Call For Action

Call for Articles – 기고문을 보내 주십시오

Submit your articles for KDVA’s 2022 1st Quarter ROK-U.S. Alliance Journal by December 17


The digital journal features stories and articles by KDVA members and supporters of the ROK-U.S. Alliance. It allows our members and supporters a way to voice their expertise and opinions that add to discussions about the Alliance.

The journal will go to our members, our partner organizations, potential sponsors, Alliance experts in the ROK and U.S. governments, and U.S. and ROK think tanks.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Articles can be submitted in English and Korean.
  • Topic areas are: 
    • Korean War and Korea Defense Veterans
    • Security and Strategy
    • Korean and American Culture
    • Serving in Korea
    • ROK – U.S. Alliance
  • Articles should be less than 1,500 words, 1,000 words if submitting photos for your article.
  • If your article is longer, please indicate what parts you would like us to publish and provide a link or contact info where our readers can get the full article or story.
  • If providing photos, please provide photo captions and photo credits. Photos should be sent in separate attachments and be in jpg. or png. format. 

Please send any questions or articles to kdva.journal@gmail.com by December 17. If your articles are selected for publication, we will contact you for further steps.

Check out KDVA’s latest ROK – U.S. Alliance Journals – Click here.


저널 소개:

한미동맹저널은 주한미군전우회의 회원님들과 한미동맹 지지자들의 이야기와 한미동맹에 관한 생각을 담아 발행하는 계간지(季刊誌)입니다. 한미동맹저널을 통해 전우회 회원들과 한미동맹에 깊은 애정을 갖고 계신 분들의 지식, 경험, 지혜를 경청하여 한미동맹 담론의 저변을 확장시켜 나갈 것입니다.

한미동맹저널은 전우회 회원, 협력 기관, 잠재적 후원 기관, 한미 양국의 싱크탱크 및 관련 정부 부처에 송부될 예정입니다.

기고문 제출 관련 사항

  • 기고문은 한국어 혹은 영어로 제출하여 주십시오.
  • 기고문 주제:
    • 한국 전쟁 혹은 한국전 참전 용사
    • 안보/전략
    • 한미문화
    • 한국 내 군 복무 경험
    • 한미동맹
  • 기고문 길이: 영어로 작성 시 1,500단어 미만으로 작성하여 주십시오. 사진을 첨부하실 경우 1,000단어 미만으로 작성하여 주십시오.
  • 한국어로 작성 시 5,000자(공백 포함, 단어X) 미만으로 작성하여 주십시오. 사진을 첨부하실 경우 3,500자 미만으로 작성하여 주십시오.
  • 기고문이 제한 길이를 초과하는 경우, 저널에 발행되기를 희망하시는 부분을 따로 표기하여 알려 주십시오. 전체 기고문을 확인할 수 있는 링크나 연락처를 함께 알려주시면 저널에 해당 안내 사항을 제공하겠습니다.
  • 사진을 첨부하실 경우 사진 설명출처를 함께 제공하여 주십시오. 사진은 JPG 또는 PNG 형식으로 개별 첨부파일로 보내 주십시오.

기고문 및 관련 문의는 kdva.journal@gmail.com로 보내 주십시오. 기고문이 선정될 경우 개별적으로 연락을 드려 추가 사항을 안내 드리겠습니다.

한미동맹저널 발간 목록 Click here.

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KDVA’s Call for Virtual Common Interest Groups

KDVA called for KDVA Local Chapters in the United States in August, and we are very thankful to have several volunteers.  Now, KDVA announces virtual Common Interest Groups.

Common Interest Groups (CIG) are virtual and bonded by a common interest.  For example, KDVA members could form CIGs for a KDVA-DMZ Group, KDVA-1970s Decade Group, KDVA-current and former 7AF Group, KDVA-CFC C3 Group, etc.

Members can join only one Local Chapter at a time and more than one Common Interest Group.

If interested, 1) please join KDVA and 2) respond to the questions on our Virtual Common Interest Group Form.

주한미군전우회는 8월 미국 내 지부 설립을 위한 자원을 요청했고, 여러 자원자를 받았습니다. 주한미군전우회는 이제 온라인 동호회(CIG) 개설을 계획하고 있습니다.

