, 11:19 am

    my husband is currently in Camp Stanleyr in South Korea. We are starting the process of applying for command sponsorship but being that I’m 5 months pregnant I’m not sure if it will get approved in time before I’m no longer allowed to travel by plane. With that said we are considering going non command sponsored (unaccompanied) and I would like to know if you can assist me with the process on finding off base housing and getting my son enrolled in school and where I’d be giving birth ?? It’s so nerve wrecking not knowing what to expect. Any advise is greatly appreciated

  • Manny January 5, 2016, 8:39 pm

    Hello I’m PFC Adame I’m going to be graduating ait in a week and will have my first duty station at camp walker south korea . I just recently got married and was told I can’t take my wife with me. But I’ve been reading in other articles that some soldiers are able to take their wives to camp walker. If there’s any way you can help me with any info I’d appreciate it a lot. I really don’t want to leave her behind. Thano you so much.

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