USAG Daegu is by far the most important military facility owner and operated by the United States of America in South Korea. It is not just among the largest such facilities, but it is also responsible with the good functionality of four complementary bases – Carroll, Walker, George and Henry. Camp Henry is the largest. It is close to Taegu, the third most populated city in the country. It was established in 1921 by the imperial forces of Japan for training sessions and military operations in the area. It was taken over by the Americans right after World War II ended. Ever since then, it didn’t play a very major role in the area, not even in the Korean War, mostly because it was located outside of the Pusan Perimeter. As soon as the Korean War reached to an end, the base was renamed to what it is today, after Frederik Henry, an American hero who was awarded with the Medal of Honor. Camp Henry covers only 51 acres, way more than the other sites supported by the Daegu facility.
USAG Daegu is responsible for supporting the military operations in South Korea. The area is known to be very insecure and a conflict is about to start at any given time, therefore the troops are always ready to step in if the situation arises. It also aims to provide an excellent lifestyle for the troops hosted on site. Getting used to a completely different culture and lifestyle is hard. At the same time, the American bases from South Korea are not among the most advanced ones, so the living conditions are relatively low. This is why many similar camps are included in the duty pay program, which implies higher wages for the soldiers.
USAG Daegu hosts around 5000 individuals, counting the inhabitants of the four complementary bases it supports too. The largest sector consists of US troops. There are close to 1500 American soldiers. The rest of the population includes family members, civilian employees, local contractors or national employees.
The four most important units hosted on site are the 72-nd Ordinance Battalion, the 36-th Signal Battalion, the 19-th TSC and the 20-th Support Group. There are also multiple associate tenant units, but they are not as popular. Besides, they are hosted for small periods of time. The largest one is Red Cross.
The housing opportunities vary according to your rank, deployment time and necessities. For instance, the housing opportunities at Camp Walker mostly consist of government owned condos. On the other hand, Camp George sticks to government leased condos. You may choose between 2 to 4 bedroom units, as well as entire houses.
Those who are deployed for longer periods of time at USAG Daegu and want to bring in their families will most likely be directed to Mountain View Village, a huge complex owned by Koreans, but leased by the US government. The complex include 150 units and is exclusively designed to host family members.
The off site relocation is not really recommended, due to the insecurity of this country.