U.S., Thai Marines Work on School During Cobra Gold

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shane Holum, left, applies stucco to the wall of a two-room building being constructed at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 3, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Holum, a combat engineer, is assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Cobra Gold is an annual joint exercise hosted by the U.S and Thai militaries with participation from several countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Harrson Burrage shaves excess stucco from a window of a building being constructed at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 3, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Burrage, a combat engineer, is assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • Thai marine Pvt. Bon Tsonsorum, left, spreads stucco on a wall at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 3, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Clayton Merritt, left, and a Thai marine spread stucco to a wall during construction at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 3, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Merritt, a combat engineer, is assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • The view shows the inside of a new, two-room classroom uder construction by U.S. and Thai marines at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngob district of Trat province, Thailand, as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2013, Feb. 4, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nathan Grove, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Tyler Melton fill a tub with stucco while a Thai student looks on during construction at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Grove and Melton, combat engineers, are assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nickolaus Lopez, right, and Royal Thai Marine Corps Pvt. Bon Tsonsorum, left, apply paint primer to a wall at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Lopez, a combat engineer, is assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Tyler Melton mixes stucco during the construction of a building at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Melton, a combat engineer, is assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. and Thai marines spread stucco to an outside wall of a building at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Derek Fye, left, watches as Thai marine Petty Officer 1st Class Pavet Asasoy wires lights for a building at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. Fye, a generator mechanic, is assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • U.S. and Thai marines work together to wire ceiling lights for a building under construction at Ban Nam Chiao Elementary School in the Laem Ngop district of Trat province, Thailand, Feb. 4, 2013, as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer