Friday, February 6, 2009
LTG Benjamin Mixon, Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific joined bloggers and online journalists to discuss exercise Cobra Gold and the promotion of peace and security in the Pacific. This year the Royal Thai Army, Navy and Marines, as well as U.S. Army Pacific, with support from U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific, U.S. Air Force Pacific, and contingencies from the militaries of Indonesia, Japan, and Singapore are all participating in the exercise, being held Feb. 4-17. "It's a multifaceted exercise which allows us to get some great training with our partners out here in the Pacific, and certainly shows the interest that we have in creating those partnerships with Thailand and also all the other countries," said LTG Mixon. For more information and photos from the exercise, visit http://www.usarpac.army.mil/cobragold.html.