SAMAESAN, Thailand (Feb 11, 2009) - Cpl. Jonathan Decker, rifleman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fireman carries Lance Cpl. Dustin Newkirk, a rifleman with Co I. and a mock terrorist during bilateral helicopter raid training. Decker, 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.