Base closed August 10, 2006.
20th Area Support Group-Pusan ATTN: EANC-TP-ACS Camp Hialeah Unit # 15181 APO AP 96259-0270
"From the Z to the sea, Camp Hialeah is the best place to be." Located at the southeastern tip of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the city of Pusan, Kyongsan Namdo Province, Pusan is 100 miles south of Taegu and 300 miles southeast of the capital city of Seoul. It is the second largest city in the Korea, has a population of about five million and has one of the world's major deep harbor ports.
Under the Combined Forces Command (CFC), U.S. Forces Korea (USFK), its MACOM is the Eighth U.S. Army (EUSA). Camp Hialeah is responsible for base operations, supply and service support to all units and activities within the 19th Theater Army Area Command (TAACOM) under Area IV, 20th Area Support Group. It has a critical logistical role in reception and staging operations within EUSA.
Though small in size, it serves as a primary receiving point for materiel, equipment, supplies and goods to U.S. bases in the ROK and is one of the primary Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) routes for U.S. personnel in and out of the ROK. Camp Hialeah supports tenant units that include the Pusan Storage Facility, the largest (cold) storage facility within U.S. Forces Korea for supplies and goods to commissaries and exchanges Korea-wide, the 61st Chemical Company, the 552nd Military Police Company and the 4th Quartermaster Detachment (Airborne), largest in the Pacific region. Other tenant activities supported by Camp Hialeah include personnel of Air Force units at the state-of-the-art Combat Ready Contingency Hospital, 25th Transportation Company; the Communications unit and the AMC Terminal at Kimhae; the 837th U.S. Army Trans Bn receiving point for Household Goods and POVs; Transportation Motor Pool; Defense Contract Management Command-Kimhae; Military Sealift Command Ops, US Navy; 74th Signal Company; Defense Reutilization Management Operations, largest in the Pacific area; Chejudo Recreation Center; 72nd Ordnance Battalion; C. Company, 168th Medical Battalion; 106th Med Det; Criminal Investigations Division; Navy Office of Special Investigations; Air Force Office of Special Investigations; 665th Medical (Dental); 524th Military Intelligence; Morale, Welfare & Recreation; 1st Signal Brigade; and the 154th Medical Detachment.
Population assigned-served... : 1,803 Active Duty Officer.......... : 36 Active Duty Enlisted......... : 397 Civilians Employees.......... : 125 Family Members............... : 317 Retirees..................... : Unknown Korean Nationals Employees... : 674 Korea Service Corps.......... : 122 ROKA Officer/KATUSA.......... : 132 Reserve Component Personnel.. : TDY (exercises) U.S. Navy Personnel.......... : 500-6,000+ (visiting ships at Pusan Harbor Merchant Marines............. : From Pusan Harbor
Commercial in Korea to Pusan: (051) 801-XXXX
From U.S./overseas to Korea: (011-82-51) 801-XXXX
Commercial from Korea to U.S.: (0011-area code) XXX-XXXX
Off post Pusan to on post Camp Hialeah: 801-XXXX
on post to Off post Pusan: Dial 99. Dialtone. Dial 801-XXXX.
*Phone cards for AT&T, MCI, and Korean telephone cards are available at The PX, Rec Center, KATUSA Snack Bar and Shoppette. (Not an endorsement, info only.)
DSN Kimhae, US Air Force: 787-XXXX
DSN Chinhae Navy Base: 762-XXXX Comm: (82-0553) 40-XXXX
Operator: Pusan/Taegu/Kimhae/Chinhae: DSN 764-1110 Commercial: 82-053-620-1110
Initial U.S. contact with Korea was 4 May 1880. Commander of the USS Ticonderoga, Rear Admiral Robert W. Schufeldt, arrived with his party to negotiate the Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation with Korean officials. Since the signing over 115 years ago, the port of Pusan has had an important role in trade with the U.S. and other countries and has played a strategic role in the defense of the country.
During the 36-year Japanese occupation of Korea, relations with the U.S. ceased, then resumed at the end of World War II with the liberation of Korea on 15 August 1945. Under Japanese occupation, the present site of Camp Hialeah served as Imperial Army headquarters. U.S. troops took command of Camp Hialeah on 17 September 1945 and remained until the end of 1946. Control of the installation passed to the U.S. Consulate and the U.N. until they were evacuated at the outbreak of the Korean conflict.
U.S. troops regained command of Camp Hialeah when the Korean War began, following a U.N. resolution to defend the Republic of Korea (ROK). The 24th Infantry Division landed on the peninsula in Pusan in early July and the 8609th Replacement Depot operated at Camp Hialeah. Pusan was and still is the principal terminal for receiving and shipping military supplies and troops. Through its many reorganizations over the past 40 years, it has developed into the best logistical base in the ROK.
Pusan was a critical strategic and logistical staging area during the Korean conflict. North Korea tried to overtake Pusan by out-flanking Allied Forces defending the Pusan Perimeter. By 5 September 1950, the North held most of the peninsula, except for an Allied Forces beachhead around the Pusan Perimeter.
General Douglas MacArthur commanded the Allied Forces and executed the amphibious assault landing at Inchon on 16 September 1950, changing the course of battle. By September's end, Allied Forces advanced from the Pusan perimeter to the 38th parallel.
Pusan port facilities were under the control of the U.S. military to handle the enormous support requirements of the fighting forces. After the Armistice was signed on 27 July 1953, most of the port facilities were turned over to the ROK government, except for Pier 6 and Pier 8, which are controlled by the Pusan Storage Facility and the 837th U.S. Army Trans Bn. Personnel stationed at Camp Hialeah participated in all the major conflicts in the Far East.
From the Korean conflict in 1950, Camp Hialeah has been reorganized under different commands and missions. They include the 8069th Replacement Depot, the Korean Communications Zone, Pusan Military Post, Pusan Sub Area Command, Pusan Area Command, Pusan Base Command, 2d Trans Group, Pusan Support Activity, U.S. Army Garrison-Pusan, 34th and 20th Support Groups. It is now under 19th Theater Area Command, Area IV, 20th Area Support Group.
During the Persian Gulf Crisis, the 4th Quartermaster Detachment assigned to Camp Hialeah deployed to Turkey to airdrop supplies in Operation Provide Comfort. Most recently, prompted by mounting doubts concerning the intent of the North Korean government to terminate its nuclear proliferation, the U.S. Government dispatched the 23rd Support Group to off load more than 750 pieces of materiel at the port of Pusan in a multilevel, multifunction mission with the deployment of Patriot missiles to the ROK.
Originally, the post was distant from residential areas. As the city of Pusan grew to its, it engulfed the installation and is today, the center of controversy, because it is prime real estate in central Pusan, which the ROK government wants to have returned. Under the guidelines of the ROK-US agreements and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), comparable facilities that comply with U.S. standards and infrastructure are required to ensure quality of life for U.S. soldiers and families prior to installation relocation. The city of Pusan continues to press for relocation of Camp Hialeah and return of the current real estate to the city. While various sites have been proposed, none have met the requirements for relocation per ROK-US agreement. Currently, with the Korean financial crisis, immediate relocation is unlikely.
Camp Hialeah-Pusan: Installation
Name : Army Community Service
Address : 20th Support Group, Pusan
City : APO
State : AP
Zip : 96259-0270
Phone : 763-3644/763-3571
Fax : 763-7274
Contact Camp Hialeah Army Community Service, Building 224, for additional information.