MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the "Vanguard" of MCM Squadron (HM) 14
POHANG, Republic of Korea (March 3, 2011) - A MH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter assigned to the "Vanguard" of Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 shuts down after completing operations during Foal Eagle 2011. Exercise Foal Eagle 2011 is a large, field-training exercise, involving approximately 10,000 U.S. forces, with the majority of the participants coming from units stationed outside the Republic of Korea. Foal Eagle is an exercise which enhances the ROK-U.S. Alliance's ability to defend the ROK and protect the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brianna K. Dandridge)
FDNF Mine Warfare Forces Commence Exercise Foal Eagle 2011
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea – Service members attached to U.S. Mine Countermeasures Squadron Seven (MCMRON 7) and Republic of Korea (ROK) Mine Squadron 52 commenced exercise Foal Eagle 2011, March 3, 2011.

"Foal Eagle provides the U.S. Navy the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the United States commitment, enhance warfighting readiness and our Mine Warfare capabilities with the Republic of Korea Navy," said MCMRON 7 Commander Capt. Bob Lineberry. "This year, the increased level of participation between both navies strengthens our partnership and ability to effectively operate as a team."

Foal Eagle is an annual exercise designed to enhance the ROK-US Alliance's ability to protect the Republic of Korea and maintain stability on the Korean peninsula.

"This exercise provides us an invaluable opportunity to train and integrate airborne, surface and unmanned systems from both navies," Lineberry continued.

Participating in this years exercise are USS Avenger (MCM 1) and USS Guardian (MCM 5), both forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan, aircraft from the Vanguard of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 Det. 1, forward deployed to Pohang, Korea, unmanned vehicles from the Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center based at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and elements from Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Units (EODMU) One in San Diego, and Five in Guam.

Foal Eagle is MCMRON 7's largest annual command and control exercise and is being conducted in the vicinity of Chinhae and Pohang, ROK.

MCMRON 7 and four mine countermeasures ships are forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan and reports to Rear Adm. Richard Landolt, Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet.
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