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Alliance leaders visit USS Carl Vinson at sea

17-006 | March 13, 2017

YONGSAN GARRISON, SEOUL, Republic of Korea —

Combined Forces Command leaders visited USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as the Nimitz-class carrier conducted patrols in the waters surrounding the Korean Peninsula March 12.

 

Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Gen. Lee Sun-jin, Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, CFC commander, and ROK Army Gen. Leem Ho-young, CFC Deputy Commander, flew aboard USS Carl Vinson and observed its Carrier Strike Group operations.

 

“The USS Carl Vinson’s presence is another tangible example of how the ROK – U.S. Alliance continues to enhance interoperability and key capabilities to ensure security and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the region,” Gen. Brooks said. “Seeing the crew in action and how the U.S. Navy conducts their operations while underway is always impressive.”

 

The U.S. routinely conducts CSG operations in the waters around the Republic of Korea to exercise maritime maneuvers, strengthen the U.S.-ROK alliance, and improve regional security.

 

Assets from the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and other United States forces will conduct bi-lateral exercises with forces from the ROK Navy in the waters around the Korean peninsula during the annual Foal Eagle exercise.

 

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