The 2018 Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, consisting of 1,500 United States Marines and eight MV-22 Ospreys, completed six months of training and exercises in Northern Australia and began its departure from Australia on October 2018.
The seventh and largest rotation to date included an artillery battery of six M777 Howitzers.
During the six-month tour, the Marines participated in 15 training activities alongside the Australian Defence Force and other regional nations including Japan, the Philippines and France.
Australian Department of Defence
October 18, 2018