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National Guard members hone joint and combined skills in Korea 
(Courtesy Photo)
Story by U.S. Army Maj. Geoffrey Love 

– Thirty-nine members of the 151st Regional Support Group and D Company, 223rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist) participated in Combined Forces Exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2010 in the Republic of Korea, 7-19 March 2010.

Key Resolve/Foal Eagle is an annual command post exercise designed to assess and improve the Combined Forces Command’s capabilities.  Key Resolve employs computer-based simulations focused on deploying troops and equipment to Korea for major combat operations.  Foal Eagle includes a series of field exercises.  U.S. troops train directly with the Republic of Korea Army.  Approximately 18,000 U.S. troops were involved in this year’s exercise.

The fourteen members of the 151st RSG detachment deployed from Framingham, Mass., to Camp Walker, ROK, for Key Resolve.  They joined the staff of the Eighth (Field) Army Operational Sustainment Directorate.  The training focused on materiel sustainment during full-scale theater-level conflict and was an unequalled opportunity for the 151st RSG troops to exercise and develop their individual and team skills.

Twenty-five members of 223rd MI deployed from Cambridge, Mass., to Camp Humphreys and Yongsan Army Garrison, ROK.  They augmented the 501st MI Brigade and the United States Forces‑Korea J2-Intelligence .

At the end of the exercise, the Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers consolidated at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul and had a few hours to visit nearby museums, shops, and restaurants.