Royal Thai Army Gen. Suraphan Wongthai, center, the coordinator of Royal Thai Military Forces for Cobra Gold 2011; U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Mark A. Brilakis, left, the commanding general of 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force; and Brig. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw, right, the commanding general of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, prepare to board Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship USNS 1st Lt. Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) to observe a maritime prepositioning force training evolution during exercise Cobra Gold 2011 in the Gulf of Thailand Jan. 23, 2011. The evolution demonstrated the amphibious assault capabilities of the Marine Corps. Cobra Gold is a regularly scheduled joint/combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the Royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl.Alejandro Pena, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jose Aguilarmendez, a machine gun team leader with 1st Platoon, Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, carries an Afghan man who was injured by an improvised explosive device during a security patrol in Sangin district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2011. Marines conducted security patrols in partnership with the International Security Assistance Force to combat insurgent activity and gain the trust of Afghan civilians.
(DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Ortiz, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)