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Army Secretary McHugh visits Humphreys

HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited USAG-Humphreys Tuesday to see the installation’s progress of transforming into the future home of U.S. Forces in Korea and to meet with Soldiers and Family Members.

McHugh, the 21st Secretary of the Army, had lunch with Army spouses, received an overview of the garrison’s transformation from Col. Joseph P. Moore, Humphreys garrison commander, toured the Super Gym and met with members the installation’s Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers.

Approximately 15 Humphreys’ spouses ate lunch with McHugh in the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade Dining Facility, and after the meal the top leader of the Army opened the floor for questions. Veteran benefits, housing issues, spousal employment and the pros of using Host-Nation medical facilities were some of the topics discussed. McHugh thanked the spouses for not only their Soldier’s service, but theirs as well.

Following lunch, McHugh, along with Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., commander, Eighth U.S. Army, Brig. Gen. John Uberti, commander, Installation Management Command Korea, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Winzenried, command sergeant major, U.S. Forces Korea, traveled out onto the garrison’s newest land and received an overview of Humphreys’ role in USFK’s transformation from Moore.

On the last leg of his trip, McHugh checked out the Super Gym and its amenities before receiving a BOSS brief from Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim, Humphreys command sergeant major. Kim explained the activities and initiatives of the garrison’s BOSS program and then BOSS President, Staff Sgt. Lora Kelly, presented McHugh with a polo shirt.


U.S. Army photos by Lori Yerdon, Pfc. Heather Guerroro and Pfc. Georgina Gray


For more information on U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and living and working in Korea visit: USAG-Humphreys' official web site or check out our online videos.

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Taken on May 4, 2010