S. Korea, U.S. Forces to Hold Biggest-Ever Joint Artillery Drill

South Korean and U.S. military forces will conduct their largest-ever live-fire drill on the occasion of the 62th anniversary of the start of the Korean War to demonstrate how well the allies would be ready to respond against an attack by North Korean armed forces.

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The drill will be carried out on June 22 at Seungjin Training Field near Pocheon, northern Gyeonggi Province, said officials at the Defense Ministry.

The exercise will involve major Army mobility and firing equipment including tanks, armored vehicles and self-propelled guns, and the Air Force fighter planes.

The Ministry plans to invite to the drill high-profile domestic and foreign figures, personnel from national security agencies, foreign military attaches to their embassies in S. Korea and ordinary civilians including school children in order to show how many great efforts it has made to build a strong combat-oriented armed forces, officials said.

Ministry of National Defense[MND], Republic of Korea