US Navy to Conduct Exercise with Republic of Korea Navy


Story Number: NNS130930-24Release Date: 9/30/2013 11:03:00 PM
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From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs

USS BLUE RIDGE, At Sea (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.

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 Public affairs at pao@c7f.navy.mil or +81-046-816-7220.

For more news from Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/c7f/.

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