Team Spirit

Team Spirit was a joint military training exercise of United States Forces Korea and the Military of South Korea held between 1974 and 1993. The exercise was also scheduled from 1994 to 1996 but cancelled during this time period as part of diplomatic efforts to encourage the Government of North Korea to disable the North Korean nuclear weapons program. The North Korea regime abandoned talks following the January 1986 Team Spirit exercises, and in late 1992, North Korea unilaterally withdrew from the South-North High-Level Talks due to the 1993 Team Spirit exercise.

18th Tactical Fighter Wing F-15 Eagle aircraft are refueled from fuel bladder pits during exercise Team Spirit ’81.
A 43rd Tactical Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle aircraft approaches the refueling boom of a KC-10 Stratotanker aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit ’85.
8th Component Repair Squadron members check an F-15 Eagle aircraft during exercise Team Spirit ’81.
F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron taxi on the flight line during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT ’86.