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    PATAYA, THAILAND (8 February 2012) - Marines and Sailors with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct the first event of Cobra Gold 2012, a small boat raid using combat rubber raiding craft. The raid was conducted by Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, alongside Royal Thai Marines. Cobra Gold is a multilateral training exercise including Thai and South Korean forces.



    PATAYA, THAILAND (9 February 2012) - Marines arrived in the Kingdom of Thailand to begin Cobra Gold 2012, a training exercise conducted with Thai Royal Marines. Sgt. Paul Robbins, Jr. has more.

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    is that you with the YMCA village people tache?

    like the return to the ol' favorite avatar mate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollywoodMarine View Post
    Great picture mate, Harry's Cafe is iconic although the standard has dropped recently which is a shame. I hope they can pick it back up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greendzflash View Post
    is that you with the YMCA village people tache?

    like the return to the ol' favorite avatar mate!!
    Hell, nah that ain't me. I know better than growing a regulation stache. If I did, it wouldn't be within regs. I love my blonde, Marine groupie, squeeze.
    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy1 View Post
    Great picture mate, Harry's Cafe is iconic although the standard has dropped recently which is a shame. I hope they can pick it back up again.
    Either that or your taste buds mutated.







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    I like that pic of the Marine fast roping out of the hell hole, thanks for sharing.

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    Default Cobra Gold 2012 - Amphibious Assault

    [FONT=Verdana]U.S Marines from Bravo Company, BLT 1/4, 31st MEU along with allied Nations Marines conduct and Amphibious Assault during Exercise Cobra Gold 2012 [/FONT]






















































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    [FONT=Verdana]U.S Marines from Bravo Company, BLT 1/4, 31st MEU execute mechanized raid during Cobra Gold 2012[/FONT]














































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    Default Recon Parachute Drops

    [FONT=Verdana]U.S. Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit execute free-fall and Static line jumps from C-130 Hercules aircraft aboard Basa Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, Oct. 25, 2011. The Marines are conducting the jumps as a part of the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2012. PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise that U.S. Marines and the Armed Forces of the Philippines undergo annually to increase interoperability between the two allied forces.[/FONT]








































    Last edited by vor033; 02-13-2012 at 07:06 PM. Reason: adjusting the caption

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    An RQ-7B Shadow is prepared for the first operational launch of a VMU-3 UAV from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.


    A machine gunner fires an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) during a long-range helicopter raid exercise.

    http://www.marines.com/photos/-/photo-library/browse

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollywoodMarine View Post

    Either that or your taste buds mutated.





    Quite possibly mate, was after quite a few beers when I was last there.

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    Default 31st MEU Conduct Amphibious Assault



    Marines and sailors with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute an amphibious assault alongside Thai and Korean allies as part of multi-lateral training exercise Cobra Gold 2012.

    Approximately 140 U.S. Marines, in 13 vehicles, joined forces with approximately 100 Korean Marines and 100 Royal Thai Marines to conduct the training. The training is meant to increase the interoperability of all forces involved - 02.10.2012

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    Vor, Great pics ase usual. That post with Recon jumping out the plane, if you scroll down fast enough it looks like a flip-book.

    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post

    Lol, sandman lives on....as a Marine.
    (sees if anyone remembers Sandman)

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    Sandman! too bad he ranted about something that got him banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vor033 View Post



    An honest question: why do the second numbers hug the shoulders of their first numbers? (or whatever the correct term for MG team members is?)
    Is it because of a smaller silhouette or because of a greater stability when MG is being fired?
    Last edited by digrar; 02-15-2012 at 05:52 PM. Reason: No need to quote all the images to ask this question.

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