Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Meyer of the 33rd Rescue Squadron plays pool at a bar just outside Osan Air Base, South Korea, Monday, June 17, 2019. MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES
Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Meyer of the 33rd Rescue Squadron plays pool at a bar just outside Osan Air Base, South Korea, Monday, June 17, 2019. MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES

Troops happy but skeptical as US military suspends off-base curfew in S. Korea

by Kim Gamel and Matt Keeler
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — The decision to temporarily lift a long-reviled curfew for American troops in South Korea on Monday came just in time for Lt. Col. Junel Jeffrey to cross midnight market shopping in Seoul off her bucket list.

The 2nd Infantry Division public affairs officer, who is scheduled to transfer back to the United States next month, couldn’t go before because the curfew required all servicemembers to be back on base or inside their residences or hotel rooms by 1 a.m.

The division pushed that back to midnight for its soldiers last year.

“For these young folks, they’re ready to go to clubs and all of that,” Jeffrey said after the suspension was announced on Monday. “I’m not into clubs, but I will do some shopping. I’m really excited about that.”

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