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Far East District completes Multipurpose Training Facility at U.S. Army Garrison Daegu

Published May 21, 2012
The multipurpose training facility at Camp Carroll opened May 17 after a brief ribbon cutting ceremony.

The multipurpose training facility at Camp Carroll opened May 17 after a brief ribbon cutting ceremony.

SEOUL, Republic of Korea — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District completed and turned over a new Multipurpose Training Facility to U.S. Army Garrison Daegu on Camp Carroll May 17.

The Republic of Korea funded construction project was provided by the ROK Ministry of National Defense-Defense Installation Agency.

“I’m duly aware that this facility will play a vital role for the combat capability of U.S. Forces Korea during peacetime and contingency period and I’m very pleased about handing over this facility to the user after successful completion,” said Col. Kim Ki-Wan, Chief of USFK Construction Planning Branch MND-DIA.

FED and MND-DIA worked together with Shinsaegye Construction Co., Ltd. and the Army-Air Force Exchange Service to complete the project which will provide space to host a number of different types of training.

The theater style seating, large screen and surround-sound system will also enable the facility show movies during off-duty hours.

Col. Kathleen Gavle, Commander of USAG Daegu, encouraged the U.S. Army units stationed at Camp Carroll to take advantage of all the resources that the new facility has to offer.

“You will only be limited by your own creativity,” said Gavle.

The Multipurpose Training Facility is a two-story concrete and steel structure conveniently located within walking distance of other notable quality of life projects by FED which includes the lodge, gym, community activity center, new library, and a new dining facility.