CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea — Camp Red Cloud officials are building a new multipurpose pavilion on base, hoping to have it ready in time for the spring cookout season, Area I officials said Friday.

The pavilion, with several barbecue pits, power outlets and lights, is being constructed next to the camp softball field. Officials said they are paying for the $30,000 facility with funds from the Camp Red Cloud garrison productivity improvement review funds.

The reviews find ways to save money on other projects, then put the savings into miscellaneous projects such as the new pavilion.

“The money we’re saving from the PIR process is going to quality-of-life improvements,” said Lt. Col. Brian Vines, Camp Red Cloud commander.

Some of the other PIR funds are being used at Camp Page and Camp Kwangsari, a small ordnance facility. The money will renovate the old bowling alley into a club at Camp Page; at Camp Kwangsari, it will fund a fitness center, officials said.

Vines touted the pavilion area as having both recreational and practical uses. “For example, the medical facility across the road can come here to do their inventories under a covered area,” he said.

Additionally, units will be allowed to use the area for military training and weapons cleaning, he said. Officials said they hope the project will be completed in February. They said because it was “in house,” not requiring an outside contractor, Korean Service Corps workers are being used as they become available.

The Korean Service Corps units are civilian workers who, in wartime, become soldiers handling logistics matters; in peacetime, they routinely complete construction and maintenance projects on bases throughout the peninsula.

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