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US Marines complete joint exercise with South Korea

U.S. Marines provide security during a beach landing exercise with Republic of Korea Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 30, 2015.

BRIAN BEKKALA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 21, 2015

Around 2,000 U.S. Marine and 2,000 U.S. Navy personnel participated in a bilateral exercise with South Korean forces.

The Korean Marine Exchange Program aims to improve combined amphibious capabilities, according to a Department of Defense statement.

During the exercise, U.S. forces landed Osprey aircraft for the first time on a Korean amphibious assault ship.

More than 4,000 South Korean marines and sailors also participated in the 5-day exercise.
 

U.S. Marine Corps Kodi Irwin provides security during a beach landing exercise with a Republic of Korea Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015. The 31st MEU is currently participating in Korean Marine Exchange Program, a training exercise done by U.S. Marine and Navy forces with South Korean forces in order to strengthen working relationships across the range of military operations.
BRIAN BEKKALA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

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