Cobra Gold 20: Royal Thai, US Marines participate in jungle survival training

U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicolas Cholula
U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicolas Cholula

Cobra Gold 20: Royal Thai, US Marines participate in jungle survival training

U.S. Army Pacific Public Affairs Office

U.S. Marine Sgt. Etrice Sawyer a native of Miami, Fla., with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, drinks the blood of a king cobra as part of jungle survival training during exercise Cobra Gold 2020 at Ban Chan Khrem, Chanthaburi, Kingdom of Thailand, Mar. 1, 2020.The Marines learned essential skills necessary for surviving in a jungle environment, such as making a fire, eating plants and alternative ways to stay hydrated. Drinking the blood of a cobra provides the body with extra nutritional to help it stay alive, but is meant as a last resort option. Exercise Cobra Gold 20 is the largest Theater Security Cooperation exercise in the Indo-Pacific region and is an integral part of the U.S. Commitment to strengthen engagement in the region.

 

 

 

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