ROK hosts coalition partners for inaugural anniversary

Members of the Republic of Korea’s Navy demonstrate hand-to-hand combat skills aboard the Choi Young Destroyer Dec. 21, 2015, in Djibouti. Navy Capt. Sangmin An, ROK Naval Escort Task Group 20th commander, invited members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the Republic of Korea’s Navy and the ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the Republic of Korea. The Republic of Korea provides two foreign liaison officers who support the sharing of information and best practices between CJTF-HOA and the Republic of Korea.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson) ROK hosts coalition partners for inaugural anniversary Members of the Republic of Korea’s Navy demonstrate hand-to-hand combat skills aboard the Choi Young Destroyer Dec. 21, 2015, in Djibouti. Navy Capt. Sangmin An, ROK Naval Escort Task Group 20th commander, invited members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the Republic of Korea’s Navy and the ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the Republic of Korea. The Republic of Korea provides two foreign liaison officers who support the sharing of information and best practices between CJTF-HOA and the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, gives a toast during a reception on board the Republic of Korea’s Navy Choi Young Destroyer Dec. 21, 2015, in Djibouti. The ship’s primary mission is to provide aid for ship convoy operations, provide maritime security operations for counter piracy and sustain diplomatic alliances with foreign countries. The Choi Young commenced its counter-piracy operation on Nov. 27, 2015. The ship and its crew were critical in the success during Operation Dawn of Gulf of Aden on Jan. 1, 2011 when its visit, board, search, and seizure team rescued hostages from pirates on the ROK-operated chemical tanker, Samho Jewelry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson) ROK hosts coalition partners for inaugural anniversary Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commanding general, gives a toast during a reception on board the Republic of Korea’s Navy Choi Young Destroyer Dec. 21, 2015, in Djibouti. The ship’s primary mission is to provide aid for ship convoy operations, provide maritime security operations for counter piracy and sustain diplomatic alliances with foreign countries. The Choi Young commenced its counter-piracy operation on Nov. 27, 2015. The ship and its crew were critical in the success during Operation Dawn of Gulf of Aden on Jan. 1, 2011 when its visit, board, search, and seizure team rescued hostages from pirates on the ROK-operated chemical tanker, Samho Jewelry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Members of the Republic of Korea’s Navy demonstrate hand-to-hand combat skills aboard the Choi Young Destroyer Dec. 21, 2015, in Djibouti. Navy Capt. Sangmin An, ROK Naval Escort Task Group 20th commander, invited members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the Republic of Korea’s Navy and the ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the Republic of Korea. The Republic of Korea provides two foreign liaison officers who support the sharing of information and best practices between CJTF-HOA and the Republic of Korea.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson) ROK hosts coalition partners for inaugural anniversary Members of the Republic of Korea’s Navy demonstrate hand-to-hand combat skills aboard the Choi Young Destroyer Dec. 21, 2015, in Djibouti. Navy Capt. Sangmin An, ROK Naval Escort Task Group 20th commander, invited members of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the Republic of Korea’s Navy and the ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and the Republic of Korea. The Republic of Korea provides two foreign liaison officers who support the sharing of information and best practices between CJTF-HOA and the Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer meets with Republic of Korea Navy Capt. Sangmin An, ROK Naval Escort Task Group 20th commander, Dec. 21, 2015, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The Republic of Korea provides two foreign liaison officers who support the sharing of information and best practices between CJTF-HOA and the Republic of Korea. Capt. Sangmin An invited members of CJTF-HOA to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the Republic of Korea’s Navy and the ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson) ROK hosts coalition partners for inaugural anniversary Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer meets with Republic of Korea Navy Capt. Sangmin An, ROK Naval Escort Task Group 20th commander, Dec. 21, 2015, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The Republic of Korea provides two foreign liaison officers who support the sharing of information and best practices between CJTF-HOA and the Republic of Korea. Capt. Sangmin An invited members of CJTF-HOA to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the Republic of Korea’s Navy and the ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and Republic of Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)

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