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South Korea-based jets wrap up nearly monthlong drills in Alaska

A dozen jets and more than 100 Kunsan-based airmen are back in South Korea after spending nearly a month dogfighting over Alaska.

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Army’s THAAD presence in S. Korea gets permanent home amid rough living conditions

The controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery — on a former golf course in the melon-farming area of Seongju, 190 miles south of Seoul — is manned by a unit known as Combined Task Force Defender.


Newly formed US Army Garrison Yongsan-Casey holds first full-scale base exercise

About 300 U.S. and South Korean first responders practiced evacuating families from homes and used saws and hammers to pry victims from car crashes in an exercise at the Army’s newly unified garrison for bases north of Seoul this week.

Thomas Vandal, former commander of Eighth Army and 2nd ID, dies

Retired Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal commanded the Army’s highest headquarters unit on the Korean Peninsula from February 2016 until he relinquished the post in January. He played a major role in the deployment of U.S. troops to Camp Humphreys and the stationing of the THAAD air defense system to South Korea.

Fresh tanks to replace ‘enduring equipment set’ on Korean Peninsula

New tanks bound for the 2nd Infantry Division’s rotational armored brigade combat team in South Korea began off-loading Monday at the port city of Busan, Eighth Army officials said Tuesday.

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Buried in S. Korea for six decades, New Zealand servicemembers finally return home

The remains of two New Zealand servicemembers who died in South Korea shortly after hostilities ended on the peninsula finally began their journey home Friday.