U.S., Thai Marines Participate in Jungle Course During Cobra Gold 2013

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines participate in a jungle survival course conducted by a Thai marine during Cobra Gold 2013 in Ban Chan Krem, Chanthaburi province, Thailand, Feb. 17, 2013. The annual exercise advances regional security and ensures effective response to regional crises by exercising a multinational force from nations sharing common goals and security commitments in the Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • A Thai marine demonstrates how to capture a cobra for U.S. Marines during a jungle survival course as part of Cobra Gold 2013  in Ban Chan Krem, Chanthaburi province, Thailand, Feb. 17, 2013. The U.S. Marines are assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • A thai marine, right, feeds cobra blood to U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jerry Clark during a jungle survival course in Ban Chan Krem, Chanthaburi province, Thailand, Feb. 17, 2013. Clark is a squad leader assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Cobra blood can be a useful source of energy. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Joshua Clayton, left, holds a scorpion during a jungle survival course conducted by a Thai marine during Cobra Gold 2013 in Ban Chan Krem, Chanthaburi province, Thailand, Feb. 17, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Joshua Clayton, center, eats a live scorpion during a jungle survival course conducted by a Thai marine during Cobra Gold 2013 in Ban Chan Krem, Chanthaburi province, Thailand, Feb. 17, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Joshua Clayton, center, shakes hands with a Thai marine after eating a live scorpion at the end of a jungle survival course during Cobra Gold 2013 in Ban Chan Krem, Chanthaburi province, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 17, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer