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Saturday, May 20, 2017: this afternoon we attended a high energy taekwondo competition/demonstration. Taekwondo is the most popular of the martial arts in Korea. We originally attended to support some American soldiers we know who are training with Korean taekwondo instructors. However, we also highly enjoyed watching the ROK army and marine corps taekwondo teams compete!

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U.S. Marines storm the beach under the security of ROK amphibious assault vehicles during a rehearsal for the amphibious assault portion of exercise Ssang Yong 2014 at Dokseok, Republic of Korea March 29. Ssang Yong demonstrates the ROK-U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ responsive amphibious and expeditionary capabilities from the sea. Forward-deployed and forward-based U.S. Marine forces, in conjunction with U.S. allies, have the unique ability to provide rapid force deployment for the full range of military operations, specifically in the Pacific region. The Marines are with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.

(U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony J. Kirby/Released)

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Slow is smooth is fast.

US Marines and ROK SEALS fastrope into an urban terrain facility from a MH-60S Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 4 during a special operations forces (SOF) integration as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. The SOF integration used the combat skills and capabilities of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8133, ROK SEALS and Peru Special Forces to take down and capture a high value target.

(Photos by Corporal Matthew Bragg, 10 JUL 2014.)

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Celebrating thirty-three years of making China nervous.

[1] Royal Thai and Republic of Korea amphibious assault vehicles lay a smoke screen during an amphibious demonstration at Hat Yao Beach.

[2] A ROK Marine assists in securing the beachhead during the assault demonstration.

[3] U.S. Marine Cpl. Jacob Obrienflasch, left, and Sgt. David Wainright, stand in formation alongside Republic of Korea Marine Corps at Hat Yao Beach after conducting an amphibious demonstration during exercise Cobra Gold 2014. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, is designed to advance regional security in the Asia-Pacific region. The U.S. Marines are with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.

(U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joy M. Kirch-Kelling, 14 FEB 2014.)

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Here’s how it looked like to repel off a 100ft+ tower at the ROK Marine Corps’ Mountain Warfare Training Center.