The U.S. – ROK Alliance is an exemplary alliance around the world. As the most evident demonstration of the commitment of the United States to the defense of the Republic of Korea the Alliance can see and feel every day the presence of U.S. Forces Korea. U.S. Forces Korea or USFK — those Service Members from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Special Operations, and Space Force, the Department of Defense Civilians, and their Families who served in the Republic of Korea from the founding on July 1, 1957, to the present day – truly is the “heart” of the Alliance.
The Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA), formed to support and strengthen the Alliance and the Veterans of the Alliance, is very proud of USFK and extends congratulations on this, the 65th Anniversary of the founding day.
Working and living in USFK truly is “an assignment of choice” for so many reasons: the mission of standing shoulder to shoulder in the face of a relentless and dangerous north Korean threat, the caring and friendly Korean people, the vibrant and beautiful South Korean country, the people of USFK and the other U.S. government agencies, and the wonderful Korean culture.
To those who previously served within USFK – Happy Anniversary. For those who serve within USFK today – thanks for your service and for representing the United States so well in Korea.
Please know that your friends and former colleagues at KDVA support you and stand with you “Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance.”
Vincent K. Brooks
General, U.S. Army (Retired) Chairman & President
Korea Defense Veterans Association
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