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Marines with Combined Anti-Armored Team, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, test fire weapons prior to a convoy lane training exercise at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia Aug. 8, 2016. The training improved their communication and cooperation when maneuvering as a convoy around a wooded area. The Marines are taking part in Exercise Koolendong 16 and are part of the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin.
U.S. Marines receive a welcome aboard booklet upon arrival to the HMAS Adelaide at Port of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, June 16, 2016. This marks the first time Marines and sailors from Marine Rotational Force - Darwin have embarked in such numbers on an Australian HMAS. This opportunity allows for MRF-D to expand the partnership capabilities with our Australian allies. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D, and the Australians are with HMAS Adelaide.
An Australian sailor guides U.S. Marines to an upper deck aboard the HMAS Adelaide at Port of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, June 16, 2016. This marks the first time Marines and sailors from Marine Rotational Force - Darwin have embarked in such numbers on an Australian HMAS. This opportunity allows for MRF-D to expand the partnership capabilities with our Australian allies. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D, and the Australians are with HMAS Adelaide.
U.S. Marines prepare to go aboard the HMAS Adelaide at Port of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, June 16, 2016. This marks the first time Marines and sailors from Marine Rotational Force - Darwin have embarked in such numbers on an Australian HMAS. This opportunity allows for MRF-D to expand the partnership capabilities with our Australian allies. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D, and the Australians are with HMAS Adelaide.
A U.S. Marine prepares to engage a target with M240B medium machine gun during a simulated attack at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 29, 2016. The simulated attack, part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, increased proficiency in defensive actions against an oncoming enemy force during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D.
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, detonate an M18 Claymore mine during a simulated attack at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 29, 2016. The simulated attack, part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, increased proficiency in defensive actions against an oncoming enemy force during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
U.S. Marines put out a fire during a simulated attack at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 29, 2016. The simulated attack, part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, increased proficiency in defensive actions against an oncoming enemy force during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D.
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, defend their position after a simulated attack at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 29, 2016. The simulated attack, part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, increased proficiency in defensive actions against an oncoming enemy force during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
U.S. Marines put out a fire during a simulated attack at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 29, 2016. The simulated attack, part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, increased proficiency in defensive actions against an oncoming enemy force during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, MRF-D.
Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force engage in urban warfare training at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 24, 2016. The urban warfare training, part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, allowed combined military forces to train, teach, and learn from each other in an urban environment during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
Members of the Australian Army with Battle Group Waratah, 8th Brigade, run to a defensive position during urban warfare training at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 24, 2016. The urban warfare training, part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, allowed combined military forces to train, teach, and learn from each other in an urban environment during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
Members of the Australian Army fire at a simulated enemy during urban warfare training at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 24, 2016. The urban warfare training, part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, allowed combined military forces to train, teach, and learn from each other in an urban environment during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance. The Australian soldiers are with Battle Group Waratah, 8th Brigade.
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, members of the Australian Army with Battle Group Waratah, 8th Brigade, and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force discuss future plans for Exercise Southern Jackaroo at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 18, 2016. Exercise Southern Jackaroo is a combined training opportunity during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, members of the Australian Army with Battle Group Waratah, 8th Brigade, and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force discuss future plans for Exercise Southern Jackaroo at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 18, 2016. Exercise Southern Jackaroo is a combined training opportunity during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
Lance Cpl. Ryan Irmiter, left, automatic rifleman, provides security for Lance Cpl. Johnny Sinclhir, right, while digging into their defensive positions during Exercise Southern Jackaroo at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 18, 2016. Conducting defensive training allows U.S. Marines and Australian service members to share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their defensive skills during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and members of the Australian Army with Battle Group Waratah, 8th Brigade, travel to their defensive position during Exercise Southern Jackaroo at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 18, 2016. Conducting defensive training allows U.S. Marines and Australian service members to share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their defensive skills during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Miguel Santibanez, automatic rifleman, sits in the defensive position during Exercise Southern Jackaroo at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 18, 2016. Conducting defensive training allows U.S. Marines and Australian service members to share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their defensive skills during Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D). MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will conduct exercises and train with the Australian Defence Forces, strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance.
U.S. Navy Lt. Michael S. Kennedy, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin Chaplain, serves communion to Lance Cpl. John Larue, a rifleman, at the Company C bivouac in Cultana Training Area, South Australia, Australia, June 5, 2016. Military chaplains serve all spiritual needs and ensure service members are afforded the opportunity to practice their religion freely. Kennedy is from Huntsville, Alabama. Larue, from Lenexa, Kansas, is with Weapons Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.
U.S. Navy Lt. Michael S. Kennedy, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin Chaplain, serves communion to Maj. Christopher W. Simpson, Company C Commander, at the Company C bivouac in Cultana Training Area, South Australia, Australia, June 5, 2016. Military chaplains serve all spiritual needs and ensure service members are afforded the opportunity to practice their religion freely. Kennedy is from Huntsville, Alabama. Simpson, from Rochester, New York, is with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.
U.S. Navy Lt. Michael S. Kennedy, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin Chaplain, serves communion at the Company C bivouac in Cultana Training Area, South Australia, Australia, June 5, 2016. Military chaplains serve all spiritual needs and ensure service members are afforded the opportunity to practice their religion freely. Kennedy is from Huntsville, Alabama.