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US Army troops jump out of the rear cargo bay of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over the Pohang drop zone during the joint US/South Korean Exercise Team Spirit '84

Sergeant (SGT) Lowell Hupp, 12th Special Forces, guards the perimeter of the Pohang drop zone after an air drop during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86

Equipment for Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86 covers the deck of the Ready Reserve Force vehicle cargo ship SS CAPE DUCATO (T-AKR 5051) is in the Pohang Harbor

An M-48 Chaparral surface-to-air missile system for Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86 is unloaded from the Ready Reserve Force vehicle cargo ship SS CAPE DUCATO (T-AKR 5051) at Pohang Harbor

Sergeant (SGT) Lowell Hupp, 12th Special Forces, guards the perimeter of the Pohang drop zone after an air drop during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86

A member of the 12th Special Forces aims his M-16 rifle from a prone position while securing the perimeter of the Pohang drop zone after an air drop during exercise Team Spirit '86

Equipment for Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86 is staged on a dock at Pohang Harbor. The Ready Reserve Force vehicle cargo ship SS CAPE DUCATO (T-AKR 5051) is in the background

A member of the 12th Special Forces looks through a rifle scope at the Pohang drop zone during Exercise Team Spirit '86

Artwork:"Green Markers ROK Air Drop Pohang, S. Korea 3-8 Team Spirit". Artist: Marbury Brown

Artwork:"USAF Combat Control Unit Pohang, South Korea - MAJ. C.F. Brotche, C.O.". Artist: Jim Sharpe (NY)

Artwork:"A-10 Over ROK Para-Drop Pohang South Korea, 3-86 Team Spirit". Artist: Marbury Brown

Artwork:"Drop Zone Pohang, South Korea". Artist: Jim Sharpe (NY)

A close-up view of a chart depicting a minefield off the coast of Pohang, South Korea. The area is being used during mine countermeasures training for members of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15) during the joint U.S./South Korean exercise VALIANT BLITZ '90

STS090-701-045 - STS-090 - Earth observations taken during STS-90 mission

Linehandlers release the mooring lines of the US Naval Ship POLLUX (T-AKR 290) at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea, in support of FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

Landing support specialists unload a shelter full of data processing equipment from the US Naval Ship POLLUX (T-AKR 290) at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

Landing support specialists unload a shelter full of data processing equipment from the US Naval Ship POLLUX (T-AKR 290) at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

Landing support specialists unload a shelter full of data processing equipment from the US Naval Ship POLLUX (T-AKR 290) at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, Republic of South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

Linehandlers release the mooring lines of the US Naval Ship POLLUX (T-AKR 290) at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea, in support of FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

Sunday morning church service takes place at this small church at Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, Oct. 11, 1998

The build up of tent city is begins at Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, Oct. 11, 1998. This view is from MEC-P's water tower

Shown is an overview of water bladders from the water tower at Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, Oct. 11, 1998

BGEN Gordon C. Nash, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, talks to the troops during his arrival at MEC-P, Oct. 11, 1998

BGEN Gordon C. Nash, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, talks to the troops during his arrival at MEC-P, Oct. 11, 1998

BGEN Gordon C. Nash, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, tours MEC-P during his arrival, Oct. 11, 1998

Sunday morning church service takes place at Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, Oct. 11, 1998

BGEN Gordon C. Nash, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, tours MEC-P and talks to the troops during his arrival, Oct. 11, 1998

LCPL Dominic Towe (left) and LCPL Chad Mann prepare spaghetti for the evening meal at Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, Oct. 11, 1998. Both are from the Combat Support Service Group, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and are deployed to MEC-P in support of Foal Eagle '98

BGEN Gordon C. Nash, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, tours MEC-P and talks to the troops during his arrival, Oct. 11, 1998

Brigadier General Gordon C. Nash, Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, Marine Expeditionary Camp-Pohang (MEC-P), Pohang, South Korea, tours MEC-P and talks to the troops after his arrival at MEC-P during Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

Seabees lower cargo on the LCM-8 bound for the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

Personnel board the LCM-8 bound for the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct 10, 1998

Personnel board the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON from the LCM-8 at Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

EN3 Joseph Boyden secures the aft mooring line to the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON too offload passengers from the LCM-8 at Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

Seabees lower cargo on the LCM-8 bound for the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

Seabees lower cargo on the LCM-8 bound for the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

SeaBees lower a patrol boat in the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea in support of Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

EN3 Joseph Boyden secures the aft mooring line to the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON to offload passengers from the LCM-8 at Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

