I remember the exercise in question here. It was called UFL in those days, and it meant two weeks in a tent somewhere in the middle of the peninsula. Ever used a South Korean bathroom on a South Korean military installation? Not pleasant.
While we were "recovering" from this exercise, 9/11 happened. I have no idea what those troops in Korea are thinking about now, but watching that HUMVEE work its way through the checkpoint brought back memories of broken-down vehicles and vehicles that were stuck in low gear and NCOs who couldn't be bothered to put fuel in their vehicles.