Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae
FPO AP, SK 96269 011-822-7913-1110
Base Type: Navy
Welcome to the official website for Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae. Thank you for stopping by!
Chinhae (also spelled Jinhae) is a small city with a population of approximately 140,000 people located on the southeast tip of the Korean peninsula. The city is cradled by beautiful Jahng Bok San Mountains.
In addition to being the only U.S. Navy Base in Mainland Asia, Chinhae is home to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Naval Academy and the country’s largest navy base. There are many opportunities to interact with local ROK sailors. They enjoy attending our English classes, we love that they have a Dunkin Doughnuts on base (and many other services) and everyone loves working together during COMRELS or competing on the sports fields.
The atmosphere in Chinhae is relaxed and friendly. U.S. Sailors and their families feel welcomed by the local residents. It is important to remember that we are ambassadors for the US Navy at all times.
During the springtime, approximately 160,000 cherry trees blossom and tourists from all over the world come to Chinhae for the famous Cherry Blossom Festival. Chinhae’s population more than doubles, as people flock to the city to enjoy the festivities and show their respect to the late Admiral Yi Sun Shin.
In addition to its beautiful outdoor parks, trails, and nature sites, Chinhae has a rich history and there are many cultural sites nearby such as temples, museums, and monuments.
The spoken language in Chinhae is Korean. Hangul is the written Korean alphabet, which is easy to learn and free classes are taught on base. English is the second language but in the smaller and less cosmopolitan areas it is rarely spoken. The Korean currency is the Won. The ATMs on base issue both Won and U.S. dollars.
Branch Health Clinic Chinhae
Welcome to Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Chinhae, South Korea. The clinic is designed and staffed to provide primary care to active duty personnel and command-sponsored beneficiaries assigned to CFAC and its tenant commands. Our mission is to provide high quality, patient-centered medical care to Sailors and their families.
Hours of Operation
Open for routine appointments from 0800 to 0400 Monday through Friday.
The clinic is closed for lunch daily from 1130 to 1300.
Urgent Care and Emergencies
Clinic personnel respond to medical emergencies on base only. The clinic relies on Korean medical facilities for most emergency care and will transport patients to them immediately.
Duty Corpsman: 010-7120-2498
Gyeongsang Natl’ Univ Hosp (Changwon)
POC Ms. Kim: 05-5214-2140
Samsung Hospital (Masan)
POC Ms. Shin: 010-9989-9122
Other Important Numbers
Front desk: 315-762-5415 (DSN); 05033 + last four digits of DSN (Cell)
ISOS Translation: 02-3140-1701
Until further notice, Camp Walker Army Dental Clinic will handle dental needs for service members. For dependents, please contact ISOS at 011-65-6339-2676 for local providers.
Camp Walker dentists visit CFAC every 3-5 months
We do not have a veterinarian on base. Veterinarians from Camp Walker visit every 6 months or as requested. To schedule an appointment, contact Camp Walker veterinary clinic at DSN: 764-4708 | 0503-364-4708 via cell.
Directions to CFAC
When making arrangements through your servicing PSD for transportation to Chinhae, ensure they are aware that COMFLEACT Chinhae is located about 250 miles southeast of Seoul and Osan Air Base. Passengers with travel destinations to Chinhae should be routed from Conus/Oconus locations to Chinhae via Busan (Gimhae) International Airport, located 28 miles from Chinhae. The sponsor will meet you at Busan (Gimhae) International Airport.
Please ensure that you contact your sponsor before arriving in Korea and inform him/her of delays or changes in flight details. Be sure to take a carry-on with a clean uniform and essentials in case of lost or delayed luggage. All arriving personnel are met at Busan (Gimhae) International Airport. If for some reason your sponsor is unable to meet you at the airport, you can take a taxi to the base. The fare should be between 50,000 and 55,000 Won which is the currency of Korea. Never take a taxi in Korea without first agreeing upon the fare.
All incoming personnel are met by their sponsor at Busan (Gimhae) International Airport. If for some reason you are not met by your sponsor it is crucial that you hand carry your Welcome Aboard Packet. In the Welcome Aboard Packet, is a Taxi guide that will assist you in making your way to CFAC.
