'Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., said the changes taking place in Korea will make Eighth Army and the ROK-U.S. Alliance even stronger. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Song Chang-do, Eighth Army Public Affairs.'
See 'Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr's infuriating remarks. Has he ever thought of the suffering of the villagers, Daechuri, Pyeongtaek and rage of South Koreans who have been forcefully robbed of their lands for the war bases of the United States?
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United States Forces of Korea General News
Fil says future bright for U.S. Army in South Korea
By Walter T. Ham IV, Eighth Army Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — The Eighth Army commanding general said the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance is stronger than ever and ready to defend South Korea against any threat or provocation.
Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., who will pass the reins of the U.S. Army’s top command in South Korea to Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson at a Nov. 9 ceremony, expressed great confidence in the alliance and the men and women who serve in it.
“It’s been a very exciting time to be here, to see the resilience of this alliance,” said Fil, a native of Portola Valley, Calif., who also serves as the chief of staff for the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea.
Among the changes taking place in South Korea is Eighth Army’s transformation from an Army Service Component Command back to its Korean War-era roots as a warfighting field army. Fil said this operational change will better enable Eighth Army to defend Korea and maintain stability throughout Northeast Asia.
“We are transitioning into a warfighting headquarters, deployable not static, and able to conduct a range of missions here on the peninsula or regionally if required,” said Fil.
Calling the changes taking place on the peninsula the largest transformation in the history of the alliance, Fil said that adding more accompanied three-year tours will increase readiness and improve quality of life for U.S. forces in Korea.
The commanding general said that the consolidation of U.S. forces into two enduring hubs in Pyeongtaek and Daegu will make life easier for military families.
“It will allow us to improve quality of services and facilities,” said Fil, adding that the future U.S. headquarters post at Humphreys Garrison in Pyeongtaek is being built from scratch and following a plan that will produce a world class installation. “Garrison Humphreys is coming right out of the rice fields.”
Monday, November 1, 2010
The village festival, Daechuri, Pyeongtaek, three years after eviction
평택 대추리 마을 잔치, 이주 3년 후
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Text Fwd: PACOM Headlines: Pacific Integration key to Army strategy
[아태 사령부] 군사 전략에서 태평양 통합의 열쇠
Friday, August 27, 2010 2010년 8월 26일
Text Fwd: US to redeploy troops in Korea from 2017
미국, 한국에서 2017년 부터 군대 재배치