The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific visits Korea

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Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific, commanding general, meets with Gen. Jang Joon-Kyu, Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army, Oct. 21 at the ROK Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea. The MND was one of several stops in Korea during Brooks' tour of the region. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim TaeHyoung, Eighth Army Public Affairs
Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific, commanding general, meets with Gen. Jang Joon-Kyu, Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Army, Oct. 21 at the ROK Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea. The MND was one of several stops in Korea during Brooks' tour of the region. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim TaeHyoung, Eighth Army Public Affairs

The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific visits Korea

by: Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy R. Norris | .
U.S. Army | .
published: October 28, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea -- The commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific spent three days visiting various installations throughout Korea Oct. 19-21 during his Pacific Pathways Tour.

 Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general, USARPAC, arrived in Korea Oct. 19. His first stop was Osan Air Base where he was greeted by the Eighth Army commander Lt. Gen. Bernard Champoux.

 From there he proceeded to U.S. Army Garrison, Yongsan, and began a busy itinerary of meetings, office calls, and training events at locations including U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud, Camp Walker, Wonju and the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense.

 Among those he met, were ROK Army Gen. Kim, Hyun Jip deputy commander, Combined Forces Command, Maj. Theodore Martin, commanding general, 2nd Infantry Division and Gen. Lee, Sun Jin, chairman of the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 During his time at USAG Yongsan, Brooks carved out time to stop by the American Forces Network, Korea headquarters and record a series of public service announcements.

 "To the service members, civilians and families serving in Korea, thank you for you important role in defense of South Korea," Brooks said during one PSA. "The ROK-U.S. alliance remains strong and is getting stronger because of your hard work and dedication."

 Brooks later flew by helicopter to Wonju where he observed a combined U.S.-ROK river crossing exercise.

 He finished his trip to Korea with a tour of the new facilities and construction at Camp Humphries and the surrounding area that are being developed to support transformation.

 Transformation is a project that relocates the majority of U.S. Forces into two enduring hubs around the cities of Pyeongtaek and Daegu with goals of improving readiness, efficiencies and further enhancing our partnerships with local communities.

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