CARAT 2014

07/03/2014
07/03/2014:USS Ashland leaves the pier in Thailand for the sea phase of exercise CARAT. CARAT (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) is part of an annual bilateral exercise series between the U.S. Navy and the naval forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand. As a longstanding venue…

Cobra Gold 2014 Osprey Flight

05/15/2014
05/15/2014: U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262(VMM-262) Marine Aircraft Group 36 (MAG 36) 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF), conducts a land survey of landing zones the first day of exercise Cobra Gold 2014, Feb. 10, 2014.  Cobra Gold is a multinational…

Cobra Gold 2014: Training for NBC Environment

02/20/2014
02/20/2014: Marines with Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force train with Royal Thai sailors and airmen in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense tactics. Wing One Royal Thai Air Force Base, Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014 on Feb. 16.…

PACAF Commander Focuses on the Pacific at the AFA Forum

11/25/2013
11/25/2013: PACAF Commander Focuses on the Pacific at the AFA Forum by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel The commander of the Pacific Air Forces discussed the current state in the Pacific and the efforts of Airmen who contribute to securing U.S. and allied interests in the area during the…

CARAT Malaysia 2013

08/22/2013
08/22/2013: CARAT Malaysia 2013 [slidepress gallery='carat-malaysia-2013'] Credit: Navy Media Content Services: 6/20/13 In the first four photos, U.S. Marines and sailors assigned to 1st Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, attached to Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct an amphibious raid exercise with the Royal Malaysian…

Thailand and the Asian Pivot

12/14/2012
2012-12-14 by Richard Weitz On November 15, 2012, U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta signed a joint vision statement with Thailand’s Defense Minister Sukampol Suwannathat, affirming and renewing the Thai-U.S. military partnership. The joint vision statement highlight four areas of future bilateral defense cooperation: regional security in Southeast Asia; supporting stability in the…

31st MEU Embarks to Cobra Gold 2012

01/29/2012
01/28/2012:  While the USN-USMC team are starting the Bold Alligator Exercise 2012, 7850 miles away the Marines and Sailors with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, load equipment and themselves aboard ships from Amphibious Squadron 11 to begin their deployment to Kingdom of Thailand. The unit will execute Cobra Gold 2012, a…

III MEF assesses flooding in Thailand

11/18/2011
11/18/2011: III MEF assesses flooding in Thailand [slidepress gallery='iii-mef-assesses-flooding-in-thailand'] Credit: Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installation Pacific:10/15/2011 The first photo shows a KC-130J Hercules aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, lifts off on the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, flight line Oct. 15. The KC-130J departed…