Army Reserve engineers build relationships at Cobra Gold
A student from Nongphipadungkitwittaya School ties a silk scarf around Sgt. Paul Anthony Atalig, a carpentry and masonry sergeant with the 797th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Battalion, 9th Mission Support Command, during a ceremony, Feb. 22, 2018 in Korat, Kingdom of Thailand. The scarf was a gesture welcoming Atalig to the Kingdom of Thailand. During the ceremony, a newly constructed, multi-purpose building was officially opened at the school. The building was constructed by Royal Thai Army Soldiers from the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army Soldiers from the 411th Eng. Bn., 9th MSC, and Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Soldiers from the 74th Group Army, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Cobra Gold 18 maintains a consistent focus on Humanitarian Civic Assistance, community engagement, and medical activities conducted during the exercise to support the needs and humanitarian interests of civilian populations around the region. Exercise Cobra Gold 2018 is an annual exercise conducted in the Kingdom of Thailand held from Feb. 13-23 with seven full participating nations. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Silvers)