Utapao Air Base
Since Utapao Air Base seems to be playing a large role in Operation Golden Vision, here are some useful links: From globalsecurity.org: Utapao Air Base And here, an entire page devoted to the airbase. Looks like Utapao is located about 40 minutes from the city of Pattaya, and it seems to be on the Gulf of Thailand, on the opposite side of that damaged by the tsunami, if our geography is right. Perhaps its proximity to the sea will allow it to be used as what is doctrinally known as an SPODS (surface point of debarkation) for the flow of logistics that will arrive with the MPSRONs and the Expeditionary Strike Group. As an airfield, it has probably already been named as an APODS (aerial port of debarkation). We're a little rusty on these terms, but think they're right.