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Thai students bring smiles to US service members

U.S. service members, staff and students dance the Hokey Pokey at the Phitsanulok Panyanukul School, Makamsung District, Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand, during a community relations event Feb. 14 as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013. The school specializes in basic education for the students, most of whom have mental or auditory disabilities. Cobra Gold, in its 32nd iteration, is a multinational exercise that promotes regional prosperity, security and cooperation among partner militaries. The soldier is with 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Marines are attached to the Joint Exercise Support Group.



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This work, Thai students bring smiles to US service members [Image 2 of 4], by Cpl Jose Lujano, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.14.2013

Date Posted:02.19.2013 05:18

Photo ID:869357

VIRIN:130214-M-SO590-570

Resolution:3168x2112

Size:2.58 MB

Location:PHITSANULOK, THGlobe

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