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.
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.