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Marines and Sailors with the various elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit retrograde to the USS Germantown and USS Tortuga following the conclusion of exercise Cobra Gold 2012. After two weeks of multinational training events with a multitude of nations in the Asia-Pacific region, the MEU continues its patrol of the Asia-Pacific region having successfully completed their exercise. Interview: Lt. Col. Brian Hawkins, operations officer, 31st MEU. Suggested product lead: Following one of the largest multinational training exercises in the Asia-Pacific region, Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU retrograde to the ships after two weeks of combat and humanitarian exercises. Suggested product tag: Cobra Gold 2012 demonstrates the resolve of the U.S. and participating nations to increase interoperability with the Royal Thai Marines and other participating nations as well as preserve their friendship. Available in high definition. Cobra Gold 12


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This work, 31st MEU concludes Cobra Gold 2012, by Sgt Jonathan Wright, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.19.2012

Date Posted:02.19.2012 10:17PM

Category:Package

Video ID:137869

VIRIN:120219-M-UY543-001

Filename:DOD_100328815

Length:00:01:02

Location:HAT YAO, THGlobe

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