Exercise Southern Jackaroo 23 was held underneath the Diamond Strike suite of exercises and held between Australian Army personnel from Brisbane’s 7th Brigade, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and the United States Marine Corps in Queensland’s Townsville Field Training Area from 19 Jun – 14 Jul 23.
The exercise was aimed at deepening our relationship with the US and Japan, by exercising combined force interoperability and capacity to respond to events in our region.
This year also included the military forces of Tonga, France, and Fiji, which demonstrated a commitment to our partners not only through disaster relief, but also into our security response planning.
The exercise focused on foundation war-fighting and combined arms training from platoon to company-level with blank and live-fire components.
July 5, 2023
Australian Department of Defence