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Marines and Australians train together in the Top End April 17, 2014 — Marines slowly edge their way to the firing line as adrenaline courses through their veins. Assuming their firing positions, they insert their magazines and prepare to fire. As the command was given, the sharp crack of rifles could be heard through the jungle as Marines and Australian Soldiers sent rounds downrange towards their targets.  Marines MORE
Australian general welcomes MRF-D aboard April 11, 2014 — Brig. Gen. John Frewen, 1st Brigade commanding general and senior Australian Defence Force officer for Robertson Barracks, spoke to Marine Rotational Force – Darwin Marines about expectations for the six- and the significance of their presence, here, April 11.   Each company formed into perfect alignment and waited for the command to gather around MORE
Australian general welcomes MRF-D aboard
Sallyman raises morale in field September 08, 2013 — After a long day of training in full gear with temperatures breaking 100 degrees, there’s nothing quite like a cold drink.  A chilled refreshment can be hard to come by out in the field, but not when the Sallyman, short for Salvation Army man, drives his truck to training areas all over the Top End simply to deliver iced beverages and snacks to MORE
MRF-D trains with Aussies, MEU ‘out bush’ during Exercise Koolendong September 04, 2013 — Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin moved through the extreme heat and dry terrain of the Australian Outback to send rounds flying at a simulated militia group of rebels armed with 82mm mortars, two vehicles and other weaponry.  This movement-to-contact exercise was just one of three ranges in which Marines with Lima Company, 3rd MORE
MRF-D Marines take off to Bradshaw August 28, 2013 — Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin took off to Bradshaw Field Training Area for Exercise Koolendong on four MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, here, Aug. 28. Exercise Koolendong is a bilateral training evolution in which Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and the 31st MEU MORE
MRF-D Marines take off to Bradshaw
MRF-D Marines physically train the Aussie way August 20, 2013 — For the first time in Marine Rotational Force – Darwin history, two Marines traded their average day of work to participate in an Australian Army program – the Combat Fitness Leadership Course.  From Aug. 12 – Sept. 6, students attending the course will endure anywhere from eight-10 physically taxing workout sessions on a daily basis. These MORE
MRF-D Marines break barriers in Aussie fitness test July 30, 2013 — Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin competed for two spots in an Australian Combat Fitness Leadership Course during a barrier test at the Northern Gym, here, July 30.  A total of seven grueling exercises make up the test that is designed to measure physical fitness. The test begins with a maximum set of pushups in two minutes, followed by MORE
Home away from home June 26, 2013 — For most Marines who arrived in the Northern Territory only a few months ago as part of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, the Australian culture has been a foreign concept.   From the accents and wildlife, to the traffic laws and climate, it was apparent they had definitely traveled far from home.  However, for Sgt. Ian Polhamus, squad leader, 3rd MORE
Corporals Course not just for Marines June 20, 2013 — Corporals Course became a melting pot of military services with members of the Australian Army, Navy and Marine Corps in attendance, here, June 17 to July 2.  Throughout the 12-day course, service members will participate in physical exercise, leadership classes, land navigation, sword and guidon manual training, and complete testing on MORE
MRF-D ‘Docs’ celebrate 115 years of US Navy Hospital Corps June 19, 2013 — Navy Corpsman attached to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, celebrated 115 years of the US Navy Hospital Corps, here, June 17.  For three sailors, this day marked more than just the birthday of the Hospital Corps. It doubled as their promotion day.  “You don’t usually remember the specific date you MORE

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