Photo by Apichart Weerawong, AP.
Mmmm. Tastes like chicken.
U.S. Marines queue up to taste the blood of a cobra during during a jungle survival training at the 2009 Cobra Gold military exercise in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.
Exercise Cobra Gold is a two-week annual joint training exercise scheduled this year from Feb. 4-17 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The Royal Thai Army, Navy, and Marines as well as U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) with support from U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), U.S. Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), U.S. Air Force Pacific (PACAF) and contingencies from the militaries of Indonesia, Japan, and Singapore will participate in the exercise that has been conducted since 1981.
Exercise Cobra Gold 2009 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security, and will consist of a computer-simulated command post exercise, field training and live fire exercises, as well as humanitarian and civic assistance projects.
See more photos at Cobra Gold's photostream on Flickr.
Happy Valentine's Day to all of the men and women in the U.S armed forces. ;) - c