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Army May 9, 2013
Marines land in NT
3rd Marine Regt troops get ready for training with Australian soldiers in Darwin ahead of Ex Talisman Sabre
THE next rotation of US Marines
are making themselves at home at
Robertson Barracks near Darwin,
after stepping off a plane from
Hawaii on April 21.
About 200 members of Lima Coy,
3 Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, arrived ahead
of their participation in Exercise
Talisman Sabre, and were met with
a handshake from US Ambassador
"We have a terrific group. They're
excited to serve with their Aussie
mates," Mr Bleich said. "I shook all
their hands, and I'll tell you, they're
big and they're very strong. They've
got some big grips. I'm going to have
to ice my hand later."
The first of many bilateral training
exercises is scheduled to take place
in early May at Robertson Barracks,
according to Company OC Lt-Col
"Conducting bilateral and unilat-
eral training enhances our ability to
operate with our allies and partners
across the region," Lt-Col Puglisi
"The proximity to South East Asia
also enables us to train more effec-
tively with the region and respond
more rapidly to humanitarian and
XO 1st Lt Richard Aronson said
the group was excited to get involved
with the ADF.
"I think all the Marines are look-
ing forward to training with the
Australians," he said. "Not only with
their infantry personnel but also
their artillery assets and getting to
Welcome: US Marine Corps
personnel are greeted by the
US Ambassador to Australia
Jeffrey Bleich and Defence
officials at RAAF Base Darwin.
Inset, Marines learn about life
in Australia and meet some
Photos by LS Jo Dilorenzo and
US Army Sgt Sarah Fiocco
know the Australian people and their
culture and participating in Exercise
Talisman Sabre as an opposing force.
"I'm happy to be here, and I
can't wait to learn more about our
The initiative is part of the
enhanced Australia-US Defence
cooperation announced by Prime
Minister Julia Gillard and US
President Barack Obama on
November 16, 2011.
The plan in coming years is
to establish a presence of up to
a 2500-personnel Marine Air
Ground Task Force (MAGTF),
rotating into northern Australia
during the dry season.
Rotations of a full MAGTF will
not occur before 2016-17.
The Australian Government has
not yet made any decisions about the
arrangements for larger US Marine
The first social and economic
assessment found the social impacts
would be minimal or even negligible
based on a rotation of 200-250 mem-
bers and that there would be a small
and positive economic benefit associ-
ated with the 2012 and 2013 rotations
of US Marines.
As a next step, an assessment is
being undertaken of the impacts of
rotational deployments of up to 1100
US Marines to northern Australia.
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