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Mrs. Leah Esper spouse of Mark T. Esper, secretary of the Army, toured U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Jan. 9 to observe facilities constructed to accommodate the relocation of U.S. forces to regional areas south of Seoul.

“My husband and I care greatly about the welfare, services and support available to Soldiers and their Families,” said Esper, “But, there is nothing like seeing for ourselves and talking to the people who use those services. That is why we visit installations throughout the world. We are here to help find common sense ways to improve and develop that support.”

Esper visited the $63 million Army and Air Force Exchange Service shopping center constructed to support a population expected to surpass 40,000 once all U.S. Forces Korea complete the move over the next year. This population has doubled this summer with the Eighth Army’s headquarters move from its former home in Seoul.

“I was very impressed with the facilities available here,” she said. “I think it’s vital that we provide families overseas with a touch of home and these facilities do just that.”

Esper was also in Korea to hear Soldier and Family concerns and take suggestions for improvement. She joined her husband for a town hall session with Family Readiness Group members and Soldiers. Read more

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Mrs. Leah Esper spouse of Mark T. Esper, secretary of the Army, toured U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Jan. 9 to observe facilities constructed to accommodate the relocation of U.S. forces to regional areas south of Seoul.

“My husband and I care greatly about the welfare, services and support available to Soldiers and their Families,” said Esper, “But, there is nothing like seeing for ourselves and talking to the people who use those services. That is why we visit installations throughout the world. We are here to help find common sense ways to improve and develop that support.” 

Esper visited the $63 million Army and Air Force Exchange Service shopping center constructed to support a population expected to surpass 40,000 once all U.S. Forces Korea complete the move over the next year. This population has doubled this summer with the Eighth Army’s headquarters move from its former home in Seoul.

“I was very impressed with the facilities available here,” she said. “I think it’s vital that we provide families overseas with a touch of home and these facilities do just that.”

Esper was also in Korea to hear Soldier and Family concerns and take suggestions for improvement. She joined her husband for a town hall session with Family Readiness Group members and Soldiers.