Around the world, the United States military has strategic bases in place to help protect our country and for purposes of international relations. On these bases, military personnel are stationed and trained, performing specific exercises that will help our military perform when it needs to.
Some of these bases are well-known, while others may come as a surprise. How many of these U.S. military bases are familiar to you? Some are quite incredible.
U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea
Located in the Yongsan District of Seoul, South Korea, the Yongsan Garrison Base is the only American military base that’s centered in a large international city. It’s here that U.S. forces perform military exercises with South Korea’s military, in order to prepare for any threats that North Korea presents.
Several U.S. leaders have visited this base, including George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Kerry, and Donald Rumsfeld. Many of the base’s offices and operations are relocating to Camp Humphreys in a nearby South Korean metropolitan area.