Marine Corps to Resume Training at Pohang Firing Range After Three-Year Hiatus

SEOUL - The Marine Corps has announced plans to resume live-fire drills at a firing range in Pohang, a southeastern city in South Korea.

According to Yonhap News Agency, the resumption of activities at the Suseong firing range is scheduled for later this year. This decision comes after a three-year suspension of operations due to noise complaints from nearby residents. Training was initially halted in October 2020.

Under a new agreement, facilitated by the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission, the defense ministry has committed to implementing measures to mitigate noise disruption. These measures include the installation of noise barriers at the firing range. The ministry highlighted the importance of these drills for the 1st Marine Division, especially in light of recent security concerns related to North Korea's actions.

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