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In Any Clime and Place

CLR-3 stands up operation center for Cobra Gold

By Pfc. Mike Granahan | | February 13, 2013

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U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 attach ventilation tubes to an air conditioner for their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand. The COC will facilitate communications between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013. The exercise is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational, multiservice exercise that includes forces from Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and observers from other countries in the region. CLR- 3 is a part of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 attach ventilation tubes to an air conditioner for their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand. The COC will facilitate communications between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013. The exercise is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational, multiservice exercise that includes forces from Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and observers from other countries in the region. CLR- 3 is a part of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Pfc. Mike Granahan)


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U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 move equipment for their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand, which will facilitate communications between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013. “Working with the Thai Marines is quite an experience,” said U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Berkowicz, a generator mechanic with CLR-3. “There is a language barrier, but we share a special bond because we are both in the Marine Corps.” Cobra Gold, in its 32nd iteration, is a multinational exercise that promotes regional prosperity, security and cooperation among partner militaries. CLR- 3 is a part of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 move equipment for their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand, which will facilitate communications between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013. “Working with the Thai Marines is quite an experience,” said U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Berkowicz, a generator mechanic with CLR-3. “There is a language barrier, but we share a special bond because we are both in the Marine Corps.” Cobra Gold, in its 32nd iteration, is a multinational exercise that promotes regional prosperity, security and cooperation among partner militaries. CLR- 3 is a part of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Pfc. Mike Granahan)


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U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 set up the tent to their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand, which will facilitate communications between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013. “The combat operations center will provide a central hub to facilitate communication to higher and laterally to logistics detachments throughout Thailand,” U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Francisco Pietri, the assistant operations officer for CLR-3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. CG 13 is the largest multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region and provides Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia an opportunity to maintain relationships and enhance interoperability.

U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 set up the tent to their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand, which will facilitate communications between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013. “The combat operations center will provide a central hub to facilitate communication to higher and laterally to logistics detachments throughout Thailand,” U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Francisco Pietri, the assistant operations officer for CLR-3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. CG 13 is the largest multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region and provides Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia an opportunity to maintain relationships and enhance interoperability. (Photo by Pfc. Mike Granahan)


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U.S. Marines stack cement blocks Feb. 1 during construction of a new building at Ban Kuad Nam Man School, Chat Trakarn District, Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand. Four similar structures are being built throughout the Kingdom of Thailand during ongoing engineering civic assistance projects part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2013. U.S. involvement in CG 13 demonstrates commitment to building military-to-military interoperability with participating nations and to supporting peace and stability throughout the region. U.S. Marines are with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

U.S. Marines stack cement blocks Feb. 1 during construction of a new building at Ban Kuad Nam Man School, Chat Trakarn District, Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand. Four similar structures are being built throughout the Kingdom of Thailand during ongoing engineering civic assistance projects part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2013. U.S. involvement in CG 13 demonstrates commitment to building military-to-military interoperability with participating nations and to supporting peace and stability throughout the region. U.S. Marines are with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Melton)


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Singaporean and U.S. soldiers place support frames that will be cemented during construction of a new building at Ban Hua Wang Krang School, Muang District, Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 2. Four similar structures are being built throughout the Kingdom of Thailand during ongoing engineering civic assistance projects part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Multinational involvement in CG 13 demonstrates commitment to building military-to-military interoperability with participating nations and to supporting peace and stability throughout the region. The Singaporean soldiers are with the Singapore Army Combat Engineers. U.S. service members are with the 643rd Engineer Company (Vertical), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Singaporean and U.S. soldiers place support frames that will be cemented during construction of a new building at Ban Hua Wang Krang School, Muang District, Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 2. Four similar structures are being built throughout the Kingdom of Thailand during ongoing engineering civic assistance projects part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Multinational involvement in CG 13 demonstrates commitment to building military-to-military interoperability with participating nations and to supporting peace and stability throughout the region. The Singaporean soldiers are with the Singapore Army Combat Engineers. U.S. service members are with the 643rd Engineer Company (Vertical), 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Ken Melton)


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U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 began setting up their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand, which will facilitate communications between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013. “The training prepares Marines for any type of scenario they might encounter,” said U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Francisco Pietri, the assistant operations officer for CLR-3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. involvement in CG 13 demonstrates commitment to building military-to-military interoperability with participating nations and to supporting peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 began setting up their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand, which will facilitate communications between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013. “The training prepares Marines for any type of scenario they might encounter,” said U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Francisco Pietri, the assistant operations officer for CLR-3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. involvement in CG 13 demonstrates commitment to building military-to-military interoperability with participating nations and to supporting peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. (Photo by Pfc. Mike Granahan)


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SATTAHIP, Kingdom of Thailand --

U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Regiment 3 began setting up their combat operations center Feb. 9 at Camp Samaesan in Sattahip, Kingdom of Thailand, which will facilitate communication, command and control between logistics units throughout the country during exercise Cobra Gold 2013.

The exercise is a Thai-U.S. co-sponsored multinational, multiservice exercise that includes forces from Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, Japan, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and observers from other countries in the region.

U.S. Marines are excited for the exercise to begin and anxiously await the opportunity to work with their counterparts in the Thai Marine Corps.

“The Thai Marines are very hard working and personable,” said U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Francisco Pietri, the assistant operations officer for CLR-3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. “Just in passing, a Thai Marine was showing us pictures and video on his phone of previous training he had done, just as any U.S. Marine would. We are excited for the exercise to kick off, and we are looking forward to working with our Thai counterparts.”

The COC will serve as headquarters for the unit throughout the course of the exercise as CLR-3 assumes the role of logistics combat element for the Marine air-ground task force, explained to Pietri. It is, therefore, essential to operations throughout the region.

“This training will prepare us for real-world situations ranging from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to full-scale combat operations,” said Pietri.

For U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew W. Berkowicz, a generator mechanic with CLR-3, the training is a good opportunity to increase the interoperability with partner nations and build strong military-to-military relationships. He, like many other U.S. Marines from the unit, look forward to the training.

“Working with the Thai Marines is quite an experience,” said Berkowicz. “There is a language barrier, but we share a special bond because we are both in the Marine Corps.”

CG 13, in its 32nd iteration, is the largest multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region that demonstrates commitment to building interoperability with participating nations and to supporting peace and stability in the region.

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