CAMP WALKER, Republic of Korea — Spacious rooms, ample storage, new furniture and modern appliances — the apartment towers at USAG Daegu are giving service members and their families a taste of home in the Republic of South Korea.
The USAG Daegu housing team hosted an open house at Camp Walker on October 1st to showcase some of the community’s attractive on-post housing options. USAG Daegu plans to open a new apartment complex — Tower 3 — in early 2022.
USAG Daegu is committed to being an assignment of choice by providing excellent housing, quality of life support and programs for military communities. The garrison supports the Army's mission through People, Readiness and Modernization priorities and efforts.
Army leaders and IMCOM are committed to improving housing for service members and their families at installations across the globe. The U.S. Army's Quality of Life priorities include housing, health care, childcare, spouse employment, PCS moves and Soldier support and resilience.
The construction of Army Family Housing towers in Daegu are named after the three kingdoms of Korea — Baekje, Shilla, Goguryeo. The fourth — named Kaya — was a confederacy kingdom of Korea close to where Daegu City stands today. The Army Family Housing tower project at Camp Walker is directly improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families.
“Can I move in now?”
Those were the words that came to mind to Master Sgt. Dane Thomas — a Soldier assigned to the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command — during his tour of a four-bedroom apartment.
Housing Manager Marc Welsh understands the appeal. “These apartments are fully furnished. Every tower has American appliances as well, so it makes it more comfortable and familiar for people moving here," said Welsh. "Bedrooms are going to be a bit larger than what you’ll find off-post. It uses 110 volts, so families PCSing here will be able to bring their appliances from back in the States if they want to.”
“The bus for the elementary school will stop right in front of the towers and take them to school, so it’s very convenient for them," Welsh said. "The base clinic, post office, and commissary are all within walking distance; it’s just a lot more convenient.”