• CAMP CASEY, South Korea " Sgt. Hwang Seung-man, from Busan, South Korea, the liaison office senior KATUSA assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division translates for Lt. Col. Donald Potoczny, the commander of 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, and Lt. Col. Jung Jung-gyu, the head of school affairs from the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School in the battalion motor pool Dec. 9, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kim Han-byeol, 210 FA BDE PAO)

    ROK Field Artillery School leaders visit 210th FA Brigade

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea " Sgt. Hwang Seung-man, from Busan, South Korea, the liaison office senior KATUSA assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division translates for Lt. Col. Donald Potoczny...

  • CAMP CASEY, South Korea " 1st Lt. Brian Shears, from Waynesville, N.C., a support platoon leader of A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gives a general explanation about the M270A1 multiple launch rocket system to leaders from the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School in the battalion motor pool Dec. 9, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kim Han-byeol, 210 FA BDE PAO)

    ROK Field Artillery School leaders visit 210th FA Brigade

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea " 1st Lt. Brian Shears, from Waynesville, N.C., a support platoon leader of A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division gives a general explanation about the...

  • CAMP CASEY, South Korea " Leaders from the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School view the demonstration of an M270A1 multiple launch rocket system in the motor pool of 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Dec. 9, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kim Han-byeol, 210 FA BDE PAO)

    ROK Field Artillery School leaders visit 210th FA Brigade

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea " Leaders from the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School view the demonstration of an M270A1 multiple launch rocket system in the motor pool of 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd...

  • CAMP CASEY, South Korea " Leaders from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School have lunch together Dec. 9, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kim Han-byeol, 210 FA BDE PAO)

    ROK Field Artillery School leaders visit 210th FA Brigade

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea " Leaders from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School have lunch together Dec. 9, 2013 on Camp Casey, South...

  • CAMP CASEY, South Korea " Lt. Col. Donald Potoczny, the commander of 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division gives a group photo that they took in the motor pool to Lt. Col. Jung Jung-gyu, the head of school affairs from the Republic of Korea Field Artillery School as they wrap up the visit Dec. 9, 2013 on Camp Casey, South Korea. 
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kim Han-byeol, 210 FA BDE PAO)

    ROK Field Artillery School leaders visit 210th FA Brigade

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea " Lt. Col. Donald Potoczny, the commander of 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division gives a group photo that they took in the motor pool to Lt. Col. Jung Jung-gyu, the...

CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Cooperation is very important when working as a team. This applies to the U.S. and Republic of Korea armies. In defending South Korea from threats, knowing and understanding each other is essential.
Leaders from the ROK Field Artillery School, including Lt. Col. Jung Jung-gyu, the head of school affairs, visited the newly-renamed 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Dec. 9 on Camp Casey, South Korea.
"They came here because we always try to share our expertise with those who are teaching the future field artillerymen in South Korea," said Lt. Col. Will Freds, the deputy commander of 210th FA Bde. "They always want to be skilled and knowledgeable about the most current tactics, techniques and procedures."
The 210th FA Bde., invited the ROK FA School trainers to look at the brigade's progress during the annual training exercise and discuss the two armies' differences in training and briefed on the latest U.S. techniques in the field artillery.
Leaders from the ROK FA school visited the tactical operations centers of 210th FA Bde., and 1st Battalion, 38th FA Regiment. They also viewed a demonstration of an M270A1 multiple launch rocket system.
During the visit, they discussed technical fire direction and how to manage artillery.
"We were able to learn and actually see what we knew just theoretically before," said Maj. Kim Ki-ang, a tactics trainer at the ROK FA school. "We learned about a system of conducting counter fire, how division and brigades work together and communicate, and how U.S. forces conduct operations with the Republic of Korea Army."
Kim believes this kind of close relationship can enhance both armies' capabilities to conduct operations and accomplish the mission more efficiently.
"Controlling field artillery tactically is a very precise business, and it's very complicated," said Freds. "The visit gives them perspective on what they are teaching, so that they understand not just how the ROK army conducts operations, but also how the United States Army does it."
Korean Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers translated for leaders of each army during the visit. The role of KATUSAs is also important for interactions between the two.
"Translating complicated concepts of operations and systems is not that easy," said Sgt. Hwang Seung-man, from Busan, a liaison office senior KATUSA assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th FA Bde. "I am happy and proud that I can help both armies communicate better and contribute to the Alliance to defend our country."
After the visit leaders of both sides, hope this interaction and relationship continues to develop in the future.
"It's always a lot of fun to meet with our Republic of Korea counterparts because they are bright, knowledgeable and have great personalities," said Freds. "We always learn as well whenever we engage with them."
The brigade had an opportunity to closely work together with their ROK counterparts enhancing the Alliance between both armies.

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