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U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Todd Hutchins, staff judge advocate assigned to Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Royal Thai Navy Capt. Yuthanavi Mungthanya, commanding officer of HTMS Bandpakong (FFG 456), participate in a maritime domain awareness seminar during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Corbin Shea)
SATTAHIP NAVAL BASE, Thailand (May 29, 2019) - Capt. Matthew Jerbi, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 7, right, renders a salute alongside Royal Thai Navy Rear Adm. Paisarn Meesri, commander of Frigate Squadron 2, during the opening ceremony for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson)
Members of the Royal Thai Armed Forces pose for a selfie with U.S. Navy Capt. Randy Van Rossum, Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) mission commander, Royal Australian Navy Capt. Brendon Zilko, PP19 chief of staff, and U.S. Navy Cdr. Edgar San Luis during the PP19 opening ceremony for Thailand. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains)
Military Sealift Command fast expeditionary transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) transits the Java Sea. Fall River is currently deployed as part of Pacific Partnership 2019, the 14th iteration of the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains)
Military Sealift Command fast expeditionary transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) transits the Java Sea. Fall River is currently deployed as part of Pacific Partnership 2019, the 14th iteration of the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains)
Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) leaders cut a ribbon at a ceremony that marks the completion of a library, also designed to function as a shelter in the event of a natural disaster, constructed at Ban Surasak School by engineers from PP19 partner nations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Nathan Carpenter)
U.S. and Royal Thai Navy Sailors stand in formation together during the opening ceremony of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson)
U.S. Navy Steelworker Constructionman Joseph Synowiec, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, uses a tape measure to determine where members of the Royal Thai Armed Forces will place a gutter at the Ban Surasak School project site during Pacific Partnership 2019. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams)
An improvised demolition charge is detonated by Sailors assigned to U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and the Royal Thai Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Center during a controlled, live-fire demolition knowledge exchange as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams)
Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Petty Officer 2nd Class Saknarin Salangsing, assigned to RTN Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Center, left, and U.S. Navy Diver 2nd Class Andre Rabideau, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1, prepare for a joint dive exercise aboard the Military Sealift Command Safeguard-class salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander, Task Force 73, speaks to U.S. and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Sailors at the RTN Submarine Command Team Trainer during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson)
Capt. Andrew Ring, director of submarine operations for Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), speaks with officers from the Royal Thai Navy Submarine Command about submarine operations during a subject-matter-expert exchange for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)
Multinational service members deployed as part of Pacific Partnership 2019 aboard the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) pose for a photo on the flight deck alongside Brunswick crew during Pacific Partnership 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chanel Turner)
Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander, Task Force 73, speaks to students at Maryvit School during a community project as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Greg Johnson)
Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Christopher Camacho, from Hesperia, Calif. observes a Royal Thai Navy S-70B helicopter preparing to launch from the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton)
The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) observes a controlled mine detonation while conducting a joint mine countermeasures exercise with the Royal Thai Navy during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Corbin Shea)
Royal Thai Navy and U.S. Coast Guardsmen celebrate after a visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) drill aboard the Quiandaohu-class auxiliary ship HTMS Similan (AOR 871) as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)
Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 and the Royal Thai Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Center discuss the effects of an improvised demolition charge device during a controlled, live-fire demolition knowledge exchange as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams)
190530-N-SB587-1166 SATTAHIP, Thailand (May 30, 2019) U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Todd Hutchins, staff judge advocate assigned to Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, and Royal Thai Navy Capt. Yuthanavi Mungthanya, commanding officer of HTMS Bandpakong (FFG 456), participate in a maritime domain awareness seminar during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand 2019. During the seminar, participants discussed international maritime laws and their impact on how nations operate in the region. This year marks the 25th iteration of CARAT, a multinational exercise series designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies' abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.
U.S., Royal Thai Navy Conduct Joint Submarine Training During CARAT Thailand 2019