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USAF and ROKAF members complete combined communications training event

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  • By Lt. Col. Andrew Adams
  • 7th Air Force Public Affairs

Members of the communications teams from U.S. Air Force and Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) recently worked together to test their interoperability in exercise LINK RESOLVE. 

Over the course of three days, U.S. communications specialists from the 607th Material Maintenance Squadron at Suwon Air Base, the 607th Air Communications Squadron from Osan Air Base, and Indo-Pacific Command Mission Partner Environment (MPE) contractors worked together with their respective

ROKAF communications element partners to establish a secure link between U.S. communications transport equipment and ROKAF network equipment.

"Working with our ROKAF partners, we overcame significant technological and geographical limitations as we continue to develop options for the commander to ensure the availability of C2 capabilities, specifically [ROKAF] Warrant Officer Heo's expertise helped to overcome our final roadblock, which directly led to the success of this exercise," said Tech. Sgt. Jess Adair, NCO in Charge of Contingency and Exercise Plans for 7th Air Force A6 directorate.

ROKAF and U.S. communications experts planned and executed LINK RESOLVE, in order to combine their communications assets from both countries, to transmit data, voice, and video services over various platforms.  The goal is to strengthen relationships between the coalition partners by bridging the gap in military communications capabilities across the Republic of Korea.

This interlink serves as a proof of concept for coalition partners to come together in a time of degraded communications to provide U.S. Forces Korea forces with an alternate means of communications and assure the commander's capabilities for command and control.