Home : Media : Newsroom : News

News Stories

Official statements, announcements, press releases, speeches, transcripts and media hub, including media FAQs and official media query form. 

Archive: 2013

Polish President visits JSA
October 23, 2013
Polish President visits JSA

General Scaparrotti visits Paengyong Island
October 18, 2013
Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea commander, meets with Republic of Korea marines during a visit to Paengnyong-Do island, South Korea, Oct. 17, 2013. U.S. Army Photo/Sgt. Brian Gibbons

Battle of Ganjal: Army's first officer to receive Medal of Honor from OIF/OEF recounts ambush
October 15, 2013
Battle of Ganjal: Army's first officer to receive Medal of Honor from OIF/OEF recounts ambush

Korean National Defense University hosts first combined training course
October 15, 2013
American and South Korean students in the first Korean National Defense University combined training course eat lunch at a Korean restaurant after a class trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

USS Cowpens rescues injured mariners at sea
October 10, 2013
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 21, 2011) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka following an underway in the 7th Fleet Area of Operations. Cowpens is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Devon Dow/Released)

USFK passes the sword
October 8, 2013
Symbolizing the passing of responsibility, Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, passes the noncommissioned officer sword to Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell (left), incoming command sergeant major, UNC/CFC/USFK, during a Oct. 7 change of responsibility ceremony at Knight Field.  Troxell assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mahoney (right), outgoing command sergeant major, UNC/CFC/USFK. First Sgt. Jose Santiago, United Nations Command Honor Guard (second from left) served as commander of troops.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brian Gibbons, U.S. Forces Korea PAO)

ROK President awards 7 AF Presidential Unit Citation
October 3, 2013
SEOUL AIR BASE, Republic of Korea - Republic of Korea President Park Geun-Hye presents the Korean Presidential Unit Citation to Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, 7 Air Force commander, during the ROK Armed Forces Day celebration at Seoul Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 1. Seventh Air Force received the award for longstanding achievements in operational readiness and force employment.The award was last issued to a U.S. unit in 2011 when the Army's 2nd Infantry Division was recognized for their support for Korea over the preceding 60 years. (ROK Ministry of National Defense photo)

South Korean president honors General Walker
October 3, 2013
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sam S. Walker II (left) and retired Col. Walton H. Walker II visit the Walker Room at the Eighth Army Headquarters on Yongsan Garrison Oct. 2. Photo Credit: Pfc. Hong Sungwoo, Eighth Army PAO

U.S., South Korea Announce ‘Tailored Deterrence’ Strategy
October 3, 2013
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from left, and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, left, stand with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, second from right, and South Korean army Gen. Jung Seung-jo, his country's chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during an honor cordon at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

The 45th ROK-U.S. Security Consultative Meeting
October 3, 2013
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Republic of Korea Minister of Defense Kim Kwan-jin sign a joint communique at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul October 2, 2013. Hagel met with with ROK Minister of Defense prior to the signing for the 45th security consultative meeting Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)

Dempsey thanks military community in Korea
October 2, 2013
U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, right, answers a question during a town hall with service members, families and civilians in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2013. Dempsey and his wife, Deanie Dempsey, visited with over 300 military community members stationed throughout South Korea, where they spoke about the goals and challenges of the Department of Defense. (Photo by Army Staff Sgt. Luke A. Graziani)

USFK holds change of command
October 2, 2013
YONGSAN GARRISON, SEOUL, South Korea - Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti assumed command of the UNC, CFC and USFK, replacing Gen. James D. Thurman, who has served as commander since July 2011. (From left to right) Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel; ROK Defense Min. Kim Kwan-Jin; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey; Adm. Samuel Locklear III, commander, U.S. Pacific Command; Gen. James Thurman, outgoing commander, UNC/CFC/USFK; Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, incoming commander, UNC/CFC/USFK, render honors to the colors. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, U.S. Forces Korea PAO)

Search News
COVID-19     COVID Archive     archive     travel guidance     quarantine     USFK     PHE     ROK-US     we go together