Defence personnel from Australia, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom have conducted a training activity in the Bowen and Proserpine areas on 22 July, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 19 (TS19). The primary activity centred around an amphibious landing of troops on King’s Beach and Flagstaff Hill in Bowen, Queensland.
The forces were then able to move through to fixed locations throughout the Bowen township to conduct further, controlled training. TS19 is a bilateral combined Australian and United States (US) training activity.
TS19 is designed to practice our respective military services and associated agencies in planning and conducting Combined and Joint Task Force operations, and improve the combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces.
TS19 will be the eighth iteration of the exercise and consists of a Field Training Exercise incorporating force preparation (logistic) activities, amphibious landings, land force manoeuvre, urban operations, air operations, maritime operations and Special Forces activities.
Australian Department of Defence
July 24, 2019.