'Lancer Brigade' takes part in Exercise Cobra Gold 2024

By Staff Sgt. Effie MahughMarch 1, 2024

U.S. Army Sgt. Dylan Grubeck, Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, and Royal Thai Army Sgt. Wwchit Nuangkaew from 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, practice individual movement techniques at a small arms range during Exercise Cobra Gold 24, Feb. 29, 2024, in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand. The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training.
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U.S. Army Sgt. Dylan Grubeck, an infantryman assigned to Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, explains hand signals to members of the Royal Thai Army from 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, at a small arms range during Exercise Cobra Gold 24, Feb. 29, 2024, in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand. The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training.
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U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, and members of the 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment Royal Thai Army conduct squad movement techniques at a small arms range during Exercise Cobra Gold 24, Feb. 29, 2024, in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand. The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training.
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SA KAEO PROVINCE, Thailand — Hundreds of soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Lancer Brigade,” 7th Infantry Division, arrived in the Kingdom of Thailand to participate in the 43rd iteration of Exercise Cobra Gold 2024.

The annual Cobra Gold exercise, the largest joint exercise in mainland Asia, will be held from Feb. 27 to March 8, 2024. This year, 10 nations will fully participate in the training, including Thailand, the United States, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea, with approximately 20 additional nations serving as limited participants, planners and observers.

The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training.

"We are deeply honored to participate in the 43rd iteration of Exercise Cobra Gold," said Col. Andrew Gallo, commander of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. "We look forward to enhancing our strong relationship with our Thai counterparts through rigorous field training and live-fire exercises.”

U.S. Army Spc. Antonio Richardson, assigned to Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, demonstrates how to disassemble and reassemble an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon to members of the 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, Royal Thai Army at a small arms range during Exercise Cobra Gold 24, Feb. 29, 2024, in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand. The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Antonio Richardson, assigned to Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, demonstrates how to disassemble and reassemble an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon to members of the 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, Royal Thai Army at a small arms range during Exercise Cobra Gold 24, Feb. 29, 2024, in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand. The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Effie Mahugh) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Sgt. Dylan Grubeck, an infantryman assigned to Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, answers questions from members of the Royal Thai Army from 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, at a small arms range during Exercise Cobra Gold 24, Feb. 29, 2024, in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand. The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Sgt. Dylan Grubeck, an infantryman assigned to Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, answers questions from members of the Royal Thai Army from 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, at a small arms range during Exercise Cobra Gold 24, Feb. 29, 2024, in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand. The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Effie Mahugh) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Chosin Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, and members of the 1st Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment Royal Thai Army conduct squad movement techniques at a small arms range during Exercise Cobra Gold 24, Feb. 29, 2024, in Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand. The multilateral exercise strengthens regional relationships and enhances interoperability among Allies and partners through shared experiences and rigorous training.
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During the exercise, the Lancer Brigade will conduct small arms ranges, platoon situational training exercises, squad and platoon-level live fire exercises, mortar training and evaluation program, field artillery firing tables and conclude with a final exercise.

2-2 SBCT is based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and supports various missions, exercises and training throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

For this iteration, 2-2 SBCT subordinate units participating in the exercise are the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment; and elements from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion and the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion.