Amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) off loads Marines

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David DidierFebruary 8, 2009

SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) -Seaman Matthew Atkinson from Taylorville, Ill. assigned to Beach Master Unit One stands by as Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1627 from Assault Craft Unit One lands in Sattahip, Thailand after departing the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to off load Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to participate in Exercise 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 United States.  Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) -Seaman Matthew Atkinson from Taylorville, Ill. assigned to Beach Master Unit One stands by as Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1627 from Assault Craft Unit One lands in Sattahip, Thailand after departing the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to off load Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to participate in Exercise 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 United States. Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Didier) VIEW ORIGINAL
SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) - Seaman Matthew Atkinson from Taylorville, Ill. assigned to Beach Master Unit One directs vehicles as they arrive by landing craft in Sattahip, Thailand from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to off load Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to participate in Exercise 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 United States.  Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) - Seaman Matthew Atkinson from Taylorville, Ill. assigned to Beach Master Unit One directs vehicles as they arrive by landing craft in Sattahip, Thailand from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to off load Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to participate in Exercise 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 United States. Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Didier) VIEW ORIGINAL
SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Eric Stubbs from Queens, N.Y. assigned to Beach Master Unit One directs landing craft as they arrive in Sattahip, Thailand from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to off load Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to participate in Exercise 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 United States.  Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Eric Stubbs from Queens, N.Y. assigned to Beach Master Unit One directs landing craft as they arrive in Sattahip, Thailand from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to off load Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to participate in Exercise 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 United States. Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Didier) VIEW ORIGINAL
SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) -  Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1631 from Assault Craft Unit One arrives in Sattahip, Thailand from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to off load Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to participate in Exercise 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 United States.  Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) - Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1631 from Assault Craft Unit One arrives in Sattahip, Thailand from the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to off load Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to participate in Exercise 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 United States. Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities. (Photo Credit: Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino) VIEW ORIGINAL
SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) - Sailors assigned to Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1631 from Assault Craft Unit One and Combat Logistic Battalion 31st Marine expeditionary Unit work hand in hand to unload heavy equipment utilities as they arrived in Sattahip, Thailand. Sailors and Marines were disembarked from forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to participate in Exercise 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 United States.  Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SATTAHIP, Thailand (Feb. 06, 2009) - Sailors assigned to Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1631 from Assault Craft Unit One and Combat Logistic Battalion 31st Marine expeditionary Unit work hand in hand to unload heavy equipment utilities as they arrived in Sattahip, Thailand. Sailors and Marines were disembarked from forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to participate in Exercise 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 United States. Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Geronimo Aquino) VIEW ORIGINAL
Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 08, 2009) - An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launches from the well-deck of the forward-deployed landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during exercise Cobra Gold 2009.  Harpers Ferry and the 31st MEU are taking part in Cobra Gold, which 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.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gulf of Thailand (Feb. 08, 2009) - An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launches from the well-deck of the forward-deployed landing dock ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during exercise Cobra Gold 2009. Harpers Ferry and the 31st MEU are taking part in Cobra Gold, which 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. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew R. White) VIEW ORIGINAL
GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 14, 2009) - Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 57 from Assault Craft Unit One departs the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) during exercise 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 United States.  Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – GULF OF THAILAND (Feb. 14, 2009) - Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 57 from Assault Craft Unit One departs the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) during exercise 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 United States. Exercise CG provides unique and dynamic training opportunities for participating military partners, while promoting relationship building between militaries and local communities. (Photo Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Didier) VIEW ORIGINAL