U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific
In Any Clime and Place
Photo By: Sgt. Sarah Fiocco
BRADSHAW FIELD TRAINING AREA, Australia - Lance Cpl. Justin Downing (left) and Lance Cpl. Michael Delorme (right), both mortarmen with Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, prepare to fire a 60mm mortar, here, during Exercise Koolendong, Sept. 3. Throughout the exercise, MRF-D Marines conducted day and night live-fire training. This training evolution is the first of its kind, here, in which Marines with MRF-D and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit worked bilaterally with the Australian soldiers of Bravo Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment as a "proof of concept" to assess the capacity of the training ranges to support a battalion-sized live-fire event.
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