U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force - Darwin and Australian Army Soldiers conduct company raids and live fire drills during Exercise Koolendong 2019 at Mount Bundey Training Area, NT, Australia, Aug. 20-28, 2019. Koolendong is a bilateral exercise conducted to increase interoperability between U.S. Marines and the Australian Defence Force. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Nicholas Filca)
U.S. Marines with the Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D), participate in Exercise Tafakula, Taliai Military Camp, Tonga, Aug. 12-23, 2019. Tafakula is a multilateral exercise hosted by His Majesty’s Armed Forces of Tonga, which includes MRF-D Marines and service members from the New Caledonian Armed Forces, the New Zealand Defence Force, the Australian Defence Force and the Nevada National Guard. The exercise provides an exceptional opportunity to develop relationships, learn about each other's cultures, and share military capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Staff Sgt. Jordan Gilbert)
U.S. Marines with the Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) in Indonesia, July 31 to August 5, 2019. CARAT is designed to promote regional security, maintain and strengthen maritime partnerships, and enhance interoperability among participating forces. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Destiny Dempsey)
U.S. Marines with the Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, along with soldiers of the Australian Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, conduct a beach landing and patrol exercise in conjunction with Exercise Talisman Sabre at Bowen, Queensland, Australia, July 23, 2019. Talisman Sabre is a multinational exercise conducted by U.S. and Australian forces to strengthen interoperability and alliances between nations.
(U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Nicholas Filca)
U.S. Marines with the Logistics Combat Element (LCE), Marine Rotational Force ─ Darwin (MRF-D), conduct water purification operations utilizing the Lightweight Water Purification System, Robertson Barracks, Darwin, Australia, July 15, 2019. The unique capabilities of the LCE increase MRFD's ability to respond to crisis throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Staff Sgt. Jordan Gilbert)