CARAT 2012
CARAT 2012 
The Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) is a series of annual bilateral military exercises. A CARAT exercise between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and Royal Thai Navy and Marine Corps begins May 17 with opening ceremonies in Sattahip. CARAT consists of a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Timor Leste joins the exercise for the first time in 2012.

 CARAT 2012 News Articles

The U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Waesche moors at Lumut Naval Base.
USS VANDEGRIFT’s Commanding Officer CDR Brandon Bryan is greeted by Rainbow Dancers
Traditional Reog Ponorogo dancers welcome the crew of USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) to Surabaya.
USS Germantown (lsd42)
USS Lassen and Thai Navy ships steam together during portion of CARAT 2012 Thailand.
Royal Thai Navy sailors look on as USS Germantown (LSD 42) moors at the Port of Sattahip
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