U.S. Navy fleet enroute to Cobra Gold
Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Didier
GULF OF THIALAND (Feb. 06, 2009) - Ensign Ryan Kalmore from St. Croix Falls Wis. assigned to the forward-deployed dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) uses a stadimeter to find the distance from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) as it steams alongside the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a replenishment at sea while en route to support Cobra Gold 09 (CG09). CG09 is an annual Thailand and U.S. co-sponsored joint coalition multinational military exercise designed to train a Thai, U.S. and Singaporean Coalition Task Force. The exercise will also include humanitarian civic action projects with participating nations from Indonesia , Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the U.S.; and a U.S. Thai military field training exercise. Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities.
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