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R.O.K. and U.S. Marines Strike by land, air and sea: 31st MEU completes KITP 10
Global Security ^ | 11/07/2007 | Lance Cpl. Michael A. Bianco, 31st MEU

Posted on 11/08/2009 11:52:47 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

ng with allied forces on foreign terrain introduces new obstacles and allows for the development of new war-fighting tactics, or the honing of existing doctrine specific to a region. Joint training also enables the sharing of tactics between U.S. service members and ally counterparts. Strength through unity is at the heart of this concept.

Military forces of allied nations training side-by-side enhances military interoperability and strengthens the allied fighting forces as a whole.

Through planning and close coordination between commanders and senior military officials from both the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) Marine Corps and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), militaries from both nations executed Korean Incremental Training Program 2010 (KITP ‘10), Nov. 1-4.

“In any exercise like KITP, the major objectives are to increase interoperability and overall combat readiness of the participating forces. However, these exercises also present the opportunity to develop lasting personal and professional relationships,” said Col. Paul L. Damren, 31st MEU commanding officer.

The training evolution was comprised of the following key events: helicopter support team (HST) operations, mass casualty evacuation missions, an amphibious beach landing and an air-borne assault.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kitp; meu; republicofkorea; rok; southkorea; southkoreanmilitary; usmarines

1 posted on 11/08/2009 11:52:47 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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Too far south.

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