Boon Ta Wee, the spiritual leader of Ban Piang village, blesses two pillars during a pillar raising ceremony for the Ban Piang school where a multipurpose building will be constructed by Royal Thai Airman, Thai contractors, and U.S. Sailors with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, First Naval Construction Division, as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2013 (CG 13), San Pa Tong district, Chiang Mai , Kingdom of Thailand, Jan. 22. CG 13 forces conduct engineering and medical civic assistance projects, cooperative health engagement, and other civil-military activities in the Kingdom of Thailand, in order to promote the security interests of the Kingdom of Thailand, U.S. and partner nations, enhance component operational readiness skills and training objectives, increase interoperability with partner nation forces, and serve the basic civic needs of the local population. (Official USMC photograph by SSgt Andrew D. Pendracki/ RELEASED)
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BAN PIANG VILLAGE, TH
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