31st MEU and the ADF


The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is participating with the ADF in Talisman Sabre 2011, which strengthens military-to-military relations and increases theater security cooperation between the two partner nations.


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Credit: Talisman Sabre 2011:07/12/2011

  • In the first photo, the sun sets here on the first official day of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. The beach is a portion of the Shoal Water Bay Training Area which is now the training ground for thousands of service members from both the Australian Defense Forces and the U.S. military.
  • In the second photo, an Australian Bushmaster vehicle maneuvers down dusty roads here during a training event, part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011.
  • In the final photo, Capt. Robert Schwaab, assistant logistics officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, listens as an Australian Defense Force convoy leader gives a brief during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011. Schwaab was planning for the arrival of additional forces of the 31st MEU in support of the biennial exercise.