Raid from the Sky
Photo Credit: Cpl. Jason Spinella
SAMAESAN, Thailand (Feb 11, 2009) - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Ike, a corpsman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, patrols the outside of a mock terrorist stronghold with Royal Thai Marines during bilateral helicopter raid training. Ike, along with Thai counterparts and approximately 7,000 other U.S. service members, is participating in Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Cobra Gold '09 is a bilateral exercise focusing on military interoperability training and strengthening the long-standing partnership between the Royal Thai and U.S Armed Forces.
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