Thai, U.S. forces train to protect the skies during Cobra Gold 2009
Photo Credit: Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Flynn
Two F/A-18 jets take off from Utaphao Airfield, Thailand Feb. 12 during a Large Force Exercise with Royal Thai Air Force, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps participation as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2009. The F/A-18s depicted here are from Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, which is serving under Marine Aircraft Group 36 for this exercise. Cobra Gold is an annual joint, coalition multinational exercise focused on maintaining and improving military interoperability among its participants.
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