Cobra Gold 2009 Gallery

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A Thai soldier runs for cover after jumping off a helicopter during the Cobra Gold 2009 military exercise on Hat Yao beach in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. The two-week annual joint exercise involving nearly 12,000 soldiers from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, taking part in land, sea and air drill, is considered the largest military operations in the Southeast Asia region. AP Photo by Apichart Weerawong

 

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A Marine with the Special Mission Branch, 3rd Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, out of Okinawa, Japan, observes Thai special forces soldiers as they detonate a linear charge during Dynamic Entry training at Camp Khuwnian in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The live exercise was the culmination of five days of training as part of Cobra Gold 2009.

 

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A Royal Thai Marine jumps from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 during bilateral aerial delivery training Feb. 8 as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 in Utaphao, Thailand. Cobra Gold is a joint, coalition multinational exercise focused on maintaining and improving military interoperability among its participants.
(Photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Flynn : III Marine Expeditionary Force Public Affairs)

 

 

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In this photo released by Cobra Gold 09 Combined/Joint Information Bureau, U.S. Seaman Christopher Smith from Washington, D.C., directs a Landing Craft as it departs from the beach after transporting Marines and equipment ashore for the Cobra Gold joint military exercise at Sattahip Naval Base in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. The two-week long annual joint exercise involving with nearly 12,000 soldiers from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, is considered the largest military operations in the Southeast Asia region. AP Photo by MC2 GABRIEL S. WEBER

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Cpl. Daniel Schooly, a rifleman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, patrols through a mock terrorist camp after coming ashore via Combat Rubber Raider Craft during a jungle raid training exercise at Recon Beach here during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009, Feb. 10. “The jungle raid allows us to implement our basic infantry skills [in a jungle environment], skills that may have been lost over the past few years by Marines focused on the desert operations,” said Sgt. Cody Alterman, a Co. I squad leader. “It was great training, allowing the Marines the opportunity to conduct jungle mobility and warfare skills in a realistic scenario.” Cobra Gold ’09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the Royal Thai and U.S. Armed Forces.
(Photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella : 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)

 

 

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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Ike, a corpsman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, patrols the outside of a mock terrorist stronghold with Royal Thai Marines during bilateral helicopter raid training. Ike, along with Thai counterparts and approximately 7,000 other U.S. service members, is participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold ’09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the Royal Thai and U.S Armed Forces.
(Photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella : 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)

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Royal Thai Marines from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and Marines and sailors with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit “fastrope” from a CH-46 Sea Knight during bilateral helicopter raid training. The Royal Thai Marines, along with approximately 7,000 U.S. service members, are participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold ’09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the Royal Thai and U.S Armed Forces.
(Photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella : 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)

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Royal Thai Marine Sompop Catanawanee (left) kneels alongside a U.S. Marine from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, to provide security during bilateral helicopter raid training. The Royal Thai Marines, along with approximately 7,000 U.S. service members, are participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold ’09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the Royal Thai and U.S Armed Forces.
(Photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella : 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)

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A Royal Thai Marine (left) from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and a Marine with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, establish radio communication with ground forces during bilateral helicopter raid training. The Royal Thai Marines, along with approximately 7,000 U.S. service members, are participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold ’09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the Royal Thai and U.S Armed Forces.
(Photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella : 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)

 

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Royal Thai Marine Sompop Catanawanee provides security during bilateral helicopter raid training. The Royal Thai Marines, along with approximately 7,000 U.S. service members, are participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold ’09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between

 

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A Royal Thai Marine officer (front) from 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and Marine officers with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, give direction to their Marines during bilateral helicopter raid training. The Royal Thai Marines, along with approximately 7,000 U.S. service members, are participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. Cobra Gold ’09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the Royal Thai and U.S Armed Forces.
(Photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella : 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)

 

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Lance Cpl. Quinton Blakley, a rifleman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, searches a mock terrorist during bilateral helicopter raid training. Blakley, along with Thai counterparts and approximately 7,000 other U.S. service members, is participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold ’09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the Royal Thai and U.S Armed Forces.
(Photo by Cpl. Jason Spinella : 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs)

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A Thai soldier runs for cover after jumping off a helicopter during the Cobra Gold 2009 military exercise on Hat Yao beach in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. The two-week annual joint exercise involving nearly 12,000 soldiers from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, taking part in land, sea and air drill, is considered the largest military operations in the Southeast Asia region. AP Photo by Apichart Weerawong

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Thai soldiers march in line while taking part in the Cobra Gold 2009 military exercise on Hat Yao beach in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Friday, Feb. 13, 2009. The two-week annual joint exercise involving nearly 12,000 soldiers from Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia, taking part in land, sea and air drill, is considered the largest military operations in the Southeast Asia region. AP Photo by Apichart Weerawong

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UTAPHAO, Thailand (Feb. 13, 2009) An amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launches from the well-deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009.

 

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GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 07, 2009) An amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) launches from the well-deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49)

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GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 13, 2009) Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) begin a mock beach assault as landing craft from the Royal Thai Navy protect their flanks during Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and the 31st MEU are taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold, an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. The exercise will also include humanitarian civic action projects with participating nations from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the U.S. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White/Released)

 

 

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