June 19, 2008, at 09.30, Infantry Center of Thanarat Military Camp, Maj.Gen. Niwat Meenayothin, the Commander of Infantry has welcomed Gen. Weerawit Phusamran, the Deputy Thai Army Commander and Gen. Montri Sangkawat, Deputy Supreme Commander, Royal Thai Air Force.
During the welcome ceremony the honorary guard company was inspected by the visiting generals and Gen. Montri placed a wreath at the statue of Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat.
Then the senior officers met for 20 minute and were briefed about the 'Crisis encounter military exercise' after which all military officers taking part in the exercise headed to the newest 20 mln Baht purpose build exercise area at Khaonokkachio.
The soldiers taking part in the practice were well-trained and very keen to try the new exercise area. There were soldiers from the south of Thailand who were exercising with explosives and training storming of buildings with terrorists inside.
In the 'Crisis encounter military exercise' took part soldiers from army region 1, 2, 3 and 4, Royal Thai Air Force and Border Patrol Police. The commanding officers had a chance exchange their knowledge, experience and strategies.
Gen. Montri Sangkawat, Deputy Supreme Commander, said that this 'Crisis encounter military exercise' was supported well by the government. All participating officers devoted their spirit and talent in this practice. The Royal Thai Army Commanders and Border Patrol Police realized the importance of the practice. The military exercise met objectives set by the Royal Thai Army.
Reported by Khun Tuck Dechapanya
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