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U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Discusses Interoperability and Information Sharing with Military Leadership

16-012 | Nov. 20, 2016

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Discusses Interoperability and Information Sharing with Military Leadership


Seoul - The U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein departed Seoul Friday following meetings with Republic of Korea military leadership to discuss ROK-U.S. interoperability and military operations on the Korea Peninsula. 


Following his meetings, Gen. Goldfein said, “My discussions with Gen Jeong, Gen. Leem, and Gen. Lee were informative and insightful.  For the past 66 years the ROK-U.S. alliance has been iron-clad as our militaries have stood should-to-shoulder as a force for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia.”


On Tuesday, Gen. Goldfein met with ROK Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Jeong Kyeong-doo. During their meeting they discussed matters related to the importance of interoperability and how F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, RQ-4 Global Hawk, KF-16 Fighting Falcon and PATRIOT will allow the U.S. and ROK to operate seamlessly together as well as how to support interoperability.


On Thursday, Gen. Goldfein also held meetings with Gen. Leem Ho-young, Combined Forces Command Deputy Commander, Ground Component Commander and Gen. Lee Sun-jin, Chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff.  During their meetings they discussed the operational situation on the ROK, North Korean aggression, extended deterrence options, and enhancing and increasing information sharing the U.S and ROK.


During Gen. Goldfein’s visit to Korea, he also met with U.S. Airmen stationed at Osan Air Base, Kunsan Air Base, Camp Bonifas Joint Security Area, Camp Red Cloud, and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan.


Gen. Goldfein’s visit to Korea is part of an Indo-Asia-Pacific tour to advance mil-to-mil relationships in the region, enhance and strengthen U.S. alliances and partnerships, and discuss shared security concerns.


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