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U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific

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Cpl. Kyleigh M. Porter, from Montross, Va., eats a scorpion Feb. 8 in Ban Chan Krem, Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines demonstrated several jungle survival tactics and asked for U.S. Marine volunteers to participate. Porter is a radio operator with Marine Air Support Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Survival, Spiders and Cobras in Thailand
Cpl. Kyleigh M. Porter, from Montross, Va., eats a scorpion Feb. 8 in Ban Chan Krem, Thailand, during exercise Cobra Gold 2015. The Royal Thai Marines demonstrated several jungle survival tactics and asked for U.S. Marine volunteers to participate. Porter is a radio operator with Marine Air Support Squadron 2, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Lance Cpl. Sherry L. Eaton, a Houston, Texas, native,  celebrates with a student from the Nakhon Ratchasima Panyonnookun School after winning a game of pass the hula- hoop, February 12. Marines with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and members of the Royal Thai Air Force volunteered at the school during Exercise Cobra Gold 2015 to spend time in the community. Eaton is an aviation technician with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, attached to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the Unit Deployment Program.  For more information on Exercise Cobra Gold, please visit the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ExerciseCobraGold.
U.S. and Thai service members volunteer at school for disabilities
Lance Cpl. Sherry L. Eaton, a Houston, Texas, native, celebrates with a student from the Nakhon Ratchasima Panyonnookun School after winning a game of pass the hula- hoop, February 12. Marines with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and members of the Royal Thai Air Force volunteered at the school during Exercise Cobra Gold 2015 to spend time in the community. Eaton is an aviation technician with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, attached to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the Unit Deployment Program. For more information on Exercise Cobra Gold, please visit the official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ExerciseCobraGold.
Traditional Thai dancers perform for guests and service members at the Wat Kun Song school dedication ceremony during Exercise Cobra Gold in Chanthaburi Province, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 20. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. The building of the school is a combined effort between the Kingdom of Thailand, U.S., and Republic of Korea.
Wat Kung Song school dedication
Traditional Thai dancers perform for guests and service members at the Wat Kun Song school dedication ceremony during Exercise Cobra Gold in Chanthaburi Province, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 20. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. The building of the school is a combined effort between the Kingdom of Thailand, U.S., and Republic of Korea.
A Thai student throws flowers during a dance as part of a dedication ceremony Feb. 19 at the Ban Sa la Kai Fub School as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 in Sukhothai, Kingdom of Thailand. During the exercise, four schools were constructed throughout Thailand. CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to their long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Locals, service members attend dedication ceremony for newly built school
A Thai student throws flowers during a dance as part of a dedication ceremony Feb. 19 at the Ban Sa la Kai Fub School as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 in Sukhothai, Kingdom of Thailand. During the exercise, four schools were constructed throughout Thailand. CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to their long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Lance Cpl. Beto A. Chavarria leaps to a low profile position Feb. 12 at Ban Chan Krem, Kingdom of Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold. Cobra Gold is a multinational and multiservice exercise, which takes place annually in the Kingdom of Thailand and was developed by the Thai and U.S. militaries. The day's training evolution consisted of Royal Thai Marines and U.S. Marines practicing various jungle patrolling tactics, techniques and procedures. Chavarria is a rifleman with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, which is currently attached to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, as part of the Marine Corps' unit deployment program.
Royal Thai Marines, US Marines train in jungle
Lance Cpl. Beto A. Chavarria leaps to a low profile position Feb. 12 at Ban Chan Krem, Kingdom of Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold. Cobra Gold is a multinational and multiservice exercise, which takes place annually in the Kingdom of Thailand and was developed by the Thai and U.S. militaries. The day's training evolution consisted of Royal Thai Marines and U.S. Marines practicing various jungle patrolling tactics, techniques and procedures. Chavarria is a rifleman with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, which is currently attached to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, as part of the Marine Corps' unit deployment program.
From the left, Royal Thai Lt. Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisad, Maj. Gen. Wittaya Wachirakul,, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Richard Simcock, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Roger A. Mathews, laugh during a conversation
while watching a combined strategic air drop demonstration during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 in Lop Buri, Kingdom of Thailand Feb. 15. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. The aerial insertion of over 400 combined troops belonging to the Royal Thai and U.S. Armed Forces was held in order to demonstrate forcible entry capabilities. Sitthisad is the commanding general, Special Warfare Command. Wattaya is the command of Royal Thai J7.
Mathews is the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific. Simcock is the deputy commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2014
From the left, Royal Thai Lt. Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisad, Maj. Gen. Wittaya Wachirakul,, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Richard Simcock, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Roger A. Mathews, laugh during a conversation while watching a combined strategic air drop demonstration during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 in Lop Buri, Kingdom of Thailand Feb. 15. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. The aerial insertion of over 400 combined troops belonging to the Royal Thai and U.S. Armed Forces was held in order to demonstrate forcible entry capabilities. Sitthisad is the commanding general, Special Warfare Command. Wattaya is the command of Royal Thai J7. Mathews is the commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific. Simcock is the deputy commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific.
A Royal Thai Army Specail Forces Instructor  demonstrates the proper technique to safely pick up a King Cobra snake Feb. 15 at Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Kingdom of Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014. The exercise, in its 33rd iteration, is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational, joint theater security cooperation exercise conducted annually in the Kingdom of Thailand. The instructor is with Pratupha Speecial Forces Training Camp.
Jungle survival training challenges soldiers during CG 14
A Royal Thai Army Specail Forces Instructor demonstrates the proper technique to safely pick up a King Cobra snake Feb. 15 at Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Kingdom of Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014. The exercise, in its 33rd iteration, is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational, joint theater security cooperation exercise conducted annually in the Kingdom of Thailand. The instructor is with Pratupha Speecial Forces Training Camp.
Royal Thai Navy Adm. Narong Pipatanasai, right, and U.S. Marine Corps Brig Gen. Richard Simcock, left, enjoy a conversation before the conduct of a combined amphibious landing demonstration during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at Hat Yao beach, Rayong, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 14. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Simcock is the deputy commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and Pipatanasai, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Navy.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2014
Royal Thai Navy Adm. Narong Pipatanasai, right, and U.S. Marine Corps Brig Gen. Richard Simcock, left, enjoy a conversation before the conduct of a combined amphibious landing demonstration during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at Hat Yao beach, Rayong, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 14. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Simcock is the deputy commanding general of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and Pipatanasai, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Royal Thai Navy.
A Republic of Korea Marine stands in formation during the conclusion of the rehearsal for the combined amphibious landing demonstration conducted as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at Hat Yao beach, Rayong, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 13. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2014
