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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Chris Brock, Commanding Officer of Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, debriefs the Marines after performing platoon live fire at Shoalwater Bay, Queensland, Australia, May 22, 2016. The platoon-level live fire and maneuver was part of Exercise Southern Jackaroo, 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.
Marines grapple during squad-on-squad ground fighting at Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 25, 2016. Squads had to win two bouts or flip tires in order to move on to the next station during the squad competition. The squad-level competition determined which rifle squad or weapons platoon section had the best physical fitness, small-unit leadership, and cohesion within Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin.
Marines and sailors start a squad competition carrying main packs and logs at Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 25, 2016. The squad-level competition determined which rifle squad or weapons platoon section had the best physical fitness, small-unit leadership, and cohesion within Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin.
Marines and sailors start a squad competition carrying main packs and logs at Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 25, 2016. The squad-level competition determined which rifle squad or weapons platoon section had the best physical fitness, small-unit leadership, and cohesion within Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin.
Marines and sailors line up to flip tires across a field at Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, May 25, 2016. They had to flip tires if they didn’t win two squad-on-squad ground fighting bouts in order to move on to the next station during the squad competition. The squad-level competition determined which rifle squad or weapons platoon section had the best physical fitness, small-unit leadership, and cohesion within Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.
Marines grapple during squad-on-squad ground fighting at Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, May 25, 2016. Squads had to win two bouts or flip tires in order to move on to the next station during the squad competition. The squad-level competition determined which rifle squad or weapons platoon section had the best physical fitness, small-unit leadership, and cohesion within Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.
Lance Cpl. Quinlan C. Shannon-Lohenry, a machine gunner, low crawls through Marines and sailors during a squad competition at Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 25, 2016. The squad-level competition determined which rifle squad or weapons platoon section had the best physical fitness, small-unit leadership, and cohesion within Company C. Shannon-Lohenry, from Algoma, Wisconsin, is with Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin.
Lance Cpl. Riley Davis, a rifleman, carries a log in preparation for the start of the squad competition at Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, May 25, 2016. The squad-level competition determined which rifle squad or weapons platoon section had the best physical fitness, small-unit leadership, and cohesion within Company C. Davis, from San Jose, California, is with 1st Platoon, 2nd Squad, Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.
Marines and sailors carry a simulated casualty and main packs during a squad competition at Robertson Barracks, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 25, 2016. The squad-level competition determined which rifle squad or weapons platoon section had the best physical fitness, small-unit leadership, and cohesion within Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Simon Delacruz helps an Australian preschooler rake a garden at Millner Preschool, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 28, 2016. U.S. Marines with Forward Coordination Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, volunteered with preschool teachers and parents to clean up the schoolyard for preschoolers. MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will contribute to and engage with local communities. Delacruz, from Rochester, New York, is a cyber network operator with FCE, MRF-D.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Adrian Lozano helps an Australian preschooler carry potting mix at Millner Preschool, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 28, 2016. U.S. Marines with Forward Coordination Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, volunteered with preschool teachers and parents to clean up the schoolyard for preschoolers. MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will contribute to and engage with local communities. Lozano, from Los Angeles, California, is an administration specialist with FCE, MRF-D.
Maj. Christopher W. Simpson, Company C Commander, reminds his Marines and sailors about the importance of Memorial Day at Hampstead Barracks, South Australia, Australia, May 30, 2016. To commemorate fallen brothers, a list of 47 Company C Marines who were killed in action during World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War was read aloud. Simpson is with 1st Battalion, 1st marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin.
Marines and sailors with Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, stand in formation together to commemorate their fallen brothers in arms at Hampstead Barracks, South Australia, Australia, May 30, 2016. A list of 47 Company C Marines who were killed in action during World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War was read aloud to remind the Marines and sailors of the purpose of Memorial Day.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Adrian Lozano helps an Australian preschooler plant seeds at Millner Preschool, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 28, 2016. U.S. Marines with Forward Coordination Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, volunteered with preschool teachers and parents to clean up the schoolyard for preschoolers. MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will contribute to and engage with local communities. Lozano, from Los Angeles, California, is an administration specialist with FCE, MRF-D.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Simon B. Delacruz helps an Australian preschooler spread potting mix onto a garden at Millner Preschool, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 28, 2016. U.S. Marines with Forward Coordination Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, volunteered with preschool teachers and parents to clean up the schoolyard for preschoolers. MRF-D is a six-month deployment of Marines into Darwin, Australia, where they will contribute to and engage with local communities. Delacruz, from Rochester, New York, is a cyber network operator with FCE, MRF-D.
U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, watch a traditional Aboriginal dance during the Welcome to Country Ceremony on Robertson Barracks, Darwin, Australia on April 22, 2016. Marine Rotational Force Darwin (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 Lt. Col. Steven Sutey Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, marches in the Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day in Darwin, Australia on April 25, 2016. Marine Rotational Force Darwin (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 Defence Forces, civilians and U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment celebrate Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day during a dawn service in Palmerston, Australia on April 25, 2016. Marine Rotational Force Darwin (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 Defence Forces celebrate Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day by marching in a parade in Darwin, Australia on April 25, 2016. Marine Rotational Force Darwin (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.
Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, III Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, presents a III MEF challenge coin to Cpl. Brett J. Nelson, a bulk fuel specialist with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, at Mount Bundey Airfield, Northern Territory, Australia, on May 11, 2016. Nelson, from Springfield, Ohio, earned the coin for his outstanding conduct while deployed. Nicholson visited Marines with the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin’s Aviation Combat Element at a forward arming and refueling point.