PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — The Air Force is doubling the number of rooms at its K-2 Air Base lodge to 24.

The expansion is part of a $120,000 renovation set for completion in late September, said Air Force Maj. Rodney Wrotten, operations officer with the 607th Materiel Maintenance Squadron at K-2.

The lodge is part of an Air Force compound inside K-2 Air Base, a South Korean installation also known as Daegu Air Base.

The only other U.S. military lodge in Daegu is the Walker Army Lodge, far across town at Camp Walker. But its 64 rooms are often booked full, especially during big annual military exercises, said Philip A. Molter, spokesman for the U.S. Army Garrison-Daegu.

“Not a lot of people know about our operation here at K-2,” Wrotten said. “So whenever some of our neighboring Army posts are full, we try to get the word out.”

The K-2 Lodge is a four-story former airmen’s dormitory that has been using the first two floors as lodging space. Workers are now refurbishing rooms on the upper two floors with new cabinets, along with lighting, bathroom and other fixtures. Rooms will have the same amenities as those on the first two floors — microwave oven, flat screen TV among them — and will include wireless Internet hookup, said John Turner, the squadron’s force support director.

A standard room at the lodge is $39 a night, Wrotten said. A distinguished visitor suite — there are three of them — is $48, available normally only to ranks E-9s and above. Each suite has three separate rooms — a bathroom, bedroom and living room. A standard room is a single room with adjoining bathroom.

For more information and to make reservations, call DSN 766-4162 or, commercial at 053-980-4162.

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