By Elizabeth Stoeckmann
DLA Energy Public Affairs
CAMP WALKER, South Korea - Defense Logistics Agency Energy Pacific at Korea Headquarters received a facelift after a major renovation and recently returned to normal operations at CampWalker, Daegu,Republic of Korea.
To commemorate the occasion,DLA Energy Korea Commander Army Lt. Col. Wheeler Manning hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with the workforce and senior officials at Camp Walker Sept. 1.
The ceremony recognized the efforts of the DLA Energy Pacific at Korea staff and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District Office - Korea during the year-long renovation project.
This ceremony is the culmination of a vision initiated several years ago to provide a safe,efficient and fully compliant work environment,'Manning said. The workforce is more than deserving of this renovated facility.'
Manning said the renovation project included a whole host of modernization projects,to include the replacement ofnooring and furniture;heating,ventilation and air conditioning upgrades;fire suppression system installation;asbestos abatement and secure compartmentalized information facility compliance upgrades - all valued in excess of $3 million.
The project at times conmctedwith our day-to-day operations,Manning added.
For example,three major exercises,to include the capstone Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, were in full operation during the renovation,Manny explained.As a result of the extensive work, portions of the workforce were twice required to relocate to temporarywork areas during the three phased project before returning to the completed facility Aug. 3.
Renovating a facility to first-rate standards in the current fiscal environment is a testament to DLA Energy's commitment to its valued employees,'Manny said.
The Army Corps of Engineers did a fantastic job of balancing the construction milestones against the dynamic operational environment of the Korean Peninsula,'he said. The foresight and mission nexibility ensured our capability to sustain uninterrupted petroleum operations in support to the wartighters throughout the Pacific area of operations.'