The 36th iteration of the annual Theater Security Cooperation event Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 is taking place January 28 to February 24, 2017 at various locations throughout the Kingdom of Thailand.
Cobra Gold is the largest Theater Security Cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region. Similar to last year, Cobra Gold 17 (CG17) emphasizes coordination on civic action, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, seeking to expand regional cooperation and collaboration in these vital areas.
CG17 will improve the capabilities of participating nations to plan and conduct combined, joint operations; build relationships among participating nations across the region; and improve interoperability over a range of activities, including enhancing maritime security, preventing and mitigating emerging disease threats, and responding to large-scale natural disasters.
This year’s exercise will consist of three primary events: a staff exercise which includes a senior leader seminar, humanitarian civic assistance projects, and a field training exercise that includes a variety of training events to enhance interoperability and strengthen regional relationships. There will be up to 29 nations either directly participating in or observing CG17, with approximately 3,600 U.S. personnel directly participating both ashore and afloat.
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