If you are reading this post, you probably chose to PCSing to Osan Airbase. It will be overwhelming if you are the first time station in South Korea. Many people choose to station here for different reasons. Some people come here for easy access to trip South East Asia, and others come here because it will make it easy to pick your next station base. No matter what reason, you are here at least one year. You probably research about South Korea and Osan Airbase once you decide to come here.
As you all know, Korea is the only divided country in the world. North Korea invaded South Korea on the 25th of June, 1950, and the Korea War began and it lasted 3 years. Since the 1953 armistice, both Koreas are living in tension. In 1966, the USA and South Korea signed SOFA (the Status of Forces Agreement) and there are about 28,000 troops from the states are station in South Korea.
Osan Air Base Location
Osan Airbase is the biggest US airbase in South Korea. Osan AB is located 29miles south from capital city Seoul and 48miles from DMZ (the demilitarized zone). Along with Camp Humphreys, this base is in Pyeongtaek city. Osan airbase's main walking gate is close to public transportations, so you can have easy access to travel in South Korea. Also, SED (Songtan Entertainment District) is located right in front of the main walking gate, so you can easily shop and eat from here. There are 3 different gates which are the main walking gate, Morin gate, and ROK(Republic of Korea) gate. All three gates are available to access by vehicles, but the main gate is the only gate for walking visitors.
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Osan AFB Website CLICK HERE
Osan Air Base Facilities
Osan AB has many facilities including the airport. Most of US troops from other countries are coming through this airport. Destinations are Seattle and Japan. Also, Osan AB offers a shuttle service to Camp Humphreys and USFK Yongsan.
There are grocery stores, malls, cafeterias, and restaurants & bars, so you don’t have to go off base for shopping. You can easily enjoy leisure like a swimming pool, bowling alley, movie theatre, and golf course as well.
In addition, the base offers many Korean cultural learning programs like Korean class, Korean cooking class, and Hanji craft class.
Schools thru K-12 are available and the daycare center is on-site as well.
Osan AFB Off Base Living
There is a long shopping & entertainment district right in front of the main walking gate. Many restaurants, café, bar, currency exchanges, and shopping center is available on SED. Most businesses around the SED area accept the US dollar, so you don’t need local currency.
If you walk 10mins from SED, you can also go 49 markets which are the Korean traditional outdoor grocery market. You can experience various types of Korean street food and unique goods from here.
The subway station and a bus terminal are only 10mins from Osan AB's main gate, so it makes traveling South Korea easy. Also, the SRT train station is only 20mins away, so you can take advantage of this bullet train.
Hotel & Restaurant Map on SED CLICK HERE
Bar & Club Map on SED CLICK HERE
Shopping Center Map on SED CLICK HERE
If you need our assistance?
Living in a foreign country for a year or two is very hard. However, you can experience a new culture every day if you meet the right people. Kim’s HSO Realty will be always ready to assist your living in Korea. From restaurant information to travel guides, we are available to give you the right information. Our goal is not only to be here as your realtor but also to become your friend and family. We will do our best to assist you till the day you move out of Osan AB.
Welcome to the Land of Morning Calm and welcome to South Korea.