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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea

Seoul, South Korea

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U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (left), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, presents a gift to the evening’s Guest of Honor Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman (right), assistant chief of staff of Plans and Policy at United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, at the MARFORK “Dining Out” here, June 2.  MARFORK conducted the formal military dinner to build comradery, remember the sacrifices of those who came before them, and celebrate their military service together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
MARFORK Dining out
U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (left), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, presents a gift to the evening’s Guest of Honor Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman (right), assistant chief of staff of Plans and Policy at United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, at the MARFORK “Dining Out” here, June 2. MARFORK conducted the formal military dinner to build comradery, remember the sacrifices of those who came before them, and celebrate their military service together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Lance Cpl. Marcus A. Whited (left), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G6 help-desk clerk, is congratulated before receiving a Certificate of Commendation from Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann, MARFORK commander, during a ceremony here, May 14. Whited was selected Marine of the Quarter for performing above his peers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Kirby/Released)
MARFORK Marine, NCO of the Quarter winners
Lance Cpl. Marcus A. Whited (left), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G6 help-desk clerk, is congratulated before receiving a Certificate of Commendation from Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann, MARFORK commander, during a ceremony here, May 14. Whited was selected Marine of the Quarter for performing above his peers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Kirby/Released)
U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN –U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea stands at the position of attention while waiting to toast the Marines and campaigns of past and present during the units “Dining Out” here, June 2.  MARFORK toasted Marines past and present from the continental Marines to those forward deployed in the nation’s defense. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea staff/Released)
MARFORK Dining out
U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN –U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea stands at the position of attention while waiting to toast the Marines and campaigns of past and present during the units “Dining Out” here, June 2. MARFORK toasted Marines past and present from the continental Marines to those forward deployed in the nation’s defense. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea staff/Released)
U.S. ARMY GARRISON, HUMPHREYS – Lt. Col. David M. Blankenship (left), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G1 assistant chief of staff, briefs a combined joint contingent composed of Republic of Korea and U.S. service members as part of the USFK Security Cooperation Leader Development Program here, May 21.  The brief facilitated understanding of U.S. Marine Corps support for security cooperation, combined capability development, and development of partner capacity.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Kirby/Released)
MARFORK hosts USFK Security Cooperation Leader Development Program
U.S. ARMY GARRISON, HUMPHREYS – Lt. Col. David M. Blankenship (left), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G1 assistant chief of staff, briefs a combined joint contingent composed of Republic of Korea and U.S. service members as part of the USFK Security Cooperation Leader Development Program here, May 21. The brief facilitated understanding of U.S. Marine Corps support for security cooperation, combined capability development, and development of partner capacity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Anthony Kirby/Released)
U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN – A table with inverted plate, lit candle, and Purple Heart Medal represents Marines who could not be present due to their personal sacrifice in the service of the United States at the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea “Dining Out” here, June 2.  MARFORK conducted the formal military dinner to build comradery, remember the sacrifices of those who came before them, and celebrate their military service together.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea staff /Released)
MARFORK Dining out
U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN – A table with inverted plate, lit candle, and Purple Heart Medal represents Marines who could not be present due to their personal sacrifice in the service of the United States at the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea “Dining Out” here, June 2. MARFORK conducted the formal military dinner to build comradery, remember the sacrifices of those who came before them, and celebrate their military service together. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea staff /Released)
U.S. ARMY GARRISON, YONGSAN – Lt. Col. Daniel J. Thomas (right), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G3 future operations officer, is awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal by Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann, MARFORK commander, here, May 11. Thomas, who will report to 4th Marines, was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the command in leading both future operations development and the setup of MARFORK’s future move to Camp Humphreys. (Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Future Operations Chief awarded NAVCOM
