The USFK relocation out of Yongsan & the Greater Seoul Metropolitan Area and areas north of Seoul
to Camp Humphreys are important and significant events for both the US and ROK governments.
VFW Post 10223 looks forward to growing and to broadening our support for Camp Humphreys and the surrounding community.
Don Kelley joined Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2014 and served as Trustee, Post Guard & Officer of the Day and Chaplain before being elected Commander in April 2017 and reelected in 2018 for a second term. His superb leadership skills and the dedication of all Post 10223 officers and members resulted in achieving 'All State' recognition at the Department level and 'All American' designation at the National level.
He is also a member and Shavetail of the Military Order of the Cootie EE CHI GAE Pup Tent #2 and has held the offices of Hide Gimlet (Junior Vice Commander) & Sky Pilot (Chaplain).
Don joined the United States Army in 1979 and had multiple assignments including a deployment to the Middle East during Desert Storm before retiring in 2000. His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC) as well as the usual complement of badges and ribbons with devices.
Michael Hoffman joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 2005 and is currently our Senior Vice Commander after previously being Post Commander, first from 2009-11 and again from 2012-13. In addition, Mike was Surgeon for District III Korea. He is also an integral part of our Post’s EE CHI GAE Pup Tent #2, Military Order of the Cootie having held Shavetail positions of Seam Squirrel (Commander), Blanket Bum (Sr. Vice Commander), Hide Gimlet (Jr. Vice Commander) and Hospital Chairman.
Mike joined the United States Army in 1992 and upon completion of Basic Training he attended the Defense Language Institute at Presidio of Monterey CA, becoming a Voice Intercept Operator (Korean Linguist). He was subsequently assigned to the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion in Korea. After that he was sent to the 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, KY where he earned his Air Assault wings. With his wings, he was able to fly back to his second-favorite country and was assigned to the 3rd MI battalion in Korea where he served as a Flight Instructor with over 1,000 hours on the RC-7B airframe. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Good Conduct Medal (2), National Defense & Korea Defense Service Medals, the NCO Professional Development, Army Service, and the Overseas Service(2) ribbons. He also earned the Air Assault Badge, Army Aviation Badge and the Expert Marksmanship Badge.
After eight years of service but facing reassignment stateside, he reluctantly chose to leave the Army in order to remain in Korea. Mike currently works for Advantor Systems as the Deputy Project Manager and resides in the Camp Humphreys area. Mike’s interests include biking, fishing and vaping. If you seek Mike’s counsel, enter our canteen and work your way through the Cracker-Jack scented cloud to find Mike perched on his favorite corner stool.
Mike Mouw has been a member of VFW Post 10223 since 2015 and held the positions of Trustee and Surgeon before being appointed Adjutant for 2018-19. He is also a member of the Military Order of the Cootie in EE Chi Gae Pup Tent #2 and holds the Shavetail position of Tightwad (Trustee).
Mike began his service to our nation in the U.S. Air Force and worked in Bioenvironmental Engineering, Public Health and Aircraft Maintenance. He was assigned to Brooks AFB, TX; Sheppard AFB, TX; Keesler AFB, MS; Scott AFB, IL and Ellsworth AFB, SD. He then served with the Air National Guard in Sioux Falls, SD and Des Moines, IA before joining the U.S. Army Reserve. Working as Environmental Science and Engineering Officer, Project Manager and Plans Officer, he has had assignments with the 372nd Engineering Brigade- St. Paul, MN; 416th Theater Engineering Command- Darian, IL; 916th Forward Engineering Support Team Advanced- Omaha, NE; Far East District US Army Corp of Engineers- Korea (2 years reserve active duty); and the 658th Regional Support Group, Yongsan Korea. His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, AF Achievement Medal, AF Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal(2), SW Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal(2).
He currently lives outside the gates of Camp Humphreys, Korea and works in a civilian position as Medical Project Manager for the US Army Corp of Engineers. Mike is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Central Texas College and has memberships in the American Legion, Military Officers Association, Air Force Association, the USAF Auxiliary and the Civil Air Patrol. His interests include motorcycle riding, aviation, golf and pool.
Charles Rodney Woods has been a member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars since 2009 and was a member of Post 10216 at Osan Air Base before joining us at Post 10223. He has been our Service Officer for nearly four years, offering advice to veterans in obtaining rightful entitlements from federal and state governments and assisting members of the Post and their surviving spouses.
In addition to the VFW, Charles is also active in other Veteran’s and fraternal organizations. He is currently the Commander of American Legion Post 37 and a member of several Masonic Organizations to include The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, which is commonly known as The Shriners.
Charles joined the United States Army and worked in Administration & Personnel Management at Ft. Knox, KY; Camp Casey Korea; Camp Humphreys Korea; Yongsan Korea; Ft McClellan, AL; Ft Sam Houston, TX; and at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland before retiring in 1992. He currently lives in Pyeongtaek and works as a Transition Specialist at Camp Humphreys Korea.