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US/ROK Celebrate alliance during friendship festival

U.S. Air Force Col. William Betts, 51st Fighter Wing commander, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. As the host U.S. military commander for the event, Betts delivered a congratulatory speech to commemorate the ROK and U.S. friendship and the promise to be good neighbors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)

U.S. Air Force Col. William Betts, 51st Fighter Wing commander, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. As the host U.S. military commander for the event, Betts delivered a congratulatory speech to commemorate the ROK and U.S. friendship and the promise to be good neighbors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)

U.S. Air Force Col. William Betts, 51st Fighter Wing Commander, left, and Col. James Vinson, 51st Maintenance Group commander, sign the guest log before the opening ceremony of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. The festival features Korean folk plays, events and food along with U.S. military personnel residing in South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)

U.S. Air Force Col. William Betts, 51st Fighter Wing Commander, left, and Col. James Vinson, 51st Maintenance Group commander, sign the guest log before the opening ceremony of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. The festival features Korean folk plays, events and food along with U.S. military personnel residing in South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)

From left, National Assembly Of South Korea member Won Yoo Chul, U.S. Air Force Col. William Betts, 51st Fighter Wing commander and his family, and Col. Jesse Friedel, 51 FW vice commander and his family, pay respects to the U.S. flag during the playing of the American National Anthem before the start of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. The two-day event was held to help both cultures learn about each other and reinforce U.S. and ROK bond. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)

From left, National Assembly Of South Korea member Won Yoo Chul, U.S. Air Force Col. William Betts, 51st Fighter Wing commander and his family, and Col. Jesse Friedel, 51 FW vice commander and his family, pay respects to the U.S. flag during the playing of the American National Anthem before the start of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. The two-day event was held to help both cultures learn about each other and reinforce U.S. and ROK bond. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Mantovani, 51st Mission Support Group commander, watches the upcoming performances during the opening ceremony of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. The two-day festival features traditional Korean and American food and entertainment to help both cultures learn more about each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin Mantovani, 51st Mission Support Group commander, watches the upcoming performances during the opening ceremony of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. The two-day festival features traditional Korean and American food and entertainment to help both cultures learn more about each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force Col. William Betts, 51st Fighter Wing commander, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 15th annual Korean-American Friendship Cultural Festival at the Songtan Entertainment District, Republic of Korea, Sept. 8, 2018. As the host U.S. military commander for the event, Betts delivered a congratulatory speech to commemorate the ROK and U.S. friendship and the promise to be good neighbors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Ashley Tyler)