The Army began conducting an annual exercise in 1976, known as Team Spirit which involved up to 200,000 service members from the South Korean and United States Armies. The exercise was used as an opportunity to train units for sudden deployments to South Korea in response to an invasion from the North. Team Spirit was also an opportunity for South Korean and American commanders to evaluate the different capabilities of the two armies as they worked together on the ground.
North Korea viewed the Team Spirit exercises as preparations for military aggression from the South. The United States, in an attempt to improve relations between the North and the South, cancelled Team Spirit exercises after 1993, although it still maintains a troop presence in South Korea today.
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Location. 40° 12.15′ N, 77° 9.495′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reforger (here, next to this marker); Chief Warrant Officer 4 William F. Hale (Retired) (here, next to this marker); The Army’s New 50-Ton Killer (here, next to this marker); Cold War (a few steps from this marker); From Chu Lai to the Fulda Gap (within shouting distance of this marker); Integrity (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Bomb Group (Heavy) (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Duster" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
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