CIG(동호회, Common Interest Groups)는 온라인으로 진행되며, 공동의 관심사를 토대로 구성원을 모집합니다. 예를 들어, 주한미군전우회 회원들은 주한미군전우회-DMZ 모임, 주한미군전우회-1970년대 모임, 주한미군전우회-미7공군 전현직 모임, 주한미군전우회-연합사 작참부(C3) 모임 등의 동호회를 개설할 수 있을 겁니다.

주한미군전우회 회원들은 1개 지부에만 가입할 수 있으나, 동호회(CIG)에는 원하시는 만큼 가입하실 수 있습니다.

관심있으신 분들꼐선 먼저 첫번째, 주한미군전우회 회원가입을 부탁드리고, 두번째,  CIG(동호회, Common Interest Groups)

형태 에서 질문에 응답 바랍니다.

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Korea Revisit Program For Korea Defense Veterans

The Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (MPVA) proudly sponsors the first Korea Revisit Program for Korea Defense Veterans in November 2021.

The Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) is managing the application and selection of Defense Veterans who served in Korea since the signing of the Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953.

MPVA has provided ten slots for U.S. Korea Defense Veterans along with a companion (spouses or helpers) for each Veteran.  Participants will be selected from among the KDVA membership. 

For U.S. Defense Veterans who are not yet KDVA members and would like to be eligible for participation in the Revisit Program, please join KDVA as a Regular Member by October 1, 2021 at https://kdva.vet/join-kdva/ – it is free.

Additionally, MPVA is providing one additional slot for the other Sending States, and a travel companion.

The Sending States that supported/are supporting the United Nations Command in Korea are:  Australia, Belgium, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, the Republic of South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Over 3.3 million U.S. Service Members and thousands from the other Sending States have served in Korea since the signing of the Armistice Agreement. 

The program will be 4-5 days in Korea.  MPVA will pay 100% airfare for Veterans and 50% for companions (spouses or helpers).  MPVA will cover all other costs in Korea like meals, hotels, transportation, etc.

We will announce the date as soon as it is confirmed.

Apply at KDVA.vet by October 4, 2021.


APPLY HERE

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Call for KDVA Local Chapters!

KDVA IS VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE A CALL FOR LOCAL CHAPTERS IN 2021!

KDVA is a nonprofit organization registered in Virginia.  We were founded in May 2017 to support the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the Veterans who built the Alliance and continue to serve it.

KDVA has a Korea Chapter that leads and organizes all KDVA activities in Korea. Now, KDVA is opening Local Chapters in the United States.

The purpose of KDVA Local Chapters is to bring together KDVA members and supporters to support KDVA’s mission and to develop a sense of camaraderie and support for local Korea Veterans.

KDVA is looking for people who are interested in starting a KDVA Local Chapter to contact us any time at kdva.localchapters@gmail.com.

Local Chapters can be in a town, city, county, or region – it is up to you!

KDVA HQ will provide support in the following areas to get Local Chapters started and running.

  • Social media support on the KDVA webpage, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Zoom account access.
  • Administrative support for KDVA materials and merchandise.
  • Initial funding for a Kick-off Meet & Greet.
  • Introduction to KDVA Partners in your area for mutual support.
  • Availability of senior ROK and U.S. leaders for Local Chapter events.

We truly believe in the power of one person stepping forward to make a big impact for the ROK-U.S. Alliance and Korea Veterans in your area – are you ready to volunteer?!

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KDVA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (KIP), 2021-2022 – ​APPLY TODAY!

KDVA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (KIP), 2021-2022 – APPLY TODAY!

KDVA’s Mission:

The Korea Defense Veterans Association’s mission is to enhance the ROK-U.S. Alliance by advocating for the Alliance and supporting the people who built and serve the Alliance.

Why Become a KDVA Intern?

The KDVA Internship Program provides volunteer opportunities to learn about the ROK-U.S. Alliance and its diverse topics, gain invaluable professional experience, develop skills, make professional contacts, and make contributions to the ROK-U.S. Alliance.

Research Assistant Internship:

  • Researching topics about the ROK-U.S. Alliance.
  • Writing articles for the KDVA Quarterly Journal, KDVA Monthly Newsletter, and KDVA social media platforms.
  • Helping with social media.
  • Very flexible hours – telework when you have the time.

Event Management and Support Internship:

  • On-site support for very senior-level events.
  • Event planning, support, and participation.
  • Note taking and drafting executive summaries.
  • Short duration efforts with a lasting impact.
  • Locations: Events will take place in Washington, D.C. or Seoul.

