Army’s THAAD presence in S. Korea gets permanent home amid rough living conditions

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The Delta Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment guidon is seen during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)
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The Delta Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment guidon is seen during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)

Army’s THAAD presence in S. Korea gets permanent home amid rough living conditions

by: Marcus Fichtl | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: October 20, 2018

CAMP CARROLL, South Korea — The administrative offices for the U.S. military’s most advanced anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea have finally found a permanent home nearly two years after a midnight-run brought the first pair of launchers to the peninsula.

The controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery — on a former golf course in the melon-farming area of Seongju, 190 miles south of Seoul — is manned by a unit known as Combined Task Force Defender.

The Delta Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, which oversees the operation from nearby Camp Carroll, cut the ribbon Friday for its newly refurbished headquarters building.

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