Today’s Photo comes courtesy of the U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office and takes us to Camp Barommatrailokkanat in Thailand.
‘Cobra Gold’ is the largest US-led military exercises in Asia involving gruelling drills in the Thai jungle, war games, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise. This year’s 11-day exercise is the 38th edition which sees 4 500 U.S. personnel participate directly in the exercise.
A Royal Thai Army soldier fires an M240 Machine Gun at an enemy target during a platoon live-fire exercise Feb. 14, 2019, at Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Thailand. Both the U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army soldiers went through the live fire scenario as part of Cobra Gold.
They could probably use a red dot as a sight, to improve things.
The environment looks a bit dusty, but this Thai soldier shows his Ninja skills as he jumps over the Concertina barbed wire.
A Royal Thai Army soldier peers down the sight of his weapon during a platoon live fire exercise Feb. 14, 2019, at Ban Dan Lan Hoi, Thailand.
A Soldier with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, peers down the sight of his M249 Machine Gun during a platoon live fire exercise
Thai soldiers with US weapons.
Photos by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup.
Cobra Gold – such a great name. I’d take part in any exercise called Cobra Gold regardless.