Announcement

KDVA Salutes General (Ret.) Colin Powell – 10.18.2021

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Welcome KDVA 2021 – 2022 Interns!

KDVA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2021 – 2022 INTERNS!

The KDVA Interns will have opportunities to learn more about the ROK-U.S. Alliance and its diverse topics, gain invaluable professional experience, develop skills, make professional contacts, and make contributions to the ROK-U.S. Alliance.  They will be involved in diverse research and activity projects to include:

  • Researching ROK-U.S. Alliance topics.
  • Writing Alliance articles for the KDVA quarterly journal, webpage, newsletter, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Serving as Research Assistants to team with a senior KDVA leader and write articles for KDVA platforms, news articles, and think tank publications.
  • Collaborating with academic institutions and young professional organizations to research joint projects.
  • Supporting events in Seoul and DC.
  • Supporting social media efforts.

We look forward to their efforts “Together for the ROK-U.S. Alliance.”

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Joint Message for ROK Veterans Day

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Joint Message for ROK Armed Forces Day

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KDVA Announces “U.S.-ROK Alliance Day” on October 1st

KDVA Announces “U.S.-ROK Alliance Day” on October 1st

September 15, 2021

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, I am General Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army retired, a former commander of U.S. and South Korean forces on the Korean Peninsula. I am also the Chairman and President of the Korea Defense Veterans Association, also known by the name KDVA, which is an association that serves to strengthen and support the U.S.-Republic of Korea, or ROK, Alliance and to support the Veterans, both American and Korean, who built and served this unique Alliance from 1950 to the present day.

여러분 안녕하십니까, 저는 빈센트 브룩스 전 주한미군사/유엔사/연합사 사령관입니다. 현재는 KDVA주한미군전우회라는 단체의 회장 겸 이사장 직무를 맡고 있습니다. 주한미군전우회는 한미동맹 지원 그리고 1950년부터 현재까지 함께 어깨를 나란히 하며 한미동맹을 세우고 이를 위해 헌신한 한미 참전용사 및 예비역 장병들에 대한 지원활동을 하고 있습니다.

Let me tell you about a new national day of remembrance, “U.S.-ROK Alliance Day.” This day of remembrance is intended to bring attention to the Alliance and the Veterans who served it and to draw together Americans and Koreans based on our shared values and experiences.

새로운 기념일로 한미 동맹의 날이 지정되었다는 소식을 전합니다.  한미 동맹의 날은 한미동맹과 한미동맹을 위해 헌신한 참전용사들 및 예비역 장병들을 기억하고,   공동의 가치와 경험을 통한 한국과 미국의 국민들의 단합을 이끌어내기 위한 기념일입니다.

“U.S.-ROK Alliance Day” will be observed on October 1st, each year, which marks the annual anniversary of the signing of the Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and Republic of Korea on October 1, 1953, which sought a lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. The Mutual Defense Treaty has become far more than a treaty document between two governments; rather it is the bridge that has enabled significant people-to-people connections, economic connections, and cultural overlaps between generations of Americans and South Koreans.

한미동맹의 날은 한반도의 영구적인 평화와 안정을 도모한 한미 상호 방위조약이 맺어진 1953년 10월 1일을 기념해 매년 10월 1일로 지정되었습니다. 한미 상호방위조약은 양국 정부간의 조약문서의 의미를 넘어, 양국 국민들이 서로간의 인적교류와 경제관계를 구축하고, 양국간의 문화 공유가 이루어지게끔 가교역할을 해주었습니다.

KDVA is honored to have sponsored the registering of “U.S.-ROK Alliance Day” with the National Day Archives. And we at KDVA would ask that Americans and Koreans alike, especially our association members, our donors, partner organizations, social media followers, and supporters to commemorate this important date each year by holding events, sending supportive messages about the Alliance, supporting and honoring the Veterans of the Alliance, and sharing stories about this day of recognition to your families and friends.

저희 주한미군전우회가 미국 국립문서보관소 에 한미동맹의 날을 공식 기록하는 사업을 지원하게 되어 영광입니다. 주한미군전우회는 한국 사람들과 미국 사람들 모두, 특히 우리 회원분들, 후원자분들, 협력단체들, SNS 팔로워들, 그리고 지지자분들께서 매년 10월1일이 되면  행사 개최, 한미동맹에 대한 응원 메시지 보내기, 한미 참전용사 및 예비역 장병들에 대한 지원 및 예우, 그리고 가족과 친구들에게 한미동맹의 날에 대해 알려주고 전파함으로써 함께 기념해주시길 요청드립니다.

