U.S. Marines will deploy to Darwin, Australia in 2019 for the eighth iteration of the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin initiative. Training activities will include bilateral and multilateral training with the Australian Defence Force and regional allies and partners throughout the Indo-Pacific. Training will occur at various locations throughout Australia and include exercises and engagements ashore and afloat throughout the Indo-Pacific region. MRF-D is a tangible demonstration of the sustained commitment to the Australia-U.S. alliance and their combined presence in the Indo-Pacific. This iteration will be the most capable to date and will improve interoperability and security cooperation activities, further strengthen alliances and partnerships, enhance regional disaster relief response capabilities, and augment forces that are optimally postured to quickly respond to various crises throughout the region.