US Navy to Conduct Exercise with Republic of Korea Navy
US Navy to Conduct Exercise
with Republic of Korea Navy
From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs.
USS Blue Ridge, At Sea -- September 30, 2013 -- (NNS)
-- The USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group will conduct a series of
exercises with the Republic or Korea navy Sept. 30-Oct. 13 to strengthen
maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures.
USS George Washington (CVN 73) and its embarked air wing (CVW) 5 underway in the Philippine Sea
The U.S. routinely conducts Carrier Strike Group operations
in the waters around the Republic of Korea to exercise maritime maneuvers,
strengthen the U.S.-ROK alliance, and improve regional security.
Exercises will consist of a routine dual-coast bilateral
maritime counter-Special Operating Force exercise (MCSOFEX), subject matter
expert exchanges, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare drills, communication
drills, air defense exercises, medical evacuation exercises, counter-mine
planning and distinguished visitor embarkations.
The U.S. Navy maintains a presence in the Indo Asia-Pacific
region to help preserve peace and security and further our partnerships with
friends and allies. Our forward presence contributes to freedom of navigation
and lawful use of the sea, as well as furthers operational training and enables
an exchange of culture, skills, and tactical knowledge.
For a list of participating Republic of Korea assets, please
contact the Republic of Korea Ministry of Defense.
For additional information please contact Seventh Fleet
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