U.S. Marine service members observe Australian and New Zealand Corps Day and learn its significance, April 25, 2018. ANZAC Day is observed on April 25th and is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates their countrymen who served and gave all at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire in World War I. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Sgt. Campbell, Antonio R./Released).
Royal Australian Navy personnel participate in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day Dawn service in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, April 25, 2018. The service is held on the dawn of every ANZAC Day to pay respect to fallen service members. At the end of the service the community placed Poppy flowers at the top of the Darwin Cenotaph to commemorate a service member lost in battle. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)
U.S. Marines arrive to begin their six month deployment in support of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 2018. MRF-D is a task force that includes an Aviation Combat Element, Logistics Combat Element, Ground Combat Element and a Command Element that enables U.S. Marines, Sailors and the Australian Defence Force to effectively train and operate together while providing regional security (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Sgt. Campbell, Antonio R./Released).
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U.S. Marines and Australian Defence Force service members provided assistance after Tropical Cyclone Marcus swept through Darwin, NT, Aus., March 19, 2018. The service members worked together to clear tree branches and debris from roadways and sidewalks on Larrekeyah Defence Precinct and Robertson Barracks that may have been obstructed by the wreckage the cyclone caused.
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On Sept. 11, 2017 U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force Darwin played a rugby match against the Darwin Stray Cats Rugby Club to honor and remember the lives lost during the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The match has become an annual event to commemorate the friendships made during a rugby match that took place between U.S. Marine and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Stray Cats on September 11, 2001. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos)
Force Multiplier: U.S. Marine MV-22B Osprey pilots with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 268 successfully completed their deployment with Marine Rotational Force Darwin on Sept. 17, 2017. This marked several mile stones for the aircraft, which included the first trans-Pacific Flight from Marine Corps Base Hawaii to Darwin, Australia and the aircrafts first deployment to the area.
(U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos)