Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise Begins Off Coast of South Korea

Maritime forces from the United States and Republic of Korea (ROK), together with personnel from United Nations Command (UNC) Sending State nations, commenced Multinational Mine Warfare Exercise (MN MIWEX) in waters off of the eastern coast of the Republic of Korea, Oct. 15.  USS Chief (MCM 14) departed Busan after a short visit to join ROK navy MCM assets. Integration procedures began to ensure all participants can work together.  Over the next week, mine countermeasure ships, aircraft and explosive ordnance personnel will conduct a series of drills meant to practice…

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U.S., Republic of Korea team up for MCM portion of Foal Eagle

April 3, 2017 – U.S. mine countermeasures, surface and expeditionary assets and counterparts from the Republic of Korea navy wrapped up the mine countermeasures portion of the bilateral exercise Foal Eagle March 29. Foal Eagle is a series of joint and combined field training exercises conducted by Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea components (ground, air, naval, and special operations) in order to enhance the combat readiness, flexibility, and capabilities of the Alliance. The MCM portion of Foal Eagle was conducted off the coast of the Republic of Korea…

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USN, ROKN, and JMSDF conduct anti-submarine warfare

April 2, 2017 – Vessels and aircraft from the United States Navy, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force will conduct a trilateral anti-submarine exercise Apr. 4-6 (Korea/Japan standard time) in seas in the vicinity of Korea and Japan to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership in the 7th Fleet area of operations. The exercise will consist of: submarine search, fix, and tracking; high-value unit protection and anti-submarine defense maneuvers. The exercise is being executed on the heels of Exercise Foal Eagle 2017, an annual joint…

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Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Completes Bilateral Exercise

Carl Vinson Strike Group (CVNSG) and ships from the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy participated in a bilateral exercise March 16-24. CVNSG and ROK Navy conducted visit, board, search and seizure drills, tactical maneuvering, flag hoisting drills, a photo exercise and air, surface and anti-submarine warfare training.  “The purpose of the exercise was to further our partnership with the ROK Navy in the execution of defense of the Republic of Korea,” said Capt. Warren Cupps, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 deputy commander. “Carl Vinson played the role of the flagship and…

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U.S., South Korean Navies to Hold Partnership Exercises

March 20, 2017 – U.S. Navy ships assigned to Commander, Task Force 30 and CTF-70 are scheduled to begin a series of exercises with the South Korean navy tomorrow to strengthen maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures. The U.S. routinely conducts carrier strike group operations in the waters around South Korea to exercise maritime maneuvers, strengthen the U.S.-South Korean alliance and improve regional security. “This exercise is yet another example of the strength and resolve of the combined U.S. and the [South Korean] naval force,” said Navy Rear Adm….

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