RSOI/Foal Eagle 2005
The 2005 Foal Eagle exercise showcased Marine Aircraft Group 12, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 and Marine Fighter Attack squadron 122 working hand in hand with the South Korean Air Force. For the exercise, six F/A-18C aircraft from VMFA-122 arrived to fly sorties with the Korean Air Force. The Crusaders flew over 100 sorties in six days to support the exercise.
During the exercise, the Marines, airmen, sailors and Korean Air Force members accomplished their objectives with the support of the USS Kitty Hawk and other Air Force squadrons based in Korea. Together, the coalition was enhanced through the accomplishments of the exercise.
The successful detachment to Cheongju helped to strengthen the U.S. and ROK alliance through the daily interaction and coordination between the military services. The marines and sailors of MAG-12 exercised and improved their expeditionary skills as the aviation support element within the Marine Air Ground Task Force.
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