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Officials visit training site

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph D. Ross, military police chief for Combat Logistics Battalion 31, explains the different types of non-lethal weaponry used in the multilateral training to Melissa Foynes, regional security officer for the Kingdom of Thailand, Royal Thai Army Lt. Gen. Surapong Suwana-Adth, the director of joint operations as well as other distinguished visitors at the non-combatant evacuation operation site here Feb. 12. The non-combatant evacuation operation hosted visitors from six of the countries taking part in Exercise Cobra Gold 2012.



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This work, Officials visit training site [Image 2 of 3], by Cpl Matthew Manning, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.12.2012

Date Posted:02.14.2012 05:20

Photo ID:524237

VIRIN:120212-M-XK110-038

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:5.31 MB

Location:RAYONG, THGlobe

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