First 200 US Marines land at Aussie training hub – Yahoo! News

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first detachment of 200 U.S. Marines has arrived in northern Australia, where a permanent joint training hub is taking shape as part of a U.S. shift of military strength in the Asia-Pacific region.

In November, the United States and Australia announced plans to send more U.S. military aircraft to Australia and to rotate up to 2,500 Marines through the northern city of Darwin to better protect American interests across Asia.

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No heavy vehicles or aircraft, one rifle company. Sounds like a test run for bed down procedures. I’m sure there will be some valid training. But it also sounds like good duty if you can get it. Well, compared to some other places the Marines might send you.

3 thoughts on “First 200 US Marines land at Aussie training hub – Yahoo! News”

  1. Great news for our misguided children. A great place to train and great folks to train with. The great food and drink won’t hurt them either.

    I do so miss visiting Darwin on liberty. Well, except the 8 meter tidal range which was a pain to deal with when moored.

  2. The Ground Officer and Enlisted Monitors will be screening calls. Everybody and his uncle will want in on this boondoggle!!! As long as it doesn’t begin to look like Wake Island Redux.

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