Marines Finish Initial Darwin, Australia Rotation

10/27/2014
10/2472014: In the first two photos, Marines march single file on to the aircraft as they depart Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin Oct. 17, ending the Marine Rotational Force Darwin’s six-month deployment in the Northwest Territory. The MRF-D is returning to Camp Pendleton, California, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.…

USMC Practices Long Range Raid in Valiant Shield 2014

09/22/2014
09/22/2014:U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division assault and defend an objective for a long range raid and defense against represented Soldiers with Company A, 1st Battalion, 294 Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard during exercise Valiant Shield 14 (VS 14) on Northfield, Tinian, Commonwealth Northern Mariana…

MRF-D Conducts a Fire Team Leaders Course

07/30/2014
07/30/2014: KANGAROO FLATS TRAINING AREA, Northern Territory, Australia – Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, and Soldiers with the Australian Army, participate in the fire team leaders course here. Credit: MRF-D:5/28/14 The Fire Team Leader is a crucial element in a deployed USMC force.…

The Marines in Australia Remember the Battle of Coral Sea

05/12/2014
05/12/2014: The establishment of a Marine Corps Rotational Force in Australia is unfolding in a long history of the Aussie-US relationship.  Here the memory of Coral Sea is highlighted. DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia – Lieutenant Col. Keven Matthews, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force –…

MRF-D Conducts Air Assault Training with Aussies

05/09/2014
05/09/2014: MRF-D conducts air assault training with Aussie forces, including with Tiger Helicopter in fire support role.  [slidepress gallery='mrf-d-conducts-air-assaults'] Credit: MRF-D:5/8/14 In the first photo, an CH-53E Helicopter takes off during a training exercise aboard Mount Bundey Training Area, May 8, 2014. The exercise was a joint assault on a…

MRF-D Marines Train in Australia

05/04/2014
05/04/2014: KANGAROO FLATS TRAINING AREA, Northern Territory, Australia – Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, perform a live-fire range during a training exercise, here, May 1, 2014. The Marines with MRF-D will conduct independent and bilateral training with the Australian Defence Force aboard existing…

Marine Forces Pacific General visits MRF-D

04/25/2014
04/25/2014: Lieutenant. Gen. Terry Robling, commanding general, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, discusses the Aviation Combat Element of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin with Lt. Col. Matthew Puglisi, officer-in-charge, Forward Coordination Element, MRF-D, aboard Royal Australian Air Force’s Base Darwin, April 22, 2014. General Robling conducted the visit in order to…

MRF-D Marines celebrate ANZAC Day With Australian Forces

04/25/2014
04/25/2014: MRF-D Marines celebrate ANZAC Day With Australian Forces [slidepress gallery='mrf-d-marines-celebrate-anzac-day-with-australian-forces'] Credit:MRF-D:4/25/14 In the first two photos, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, and Soldiers with 1st Brigade, parade through Palmerston to celebrate ANZAC Day, April 25, 2014. ANZAC Day is a national day…