UFG 14 kicks off with the support of the 8th TSC

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photos by Pfc. Woohyeok Yang; 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Public Affairs Office DAEGU, South Korea — Pfc. Sang-woo Park, training specialist, Headquaters and Headquarters Company, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, leans forward to expand an airbeam tent for the assault command post setup at Camp Walker, here. Thousands of U.S., ROK and UN troops will participate in UFG 2014.

Photos by Pfc. Woohyeok Yang; 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Public Affairs Office
DAEGU, South Korea — Pfc. Sang-woo Park, training specialist, Headquaters and Headquarters Company, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, leans forward to expand an airbeam tent for the assault command post setup at Camp Walker, here. Thousands of U.S., ROK and UN troops will participate in UFG 2014.

 

Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

 
FORT SHAFTER — The world’s largest computerized command and control exercise, Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2014, kicked off, Monday, for a 10-day annual training exercise.
More than 25 Hawaii-based Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command joined the 50,000 South Korea and 30,000 U.S. troops throughout the Pacific for the combined and joint training.
“This year’s UFG 14 training exercise will include 10 United Nations sending states members. The importance of their participation in UFG 14 highlights the importance of our alliance partnerships and teamwork,” said Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander, Combined Forces Command. “This is a critical milestone as we continue to enhance interoperability and common understanding to best support the defense of the Republic of Korea.”
Beginning in 1976, the exercise’s purpose is to enhance the combat readiness of the ROK and U.S. forces, as well as to maintain the stability on the Korean Peninsula.
UFG highlights the longstanding and enduring partnership and friendship between the two nations and their combined commitment to the defense of the ROK, and ensuring peace and security in the region.
UFG, like all Command Forces exercises, is routine and defense-oriented, designed to enhance readiness, protect the region and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula. It is planned months in advance, and it is not connected to any current world events.
Training exercises like UFG are carried out in the spirit of the Oct. 1, 1953, ROK-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty and in accordance with the Armistice.
“We are looking forward to participating in this year’s training,” said Capt. John Kiefer, plans and operations officer, 8th TSC. “The U.S., 8th TSC and (ROK) have a great relationship that we are excited to see flourish for many years to come.”

(From right) Master Sgt. Scott Fuchs, Sgt. 1st Class Vincente Moreno and Staff Sgt. Craig Stokes, HHC, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, lay out a new airbeam tent in preparation for UFG 2014 at Camp Walker, June 30.

(From right) Master Sgt. Scott Fuchs, Sgt. 1st Class Vincente Moreno and Staff Sgt. Craig Stokes, HHC, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, lay out a new airbeam tent in preparation for UFG 2014 at Camp Walker, June 30.

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