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Report: Senate OKs Gen. Robert Abrams as US Forces Korea Commander in Series of DoD Nominee Confirmations

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Army Gen. Robert Abrams as the next chief of U.S. Forces Korea in a series of approvals for Defense Department nominees in the upper chamber, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Abrams, who has led Army Forces Command since 2015, will also serve as commander of United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command.

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Report: South Korea Provides Land for US THAAD Deployment

South Korea has granted 30 hectares of land to the U.S. Forces Korea for the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, United Press International reported Thursday. Elizabeth Shim writes THAAD will be established on a golf course owned by the family-run conglomerate Lotte in Seongju County in South Korea’s North Gyeongsang Province. South Korea’s foreign …

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Army to Send Gray Eagle UAS for Korean Peninsula ISR

The U.S. Army has moved to deploy a military unmanned aerial system group in South Korea to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions on the Korean Peninsula. Army’s 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade will oversee the Gray Eagle UAS unit at Kunsan air base, U.S. Forces Korea said Sunday. Stars and Stripes reported …

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Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty Named 19th Air Force Unit Commander

Brig. Gen. Patrick Doherty, former commander of the 82nd Training Wing at the Air Education and Training Command, has been appointed to lead AETC’s 19th Air Force unit, the Defense Department announced Friday. He will lead the organization that trains more than 30,000 U.S. and allied aircrews, air battle managers, remotely piloted aircraft crews …

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Report: THAAD Deployment in South Korea to Occur in 8-10 Months

The deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-missile system to South Korea will occur within eight-to-10 months, Reuters reported Friday. U.S. Forces Korea Commander Brooks told South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that the U.S. looks to rotate strategic weaponry in the Korean peninsula to deter North Korean threats, Christine Kim and Ju-min Park wrote …

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Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti Takes Helm of US European Command

U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, formerly head of U.S. Forces Korea, has formally taken charge of the U.S. European Command, DoD News reported Tuesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Scaparrotti succeeds U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, who is retiring after a 39-year military career, and will also assume duties as the NATO Supreme …

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Army Gen. Vincent Brooks Becomes US Forces Korea Commander

U.S. Army Gen. Vincent Brooks officially took the post of commander of U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command in a ceremony held Saturday at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Defense Department said Brooks succeeded Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, who will serve as commander of the U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commanderat NATO. Brooks was nominated to the …

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Army Gen. Vincent Brooks Nominated as US Forces Korea Commander

Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific under the U.S. Pacific Command, has been nominated as commander of U.S. Forces Korea. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a statement said Monday that Brooks was also nominated to lead the Combined Forces Command and the United Nations Command. The 36-year …

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