Preferred Route: The most convenient way to get to COMFLEACT Chinhae is to fly to Narita Airport (Japan), change flights and fly into Gimhae International Airport outside the city of Busan. Here you can be met by your sponsor and driven back to COMFLEACT which is about 30 miles away.
Secondary Route: If you are unable to arrive by the preferred route, then arrive at Incheon International Airport (IIA) the main international airport in Korea. Proceed to counters A & B, the domestic flights check in counters. Check in counters C through M are reserved for international flights. You will have to claim your bags and then recheck them at the domestic counter.
All U.S. Carriers are located to the West of the terminal. The new terminal is open 24 hours daily.
Connection to Seoul (if applicable)
Third Route (not preferred): You may enter Korea at Incheon International Airport in Incheon but need to take a domestic flight from Seoul GIMPO to Busan GIMHAE. You will have to claim your bags and take All Stop Train it only takes 33 minutes from Incheon International Airport to Gimpo International Airport, and costs 3,550 won. A10 is the Incheon International Airport stop and A05 is the Gimpo International Airport stop. On arrival at Incheon contact the USO representative if you need assistance. Transportation from Incheon to Seoul; All Stop Train, Express Train, Military shuttle bus, AAFES taxi (approximately $75- $85) or commercial taxi (gray or white color / Korean money 55,000 won- 65,000 won). The ride to Seoul can take up to one hour.
Airport tax at Incheon.
The tax fee is included in the ticket price.
Please ensure that you contact your sponsor before arriving in Korea and inform him/her of delays or changes in flight details. It is advised that you take a carry on with a clean uniform and essentials in case of lost or delayed luggage.
Should your flight from CONUS arrive too late for the last flight to Pusan at 2030, contact an airline attendant prior to landing in Seoul and ask for overnight lodging assistance. Normally airline policy is to arrange lodging if they deem their late arrival caused your missed connection. Never take a taxi in Korea without first agreeing on the fare unless it is a black AAFES taxi. Hotels in Seoul are expensive, if you are forced to stay in Seoul overnight, call the COMFLEACT OOD in Chinhae (011-82-55-540-5111) as soon as possible. Let them know when you expect to depart the Seoul Domestic terminal the next day. Call the COMFLEACT OOD the next day at the boarding gate and reconfirm your departure time.
Passports are not needed for active duty personnel. Your military ID card and orders are sufficient to pass through customs. Passports and visas ARE required for family members.
Housing on base:
Chinhae Housing Service Center at DSN: 315-762-5273/5454, Comm: 011-82-55-540-5273/5454, Email: M-KO-CFAC-Housing-DS-US@OCONUS.NAVY.MIL.
Child Care on base:
CFAC Child and Youth Program
8:00a.m.- 5:30 p.m. 5 days a week with special needs accommodated as warranted.
011-82-55-540-5381, DSN 315-762-5381 or visit FaceBook.com/CYPChinhae for the CYP calendars and flyers.
Fleet and Family Support Center:
FFSC Customer Desk DSN 315-762-5566 COMM 011-82-55-540-5566, WFL DSN 315-762-5385 COMM 011-82-55-540-5385
call DSN 762-5388 or CML 055-540-5388, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 0500 – 2200
Saturday – Sunday: 0700 – 1900
Cardio Room: 24/7
Pool, Gym, Softball Field, Multi-purpose Court, Running Trial.
DSN 762-5224/5529 or commercial (055) 540-5224/5529
426 Cheongpa-ro, Bongnae Dong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
Typical Selection of korean dishes, Clothing, Shoe Stores, cosmetics stores, jewelry stores, opticians, dunkin doughnuts, and Sportswear stores.
Italian Fusion restaurant
20, Geojejungang-ro 29-gil, Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do 53252, South Korea
39, Donhwamun-ro 11na-gil, Jongno-gu | 1f, Seoul 03132, South Korea
3-12, Chungjeongno 3-ga, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Korea Naval Academy Museum
1 Jungwon-ro, Taepyeong-dong, Jinhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.