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7 AF leadership visits southern ROK

  • Published
  • By Master Sgt. Kenneth W. Norman
  • 7th Air Force, Public Affairs

Lt. Gen. Scott Pleus, 7th Air Force commander and Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 7th AF command chief, visited various Republic of Korea (ROK) and United States military units during a trip to the southern region of the ROK, Feb. 15-16, 2023. The purpose of the trip was to gain a better understanding of the various missions, strengthen relations and to recognize members for their contributions to the U.S. Forces Korea mission.

During their trip, Pleus and Dyer spoke with leadership and visited the Republic of Korea Navy Special Warfare Flotilla, toured the ROKS Dokdo LPH-6111 amphibious assault ship, as well as a Son Won-il-class submarine in Jinhae. Next, Pleus and Dyer visited with leadership from United States Naval Forces Korea and leadership from the Republic of Korea Fleet. Following these engagements, Pleus and Dyer toured the USS Miguel Keith, Expeditionary Sea Base 5, based out of San Diego, California.

The next day, Pleus and Dyer met with U.S. Army leadership and Soldiers at Combined Task Force (CTF) Defender located at Forward Operating Site (FOS) Camp Carroll to gain a better understanding of upper-tier missile defense and counter small-unmanned aircraft systems operations, and to express their gratitude for the mission that the soldiers accomplish every day.

The 7 AF leaders then headed to Daegu to meet with ROK Air Force leadership from the ROKAF Logistics Command, the ROKAF Air Combat Command and the ROKAF 11th Fighter Wing. To complete their visit, Pleus and Dyer conducted an all-call with U.S. Air Force members from the 607th Material Maintenance Squadron and met with leadership from the ROK Army 2nd Operations Command and U.S. Army 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.