Soldiers and equipment from a U.S. armored brigade began arriving in South Korea for a rotating position, according to US military personnel.
According to the Yonhap news agency, tanks and other equipment have been spotted arriving in the city of Busan in southeastern Korea.
This will be a nine-month mission to support the 2nd Infantry Division, the joint division of the USA and South Korea and the 8th Army.
“The introduction of units from outside the peninsula at the Korean Theater of Operations exposes more US soldiers to the operating environment in the Republic of Korea,” said the statement quoted by the agency.
All soldiers involved in the mission will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival and will be quarantined for two weeks.
As a result, both countries hope to expand the partnership between their armies and support their robust alliance.
More than 28,000 US military personnel are stationed in South Korea to stop alleged North Korean aggression in the region.
On Saturday (10), North Korea displayed its new missiles as part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers’ Party.
In response, South Korea said it had the ability to “respond and incapacitate immediately” North Korean artillery and missiles, if used against the South Korean nation.