March 20, 2017
U.S., South Korean Navies to Hold Partnership Exercises
WATERS SURROUNDING THE KOREAN PENINSULA —
U.S. Navy ships assigned to Commander, Task Force 30 and CTF-70 are scheduled to begin a series of exercises with the South Korean navy to strengthen maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures.
March 17, 2017
Pacific F-35 Symposium Concludes in Hawaii
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, said the F-35 is not just a new fighter, it's a fundamentally different capability during the first Pacific Air Forces-hosted F-35 Symposium in Hawaii.
March 15, 2017
Dunford, South Korean Counterpart Discuss North Korea
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his South Korean counterpart discussed recent threatening actions by North Korea and other issues during a 30-minute phone call.
March 10, 2017
Air Force Craftsmen Sculpt Metal in South Korea Shop
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea —
Aircraft metals technology airmen stationed in South Korea know how to efficiently operate more than just a welding torch.
March 7, 2017
Pacom Deploys Defensive Anti-Missile System to Korean Peninsula
CAMP H.M. SMITH, Hawaii —
U.S. Pacific Command has deployed the first elements of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as THAAD, to South Korea, implementing the U.S.-South Korean alliance’s July 2016 decision to bring the capability to the Korean Peninsula.
March 6, 2017
U.S. Detects, Tracks Multiple North Korea Missile Launches
A Pentagon spokesman said four medium-range ballistic missiles were launched from the northwest corner of North Korea, traveled over the Korean Peninsula and out into the sea, totaling about 1,000 kilometers in distance, or more than 620 miles.
March 1, 2017
Mattis, South Korean Counterpart Discuss Alliance, Missile Defense
In a telephone call with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Han that the United States remains steadfast in its commitment to the defense of South Korea.
Feb. 13, 2017
U.S. Condemns North Korean Ballistic Missile Launch
The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s weekend ballistic missile launch and its other recent attempts and will take all necessary measures to deter and defeat threats to U.S. and ally territories and citizens, a Pentagon spokesman said.
Feb. 3, 2017
Mattis Emphasizes U.S. Commitment in Meetings With South Korean Leaders
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized the U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and its alliance with South Korea in separate meetings with South Korean leaders, Pentagon spokesman Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross said.
Feb. 2, 2017
Mattis Describes Overseas Trip as Opportunity to Listen to Allies’ Concerns
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will listen to the concerns of South Korean and Japanese leaders during his first trip overseas in his new position.