LRC-Daegu supports opening DFAC for full scale exercise

By Eugene Sergi, LRC-DaeguSeptember 9, 2015

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DAEGU, South Korea -- The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command opened the Camp Walker Dining Facility in support of Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2015, a full-scale exercise, Aug. 15.

The LRC-Daegu, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) provided management oversight there directly supporting operations during the exercise and feeding over 8,000 meals to an average daily headcount of more than 700.

The opening complemented the food service operations at Camp Carroll, Camp Henry and K2 Airbase supporting nearly 2,000 exercise participants.

With the majority of exercise participants operating from Camp Walker and residing at the life support areas there, reopening the Camp Walker DFAC provided convenient access to meals without being bussed to and from Camp Henry.

This saved up to two hours of travelling time each day -- a huge benefit when working long shifts in support of 24-hour operations, according to Steve Pate, director, LRC-Daegu.

"Reopening the Camp Walker DFAC was the best method of providing responsive quality food services to UFG15 warfighters," said Pate.

The LRC-Daegu provided supplies, ration support, and augmented civilian food service specialists.

Sung Ho Park, food program manager, LRC-Daegu, was instrumental in managing and resourcing the Camp Walker DFAC operations, as well as all of the food service operations in Area IV, according to Pate.

"I simply love my job and to support the Warfighter. I never forget where I came from," said Park.

Park is a retired Army food service specialist with more than 24 years of service.

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