• Royal Thai Army Special Forces Instructor, Master Sgt. Rittichai Suntron demonstrates how to capture a King Cobra during Jungle Survival Training with 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team on Feb. 8. The Jungle Survival Course is part of the larger Exercise Cobra Gold 2014, a recurring multinational and multi service exercise, which takes place annually in the Kingdom of Thailand.

    Capture the King Cobra

    Royal Thai Army Special Forces Instructor, Master Sgt. Rittichai Suntron demonstrates how to capture a King Cobra during Jungle Survival Training with 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team on Feb. 8. The Jungle Survival...

  • Royal Thai Army Special Forces Instructor, Master Sgt. Sangchai Seeuthai instructs Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, on some survival skills during the Jungle Survival Training at Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Thailand, Feb. 8. The Jungle Survival Course is part of the larger Exercise Cobra Gold 2014, a recurring multinational and multi service exercise, which takes place annually in the Kingdom of Thailand.

    Instruction

    Royal Thai Army Special Forces Instructor, Master Sgt. Sangchai Seeuthai instructs Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, on some survival skills during the Jungle Survival Training at Ban Dan Lan Hoi...

  • Sgt. Jontae Greer and Spc. Tory Adkins, Infantryman with A Co., 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team receive tips from Sgt. Nariboot Seehanond, an infantry Soldier with 4th Infantry Division, Royal Thai Army, on how to season and prepare the chicken they had just freshly killed during Jungle Survival Training on Feb. 8. The Jungle Survival Course is part of the larger Exercise Cobra Gold 2014, a recurring multinational and multi service exercise, which takes place annually in the Kingdom of Thailand.

    Seasoning

    Sgt. Jontae Greer and Spc. Tory Adkins, Infantryman with A Co., 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team receive tips from Sgt. Nariboot Seehanond, an infantry Soldier with 4th Infantry Division, Royal Thai Army, on how to...

  • A King Cobra used for demonstration purposes during Jungle Survival Training at BAN DAN LAN HOI, Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold 14.

    King Cobra

    A King Cobra used for demonstration purposes during Jungle Survival Training at BAN DAN LAN HOI, Thailand during Exercise Cobra Gold 14.

The Soldiers of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, had a very interesting training day today. Instructors from the Royal Thai Army, Pratupha Special Forces Training Camp, taught jungle survival skills to the Soldiers of 1-21 Inf. and their RTA counterparts.

Among the skills learned were identification and handling of native poisonous reptiles, namely the King Cobra, hunting, killing, and cooking their own food, from fish and chicken to lizards.

The skills they learned during this training could save their lives if they ever find themselves separated from their element in the jungle.

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