CAMP CASEY, South Korea (Aug. 31, 2012) -- Camp Carroll Soldiers assigned to the 501st Special Troops Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade, conducted night-oriented Soldier-focused missions during the peninsula-wide exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian while on Camp Casey, Aug. 16-30.

Although Ulchi Freedom Guardian, or UFG is designed to exercise senior leadership capabilities and train command and staffs of both nations, 501st STB also utilized the time to train their Soldier in several core tasks.

"CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) awareness, medical aid and assistance, and Entry Control Point fortification are a few of the classes we will be conducting during the evenings," explained 1st Sgt. Rebecca l. Schlegelmich, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 501st, senior enlisted adviser. "UFG is a perfect time to train my Soldiers on basic skill sets that might have to be performed during night. Medical training will be conducted in a classroom as a safety precaution."

The Republic of Korea - United States Combined Forces Command announced Friday that it has successfully completed its annual computer-assisted simulation exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

UFG is designed to improve the alliance's ability to defend the Republic of Korea by exercising senior leaders' decision-making capabilities and by training commanders and staffs from both nations in planning, command and control operations, intelligence, logistics and personnel procedures.