BM3 Marlon Hynson completes an engine systems log in the pilot house of the LCM-8 bound for the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

Seabees lower cargo on the LCM-8 bound for the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct 10, 1998

Coxswain BM2 Mark Brown drives the LCM-8 carrying passengers bound for the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

Life jackets are passed out to all boarding the LCM-8 bound for the U.S. Naval Ship BUTTON at the Pohang Harbor in Pohang, South Korea during Foal Eagle '98, Oct. 10, 1998

The stern ramp of the MV WILLIAM R. BUTTON (T-AK-3012) is lowered into place at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, October 13, 1998. This vessel is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force that is especially configured to transport supplies for the U.S. Marine Corps. These Maritime Prepositioning Ships, or MPS, contain nearly everything the Marines need for initial military operations from tanks and ammunition to food and fuel

The MV SGT. William R. Button (T-AK-3012) pulls into Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, October 13, 1998. This vessel is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force that is especially configured to transport supplies for the U.S. Marine Corps. These Maritime Prepositioning Ships, or MPS, contain nearly everything the Marines need for initial military operations-from tanks and ammunition to food and fuel

The stern ramp of the Maritime Vessel (MV) William R. Button (T-AK 3012) is lowered into place at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, during the defensive exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. This vessel is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) that is especially configured to transport supplies for the US Marine Corps

The stern ramp of the MV WILLIAM R. BUTON (T-AK-3012) is lowered into place at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, October 13, 1998. This vessel is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force that is especially configured to transport supplies for the U.S. Marine Corps. These Maritime Prepositioning Ships, or MPS, contain nearly everything the Marines need for initial military operations from tanks and ammunition to food and fuel

The stern ramp of the Maritime Vessel (MV) William R. Button (T-AK 3012) is lowered into place at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, during the defensive exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. This vessel is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) that is especially configured to transport supplies for the US Marine Corps

The stern ramp of the Maritime Vessel (MV) William R. Button (T-AK 3012) is lowered into place at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, during the defensive exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. This vessel is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) that is especially configured to transport supplies for the US Marine Corps

Lance Corporal James Zimmerman, from Support Company Support, Okinawa (left) and Corporal Chris Garcia from Support Company Support, Hawaii, inventory the mass of vehicles unloaded from the Maritime Vessel (MV) SGT WILLIAM R. BUTTON (T-AK 3012), at Pohang Harbor. The equipment is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) that is especially configured for the US Marine Corps and is being deployed in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

Heavy equipment and vehicles onboard the Maritime Vessel (MV) SGT WILLIAM R. BUTTON (T-AK 3012) unload at the pier at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea. This equipment is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) that is especially configured for the US Marine Corps and is being deployed in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

Heavy equipment and vehicles onboard the Maritime Vessel (MV) ) SGT WILLIAM R. BUTTON (T-AK 3012) unload at the pier at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea. These vehicles are part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force that are especially configured for the US Marine Corps and is being deployed in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

A Light Armored Vehicles-25 (LAV-25) onboard the Maritime Vessel (MV) SGT WILLIAM R. BUTTON (T-AK 3012) unloads at the pier at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea. This vehicle is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force that is especially configured for the US Marine Corps and is being deployed in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

A Oshkosh 4x4 P-19 fire truck onboard the Maritime Vessel (MV) ) SGT WILLIAM R. BUTTON (T-AK 3012) unloads at the pier at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea. This vehicle is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force that is especially configured for the US Marine Corps and is being deployed in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

A mass of heavy equipment and vehicles unloaded from the Maritime Vessel (MV) ) SGT WILLIAM R. BUTTON (T-AK 3012) wait at the pier at Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea. The equipment is part of a Maritime Prepositioning Force that is especially configured for the US Marine Corps and was deployed in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE '98. FOAL EAGLE is designed to test rear area protection operations and major command, control and communications systems

The Steam Ship PETERSBURG, a specially configured tanker which pumps fuel from shipboard tanks, is anchored in Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, Oct. 20, 1998. The PETERSBURG waits to deploy a single-anchor leg mooring system (SALM). Once deployed, the SALM provides a semipermanent platform for continued fuel discharge operations

The Steam Ship Petersburg, a specially configured tanker which pumps fuel from shipboard tanks, lists in Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, as it waits to deploy a single-anchor leg mooring system (SALM). Once deployed, the SALM provides a semipermanent platform for continued fuel discharge operations

The Steam Ship PETERSBURG, a specially configured tanker which pumps fuel from shipboard tanks, lists in Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, Oct. 20, 1998, as it waits to deploy a single-anchor leg mooring system (SALM). Once deployed, the SALM provides a semipermanent platform for continued fuel discharge operations

An Outgoing Utility Boat passes the Steam Ship Petersburg, a specially configured tanker which pumps fuel from shipboard tanks, as it lists in Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, Oct. 20, 1998. The Petersburg is waiting to deploy a single-anchor leg mooring system (SALM). Once deployed, the SALM provides a semipermanent platform for continued fuel discharge operations

A submersible single-anchor mooring system (SALM) sits aboard the Steam Ship PETERSBURG in Pohang Harbor, Oct. 20, 1998. The PETERSBURG ia a specially configured tanker which pumps fuel from shipboard tanks using the SALM for up to four miles to a receiving station ashore

An Outgoing Utility Boat passes the Steam Ship PETERSBURG, a specially configured tanker which pumps fuel from shipboard tanks, as it lists in Pohang Harbor, Republic of Korea, Oct. 20, 1998. The PETERSBURG is waiting to deploy a single-anchor leg mooring system (SALM). Once deployed, the SALM provides a semipermanent platform for continued fuel discharge operations

Water is used to condition a large hose on the Steam Ship PETERSBURG, a US Navy tanker ship at sea just outside of the Port of Pohang in the Republic of Korea, on Oct. 21, 1998. The PETERSBURG is the main player in an exercise that will use the hose to pump petroleum products to the shore line in support of Foal Eagle '98. For the Foal Eagle exercise, only fresh water will be pumped through the ocean. Foal Eagle '98 is a deployment exercise that takes place once a year in Korea

The Steam Ship PETERSBURG, a US Navy tanker ship, sits in the ocean while the sailors prepare a single anchor leg mooring system (SALM) for sinking, just outside of the Port of Pohang in Korea, on Oct. 21, 1998. The PETERSBURG is the main player in an exercise that will allow the ship to pump petroleum products to the shore line in support of Foal Eagle '98. For the Foal Eagle exercise, only fresh water will be pumped through the ocean. Foal Eagle '98 is a deployment exercise that takes place once a year in Korea

A large role of hoses await their use on the Steam Ship PETERSBURG, a U.S. Navy tanker ship at sea just outside of the Port of Pohang in the Republic of Korea, Oct. 21, 1998. The PETERSBURG is the main player in an exercise that will use these hoses to pump petroleum products to the shore line in support of Foal Eagle '98. For the Foal Eagle exercise, only fresh water will be pumped through the ocean. Foal Eagle '98 is a deployment exercise that takes place once a year in Korea

A crew member of the Steam Ship PETERSBURG, a US Navy tanker ship, uses a machine to give some slack in a rope used to hold a single anchor leg mooring system (SALM) next to the ship just outside of the Port of Pohang in the Republic of Korea, on Oct. 21, 1998. The PETERSBURG is the main player in an exercise that will allow the ship to pump petroleum products to the shore line in support of Foal Eagle '98. For the Foal Eagle exercise, only fresh water will be pumped through the ocean. Foal Eagle '98 is a deployment exercise that takes place once a year in Korea

One Kamov Ka-32 Republic of Korea Maritime Police helicopter sits grounded at Pohang Airfield while another Republic of Korea Maritime Police helicopter hovers above it in the background. The helicopters are taking part in KITP (Korean Integrated Training Program)

An AH-1W Sea Cobra Helicopter, part of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), lands on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LPH 2). The Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit who spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Two USMC CH-46 (Sea Knight) Cargo Helicopters, part of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), take off from the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2). The Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit who spent two months participating with various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Two USMC CH-46 (Sea Knight) Cargo Helicopters, part of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), practice landing onto the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2). The Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit who spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China. China

USMC Marines practice fast rope exercises from a CH-46 (Sea Knight) helicopter parked on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2). The Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary (MEU) Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A US Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departs from the USS Essex (LHD 2), for a training mission. The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

