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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.
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)
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.
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)
A Republic of Korea Marine provides security during a beach landing exercise with U.S. Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 30, 2015.
A Republic of Korea Marine provides security during a beach landing exercise with U.S. Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 30, 2015. (Brian Bekkala/U.S. Marine Corps photo)
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.
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)
Republic of Korea Marines load an M60 during a beach landing exercise with U.S. Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 30, 2015.
Republic of Korea Marines load an M60 during a beach landing exercise with U.S. Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 30, 2015. (Brian Bekkala/U.S Marines photo)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Gary Johnston provides security during a beach landing exercise with Republic of Korea   Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Gary Johnston provides security during a beach landing exercise with Republic of Korea Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015. (Brian Bekkala/U.S. Marine Corps photo)
U.S. Marines run to their positions during a beach landing exercise with Republic of Korea Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015.
U.S. Marines run to their positions during a beach landing exercise with Republic of Korea Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015. (Brian Bekkala/U.S. Marine Corps photo)
Republic of Korea Amphibious Assault Vehicles and U.S. Marines provide security during a beach landing exercise with ROK  Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015.
Republic of Korea Amphibious Assault Vehicles and U.S. Marines provide security during a beach landing exercise with ROK Marines on BLA White Beach, Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015. (Brian Bekkala/U.S. Marine Corps photo)
Republic of Korea Marine demonstrates shooting positions for the K3 light machine gun to U.S. Marines from Company G, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary  Unit, on the flight deck of the Seong-In-Bong, at sea, March 28, 2015.
Republic of Korea Marine demonstrates shooting positions for the K3 light machine gun to U.S. Marines from Company G, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, on the flight deck of the Seong-In-Bong, at sea, March 28, 2015. (Brian Bekkala/U.S. Marine Corps photo)

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.

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