By Maj. Chris MaestasFebruary 13, 2012
CAMP CARROLL, South Korea -- Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia held the opening ceremony for the Korean Service Corps Humidity Control Warehouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 10.
The warehouse, the largest in the Army, measures 350,000 square feet and is able to hold a heavy brigade team's worth of vehicles.
"This facility will enable us to continue to store and maintain Army Prepositioned Stocks-4 at the highest levels of readiness and ensure that our equipment is always ready to support any contingency in the Korean theater of operation," said Lt. Col. Douglas P. Pietrowski, Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia commander.
The warehouse with its modern design and input provides an optimum site for the unit's mission.
"This building provides a great place to work, reduces costs and helps maintain the readiness of Army stocks stored here, all of which ultimately contribute to the stability of the peninsula," said Col. Michael Lopez, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade commander. "But perhaps equally important, it is symbolic of the ROK-U.S. alliance."
The warehouse is named to honor past and present workers of the KSC, commemorating Korean citizens who have supported the United States and United Nations Forces in Korea.
The warehouse has controls for adjusting the humidity, which allow the vehicles to last longer than if stored outdoors, saving up to $1.8 million a year in maintenance and related costs.