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Kunsan Welcomes New Maintenance Facility: Officials at Kunsan AB, South Korea, this week cut the ribbon on a new maintenance complex that consolidates 18 interrelated shops. "Before the new facility was completed, maintenance operations were performed out of several buildings scattered across three square miles," said Andrew Rajala, the resident engineer at Kunsan's US Army Corps of Engineers office, in the base's Dec. 19 release. "Now, all these sections are in a single area and there are fewer inefficiencies of transporting parts among the shops," he added. The new accessories shop will be home to four functional areas within Kunsan's 8th Maintenance Squadron: wheel and tire, hydraulics and electrical, external tank, and commander support staff, according to the release. The ribbon-cutting took place on Dec. 18. "Having everyone right here instead of having to walk across base is really convenient," said SSgt. Brice Gaston, 8th MXS alternate facility manager and vehicle control officer. (Kunsan report by SrA. Brigitte N. Brantley)