Post Access FAQs


If you live, work or are assigned here then you can enter the base.

Military Retirees

Retirees and their dependents may access the installation with their VALID Retiree Identification Card, just like any CONUS installation.

However, we do ask, after accessing the installation, go to building S4034, directly across the parking lot from Dragon Hill Lodge, to get enrolled in DBIDS. This will make multiple entries through our gates much easier.

Ration Control for PX/DECA Access: Retirees can access the commissary using their retiree ID Card. However, their dependents must be issued a temporary Ration Card. For issuance the Retiree MUST accompany their dependents to building S4034, directly across from the Dragon Hill Lodge parking lot, Monday-Friday 0830-1600 for issuance of a temporary Ration Card.

NOTE: Retiree must be enrolled in DBIDS in order to receive a Ration Card.

For more information, please contact Mr. Carl Reed, Retirement

Services Officer


Media interested in entering the base should contact the Public Affairs Office by emailing or calling 0503-322-4549.


BACKGROUND - USFK and Yongsan Garrison is in the process of accelerating the closure of Yongsan. USAG Yongsan is scheduled for reduction under the Yongsan Relocation Program (YRP) as part of a major force re-stationing plan ongoing in Korea. The plan directs the reduction of Yongsan Garrison and the relocation of operational units and major command and staff organizations to enduring sites and facilities.

POPULATION - Yongsan is currently home to approximately 5,575 U.S. military and civilians, Korean Nationals, Korean Service Corps, contractors and retirees.

SIZE - USAG-Yongsan is approximately 611 acres or 750K Pyeong. 80% of the buildings are scheduled to be vacated by Dec. 2019.

YONGSAN VISITOR CONTROL CENTER - Visitors with no government affiliation can be escorted on base with additional paperwork. Please submit paperwork 30 days in advance. All visitors can be escorted through the visitor control center at Gate # 13 (by the Ichon Station) and Gate #1 (Dragon Hill Lodge). Both gates are open 24 hours a day, but vehicles should go to Gate #13 as the Dragon Hill Lodge gate is pedestrian only. 

DSN: 736-7106

POLICY - All active-duty service members, retirees and DOD civilians can gain access to the installation by showing their DOD identification cards and an additional form of ID at Gate #1 or #13.

For extended stays of more than a few days, you should register in the Defense Biometrics Identification Detection System (DBIDS) Installation Access System. (If you are already in DBIDs at any other base outside of Korea, you will still need to be registered here in Korea.)The DBIDs office is located at the ID Card Issue Point in Bldg. 4034 (across the Dragon Hill Lodge parking lot) and is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except for US/Korean holidays and training holidays.