U.S., Royal Thai Navy Conduct Joint Submarine Training During CARAT Thailand 2019

June 17, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted joint submarine knowledge exchanges and simulations at Sattahip Naval Base during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2019 from May 28 to June 8. Training events included subject matter expert exchanges focusing on submarine operation procedures and tactics, along with simulated, integrated watch team scenarios conducted inside the RTN submarine simulator. “I am very pleased to see submariners from both sides learn from each other throughout several activities, from classroom training and seminars to integrating a submarine…

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U.S., Thailand kick off 25th CARAT exercise

May 28, 2019 – The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and Royal Thai Navy and Marine Corps kicked off the 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) during an opening ceremony at Sattahip Naval Base, May 29. CARAT, the U.S. Navy’s oldest and longest continually-running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia, strengthens partnerships between regional navies and enhances maritime security cooperation throughout the Indo-Pacific. The Royal Thai Navy has been a part of the annual CARAT series since the exercise began in 1995. “Thailand is a…

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USNS Fall River Arrives in Thailand for PP19’s Final Mission Stop

May 18, 2019 – USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), a Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Sattahip, Thailand for the final mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2019, May 18. Pacific Partnership has evolved over the years from emphasis on direct care to an operation focused on enhancing partnerships through host nation subject matter expert and civil-military exchanges. “Our collaboration will benefit the people in the Indo-Pacific Region,” said Royal Thai Armed Forces Lt. Col. Sasipandh Hiranwong, a planner for the mission stop in Thailand. “We hope that…

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USS Green Bay in Thailand for Exercise Cobra Gold

February 8, 2019 – USS Green Bay (LPD 20), with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Sattahip, February 7, to participate in exercise Cobra Gold 2019. Cobra Gold is the largest theater security cooperation exercise in the Indo-Pacific region and is designed to bringing together a robust multinational force to address shared goals and security commitments. “It is really great to be back in Thailand and participating in Cobra Gold”, said Capt. Tom Shultz, Green Bay’s commanding officer. “The ship was last here in 2017, so we’re…

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Cape Hudson Sails the Pacific Pathways, Delivers for Cobra Gold

January 25, 2019 – Military Sealift Command (MSC) chartered ship M/V Cape Hudson (T-AKR 5066) continued its voyage through the Pacific and arrived at Sattahip, Thailand, to offload equipment in support of exercise Cobra Gold 2019, Jan 21-25. The Cape Hudson began the voyage from its home base in San Francisco and took on cargo in Tacoma, Wash., Hawaii, Guam, and Japan. Thailand was the first point of discharge at the ports of Thung Prong and Chuk Samet and the ship offloaded approximately 435 end items and containers in about…

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Exercise Cobra Gold 2017 set to begin in mid-February

Thailand and the United States will co-host the annual, multilateral Exercise Cobra Gold in various areas throughout the Kingdom of Thailand February 14-24, 2017. Exercise Cobra Gold, the largest multilateral exercise in Asia, has taken place annually for more than 30 years. Cobra Gold 2017, the 36th version of the military exercise, will bring together more than two dozen nations to address regional and global security challenges and to promote international cooperation and stability within the region. Cobra Gold 2017 will strengthen regional cooperation and collaboration, increasing the ability of…

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