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NMCB 4 Det Chinhae Participates in Exercise Foal Eagle

Photos by UT3 Christian Konn, NMCB 4

NMCB 4 Seabees participated in Exercise Foal Eagle, Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK), March 2016. Foal Eagle is a combined field training exercise conducted annually by the ROK armed forces and the U.S. Armed Forces with support of the Combined Forces Command. One of the largest military exercises in the world, it is defensive in nature and provides tactical-level units the opportunity to confirm force deployment readiness and capabilities, validate interoperability and familiarize forces with the environment. Approximately 10,600 U.S. forces participated in the exercise, with ROK forces from major ROK units representing all services also participating. 

The ROK Naval Forces proposed a joint construction project with the assistance of U.S. Naval Construction Force, creating a positive impact on the integrated learning process and the relationships between Seabees from the U.S. Navy and the ROK.

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Seabees assigned to NMCB 4, align mobile air strip panels during an Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) joint training exercise, Mar. 15, as part of 2016 Foal Eagle, Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK). (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160315-N-NE195-014)

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CE3 Semele Fairweather, NMCB 4, aligns mobile air strip panels with a Republic of Korea (ROK) Seabee for an Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) joint training exercise during 2016 Foal Eagle, Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK), March 15. (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160315-N-NE195-012)

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EA1 Larzon Ong, NMCB 4, aligns mobile air strip panels with a Republic of Korea (ROK) Seabee during an Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) joint training exercise as part of 2016 Foal Eagle, Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK), March 15.   During contingency operations in the Pacific, some environments may require expedient construction of an airfield landing strip to enable aerial capabilities in select areas of operation. (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160315-N-NE195-003)

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EA1 Larzon Ong (left), NMCB 4, instructs a Republic of Korea (ROK) Seabee on how to properly operate the Trimble R8 GNSS Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to take a topographical survey for the initial design of a proposed road on the Chinhae facility during 2016 Exercise Foal Eagle, Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK), March 14. The primary purpose of Foal Eagle is to demonstrate ROK – U.S. Military resolve to deter war on the Korean peninsula and to improve combined and joint operational posture of both forces. (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160314-N-NE195-003)

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EACN Alexis Chamot, NMCB 4, records a topographical survey for the initial design of a proposed road on the Chinhae facility during 2016 Exercise Foal Eagle, Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK), March 14. Established 2001, Foal Eagle is a combined field training exercise conducted annually by the ROK Armed Forces and the U.S. Armed Forces. (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160314-N-NE195-002)

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EA1 Larzon Ong (right) and EACN Alexis Chamot, NMCB 4, prepare Trimble R8 GNSS Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to take a topographical survey for the initial design of a proposed road on the Chinhae facility during 2016 Exercise Foal Eagle, Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK), March 14. The ROK Naval Forces proposed a joint construction project with the assistance of U.S. Naval Construction Force, creating a positive impact on the integrated learning process and the relationships between Seabees from the U.S. Navy and the ROK. (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160314-N-NE195-001)

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BU3 Matthew Hanlin (right), NMCB 4, works with Republic of Korea (ROK) Seabees to free gravel from a prefabricated steel structure, March 8, on the ROK civil engineering training base during a 2016 Foal Eagle training exercise, Chinhae, ROK. This training is designed to practice cohesion between ROK and U.S. Navy Seabees for the potential of contingency operations in the pacific. (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160308-NE195-006)

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BU3 Brian Hawkins, NMCB 4, and a Republic of Korea (ROK) Seabee carry a 75-pound concrete block to deconstruct a portable pier during the 2016 Foal Eagle joint training exercise, Chinhae, ROK, March 8. Foal Eagle is a combined field training exercise conducted annually by the ROK armed forces and the U.S. Armed Forces with support of the Combined Forces Command. One of the largest military exercises in the world, it is defensive in nature and provides tactical-level units the opportunity to confirm force deployment readiness and capabilities, validate interoperability and familiarize forces with the environment. (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160308-N-NE195-008)

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Seabees assigned to NMCB 4 pose for a picture with ROK Seabees, Mar. 8, during the 2016 Foal Eagle joint training exercise, Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK). (Photo by UT3 Christian Konn/160308-N-NE195-010 )

 


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