Marine Rotational Force End of Deployment


11/01/2015: Members of the 1st Brigade said farewell to the 1100 US Marine Corps’ Marine Rotational Force Darwin personnel during a parade at Robertson Barracks on Monday, the 5th of October 2015.

Commander of the 1st Brigade, Brigadier Mick Ryan, talked about the important relationship that has been built between the two forces, and the benefits that have come from the partnership.

“To our partners, our mates, in this rotation of the United States Marine Corps – thank you. Thank you for your professionalism, your sharing of knowledge, and your embrace of our great top end community,” he said.

The Marine Rotational Force – Darwin contingent arrived in March this year, and have spent time training and carrying out exercises with 1st Brigade personnel, as well as taking part in community engagement activities in the Top End.

Credit: Australian Ministry of Defence:10/7/15