Eighth U.S. Army Augmentation CONUS
Eighth United States Army (EUSA) supports deterrence of NK aggression against the Republic of Korea (ROK). Should deterrence fail, EUSA supports Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO), transitions to hostilities, generates combat power to support CINC/UNC/CFC 's campaign, and provides combat support and combat service support to assigned, attached, and other designated forces within the KTO. On order, conducts combat operations. Eighth U.S. Army (CONUS) training USAR soldiers who can immediately deploy and integrate into the Eighth U.S. Army Korea headquarters staff before and upon mobilization.
The Eighth U.S. Army Augmentation CONUS [EUSAAC] mission is to mobilize and deploy to Camp Walker in Taegu, South Korea to augment and integrate with the staff of the 8th United States Army Korea (EUSA-K). It provides a Continental United States (CONUS) presence for EUSA-K and coordinate with 8th Army wartrace units in CONUS. The unit trains for and takes part in exercises with the EUSA-K to remain battle ready. Eighth U.S. Army (CONUS) training USAR soldiers can immediately deploy and integrate into the Eighth U.S. Army Korea headquarters staff before and upon mobilization.
EUSAAC participates in joint and combined rear battle area protection exercises in the fall. Foal Eagle is one of three major training exercises that EUSAAC has in Korea every year to support EUSA-K. The exercise is an enemy prisoner of war (EPW) operation and includes initial military police processing and escorts, International Transfer Point Operations, EPW camp liaison operations.
In the spring, the unit takes part in an exercise emphasizing reception, staging, onward movement and integration (RSO&I) of forces into the Army Theater of Operations. The summer exercise, called Ulchi-Focus Lens, is the culminating event and it integrates all aspects of air, land, sea, and space operation.
EUSAAC is focusing on increasing recruiting and retention. In addition to Alert 99/2K, the unit has assigned Lieutenant Colonel Yard to concentrate on recruiting. EUSAAC was part of a cell group in Indianapolis, Indiana that worked with local recruiters and generated many leads. Command emphasis has been placed on Family Support. A Family Support activity has included the sale of unit T-shirts, snacks and sodas. Other events are being planned.
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