• SATTAHIP, Thailand (February 7, 2009) - Landing craft,
air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and assigned to the
forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), transport
Marines and equipment ashore for Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold is an
annual Kingdom of Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored military exercise
designed to train U.S. and partner Asian-pacific forces. The exercise
will include humanitarian projects with participants from Indonesia,
Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the U.S. The U.S. will also engage with
Thai military forces in a field training exercise to promote familiarity
with and cohesion between these partner nations' military forces. CG 09
provides a multinational environment to strengthen the bonds between the
Thai community and partner militaries. Essex, commanded by Capt. Brent
Canady, is the lead ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary
Strike Group and serves as the flagship for CTF 76, the Navy's only
forward-deployed amphibious force commander. Task Force 76 is
headquartered at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan with a
detachment in Sasebo, Japan.

    Landing craft, air cushion (LCAC)

    SATTAHIP, Thailand (February 7, 2009) - Landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 and assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), transport Marines and equipment ashore for Cobra Gold 2009...

  • SATTAHIP, Thailand (February 7, 2009) - Seaman (SW/AW)
Christopher Smith from Washington, D.C., assigned to Beachmaster Unit
(BMU) One, Det. Western Pacific, directs Landing Craft, Air Cushion 57,
assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) Five, as it departs from the beach
after transporting Marines and equipment ashore for Cobra Gold 2009.
BMU-1 and ACU-5 are attached to the forward-deployed amphibious assault
ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Cobra Gold is an annual Kingdom of Thailand and
U.S. co-sponsored military exercise designed to train U.S. and partner
Asian-pacific forces. The exercise will include humanitarian projects
with participants from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the
U.S. The U.S. will also engage with Thai military forces in a field
training exercise to promote familiarity with and cohesion between these
partner nations' military forces. CG 09 provides a multinational
environment to strengthen the bonds between the Thai community and
partner militaries. Essex, commanded by Capt. Brent Canady, is the lead
ship of the only forward-deployed U.S. Expeditionary Strike Group and
serves as the flagship for CTF 76, the Navy's only forward-deployed
amphibious force commander. Task Force 76 is headquartered at White
Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan with a detachment in Sasebo, Japan.

    Landing Craft, Air Cushion 57

    SATTAHIP, Thailand (February 7, 2009) - Seaman (SW/AW) Christopher Smith from Washington, D.C., assigned to Beachmaster Unit (BMU) One, Det. Western Pacific, directs Landing Craft, Air Cushion 57, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) Five, as it...

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