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US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, prepare to set M198, 155mm Towed Howitzer at Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jason Weatherby (left), S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and a Thai Royal Marine Officer get their bearings before firing a M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jason Weatherby (center), S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and a Thai Royal Marine Officer get their bearings before firing M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jason Weatherby (center), S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, checks bearing with a Thai Royal Marines before firing M198 155mm Howitzers during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

A Royal Thai Marine MASTER Sergeant (right) gives emplacement instructions to US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Scott Dobson, before firing M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Scott Dobson (right) along with three Royal Thai Marines verify the position of the M198 155mm Howitzer, during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jason Weatherby (foreground), S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, checks bearing with a Thai Royal Marine before setting up a gun emplacement at Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and Royal Thai Marines set up a M198 155mm Howitzer emplacement during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jason Weatherby, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, checks bearing with a Thai Royal Marine before setting up a gun emplacement at Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Scott Dobson and LCPL Michael Stephens, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, armed with 5.56mm M16A2 rifles provide convoy security, as the unit transport its M198, 155mm Towed Howitzer at Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jason Weatherby (right), S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and a Thai Royal Marine Officer get their bearings before firing M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and Royal Thai Marines set up a M198 155mm Howitzer emplacement during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Michael Stephens (left) shows two Royal Thai Marines how to check and verify coordinates for the firing position of the M198 155mm Howitzer, during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and Royal Thai Marines prepare to set up a M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and Royal Thai Marines remove the tow arm from the transport truck, while setting up a M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Landon Simmons (background) S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines and a Royal Thai Marine dig an emplacement footing for the M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and Royal Thai Marines practice loading procedures on the M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and Royal Thai Marines load an artillery shell into the M198 155mm Howitzer during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, and Royal Thai Marines practice loading procedures on the M198 155mm Howitzer during a dry fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Jason Weatherby (center), S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, verifies aiming coordinates as a Royal Thai Marine closes the breech on a M198 155mm Howitzer during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

Royal Thai Marines prepare to fire the M198 155mm Howitzer during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) Joseph F. Weber (foreground center), Commanding General, 3rd Marine Division, poses for a photograph with Royal Thai Marines and USMC Marines from S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, during the Generals visit to Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) Joseph F. Weber (left), Commanding General, 3rd Marine Division, greets a MASTER Sergeant from the Royal Thai Marines during the Generals visit with USMC Marines from S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Zach Campbell, assigned to Sierra/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, mans an M2HB 0.50 caliber machine gun, mounted atop a MK-23 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTRV) 7-ton cargo truck, while providing security during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Operation COBRA GOLD. The exercise is an annual multi-national training exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the Royal Thai Armed Forces

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Scott Dobson, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, stands atop a M198 155mm Howitzer, while waiting for a fire mission during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Zach Campbell, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, mans a M2HB .50 caliber machine gun mounted atop a cargo truck, while providing security at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Keith Cochran (foreground), S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, performs a sight survey from a gun emplacement, as a Royal Thai Marine provides security at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003. Both Marines are armed with 5.56mm M16A2 rifles

Light enhanced photography showing US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Michael Stephens, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, hooks the lanyard to the firing pin of a M198 155mm Howitzer during a night live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

Light enhanced photography showing US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Michael Stephens (left) and USMC Corporal (CPL) Phillip Park, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, as they prepare to fire a M198 155mm Howitzer during a night live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

Light enhanced photography showing US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Scott Dobson, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, as he verifies the alignment of the M198 155 Howitzer during a night live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

Light enhanced photography showing a close up view of the muzzle blast from a US Marine Corps (USMC) M198 155mm Howitzer operated by S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, during a night live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

Light enhanced photography showing US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Michael Stephens (left) and USMC Corporal (CPL) Phillip Park, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, as they prepare to fire a M198 155mm Howitzer during a night live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

Light enhanced photography showing a US Marine Corps (USMC) M198 155mm Howitzer operated by S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, during a night live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

Light enhanced photography showing US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Michael Stephens, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, as he pulls the lanyard of a M198 155mm Howitzer during a night live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

Light enhanced photography showing US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) John Paul Brisson, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, as he records firing information received from Fire Direction Control during a live night fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, fire the M198 155mm Howitzer, and launch a projectile towards its target, during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Michael Stephens, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, clears the smoke from the bore of a M198 155mm Howitzer, during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, fire the M198 155mm Howitzer, and launch a projectile towards its target, during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Peter Ospina, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, verifies the alignment of the M198 155mm Howitzer, during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Private First Class (PFC) Peter Tierno, S/Battery, 5th Battalion, 10th Marines, simulates pulling the lanyard on a M198 155mm Howitzer, during a live fire exercise at Gun Position 10, Pong Nam Ran, Thailand, during Exercise COBRA GOLD 2003