U.S. ARMY GARRISON, YONGSAN – Lt. Col. Daniel J. Thomas (right), U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G3 future operations officer, is awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal by Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann, MARFORK commander, here, May 11. Thomas, who will report to 4th Marines, was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the command in leading both future operations development and the setup of MARFORK’s future move to Camp Humphreys. (Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
U.S. MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP MUJUK – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (RIGHT), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, pins Master Sgt. Olatokunbo A. White, MARFORK communications chief, to his current rank during his promotion and reenlistment ceremony here, May 1.  White’s hometown is Norfolk, Va. and he has served at the Expeditionary Strike Group II, MARFORCOM, and has served multiple times at MARFORK. (Official U.S. Marine corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
GySgt. White promotion to MSgt
U.S. MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP MUJUK – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (RIGHT), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, pins Master Sgt. Olatokunbo A. White, MARFORK communications chief, to his current rank during his promotion and reenlistment ceremony here, May 1. White’s hometown is Norfolk, Va. and he has served at the Expeditionary Strike Group II, MARFORCOM, and has served multiple times at MARFORK. (Official U.S. Marine corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
POHANG, South Korea –U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, Marines assist the Ocheon Soup Kitchen here, April 28. The Marines helped feed senior citizens of low income families from the Ocheon community as well as performed custodial duties at the institution. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Soup Kitchen Volunteer Event
POHANG, South Korea –U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, Marines assist the Ocheon Soup Kitchen here, April 28. The Marines helped feed senior citizens of low income families from the Ocheon community as well as performed custodial duties at the institution. (Courtesy photo/Released)
POHANG, South Korea –U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, Marines spent the day with the Dasom Children’s Center here, April 28. The Marines worked with children from around the Pohang area and spent their day touring the city with them. (Courtesy photo/Released)
Dasom Children's Center Volunteer Event
POHANG, South Korea –U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, Marines spent the day with the Dasom Children’s Center here, April 28. The Marines worked with children from around the Pohang area and spent their day touring the city with them. (Courtesy photo/Released)
U.S. ARMY GARRISON, YONGSAN – Sgt. Anthony V. Alegria, training chief for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, is awarded a Certificate of Achievement for his outstanding volunteer work with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program here, April 18. Alegria was recognized at the Yongsan Memorial Chapel for his work at the program’s Winterfest where he directed parking and posted security. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Volunteer award
U.S. ARMY GARRISON, YONGSAN – Sgt. Anthony V. Alegria, training chief for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, is awarded a Certificate of Achievement for his outstanding volunteer work with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program here, April 18. Alegria was recognized at the Yongsan Memorial Chapel for his work at the program’s Winterfest where he directed parking and posted security. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
U.S. ARMY GARRISON, YONGSAN – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (Left), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, awards Mrs. Francine Lukeman, wife of Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman, assistant chief of staff of Plans and Policy for United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, a Certificate of Appreciation for her outstanding volunteer work in the Republic of Korea here, April 13. Mrs. Lukeman was presented the award because of her leadership and organizational skills used to welcome new families into the MARFORK team and plan and execute Marine and family team building events for the command. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Civilian Volunteer Award
U.S. ARMY GARRISON, YONGSAN – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (Left), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, awards Mrs. Francine Lukeman, wife of Maj. Gen. James W. Lukeman, assistant chief of staff of Plans and Policy for United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, a Certificate of Appreciation for her outstanding volunteer work in the Republic of Korea here, April 13. Mrs. Lukeman was presented the award because of her leadership and organizational skills used to welcome new families into the MARFORK team and plan and execute Marine and family team building events for the command. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN – Sgt. Justin K. McBeth, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G3 training chief, swears in during his reenlistment ceremony here, April 12. McBeth departed for Rutgers University after Marine Corps Recruiting Command selected him for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program.  (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
“Fair Winds and Following Seas” - MARFORK sends off training chief for MECEP
U.S. ARMY GARRISON YONGSAN – Sgt. Justin K. McBeth, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G3 training chief, swears in during his reenlistment ceremony here, April 12. McBeth departed for Rutgers University after Marine Corps Recruiting Command selected him for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Lt. Col. David M. Blankenship, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G1 administration assistant chief of staff, presents a Marine Corps Administrative Analysis Team Certificate of Excellence to Chief Warrant Officer Vy N. Phan, MARFORK G1 personnel officer, during an award ceremony here, April 8.  (From left to right) Recognized for outstanding service in taking care of the Marines of MARFORK; Gunnery Sgt. Juan F. Gonzalez, MARFORK G1 administrative chief, received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Gunnery Sgt. Tiffany A. Freeman, MARFORK G1 adjutant chief, Staff Sgt. Andrene E. Castillo, MARFORK G1 personnel chief, and Sgt. Norma Azgomez, MARFORK G1 administrative clerk, received a Certificate of Commendation in addition to the MCAAT Certificate of Excellence for achieving the best MCAAT inspection score in the service for the past two years. (Official U.S. Marine Corps staff photo/Released)
