Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division work side-by-side with soldiers of the Royal Thai Army (RTA) during Exercise Lightning Forge 2020 at the Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii on July 12, 2020. Lightning Forge is an annual brigade-level training exercise that prepares units for a deployment certification exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana. Training alongside the RTA during Lightning Forge works toward achieving interoperability with allies and demonstrates the longstanding relationship enjoyed by both the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States.