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USAF, ROKAF legal teams celebrate Friendship Day

Maj. Michael Ress, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, talks with members of the Republic of Korea Air Force legal team during a Friendship Day with U.S. Air Force legal teams from Osan and Kunsan Air Bases, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Maj. Michael Ress, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, talks with members of the Republic of Korea Air Force legal team during a Friendship Day with U.S. Air Force legal teams from Osan and Kunsan Air Bases, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

A member of the Republic of Korea Air Force legal team looks at an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base, ROK, during a Friendship Day with U.S. Air Force legal teams from Osan and Kunsan Air Bases, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

A member of the Republic of Korea Air Force legal team looks at an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron at Osan Air Base, ROK, during a Friendship Day with U.S. Air Force legal teams from Osan and Kunsan Air Bases, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces legal teams pose for a group photo during a Friendship Day at Osan Air Base, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces legal teams pose for a group photo during a Friendship Day at Osan Air Base, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces legal teams play a game of cornhole during a Friendship Day at Osan Air Base, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces legal teams play a game of cornhole during a Friendship Day at Osan Air Base, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces legal teams play a game of bubble soccer during a Friendship Day at Osan Air Base, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces legal teams play a game of bubble soccer during a Friendship Day at Osan Air Base, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces legal teams play a game of kickball during a Friendship Day at Osan Air Base, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces legal teams play a game of kickball during a Friendship Day at Osan Air Base, ROK, October 23, 2019. The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea --

Members of the U.S. and Republic of Korea Air Forces paralegal teams gathered at Osan Air Base, ROK, to celebrate a Friendship Day Oct. 23.

The purpose of the day was to give both counterparts the opportunity to spend time together and strengthen the ties between the two nations.

Throughout the day, members of the legal offices from the 51st Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force, 8th Fighter Wing and ROKAF toured the 25th Fighter Squadron’s F-16 Fighting Falcon and the 36th Fighter Squadron’s A-10 Thunderbolt II. They also taught their Korean counterparts some U.S. sporting games.

“ROKAF and USAF [judge advocate generals] and paralegals from the Korean peninsula gathered together for a day of camaraderie and teamwork filled with sports, food, tours of the F-16 and A-10, and a gift exchange to establish a close and strong working relationship in order to strengthen our alliance,” said USAF Capt. Arnold Hong, 51st Fighter Wing assistant staff judge advocate. “It’s important to have this strong relationship to strengthen our legal readiness within the peninsula.”

Brig. Gen. David Eaglin, 7th Air Force vice commander, also provided remarks on the significance of the day.

“I want to thank you all for taking today to build on the trust, closeness, teamwork and togetherness which is really what this day is all about,” Eaglin said.