Sailors from EODMU 5 participated in joint dive operations with Royal Thai Navy divers as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2019 (CG19), Feb12-23. at Royal Thai Navy Base in Sattahip, Thailand.
CG 19 is one of the largest theater security cooperation exercises in the Indo-Pacific and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region.
“I’m glad to have had the opportunity to see our allies in the Royal Thai Navy in action, it has been an eye opening experience,” said Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Dave Bernhardt, EODMU 5 Platoon Chief Leading Petty Officer.
The multilateral exercise between EOD units serves as a means to learn best practices and techniques, and plan future operations for partnering nations.