Welcome to the official website for Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC). Thank you for stopping by!
CFAC is located in the Jinhae district (진해구) of Changwon City (창원시). Jinhae has a population of approximately 172,000 people and is known for the annual cherry blossom festival. (note: "Chinhae" was the older McCune-Reischauer spelling variation that is still used in our base namesake)
In addition to being the location for the only U.S. Navy base in Mainland Asia, Jinhae 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 Jinhae 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 Jinhae for the famous Cherry Blossom Festival. Jinhae'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, Jinhae has a rich history and there are many cultural sites nearby such as temples, museums, and monuments.
The spoken language in Jinhae 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.
We'd also appreciate any feedback. Visit the CFAC Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site to suggest ways we can improve: https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site_id=422