31st MEU, Thai Marines conduct bilateral boat raid

02/19/2013: 31st MEU, Thai Marines conduct bilateral boat raid

Credit:31st Marine Expeditionary Unit:2/15/13

  • In the first photo, Marines and Sailors with Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, speed ashore on combat rubber raiding crafts during a bilateral boat raid as a part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013 here, Feb. 15.Cobra Gold is an annual exercise that includes numerous multilateral events ranging from amphibious assaults to non-combatant evacuation operations. The training aims to improve interoperability between the United States, the Kingdom of Thailand, and many other participating countries.The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • In the second photo, Marines and Sailors with Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, drag a boat into position after coming ashore during a bilateral boat raid as a part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013 here, Feb. 15.
  • In the third photo, Marines and Sailors with Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, assemble to pass information during a bilateral boat raid as a part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013 here, Feb. 15.
  • In the final photo, Lance Cpl. Levi Hansmeier, a rifleman with Company B., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Minneapolis, Minn., waits to move forward with Royal Thai Marines during a bilateral boat raid as a part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013 here, Feb. 15.

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