Aussies Working with Malaysians

06/10/2016
06/10/2016: Australian Army soldiers, predominantly from Brisbane's 7th Brigade, are participating in Exercise Haringaroo near Kota Bharu, Malaysia, from 23—27 May 2016. The annual exercise is an infantry-based activity seeing Australians and Malaysians working side-by-side with the aim to develop their tactical training and reinforcing professional relationships. The Australian soldiers have…

Getting Ready for the P-8 and Triton: Aussie P-3s Operating Over the South China Sea

05/03/2016
05/03/2016: As Air Commodore Heap, head of the Surveillance Response Group, noted in an interview with Second Line of Defense in March 2016: “We are small but we want to be capable of being a little Tasmanian Devil that you don’t want to play with because if you come at…

Exercise Bersama Shield Concludes

05/02/2016
05/02/2016: The annual multilateral training Exercise Bersama Shield 16 has wrapped up in Malaysia and Singapore. The 12-day exercise saw the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom conduct joint maritime, land and air operations in a multi-threat environment from 18-29 April 2016.…

Indonesia 2015 Amphibious Assault

10/07/2015
Sailors and Marines work alongside their Indonesian counterparts during the amphibious assault landing held in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia. In its 21st year, CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations…

USS Bonhomme Richard: Malaysian port visit

02/27/2015
02/25/2015: The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) pulls into Sepanggar, Malaysia, for a scheduled port visit. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, comprised of USS Ashland (LSD 48), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and, the newest member, USS Green Bay…

CARAT 2014

07/03/2014
07/03/2014:USS Ashland leaves the pier in Thailand for the sea phase of exercise CARAT. CARAT (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training) is part of an annual bilateral exercise series between the U.S. Navy and the naval forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand. As a longstanding venue…

CARAT Malaysia 2013

08/22/2013
08/22/2013: CARAT Malaysia 2013 [slidepress gallery='carat-malaysia-2013'] Credit: Navy Media Content Services: 6/20/13 In the first four photos, U.S. Marines and sailors assigned to 1st Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, attached to Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, conduct an amphibious raid exercise with the Royal Malaysian…

31st MEU Leads Multinational Evacuation Exercise

02/23/2013
02/23/2013: Marines and Sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced), both of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, execute a non-combatant evacuation operation and a transportation of Japanese nationals overseas exercise alongside soldiers of the Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, and Malaysian militaries as part of exercise…