A Republic of Korea Marine stands in formation during the conclusion of the rehearsal for the combined amphibious landing demonstration conducted as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at Hat Yao beach, Rayong, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 13. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Royal Thai and Republic of Korea assault amphibious vehicles lay a smoke screen during an amphibious demonstration at Hat Yao Beach, Kingdom of Thailand Feb. 14 during exercise Cobra Gold 2014. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, is designed to advance regional security in the Asia Pacific region.The demonstration also included members from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
Thai, ROK, US exercise combined capabilities in Thailand
Royal Thai and Republic of Korea assault amphibious vehicles lay a smoke screen during an amphibious demonstration at Hat Yao Beach, Kingdom of Thailand Feb. 14 during exercise Cobra Gold 2014. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, is designed to advance regional security in the Asia Pacific region.The demonstration also included members from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force under the unit deployment program.
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines attempt to flip a boat during the conduct amphibious operations familiarization drills during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at Hat Yao beach, Rayong, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 12, 2014. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. The drills were completed by the joint efforts of Royal Thai Marines with Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and the Republic of Korea Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2014
Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines attempt to flip a boat during the conduct amphibious operations familiarization drills during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at Hat Yao beach, Rayong, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 12, 2014. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. The drills were completed by the joint efforts of Royal Thai Marines with Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Marines with 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force and the Republic of Korea Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion.
U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy III and Col. Michael Silven speak to Japan Self-Defense Forces Col. Sasaki after the opening ceremony of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 on Camp Akatosarot, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand. CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to their long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Clardy is the commanding general for 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Silven is the director of information operations, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.
Commanders from across Pacific attend senior leadership seminar
U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy III and Col. Michael Silven speak to Japan Self-Defense Forces Col. Sasaki after the opening ceremony of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 on Camp Akatosarot, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand. CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to their long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. Clardy is the commanding general for 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Silven is the director of information operations, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.
Dignitaries from participating nations of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 join hands during the opening ceremony on Camp Akatosarot, Mueang, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 11, 2014. CG 14 is in its 33rd iteration and is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored exercise committed to improving regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Cobra Gold 2014
Dignitaries from participating nations of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 join hands during the opening ceremony on Camp Akatosarot, Mueang, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 11, 2014. CG 14 is in its 33rd iteration and is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored exercise committed to improving regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
From left to right, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stan Wright, Cpl. Andrew O'Malley, and Lance Cpl. Patrick Thompson, engineers with the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, start up a compactor on a school construction site in Muang, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 10, 2014, in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014. CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to their long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Cobra Gold 2014
From left to right, U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Stan Wright, Cpl. Andrew O'Malley, and Lance Cpl. Patrick Thompson, engineers with the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, start up a compactor on a school construction site in Muang, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 10, 2014, in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014. CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to their long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brendan Nolan with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, pulls up a bucket at the construction site at Ban Tabaek Ngam School in Bang Rakum, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, on Feb. 7, 2014 in support of the exercise Cobra Gold 2014 (CG 14). CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to their long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Marines help build future for Thai children
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brendan Nolan with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, pulls up a bucket at the construction site at Ban Tabaek Ngam School in Bang Rakum, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, on Feb. 7, 2014 in support of the exercise Cobra Gold 2014 (CG 14). CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to their long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
A Monk waits for the next train at the train station  in Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, on Feb. 06, 2014. U.S.  Marines with Civil Affairs Attachment, G3 Operations, III Marine Expeditionary Force visit the Phitsanulok train station and bus terminal to determine their capabilities during exercise Cobra Gold 2014 (CG 14). CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leah Agler/ Released)
Civil affairs gathers vital information at transportation hubs
A Monk waits for the next train at the train station in Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, on Feb. 06, 2014. U.S. Marines with Civil Affairs Attachment, G3 Operations, III Marine Expeditionary Force visit the Phitsanulok train station and bus terminal to determine their capabilities during exercise Cobra Gold 2014 (CG 14). CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Leah Agler/ Released)
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Brigade 4 unload vehicles and containers off of the high speed vehicle, the Weston Express, in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at Chuk Samet Port, Chonburi, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 4, 2014. The vehicles and containers of equipment will be utilized during the field training exercise portions of CG14. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer/Not Reviewed)
HSV Landing Exercise Cobra Gold 2014
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Brigade 4 unload vehicles and containers off of the high speed vehicle, the Weston Express, in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 at Chuk Samet Port, Chonburi, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 4, 2014. The vehicles and containers of equipment will be utilized during the field training exercise portions of CG14. Cobra Gold, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer/Not Reviewed)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kylie Curtis with Civil Affairs Attachment, G3 Operations, III Marine Expeditionary Force, helps a student write the answers on the board during an English class given by the Marines at Ban Tabaek Ngam School in Bang Rakum, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, on Jan. 29, 2014 during exercise Cobra Gold 2014 (CG 14). CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Cobra Gold 2014
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kylie Curtis with Civil Affairs Attachment, G3 Operations, III Marine Expeditionary Force, helps a student write the answers on the board during an English class given by the Marines at Ban Tabaek Ngam School in Bang Rakum, Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, on Jan. 29, 2014 during exercise Cobra Gold 2014 (CG 14). CG 14, in its 33rd iteration, demonstrates the U.S. and the Kingdom of Thailand's commitment to our long-standing alliance and regional partnership, prosperity and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Royal Thai Army Col. Wachripol Monmanerat pins sergeant chevrons on U.S. Marine Sgt. Robert Bush during a promotion ceremony in Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, amid Exercise Cobra Gold 2014. The ceremony took place in fornt of a joint formation with participation from members of the People’s Liberation Army. Bush is a combat videographer with Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.
Cobra Gold 2014
Royal Thai Army Col. Wachripol Monmanerat pins sergeant chevrons on U.S. Marine Sgt. Robert Bush during a promotion ceremony in Phitsanulok, Kingdom of Thailand, amid Exercise Cobra Gold 2014. The ceremony took place in fornt of a joint formation with participation from members of the People’s Liberation Army. Bush is a combat videographer with Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.
Cobra Gold 2015 News
Closing ceremony concludes Cobra Gold 2015

By Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch | March 5, 2015

Royal Thai Air Force and U.S. service members attended a closing ceremony for Exercise Cobra Gold MORE
U.S./Thai militaries host open house for local schools

By Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch | February 19, 2015

The Royal Thai Air Force along with U.S. Marines and Navy personnel held Friendship Day, Feb. 13, to MORE
U.S. and Thai service members volunteer at school for disabilities

By Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch | February 19, 2015

U.S. Marines and sailors, along with Royal Thai Air Force personnel volunteered at Nakhon Ratchasima MORE
Survival, Spiders and Cobras in Thailand

By Cpl. Isaac Ibarra | February 19, 2015

My journey begins on a small island named Okinawa, south of mainland Japan. I’ve been stationed MORE
Thai and U.S. Marines Test the Waters

By Cpl. Isaac Ibarra | February 19, 2015

As the sun crept over the horizon, the sun’s rays mirrored off a motionless pond, infested with MORE
Thailand skies bring U.S. Marines, Thai Air Force together

By Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch | February 19, 2015

Exercise Cobra Gold 2015 has provided an opportunity for U.S. Marines and the Royal Thai Air Force MORE
Marines prepare AAVs for Cobra Gold

By Lance Cpl. Mandaline Hatch | February 13, 2015

Marines with the Offload Preparation Party performed pre-operation checks on Assault Amphibious MORE
Opening ceremony marks start of Cobra Gold 15

By Cpl. Christopher J. Moore | February 9, 2015

Thai and U.S. Forces held an opening ceremony Feb. 9 in Nakhon Nayok, Kingdom of Thailand to mark MORE

Exercise Cobra Gold 2015

 

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