U.S. 7th Air Force Supports Ulchi Focus Lens 2007
By , 7th Air Force Public Affairs
/ Published August 16, 2007
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea -- Air Force leaders from around 7th Air Force are preparing to participate in the annual Ulchi Focus Lens (UFL) exercise, conducted by Republic of Korea and United States Combined Forces Command (ROK/U.S. CFC) August 20-31.
Ulchi Focus Lens 2007 is a simulation-driven, command post exercise involving both U.S. and Republic of Korea forces stationed here. A small number of Airmen will also travel to Korea to participate.
"With the constant turnover of Air Force leadership in South Korea, UFL provides the forum for all military forces to hone and maintain unit and individual leadership skills," said Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Wood, 7th AF commander. General Wood also serves as the Air Component Commander during a crisis.
"Results of the simulated air portion of the exercise help evaluate and sharpen senior leaders' decision-making capabilities," the general added. "Exercises such as these ensure interoperability between the U.S. military and the ROK military and are vital to preserving the Armistice Agreement and hopes for lasting peace on the peninsula."
Newcomers supporting 7th AF during UFL are encouraged to view newcomer information at the 7th Air Force web site (http://www.7af.pacaf.af.mil/) for helpful phone numbers and travel/cultural awareness information.