Australian Military Engaged in Australian Disaster Relief: Dealing with a Once in a Lifetime Floods

In an article published by AFO on February 4, 2019: Australia's military has been deployed to tackle devastating "once-in-a-century" floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the country's northeast, forcing hundreds to flee and bringing crocodiles onto the streets. [maxgallery id="123376"] The Australian Defence Forces delivered 70,000 sandbags,…

Executing an Air Bridge to Support Insertion Forces During Tailsman Sabre 2017

The Royal Australian Air force leads a multi national fleet of military aircraft in the skies above Queensland.  In one of Australia’s biggest peacetime air movements of troops and equipment, aircraft from three nations deployed soldiers to the front lines of Exercise Talisman Sabre.  This biennial exercise cements the key…

New Australian Army Grenade Laucher

11/01/2016: Australian Army soldiers from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, put the new Mark 47 L40-2 lightweight automatic grenade launcher through its paces during a live-fire training activity at the Joint Proof and Experimental Establishment near Port Wakefield, South Australia, in September 2016. The live-fire training activity is part of the…

Talisman Saber 2013 Amphibious Assault

07/23/2013: U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting an amphibious assault on Fresh Water Beach, Queensland, Australia, July 20, 2013 during Exercise Talisman Saber.  Credit: American Forces Network Pacific: 7/20/13    

31st MEU Departs Australia

05/03/2013: We recently did an interview with Commanding Officer of the 31st MEU.  And in preparation for the publication of that interview, we are posting a couple of background pieces on the 31st MEU. U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are departing for Okinawa, Japan, after Talisman Sabre…

U.S. Army Paradrop in Aussie Exercise

08/18/2011: HOALWATER BAY TRAINING AREA, Queensland, Australia Interview with Master Sgt. Adam Smith, U.S. Army. Footage of 501st Parachute drop in support of Talisman Sabre, Shoalwater Bay Training Area.U.S. soldiers with 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska, are parachuting from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III…