South Korea’s Area IV serves host to quite a few US Military installations. Army, Navy, and Marine bases have a strong hold in this part of the Republic of Korea and the US Military hosts Air Force units here as well. The USO has a firm and definite mission and that is to connect soldiers to Home, Family, and Country, which are the very things that our troops have sworn to defend. Fulfilling that mission is the key to their motto, “The force behind the forces.”
USO Walker plays a big part in delivering this mission by hosting and conducting a number of events. At the USO center located on Camp Walker, we offer weekly and bi-monthly events such as Penny Wednesday, Sandwich Friday, and Taco Tuesday. These events bring the community together and allow the troops to enjoy a free home-cooked meal in a comfy and welcoming environment built especially for them. However, as the title suggests, Area IV itself has troops in need of support all the way to the southern shores of Korea.
USO Walker delivers care packages and breakfast to Busan Naval station and Hot dog days with DVD movie delivery to Chinhae Naval Station. At Camp Mujuk, an otherwise isolated Marine base far from a big city, USO Walker has brings smiles to Marine faces by delivering surprise birthday cakes as requested by family members back stateside, as part of one of our core programs, called Operation Birthday Cake. If you find yourself in a hot and demanding motor pool on Camp Carroll, you may just look up one Monday morning and see USO Walker preparing a hot lunch for you and your entire unit, as we conduct our Motor Pool Monday program.
Our three dedicated staff members, a truly dedicated team of dozens of volunteers, and two USO vans, USO Walker delivers the mission month in and month out wherever US troops are stationed or training in Area IV, the southern-most part of South Korea.