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USS Tortuga unloads at Exercise Cobra Gold 2012

U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Steven Douglas, a native of Helmstedt, Germany, assigned to Beach Master Unit 1st Detachment Western Pacific (BMU1DETWESTPAC), communicates with the lighter amphibious resupply cargo (LARC) vehicle as it performs a hole check Feb 13. The amphibious ready group is underway to support Cobra Gold 2012, the exercise consists of multinational training events executed annually and held throughout the Kingdom of Thailand. Exercise Cobra Gold is the largest multilateral exercise in the Asia-Pacific region, offering more than 20 participating countries opportunities to improve interoperability.



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This work, USS Tortuga unloads at Exercise Cobra Gold 2012 [Image 21 of 36], by PO2 Eric Crosby, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.13.2012

Date Posted:02.15.2012 05:32

Photo ID:524943

VIRIN:120213-N-SS993-203

Resolution:4016x2672

Size:836.99 KB

Location:USS TORTUGA, AT SEA

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