Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gabriel S. Weber
Utaphao, Thailand (February 12, 2009) - Cpl James Anderson from Aurora, Colo., left, and Equipment Operator Constructionman Diton Parker from Paris, Mo., both assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment Three of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, lend a helping hand during a community relations activity at Banklong Sai Elementary School as part of Exercise 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.