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Starting very soon:

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There is always an increase in views and searches of the forum immediately before and during the exercise.

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Already thinking of a holiday away from Korat during this time  ;D ;D ;D


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Just to get you in the mood Robert:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGnH-Jbmk44" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGnH-Jbmk44</a>


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Just to get you in the mood Robert:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGnH-Jbmk44" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGnH-Jbmk44</a>

On your pc you can turn the sound down but not when they fly over your house. The cracks in the walls of our house show sound is to heavy over suburban areas but hey it was my decision to live here so I cannot complain  :(



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Press release from the US Embassy:

https://th.usembassy.gov/exercise-cobra-gold-2019/

I already found this info, Nakhon Ratchasima not mentioned in this article. Will keep my fingers crossed, tomorrow to Boots for new earplugs  ;D ;D ;D


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Press release from the US Embassy:

https://th.usembassy.gov/exercise-cobra-gold-2019/

I already found this info, Nakhon Ratchasima not mentioned in this article. Will keep my fingers crossed, tomorrow to Boots for new earplugs  ;D ;D ;D

I was about to post that Korat wasn't mentioned.

I hope the info is correct.
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Call into the US Marines press liaison to try to discover the truth. Hopefully we can get a definite answer!


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Call into the US Marines press liaison to try to discover the truth. Hopefully we can get a definite answer!

I already sent email on January 31 to address mentioned in press release  requesting more info but never received an answer  >:( >:( >:(


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Robert, I called the Marines press office and spoke to a Colonel there. Very friendly, but completely without any knowledge. He's heard of Cobra Gold but knew nothing about it or the schedule: he suggested I contact Pacific Command who 'may' know more. I decided it was better to avoid calling multiple departments of the US military as my interest might generate reciprocated interest in me, which is not a good thing. A Brit calling US military departments with questions is odd and however polite they are (and they were) I really don't want to become a 'person of interest' to the US military. Perhaps someone from the US, with a service history and inside knowledge, might be better calling!

So no news I'm afraid! Earplugs at the ready.....


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We also have a condo available in town which is not occupied at the moment so another escape route  ;D ;D ;D


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Allthough not too bad since beginning of Cobra Gold 2019 surprised today that on Makha Bucha day planes are flying. Anyway just a few days left and then this year's exercise is over. See what Cope Tiger will bring  ;D ;D ;D
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