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Ground Forces Festival with U.S. Army successfully completed

A variety of things to see and experience events held

2018.12.14(금) 10:19:21 | CNnews (이메일주소:chungnamdo@korea.kr
               	chungnamdo@korea.kr)

2018 Gyeryong Military Culture Festival and Ground Forces Festival events

▲ 2018 Gyeryong Military Culture Festival and Ground Forces Festival events



2018 Gyeryong Military Culture Festival and Ground Forces Festival events grabbed the attention of many people with various performances by the military band of the 8th United States Army among many others despite the impact of Typhoon Kong-rey.
 

The opening ceremony of this year’s festival, due to Typhoon Kong-rey, was held on a modest scale at the Army PR Hall within an emergency runway of Gyeryongdae Complex on the 5th, and the main festival ground was decided to be closed for the 6th, in the sphere of the typhoon’s influence.

Such a measure was taken for the safety of citizens and the audience, and the city and Ground Forces Festival team changed the site of certain opening programs such as “The Peace Concert” to indoors at the Gyeryong Culture & Arts Center, etc., putting in efforts to welcome the visitors.

Especially for foreign visitors who came to the festival site early to watch opening performances of popular artists, volunteer interpreters were dispatched to the event to make efforts in, for example, advertising the change of festival locations and distributing English guide notices.

The opening performance held at Gyeryong Culture & Arts Center featured a lineup of popular artists such as HELLOVENUS, Bada and Kim Jang-hoon who presented an enjoyable time for an audience of over 500 Koreans and foreigners.
 

The martial music and honor guard performance held at Gyeryong Culture & Arts Center in the afternoon on the 6th featured demonstrations of the Army and Air Force guards of honor, performances of drums, samulnori, bangomu and Korean fan dance, female vocal and choir of the Air Force, and the military band of the 8th U.S. Army, receiving rounds of applause from an audience of over 700 people.

During the festival period, a variety of events took place at the main festival ground in Geumam-dong and the emergency runway, including a military band march and honor guard demonstrations by Army Chwita Band, Air Force martial music and honor guards, Marine Corps honor guards and the 8th U.S. Army band as well as the Gyeryong Eoulim Parade Ssangryongnori, Gyeryong citizens singing contest, Chungnam cooking contest, and “Songs of Heroes”, a drama OST concert.
 

In addition, different experience and exhibition programs were conducted such as a Navy and Air Force PR exhibit, Real Men playground, Independence Army experience, writing consolatory letters to soldiers, and a visually handicapped experience. At the emergency runway of Gyeryongdae, other programs including a weapons exhibit, future battle experience, maneuver demonstration, drone contest, Overwatch competition, military experience and tour of Gyeryongdae also took place.

 

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