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News | April 7, 2017

Distribution’s Expeditionary Team supports Operation Pacific Reach

By Brianne M. Bender DLA Distribution Public Affairs

DLA Distribution’s 25th distribution center, the Expeditionary Team is currently deployed in support of Operation Pacific Reach, which is an exercise conducted every other year. This year’s exercise is being held from April 10 through April 21 at Dogu Beach in Pohang, South Korea. The Expeditionary Team consists of 19 total personnel, 17 civilians and two military. 

The Expeditionary Team supports distribution requirements that cannot be completed from DLA Distribution’s fixed-base network of distribution centers. For theater deployments, their goal is to stand up a distribution facility that will receive, store and issue DLA materiel with the intent of reducing reliance on strategic airlift.

Operation Pacific Reach is a United States Forces Korea joint exercise program focused on integrating Republic of Korea and U.S. Alliance logistics capabilities within air, land, maritime, space and information environments that supports the defense of the ROK. 

The exercise is simulated to authenticate requirements of the logistic infrastructure associated with US strategy on the Korean Peninsula. The Expeditionary Team’s role is to deploy expeditionary capability to support the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and DLA Distribution Korea during the exercise. The team will enhance USFK Theater Distribution Plan by establishing a theater consolidation and shipping point and provide tailored distribution support to USFK.

Approximately 1,200 ROK Forces and 2,500 U.S. personnel will participate in this year’s exercise.