2018 Far East Winter Encampment (Korea)

Started by jb3, September 26, 2018, 09:00:20 am

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abdsp51

Quote from: jb3 on October 05, 2018, 08:58:31 am
Good advice. We are good with both. The process is not automatic but we have recent practice with both the Army and Air Force systems so personnel access to the bases shouldn't be an issue.

JB


You might not have issues with it but Korean Immigration and customs might. 

Eclipse

October 05, 2018, 01:29:00 pm #21 Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 02:11:10 pm by Eclipse
Quote from: abdsp51 on October 05, 2018, 01:11:30 pm
You might not have issues with it but Korean Immigration and customs might.


My experience with leaving the country begins and ends with Toronto.

Presumably a cadet would need a passport, and a Visa?

Any other special permissions?

I also hadn't considered the UM issue.  I imagine it's allowed in theory, but is this something people
do on a regular basis, especially internationally?

Just curious.



abdsp51

Passport and visa a must.   Plus Incheon is a busy airport and Korean customs and immigration are meticulous.  No knives over 3in, no medication unless you have a script and original bottles, etc. 

Not to mention that SOFA would not apply to cadets not carrying a dependent ID. 

Now sounds like the logistics covered but how are stateside cadets who may potentially go get from Incheon to Osan and Humphries?

jb3

All of the points that are being raised are valid and have been considered. We have actually done this a couple of times already and have had cadets from the US participate in previous encampments both here in Korea and Okinawa. We understand the procedures for immigrations, customs, non-SOFA status, base access, etc. We are currently in contact with a number of US based personnel interested in the encampment and we will provide them all the details necessary to make an educated decision. The details are too lengthy to post on this site though but feel free to contact me directly and I can answer any questions.

With that said, I do appreciate the feedback. Keep the comments coming because although we've done this more than once, we are still learning.

JB

abdsp51

Quote from: jb3 on October 05, 2018, 11:26:11 pm
All of the points that are being raised are valid and have been considered. We have actually done this a couple of times already and have had cadets from the US participate in previous encampments both here in Korea and Okinawa. We understand the procedures for immigrations, customs, non-SOFA status, base access, etc. We are currently in contact with a number of US based personnel interested in the encampment and we will provide them all the details necessary to make an educated decision. The details are too lengthy to post on this site though but feel free to contact me directly and I can answer any questions.

With that said, I do appreciate the feedback. Keep the comments coming because although we've done this more than once, we are still learning.

JB


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