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NEWS | Dec. 16, 2019

USFK Ends Curfew

United States Forces Korea ended the USFK-wide curfew for Service Members effective December 17, 2019.


The original 90 day curfew suspension, and subsequent 90 day curfew suspension extension assessments, imposed from June 17 through December 17, focused on Service Member behavior, morale, readiness factors and the capability for USFK Service Members to maintain good order and discipline, at all times and under all conditions.


“After assessing the curfew data and consulting with USFK leaders including component commanders, I decided to end the curfew effective December 17,” said Gen. Robert B. “Abe” Abrams, United States Forces Korea Commander. “The 180 day curfew suspension enabled leaders at all levels of the chain of command to recommend keeping the curfew, continuing the suspension, or ending the curfew. All recommended its termination.”


When informing USFK commanders and leaders that he was ending the curfew, Gen. Abrams reinforced two key principles by which every leader and Service Member must abide: continually instill and maintain good order and discipline, regardless of time or location, and maintain focus on their “Fight Tonight” posture, approach and mentality.


“Leaders are responsible for our Service Members on and off-post conduct; we are ambassadors of USFK, the United States and the US-RoK Alliance to the Korean people,” said Abrams. “We have a solemn responsibility to keep readiness at its highest levels with a “Fight Tonight” posture, approach and mentality. Our capability and capacity to remain ready at all times is non-negotiable.”


All Service Members are responsible to act in accordance with USFK regulations, standards of conduct and Korean Law at all times. These actions will serve as a demonstration to the ROK people that we will safeguard vital relationships while maintaining the ironclad Alliance.

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