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    8th Army Rear Personnel receive a brief at CP Oscar [Image 18 of 18]

    8th Army Rear Personnel receive a brief at CP Oscar



    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Bell 

    U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office

    Capt. Morgan Springglace, a planner assigned to the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, Fort Shafter, HI, provides an exercise scenario brief to members of the 8th Army Command Post (Rear) during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013 at Command Post Oscar, Camp Walker, Korea Aug. 17. The 8th Army Main Command Post consists of members of 8th Army and augmenters from U.S. Army Pacific, the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard, the U.S. Air Force and members of the 2nd Operational Command, Republic of Korea Army. UFG 13 runs from 6-30 Aug. and is a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored, Commander, USPACOM-directed, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea Command annual joint/combined command post exercise. The exercise is designed to enhance the combat readiness of ROK and U.S. supporting forces through combined and joint training while improving ROK-U.S. combat readiness, joint/combined interoperability and interoperability among United Nations sending states. Improving participating units readiness so they can maintain stability on the Korean peninsula is also a priority of the exercise. Approximately 3,000 U.S. personnel from the U.S. and bases throughout the Pacific region are augmenting the more than 28,500 U.S. forces already stationed in the ROK to participate in the exercise. UFG is carried out in the spirit of the ROK/U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty signed between the nations in 1953. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kevin P. Bell) (RELEASED)



    Date Taken: 08.17.2013
    Date Posted: 08.28.2013 11:57
    Photo ID: 1004401
    VIRIN: 130817-A-JI701-001
    Resolution: 4528x3080
    Size: 8.46 MB
    Location: DAEGU, 27, KR 

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