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  • Waygookin

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    • October 07, 2012, 03:31:44 pm
    • Cheongju, Chungbuk, South Korea
I live in Cheongju, Chungbuk-do, and in the last week, there have been an increasing number of soldiers on one of the streets as I pass on my way to school/work. But yesterday, as I was walking to the bus stop, I saw them again but with guns, real ones, and all decked up in the camouflage and standing behind boards like 3 to a board.

Anyone know what this is and why they are all of sudden in the street? I've only been here 5 months, but I've never seen this before. What is going on? Is this normal for this time of year?


I've had a similar thing happen, and my neighborhood is in downtown Seoul. They had set up a drill or practice thing with the boards and groups just like you said...on every corner and in strategic-looking positions.

It could be a few different things, but it's most likely some drills.
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  • Smaug
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    • 207

    • October 07, 2010, 02:09:00 pm
    • Korea
You has to see that Korea so small. There aint no place to train all the troops. so sometimes they just train right there in the street. also in korea all guys were in the army. well no buddha or anabaptist-like decenters who would not they went to prison :cheesy: for two years instead. korean guys like the army troops they do not mind it. in the usa fatty antiwar hippie types would get mad if the army was in the street. but not here. this aint some hippie country like canada or the usa
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It's nothing to worry about. I come from Flint, Michigan and hearing gun shots isn't something out of the ordinary for me. I've heard more gunshots at the reserve base 500 meters from my school in a week than I have back home in my life. I have even seen them setting up bunkers and sandbags around landmarks around the city. I was originally worried about it and asked my Korean friend. He said it's nothing, just training. They did it back when he was in too.


  • furtakk
  • Veteran

    • 169

    • November 03, 2011, 08:42:26 pm
    • Seoul
They don't have ammo outside of special cases at the DMZ (according to my gf's brother who is currently doing service).