US Navy sailors, perform a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) sweep before letting any aircraft arrive or depart from the USS Essex (LHD 2) flight deck. The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A US Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), exits the well deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) for a training mission. The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Three US Navy Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's (MEU), waits to exit the rear of the USS Essex (LHD 2) for a training mission. The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A USMC UH-1N Huey helicopter from Marine Helicopter Squadron Medium (HMM 262) makes a landing approach on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2), during the Special Operations Capable Exercise (SOCEX). The Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating with various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A USMC CH-46 (Sea Knight) Helicopter, delivers a (simulated) wounded Marine to the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2). Marines practice Special Operations Capable Exercises (SOCEX) off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A USMC CH-46E (Sea Knight) helicopter from Marine Helicopter Squadron Medium (HMM 262), come in for a landing on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2). Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), held Special Operations Capable Exercises (SOCEX) and spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

US Marines from Combat Cargo aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2), carry a (simulated) wounded Marine on a stretcher. The Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in Special Operations Capable Exercises (SOCEX) and various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

The USS Essex (LHD 2) sits docked at the White Beach port in Okinawa, Japan. While its crew gets some well-deserved liberty time after being on board for two weeks for the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise (ARGEX) and Special Operations Capable Exercise (SOCEX). The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A USMC Marine CH-46 (Sea Knight) helicopter from Marine Helicopter Squadron Medium (HMM 262) hovers above the USS Essexs (LHD 2), flight deck while Marines from Battalion Landing Team (BLT) practice fast roping. The Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

During Captain Thomas Parker's change of command for the USS Essex (LHD 2), Command MASTER CHIEF J.D. Cortez presents him with the Commissioning Pennant (and old Navy tradition) while in port at Sasebo, Japan. The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China. Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China. (USMC photo by Ryan T. LeDoux) (released)

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines are given a tour of the USS Essex (LHD 2), flight deck by US NAVY Sailors while at port in Pohang, Korea. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines are given a tour of the USS Essex (LHD 2), flight deck by US Navys ENSIGN (ENS), Mark Cole while at port in Pohang, Korea. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines take a look at the US Marine Corps (AH-1), Cobra Helicopter on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) while in port at Pohang, Korea. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

US Navy ENSIGN (ENS) Mark Cole, introduces the Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines to the US Marines cleaning weapons on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LPD 2) while in port at Pohang, Korea. The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

US Marines from Battalion Landing Team (BLT) load into the rear of a US Marine CH-46 (Sea Knight) helicopter to go ashore for their mission during FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise in Pohang, Korea. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

US Marines from Battalion Landing Team (BLT) load into the rear of a US Marine CH-46 (Sea Knight) helicopter to be flown ashore for their mission in the FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise in Pohang, Korea. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A close up front view of a US Marine CH-46E (Sea Knight) helicopter from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM- 262), makes a landing approach on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2) during the FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise off the coast of Pohang, Korea. The US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Japan, Korea and Hong Kong, China

US Marines practice close combat battle techniques aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2), during FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise, while off the coast of Pohang, Korea. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines perform stretching exercises before practicing hand to hand combat skills with the US Marines while off the coast of Pohang, Korea, aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2). During FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines perform stretching exercises before practicing hand to hand combat skills with the US Marines while off the coast of Pohang, Korea, aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2). During FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A Republic of Korea (ROK) Marine shows the US Marines how they battle during close combat, aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) during the FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise, while off the coast of Pohang, Korea. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines receive instructions on marksmanship aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2), while off the coast of Pohang, Korea during FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines practice marksmanship skills on the flight deck of the USS Essex (LHD 2), while off the coast of Pohang, Korea, during the FOAL EAGLE 2000 exercise. US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

US Navy Photographer's Mate 2nd Class David Gallant, Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Group, San Diego, California, videotapes the combined amphibious beach assault at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

US Navy Photographer's Mate 2nd Class David Gallant, Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Group, San Diego, California, videotapes the combined amphibious beach assault at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

Republic of Korea Marines aboard a US made AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehical rush the beach at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

A US NAVY Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), off loads Light Armored Vehicles (LAV), onto the beach at Tok Sok Ri, Korea. Marines from Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR), Weapons Company, Camp Pendleton, CA., are part of FOAL EGALE 2000 exercise. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), spent two months participating in various training operations on and off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Pohang, Korea, and Hong Kong, China

A US Made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter belonging to the Republic of Korea Forces comes in for a landing with Lieutenant General Kim Yung Whan (Not shown), Republic of Korea Marine Commandant, at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

Two US Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters provide aerial support during the combined amphibious beach assault at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation

Republic of Korea Forces Marines prepare for combined amphibious beach assault in a US made AAV7A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle on October 29th, 2000, at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. FOAL EAGLE 2000 is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea running from 25 October to 3 November. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S. and South Korean military cooperation