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Archive: 2015

U.S. Secretary of State visits Yongsan
May 18, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State visits Yongsan

USS Shiloh Arrives in Busan to Enhance Relationships with Republic of Korea
May 5, 2015
BUSAN, Republic of Korea (May 4, 2015) - Capt. Kurush Morris (right), commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), greets a Republic of Korea Navy officer as the ship arrives in Busan. Shiloh is conducting routine patrols and maritime security operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote stability and develop key partnerships with allies across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Wolf Pack, Republic of Korea Special Operations Forces Practice Base Defense
May 4, 2015
KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea (Apr. 29, 2015) - 1st Lt. Tasha Worcester, 8th Security Forces Squadron plans and programs officer (ROKSOF) in charge (left), listens to Lt. Col. Ko Dong Woon, Republic of Korea Special Operations Forces 35th Battalion, 7th Airborne Brigade commander, discuss training scenarios as Chom Suk Yi, 8th SFS liaison officer (right), translates between Korean and English. For the first time in more than seven years, ROKSOF integrated operations with Wolf Pack defenders during a 24-hour exercise held in conjunction with Exercise Beverly Midnight 15-3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen)

Focused Passage 2015
April 20, 2015

Asia-Pacific Shift Creates Opportunities, Security Needs
April 15, 2015
In this file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III at U.S. Pacific Command headquarters at Camp Smith, Hawaii April 12, 2015. Three days later, Locklear joined other Defense Department leaders on Capitol Hill for a hearing on maintaining the U.S. military’s technological edge.

Commander testifies to House Armed Services Committee
April 15, 2015

Future Is in Asia-Pacific Region, Carter Says
April 10, 2015
In this file photo, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks to a crowd of service members April 9, 2015, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Carter briefly spoke about the importance of the United States' role in Asia before taking questions from the crowd.

Max Thunder 15-01 Wraps at Gwangju
April 10, 2015
Max Thunder 15-01 Wraps at Gwangju

Carter, South Korea’s Han Solidify Alliance
April 10, 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo on Pyeongtaek Naval Base, South Korea, April 10, 2015. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt

USFK participates in the Highly Infectious Disease Exercise with ROK counterparts
April 1, 2015
Capt. Kelsey Flagg, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital emergency room charge nurse is assisted by Staff Sgt. Kyle Roberts, the senior ER medic, with removal of all contaminated waste products during the decontamination process. U.S. Forces Korea participated in the Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise, a Korean Center of Disease Control and Prevention-led exercise Mar. 31. The exercise provided ROK and US interagency and military participants training on responding to a simulated Ebola case.

Dempsey, South Korean Counterpart Discuss North Korea Threat
March 27, 2015
SEOUL, South Korea (Mar. 27, 2015) - U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, second from left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with South Korean senior military leadership after an honor ceremony at the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff headquarters.

Service Members Remember ROKS Cheonan
March 24, 2015
SEOUL, Republic of Korea (March 24, 2015) – Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, burns incense in front of a memorial dedicated to the Korean sailors lost during the sinking of ROKS Cheonan (PCC-772) during a memorial service at the CNFK headquarters in Seoul. The 1,200-ton ship broke into two from an explosion, suspected to be from a North Korean torpedo, on March 26, 2010, while operating in waters west of the Korean peninsula. Of the 104-man crew, 46 Korean Sailors perished in the incident, along with a ROK navy diver who lost his life during the subsequent rescue efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher / Released)

MC-130Js visit Kunsan
March 18, 2015
Two MC-130J Commando II’s prepare to leave Kunsan Air Base during Exercise Gryphon Knife March, 2, 2015. During Gryphon Knife, Airmen stationed out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, came to the ROK to support the objectives and learn the mission of Special Operations Command Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Divine Cox/Released)

UNC Sending States Participate in Key Resolve 15
March 11, 2015
Gen. Soon Jin Lee, commander of Republic of Korea Army 2nd Operational Command, greets Australian Air Force Capt. Ralph Kettle, deputy director of Multi-National Coordination Center, during an office call at the 2OC Headquarters in Daegu, Republic of Korea March 4 as part of the annual Key Resolve Exercise. This exercise includes multi-national forces that contribute to readiness as United Nations Command “Sending States”. The Sending States are comprised of the 16 nations that provided combat, combat support, or combat service support during the Korean War and were present during the signing of the Armistice Agreement. Their contributions are coordinated through the MNCC.

ROK MINDEF visits during exercise assessment
March 6, 2015
ROK MINDEF visits during exercise assessment

FEATURE - Patriot puppies: 731st AMS 'Port Dawgs' open doors to new passengers
March 4, 2015
Kali, a pet who traveled to the Korean Peninsula on space available travel, is scanned for a microchip after arriving at the the Osan Air Base passenger terminal, Republic of Korea, March 2, 2015. After five years in the works, the 731st Air Mobility Squadron passenger terminal welcomed its first four-legged passengers on a new program allowing service members to fly their pets to the Peninsula via the "Patriot Express." (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

Zero Tolerance for Sexual Assault
January 15, 2015

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