Images: USS Tortuga unloads at Exercise Cobra Gold 2012 [Image 2 of 36]
Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Crosby
U.S. Navy Gunner’s Mate Seaman David Semon, a native of Brofield, Ohio, from Beach Master Unit 1st Detachment Western Pacific (BMU1DETWESTPAC) watches as the lighter amphibious resupply cargo (LARC) vehicle returns after doing a hole check as a Royal Thai Navy Landing Craft Utility (LCU 1631) waits in the water. 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.