Military property disposal operations to consolidate in Daegu area
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — The U.S. military is consolidating its property disposal operations in South Korea to a new location in the Daegu region, officials said Wednesday.
The Defense Logistics Agency maintains three sites on the peninsula that receive old or otherwise discarded government property, which is later scrapped, sold or redistributed for further use.
The two main sites — at the Busan Storage Center in Busan and at Bupyong, in Incheon — will move to a new $42.9 million Daegu-area facility at Apo, near Gimcheon, north of Camp Carroll.
Called Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Gimcheon, the site incorporates about 10 new buildings and other structures, plus a scrap yard that takes up about a third of facility, said Philip A. Molter, spokesman for the U.S. Army Garrison-Daegu.
The Busan center, about 12 acres with eight employees, will relocate this fall or winter. A date has yet to be set to relocate Bupyong operations, a 62-acre site employing 23 people.
A third property disposal site — located on Camp Carroll — is exclusively for discarded vehicles and other rolling stock, and will continue operation there.
The consolidation comes as part of the U.S. military’s ongoing effort to modernize its network of facilities in the Daegu region, considered the logistical hub for the peninsula.
It’s also part of the larger plan to eventually relocate all U.S. forces now in and north of Seoul to two regional hubs, one in Pyeongtaek, the other in the Daegu area.