FOG BAY, Australia (July 8, 2015) U.S. Marines assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment practice an amphibious assault using amphibious assault vehicles during Talisman Sabre 2015 at Fog Bay, Australia. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian defense forces to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries' ability to plan and execute a full range of operations from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Louis Rojas/Released)
Talisman Sabre is a realistic and challenging exercise that brings service members closer and improves U.S. and Australia’s ability to work together, and prepares them to be poised to provide security regionally and globally. This exercise is a major undertaking and illustrates the closeness of the Australian and U.S. alliance and the strength of the military-to-military relationship.
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