Eligibility:

  • KDVA Members.
  • KDVA Associate Members.
  • Family Members of KDVA Members and Associate Members.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

Experiences and Skills:

  • Enthusiasm for the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the KDVA mission.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good grasp of or enthusiasm for learning social media technology, strategy, and innovation.
  • For Research Assistant Internship:  Strong writing and researching skills.
  • For Event Internship:  Poise and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with staff, honorees, volunteers, vendors, and members.

Internship Length:

  • One Year, October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022.

Academic Credit?

Academic credit will depend on your school’s requirements.
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Questions? Email: kdva.internships@gmail.com.

Please submit your application and resume by September 23, 2021. We plan to announce the 2021-2022 KDVA Internship Team by September 30, 2021.


APPLICATION 

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INTRODUCING KDVA’S 101 SERIES ~ Come Learn & Explore With Us

KDVA’s 101 Series

Come learn with us as we explore KOREA 101 and ROK-U.S. Alliance 101!

KDVA’s 101 Series will explore basic facts about Korea and the ROK-U.S. Alliance. The KDVA interns have created content in several forms, and we welcome our members to join in the fun by sharing and reposting these … and by providing your ideas and posts as well!

KDVA will post a variety of content, several times a week in these forms:

  • Pictures with facts or a short description of the picture
  • Short video clips (5-30 seconds)
  • Cartoons
  • Short paragraph articles
  • Polls or surveys

We want YOUR contributions! Share your content with us to post on Instagram, Facebook, and our other social media outlets! If we use your content, we will be sure to give you a “shout out”! Email your content to KDVA101Series@gmail.com.

Some Content Ideas:

Korea 101:

  • Personal experiences living in Korea
  • Culture – styles, customs, language, traditions, etc.
  • Food – traditional, street food, fast food chains, etc.
  • Places – cities, entertainment, vacation destinations, etc.
  • History of Korea – people, folklore, clothing, etc.
  • K-POP
  • K-Beauty

ROK-U.S. Alliance 101:

  • Personal experiences serving or working in Korea
  • People you find interesting in the ROK-U.S. Alliance
  • North Korea relations
  • Important dates of the Alliance
  • The Commands (UNC, CFC, USFK)
  • Different military locations
  • ROK Embassy and consulates in the United States
  • U.S. Embassy and consulates in South Korea
  • Leaders of the Korean War

Criteria for Content:

  • Facts about South Korea and the ROK-U.S. Alliance.
  • NO political commentary.
  • NO offensive language or pictures.
  • NO insensitive materials – let’s be respectful to our Members, Followers, and general audience members.

To make it easier and quicker for us to post, please email us: 

  • Pictures with facts or a short description of the picture. Keep descriptions to a phrase or a few sentences.
  • Keep short video clips to 5-30 seconds.
  • Specify poll or survey questions.

Example: Check out KDVA first KOREA 101 story on Instagram and Facebook!

Questions or ready to submit? Email: KDVA101Series@gmail.com


KDVA’S SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Now on Instagram and LinkedIn!

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KDVA’s 70th Commemoration of the Korean War: “I Know A Korean War Veteran Campaign”

For the 70th commemoration of the start of the Korean War, KDVA would like to honor those who served in the war and those who supported them from home.  We would like to hear and share the life stories of Korean War veterans, their families, and the lives they have touched.

Through written stories, photos, and short videos, we hope that people will find new appreciation for our Korean War veterans and the importance of the ROK-U.S. Alliance.  We also hope that veterans and their families will draw closer together as they discover new meaning and appreciation for the veterans’ experiences.

These stories will be living reminders of the immeasurable contributions of our Korean War veterans to the security and prosperity of the enduring ROK-U.S. Alliance.

Starting now, we ask anyone who is a Korean War veteran or knows a Korean War veteran to write short stories and share pictures or videos.

We will select some of these stories to highlight them below, at KDVA events, in the monthly KDVA “Unsung Heroes” Newsletter, and quarterly KDVA “ROK-U.S. Alliance Journal.”


Share Your Stories & Photos –

We ask anyone who is a Korean War veteran or knows a Korean War veteran to write short stories and share them along with pictures or videos with us. Please email your stories and photos to  70KWstories.kdva@gmail.com.

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