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Archive: May 2007

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Thai Marines conduct beach raid training during Cobra Gold May 11, 2007 — Royal Thai Marines stormed ashore at Thailand’s Hatyao Beach, May 11 during amphibious raid training as part of Cobra Gold 2007, an annual U.S. and Thai exercise now in its 26th year. The amphibious assault is a small piece of the many training exercises comprising Cobra Gold.  Exercise Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint/combined MORE
VMGR-152 keeps jets fueled, flying during Cobra Gold training May 11, 2007 — Lance Cpl. Marcus B. Vegas stares intently out the window of the KC-130 Sumo. This is his first aerial refueling, and the drone of the engines and radio chatter in his headset is distant as he waits for the FA-18’s probe to make contact with the para-drogue attached to the end of the Sumo’s 90-foot hose. The jet deftly maneuvers up, down, left and MORE
Maj. Gen. Trautman visits Korat, praises service members’ efforts during Cobra Gold May 10, 2007 — The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Commanding General paid a visit to the air base Tuesday during Exercise Cobra Gold 2007. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint/combined multinational exercise and is the latest in the continuing series of U.S.-Thai military exercises. It is mutually beneficial for the Pacific partners to train together to improve MORE
Marines salute top Navy commander May 9, 2007 — The Marine Corps’ tradition of professionalism and training to execute with perfection earned 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment the honor of providing arrival honors for the Chief of Naval Operations, May 8. The Navy requested 1/12 to provide the 19-gun salute during the United States Pacific Fleet change-of-command ceremony at U.S. Naval MORE
U.S., Thai Navy work to tackle hyperbaric treatments May 9, 2007 — Thai cancer patients at Sattahip Naval Base’s Abhakorn Hospital experienced the healing powers of hyperbaric oxygen therapy May 9 while Thai and U.S. military members trained together during the combined military exercise Cobra Gold 2007. In continuing their humanitarian assistance in the Pacific region, the U.S. Navy helped its Thai counterparts MORE
Laughter – universal language during joint operations May 9, 2007 — They work side-by-side without a common language and at first there’s some difficulty. A request for a new tool is received with puzzled glances and shared silence, finally interrupted by an awkward shared laughter. After a few days of interaction, a system is worked out. A shake of a hand one way or the other is a way of asking for more mortar or MORE
1/12 Receives Personal Data Assistants May 8, 2007 — As the information technology industry soars, so do the needs and expectations of the Marine Corps. First battalion, 12th Marine Regiment is no exception, as they upgrade their call for fire capability with the latest technologies. The Ruggedized Personal Data Assistant (RPDA), a handheld personal computer (PC) made to withstand the rugged MORE
Family, friends and Marines say goodbye to their "Master Guns" May 8, 2007 — Family, friends and fellow warriors gathered at the MCB Hawaii Chapel Oct. 31 to celebrate the life of Master Gunnery Sgt. Howard D. Burleson, who passed away Oct. 23 at the age of 44.Burleson served as the legal chief for the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific Staff Judge Advocate, serving two tours with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command MORE
Pacific partners come together for Cobra Gold 2007 May 8, 2007 — Exercise Cobra Gold 2007 officially kicked off today at an opening ceremony in the Ambassador City Reception Room attended by dignitaries from each of the pacific partners involved. Cobra Gold is an annual multilateral exercise U.S. and Thai armed forces have participated in for 26 years. Started as a bilateral exercise in 1982, Cobra Gold has MORE
High APR, high payments equal steady instant-noodle diet May 7, 2007 — Is it worth it to rush into an auto loan to get a fancy new car, and subsequently live off of instant noodles, mac ‘n’ cheese and PB & Js for the next four or five years? Most Marines who arrive at a new duty station immediately want to check out their new surroundings, experience the culture and see the sights, but don’t have any transportation to MORE

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