TOP DOGS: MARFORK Marines receive best administrative service in Marine Corps
Lt. Col. David M. Blankenship, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea G1 administration assistant chief of staff, presents a Marine Corps Administrative Analysis Team Certificate of Excellence to Chief Warrant Officer Vy N. Phan, MARFORK G1 personnel officer, during an award ceremony here, April 8. (From left to right) Recognized for outstanding service in taking care of the Marines of MARFORK; Gunnery Sgt. Juan F. Gonzalez, MARFORK G1 administrative chief, received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Gunnery Sgt. Tiffany A. Freeman, MARFORK G1 adjutant chief, Staff Sgt. Andrene E. Castillo, MARFORK G1 personnel chief, and Sgt. Norma Azgomez, MARFORK G1 administrative clerk, received a Certificate of Commendation in addition to the MCAAT Certificate of Excellence for achieving the best MCAAT inspection score in the service for the past two years. (Official U.S. Marine Corps staff photo/Released)
SEOUL, South Korea – Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea visits the Republic of Korea U.S. Embassy Marine Corps detachment here, April 10. The wall behind the Marines displays portraits of every U.S. Ambassador at the embassy from the 19th Century through the present. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
U.S. Embassy visit in Seoul
SEOUL, South Korea – Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea visits the Republic of Korea U.S. Embassy Marine Corps detachment here, April 10. The wall behind the Marines displays portraits of every U.S. Ambassador at the embassy from the 19th Century through the present. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Hoffman, engineer chief for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, completes his Oath of Enlistment during his reenlistment ceremony here, April 6.  MARFORK celebrated Hoffman’s reenlistment and commitment to four more years in the Marine Corps.  Hoffman first enlisted in 2008. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
MARFORK engineer chief gives four more
Staff Sgt. Michael J. Hoffman, engineer chief for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, completes his Oath of Enlistment during his reenlistment ceremony here, April 6. MARFORK celebrated Hoffman’s reenlistment and commitment to four more years in the Marine Corps. Hoffman first enlisted in 2008. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
U.S. MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP MUJUK – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (left), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, meets with Maj. Gen. Cho Kng-Rae, commanding general of Republic of Korea First Marine Division, here, April 4, 2018. The U.S. and ROK Marine Corps work together daily to strengthen their combined capabilities. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
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U.S. MARINE CORPS BASE, CAMP MUJUK – Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (left), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, meets with Maj. Gen. Cho Kng-Rae, commanding general of Republic of Korea First Marine Division, here, April 4, 2018. The U.S. and ROK Marine Corps work together daily to strengthen their combined capabilities. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (left), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, congratulates Lance Cpl. Elijah A. Williamson, MARFORK G-5 Plans and Policy clerk, after promoting him to his current rank here, April 2.  According to Hermesmann, Williamson has received considerable accolades for his work in supporting the command’s mission. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
MARFORK promotion
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (left), commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, congratulates Lance Cpl. Elijah A. Williamson, MARFORK G-5 Plans and Policy clerk, after promoting him to his current rank here, April 2. According to Hermesmann, Williamson has received considerable accolades for his work in supporting the command’s mission. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Staff Sgt. Bradley A. Wenk (center), network operations chief with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, stands alongside  Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (left), MARFORK commander, and Lt. Col. Cedric N. Lee, assistant chief of staff of Communications for MARFORK,  following an award ceremony here, March 22.  Wenk was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for performance as the Networking Operations Chief. (Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
MARFORK Marine earns Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Staff Sgt. Bradley A. Wenk (center), network operations chief with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, stands alongside Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann (left), MARFORK commander, and Lt. Col. Cedric N. Lee, assistant chief of staff of Communications for MARFORK, following an award ceremony here, March 22. Wenk was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for performance as the Networking Operations Chief. (Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Major Gen. James W. Lukeman relinquished the role as Commander, Marine Corps Forces, Korea to Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan movie theater, Yongsan Korea, Feb. 7. Lukeman will stay on as the U.S. Forces Korea, Combines Forces Command, United Nations Command, Plans and Policy.
MARFORK Welcomes New Commander
Major Gen. James W. Lukeman relinquished the role as Commander, Marine Corps Forces, Korea to Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan movie theater, Yongsan Korea, Feb. 7. Lukeman will stay on as the U.S. Forces Korea, Combines Forces Command, United Nations Command, Plans and Policy.
