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Life At Camp Humphreys— The Closest US Military Base To North Korea

Camp Humphreys is located about 40 miles south of Seoul, in South Korea. It’s the largest overseas US military base in the world. Despite being only 60 miles from the Demilitarized Zone that separates North Korea from South Korea, soldiers and their families live relatively normal lives, with schools, a shopping mall, doctors’ offices, and even American fast-food chains all on base. Following is the text of the video.

Camp Humphreys is like a small American city. It’s the largest US military base overseas. The camp is located in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. It’s 40 miles south of Seoul and 60 miles from the North Korean border.

Camp Humphreys is an $11 billion complex. The camp has a $64 million shopping center. It looks like a regular mall with 60 different stores. You can also find a bunch of American food chains. The base has a school, golf course, and even a veterinarian.

For the most part, life goes on as usual, but it’s a training facility for soldiers. They run drills across the camp to prepare for combat. Right now, about 25,000 people live there, but that number could rise to 42,000 by 2020.


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