Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Participates in Exercise in Thailand

Gulf Of Thailand (Feb. 14, 2019)—An assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) assigned to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departs the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay. Green Bay, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is in Thailand to participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)

An amphibious transport dock ship commissioned by the U.S. Navy participated in the Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand Feb. 12-23, 2019. During the exercises, the ship, USS Green Bay, launched assault amphibious vehicles (AAVs) from its well deck. USS Green Bay is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan as part of Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet and is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. 

According to the U.S. Navy, “Cobra Gold is a multinational exercise co-sponsored by Thailand and the U.S. that is designed to advance regional security and effective response to crisis contingencies through a robust multinational force to address common goals and security commitments in the Indo-Pacific region.”

Gulf Of Thailand (Feb. 7, 2019)—Assault amphibious vehicles (AAV), assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), depart the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay in preparation for Exercise Cobra Gold 2019. (Image credit: Mass Communication Specialist Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)

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