Lt. Col. Scott M. Koltick, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, speaks to John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies here, March 22.  The Marines and students discussed current affairs for the Marine Corps in the Republic of Korea.  (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
MARFORK hosts John Hopkins University
Lt. Col. Scott M. Koltick, deputy commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, speaks to John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies here, March 22. The Marines and students discussed current affairs for the Marine Corps in the Republic of Korea. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Maj. Gen. Hermesmann, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, speaks with the students of John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies here, March 22.  The Marines and students discussed current affairs for the Marine Corps in the Republic of Korea.  (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
MARFORK hosts John Hopkins University
Maj. Gen. Hermesmann, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, speaks with the students of John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies here, March 22. The Marines and students discussed current affairs for the Marine Corps in the Republic of Korea. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, meets with Tom Gallagher (right), director of the Naval Research & Development Program’s Science Advisor Program, and Mark Buffum (left), the new science advisor for U.S. Forces Korea here, 21 March.  Gallagher, Buffum and Hermesmann discussed subject matter expertise provided by science advisor program experts. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
Naval Research & Development Program visits USAG Yongsan
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Hermesmann, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, meets with Tom Gallagher (right), director of the Naval Research & Development Program’s Science Advisor Program, and Mark Buffum (left), the new science advisor for U.S. Forces Korea here, 21 March. Gallagher, Buffum and Hermesmann discussed subject matter expertise provided by science advisor program experts. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea (MARFORK)
Headquarters: USAG Yongsan, Seoul, Korea
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea (MARFORK)
Headquarters: USAG Yongsan, Seoul, Korea
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, right, and Republic of Korea (ROK) Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Sang-Hoon Lee, commandant of the ROK Marine Corps, observe an amphibious demonstration at the Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS) 2017, Pohang, South Korea, April 2, 2017. PALS is held annually to help strengthen relationships between allied Marine and Naval forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
CMC Observes PALS 2017 Amphibious Demonstration
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, right, and Republic of Korea (ROK) Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Sang-Hoon Lee, commandant of the ROK Marine Corps, observe an amphibious demonstration at the Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS) 2017, Pohang, South Korea, April 2, 2017. PALS is held annually to help strengthen relationships between allied Marine and Naval forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks at the Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS) 2017, Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2017. PALS is held annually to help strengthen relationships between allied Marine and Naval forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
CMC Speaks at PALS 2017 Opening Ceremony
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks at the Pacific Amphibious Leaders Symposium (PALS) 2017, Seoul, South Korea, April 1, 2017. PALS is held annually to help strengthen relationships between allied Marine and Naval forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
Republic of Korea Marine Corps Master Sgt. Yonhwan Shin helps strap in U.S. Marine Cpl. Justin Morrall to a canopy flight simulator, which allows the Marines to practice steering a parachute canopy, on March 14, 2017, near Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea. The relationship between ROK and U.S. Marines encompasses the strategic, operational and tactical levels of training. Shin is with 1st Marine Division Parachute Operations Battalion. Morrall, a Denver, Colorado native, is a squad automatic weapon gunner with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes)
Marines train in South Korea for parachute operations
Republic of Korea Marine Corps Master Sgt. Yonhwan Shin helps strap in U.S. Marine Cpl. Justin Morrall to a canopy flight simulator, which allows the Marines to practice steering a parachute canopy, on March 14, 2017, near Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea. The relationship between ROK and U.S. Marines encompasses the strategic, operational and tactical levels of training. Shin is with 1st Marine Division Parachute Operations Battalion. Morrall, a Denver, Colorado native, is a squad automatic weapon gunner with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Bernadette Wildes)
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines are bound by more than name. They share an unshakeable alliance to defend shared interests in the face of adversity. Throughout the year, they train together as one force across a range of capabilities to increase combined readiness in defense of ROK. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Jessica Etheridge) 

Link to video:  http://dvidshub.net/r/rjj9mo
Unshakeable Alliance
U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines are bound by more than name. They share an unshakeable alliance to defend shared interests in the face of adversity. Throughout the year, they train together as one force across a range of capabilities to increase combined readiness in defense of ROK. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Jessica Etheridge) Link to video: http://dvidshub.net/r/rjj9mo
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Lee Sang-Hoon, commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, at the Home of the Commandants, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2017. Neller hosted Sang-Hoon for an honors ceremony and dinner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
CMC Hosts ROKMC Commandant
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, left, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Lee Sang-Hoon, commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, at the Home of the Commandants, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2017. Neller hosted Sang-Hoon for an honors ceremony and dinner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, right, and Lt. Gen. Lee Sang-Hoon, commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, pose for a photo during an honors ceremony at the Home of the Commandants, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2017. Neller hosted Sang-Hoon for an honors ceremony and dinner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
CMC welcomes ROKCMC
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller, right, and Lt. Gen. Lee Sang-Hoon, commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, pose for a photo during an honors ceremony at the Home of the Commandants, Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2017. Neller hosted Sang-Hoon for an honors ceremony and dinner. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
US Defense Secretary James Mattis shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-Koo at the Defense Ministry in Seoul on February 3, 2017.
US Defense Secretary visits ROK
US Defense Secretary James Mattis shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Han Min-Koo at the Defense Ministry in Seoul on February 3, 2017.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signs the guest book at Headquarters, United States Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command, after arriving at United States Army Garrison-Yongsan, South Korea, Feb. 02, 2017. (DOD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)
Defense Secretary James Mattis
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signs the guest book at Headquarters, United States Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command, after arriving at United States Army Garrison-Yongsan, South Korea, Feb. 02, 2017. (DOD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)
Commander of Marine Forces Korea, Maj Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, left, and Lt. Gen. Lee Sang-Hoon, commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, speak to U. S. and ROK Marines participating in KMEP 17-8.  Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) is a regularly scheduled multinational exercise that focuses on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise and is designed to enhance the combat readiness of the U.S and Korean troops.
ROKMC and MFK Commander visit KMEP 17-8
Commander of Marine Forces Korea, Maj Gen. Robert F. Hedelund, left, and Lt. Gen. Lee Sang-Hoon, commandant of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps, speak to U. S. and ROK Marines participating in KMEP 17-8. Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) is a regularly scheduled multinational exercise that focuses on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise and is designed to enhance the combat readiness of the U.S and Korean troops.
U.S. Marines, with Alpha Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and Republic of Korea Marines, with 1st Engineer Division, work together to put barbed wire around poles to create wire obstacles during the exercise Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 17-8 on New Mexico Range, South Korea, January 28, 2017. KMEP is an annually scheduled training event designed to enhance to improve the tactical interoperability and camaraderie of the Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines by allowing them to work side-by-side as a cohesive unit. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown even stronger based upon the shared interests and values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Tiana Boyd)
KMEP 17-8
U.S. Marines, with Alpha Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and Republic of Korea Marines, with 1st Engineer Division, work together to put barbed wire around poles to create wire obstacles during the exercise Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 17-8 on New Mexico Range, South Korea, January 28, 2017. KMEP is an annually scheduled training event designed to enhance to improve the tactical interoperability and camaraderie of the Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines by allowing them to work side-by-side as a cohesive unit. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown even stronger based upon the shared interests and values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Tiana Boyd)
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and Republic of Korea Marines break and dig up dirt to create a trench during the exercise Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 17-8 on New Mexico Range, South Korea, January 28, 2017. KMEP is an annually scheduled training event designed to enhance to improve the tactical interoperability and camaraderie of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S. Marines by allowing them to work side-by-side as a cohesive unit. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown even stronger based upon the shared interests and values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Tiana Boyd)
KMEP 17-8
U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and Republic of Korea Marines break and dig up dirt to create a trench during the exercise Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 17-8 on New Mexico Range, South Korea, January 28, 2017. KMEP is an annually scheduled training event designed to enhance to improve the tactical interoperability and camaraderie of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S. Marines by allowing them to work side-by-side as a cohesive unit. The alliance between America and the Republic of Korea has grown even stronger based upon the shared interests and values of both nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Tiana Boyd)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to Marines at U.S. Forces Korea Headquarters, South Korea, Oct. 14, 2016. Neller spoke about leadership expectations, readiness, and the future of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
Commandant visits Marines in Korea
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to Marines at U.S. Forces Korea Headquarters, South Korea, Oct. 14, 2016. Neller spoke about leadership expectations, readiness, and the future of the U.S. Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller poses for a photo with U.S. Marines and Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines at the ROK Marine Corps Headquarters, Baran, South Korea, Oct. 15, 2016. Neller visited Baran to meet with ROK Marine Corps leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
Commandant visits ROK Marines
Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller poses for a photo with U.S. Marines and Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines at the ROK Marine Corps Headquarters, Baran, South Korea, Oct. 15, 2016. Neller visited Baran to meet with ROK Marine Corps leadership. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samantha K. Braun)
Headquarters: Yongsan, Korea
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea (MARFORK)
Headquarters: Yongsan, Korea
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MARFORK Marine, NCO of the Quarter winners By Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom | May 14, 2018
“Fair Winds and Following Seas” - MARFORK sends off training chief for MECEP By Sgt. Nathaniel Hanscom | April 18, 2018
TOP DOGS: MARFORK Marines receive best administrative service in Marine Corps By SSgt. Anthony Kirby | April 13, 2018
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