COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2010 concluded Aug. 26.

The computer simulation exercise provided commanders and staff at all levels with two weeks of intense, realistic training.

Led by the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command, the command post exercise is held every Summer to fine tune the combined and joint warfighting skills of the ROK-U.S. Alliance.

"This exercise once again confirms that we are ready to fight and win tonight," said 8th Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr. "As history has repeatedly demonstrated, being ready is the key to deterring, and if necessary, prevailing in conflict."

Fil said the exercise confirmed that the ROK-U.S. Alliance is agile and adaptive enough to confront and defeat current and future threats to the Republic of Korea and to maintain stability throughout Northeast Asia.

The 8th Army commanding general also said that exercises like UFG are a testament to America's enduring commitment to the Republic of Korea.

"It is an honor to uphold the legacy of the American Soldiers who have served in Korea for the past 60 years," said Fil. "We proudly defend the hard-earned freedom that they fought to achieve."

UFG is the largest annual command post exercise in the world. The second of two annual exercises in South Korea, UFG follows exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle, which occurs early every Spring.

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