Feb 22 2018
Staff Sgt. Justin Silvers
Service members from the Kingdom of Thailand, United States, China, and a Buddhist Monk stand before a newly constructed, multi-purpose building, Feb. 22, 2018 during a ceremony in Korat, Kingdom of Thailand. The building was constructed at Nongphipadungkitwittaya School, and was officially opened during the ceremony. It was built by Royal Thai Army Soldiers from the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army Soldiers from the 411th Engineer Battalion, 9th Mission Support Command, and Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Soldiers from the 74th Group Army, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold 18 maintains a consistent focus on Humanitarian Civic Assistance, community engagement, and medical activities conducted during the exercise to support the needs and humanitarian interests of civilian populations around the region. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations.