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Check Six: Exercise Team Spirit

September 5, 2021

This photograph was taken during Exercise Team Spirit 80 at Cheong Ju AB, Korea. Members of the 201st Combat Communications Group deployed annually to participate in Team Spirit exercises from between 1976 and 1993. The Group augmented and expanded communication capabilities to support military operations during the exercises.


Team Spirit was a joint military training exercise of United States Forces Korea and the Military of South Korea held between 1974 and 1993. Team Spirit focused on tactical procedures at the brigade level with Division, Corps and Theater command and control.

Team Spirit was usually held in late March, Team Spirit, is a joint/combined exercise designed to evaluate and improve the interoperability of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S. forces. In-country forces are augmented for training purposes by U.S. Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force units from outside the ROK. The exercise is defensive in nature. In the past, as dates for Team Spirit exercises are announced, prior notification is given to north Korea. The success of Team Spirit as an essential training vehicle in a joint/combined environment adds significantly to both its deterrent value and the command’s war fighting capabilities.

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