Please join us in remembering the U.S.-ROK Alliance.

한미동맹을 기억하는 일에 함께 동참해주시면 좋겠습니다, 감사합니다.

Thank you.

 

Vincent K. Brooks

General, U.S. Army (Retired)

Chairman & President

Korea Defense Veterans Association

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VIDEO MESSAGE – Korean

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KDVA and KUSA Honors

Nominations For the KDVA and KUSA Honors Will Be Accepted Through 7 October 2021.

“KDVA & KUSAF Honors” recognize outstanding members for their contributions to the ROK-U.S. Alliance and to inspire making a difference for the Alliance’s future.

한미동맹재단 및 주한미군전우회 “Honors ” 한미동맹에   대한   기여와   미래 한 미동맹 발전에   헌신한   분들께   감사를   표하고자   합니다 .

Honors Categories:

수상 부문: 

  • ROK Veteran Honoree.   한국 예비역 장병
  • U.S. Veteran Honoree.    미국 예비역 장병
  • ROK Service Member Honoree.   한국 현역 장병
  • U.S. Service Member Honoree.    미국 현역 장병
  • ROK Civilian Honoree.    한국 민간인
  • U.S. Civilian Honoree.     미국 민간인

Criteria for Honoree Nominees:

수상   후보자   추천   접수   안내 :

  • Nominations due by 7 October 2021.
  • Nominee must be a KDVA regular member as of 30 September.
    • Because active duty ROK service members cannot join professional organizations like KDVA under ROK law, the nominee for ROK Service Member Honoree, instead, must be serving in the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command (CFC) Headquarters and its components, ROK Embassy in the United States, other R OK–U.S. Combined Commands, ROK Ministry of National Defense, ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff, and/or ROK Service HQs.
  • Nominator can be anyone.
  • Covers the time period of 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021.
  • It is expected that a nominee is a person of sound character.
  • Nominee’s list of accomplishments or support for the ROK-U.S. Alliance.
  • Nominee’s list of volunteer efforts..
  • Short (less than 250 words) biography from nominator that highlight nominee’s background.
  • Statement (less than 250 words) from the nominator about the nominee’s qualities to include:  selfless service, passion for the Alliance and Veterans, and how the nominee might use this Honor to contribute further to the Alliance.
  • Nominee must have been discharged honorably.
  • Submitted in Korean or English.
  • 접수 마감일: 2021년 9월 30일.
  • 후보자는 2021년 10월 7일 기준으로 주한미군전우회 정회원이어야 함.
    • 대한민국 현역 장병들은 대한민국 법률에 따라 주한미군전우회 (KDVA)와 같은 비영리법인 가입이 제한됩니다. 따라서, 한측 후보자들은 유엔사(UNC), 한미연합사(CFC) 및 예하부대, 주미한국대사관, 기타 한미 연합사령부, 국방부, 합동참모본부, 각 군 본부에 소속된 인원이어야 합니다.
  • 추천인 자격제한은 없음.
  • 후보자 활동 기간: 2020년 10월1일 ~ 2021년 9월 30일.
  • 후보자는 건전한 성격을 보유해야 함.
  • 한미동맹을 위해 후보자가 이룬 성과 또는 기여 내용.
  • 봉사 내용.
  • (250 자 이내) 추천인 작성, 후보자의 배경을 설명하는 간단한 약력.
  • 후보자 자질을 포함한 추천인 작성 후보자 추천서 (250 자 이내): 헌신적인 복무, 한미 동맹 및 복무장병을 향한 기여, 본 상 수상시 향후 한미동맹을 위한 기여 방안.
  • 후보자는 정상 전역자여야 함.
  • 한국어 또는 영어로 제출 가능.

 


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Korea-US Alliance Foundation and Korea Defense Veterans Association Meet with Dr. Kurt Campbell, National Security Council

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KDVA’s Congratulatory Letter for the 30th Anniversary of the Korea America Friendship Society June 26, 2021


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KDVA’s Congratulatory Letter for Eighth Army’s Founding Day 10 June 2021

KDVA’s Congratulatory Letter for 8A’s Anniversary_20210604_Dual_Language

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U.S. & ROK Memorial Days Message

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