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July 9, 2018

DoD Personnel Assist in Thai Cave Rescue Operations

More than 40 Defense Department personnel staged equipment and prepared safe passage during efforts to rescue the remaining soccer players and coach trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand.

April 26, 2018

U.S., Thailand Commence Guardian Sea Exercise

The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy have begun a five-day antisubmarine and maritime domain awareness exercise that will involve cooperative evolutions designed to enhance mutual capabilities in antisubmarine warfare while also improving information sharing between the two navies.

Feb. 26, 2018

Exercise Cobra Gold Strengthens Interoperability, Regional Relationships

Some 5,800 U.S. service members, working in Thailand alongside forces from 29 partner nations, concluded Exercise Cobra Gold, one of the largest security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.

Feb. 23, 2018

Cobra Gold 18: Allied Marines Learn Jungle Survival Skills

American and South Korean Marines were taught jungle survival skills by members of Thailand’s Marines in Sattahip, Thailand, including drinking cobra blood.

Feb. 20, 2018

U.S., Thai, South Korean Underwater Construction Teams Work Together

Navy underwater construction teams from the U.S., Thailand and South Korea are training and operating together at Thung Prong Bay Sattahip Navy Base in Thailand during the 37th annual Cobra Gold exercise.

Feb. 13, 2018

U.S. Stores Donated Blood for Emergency Use During Cobra Gold Exercise

The Armed Services Blood Bank Center collected and delivered donated blood to two civilian hospitals in Thailand for storage for potential emergency use by U.S. service members participating in this year’s Cobra Gold exercise.

Feb. 10, 2018

Military Sealift Command Delivers Cobra Gold Essentials

Military Sealift Command’s maritime pre-positioning ship USNS Pililaau arrived at the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand, and offloaded equipment marked for various locations in Thailand to support Exercise Cobra Gold 2018.

Feb. 7, 2018

U.S., Thai Leaders Reaffirm Military-to-Military Relationship

Meetings with senior Thai leaders in Bangkok went well and could lead to decades of cooperation between the two nations, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Oct. 25, 2017

Mattis: U.S., ASEAN Member Nations Address Shared Concerns

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States is a firm supporter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and its commitment to regional peace and stability after departing the Philippines en route to Thailand.

Oct. 22, 2017

Defense Secretary Embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked on a trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific and meet with allies and partners in the region, with planned stops in the Philippines, Thailand and South Korea.

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