Eighth Army hosts community leaders at exercise
March 22, 2013
WARRIOR BASE, South Korea (March 22, 2013) -- The Eighth Army commanding general hosted community leaders at his mobile command post here, March 21, on the last day of Exercise Key Resolve.
Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson invited 16 South Korean and American community leaders to his mobile headquarters to thank them for their support during his two and a half years as the commander of the U.S. Army's top operational headquarters on the Korean Peninsula.
Members of the Eighth Army Good Neighbor Advisory Council and American Chamber of Commerce, the group got a firsthand look at operations inside the command post complex on Warrior Base.
During Key Resolve 2013, an annual South Korea-wide computer simulation exercise, Eighth Army trained for its primary mission as an operational-level combined and joint task force headquarters from this austere base a few miles south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.
Following a tour and a briefing, the group ate Meals, Ready-to-eat, or MREs, for lunch inside the Warrior Base Dining Facility.
According to Joe Sellen from the Eighth Army Civil Military Operations Coordination Center, community visits like this "enhance the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance."
"This is the first time we've shown our good neighbors Eighth Army operating in a tactical environmental," said Sellen, from Savannah, Ga.
Good Neighbor Advisory Council Chairwoman Kang Ok-sun said she was impressed with how well American and South Korean troops work together and humbled by their commitment to defending freedom on the Korean Peninsula.