17 January 2023

S. Korean Army to Resume Reserve Forces' Field Training in Full-Scale Format in 2023

  • QNA-KORYA-17-1-2023

Seoul, January 17 (QNA) - South Korea's military plans to restore its field training for reserve forces to pre-pandemic levels this year, the South Korean defense ministry said Tuesday, after three years of coronavirus-driven suspension or reduction.
Starting from March 2, the field drills will proceed in a full-scale format, according to the ministry. They were suspended in 2020 and 2021, and partially restored last year.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the military suspended the training program -- the first such cancellation since the country introduced it in 1968.
The ministry said it will enforce a set of antivirus measures, considering the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
The full-scale resumption comes as the country has lifted all its antivirus rules, except an indoor mask mandate.
All able-bodied South Korean men are required to serve in the military for at least 18 months in a country that constantly faces North Korea's military threats. They must also serve as reservists for about eight years from their discharge. (QNA)


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