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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 580-96
October 09, 1996

REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND COMBINED FORCES COMMAND TO CONDUCT ANNUAL EXERCISE FOAL EAGLE

The Republic of Korea (ROK) government and Combined Forces Command (CFC) will conduct their annual rear area field training exercise, Foal Eagle'96 (FE 96), October 28 through November 10. FE 96 is the 31st in a series of these regularly scheduled, routine training exercises.

Foal Eagle demonstrates ROK/US interoperability in combined exercises and the United States' commitment to the defense of the ROK against external aggression.

The exercise will be held at a variety of locations throughout the Republic of Korea and will involve the majority of US and ROK forces on the peninsula.

Foal Eagle is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communication systems. It will also provide hands-on field experience for forces of both nations. Most exercise training sites are located well south of the Seoul metropolitan area, although some training will occur from immediately east of Seoul to the East Coast. Certain training events will include firing blank ammunition and night combat exercises.

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