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US Marines assault airfield on Exercise Talisman Sabre

Townsville, Queensland - just as the last rays of light had retreated from the dry riverbed, a low rumble began to echo across the darkened landscape. The rumble grew to a roar as three U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys, an American multi-mission tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical and short takeoff and landing capabilities, descended out of the dark sky and onto a landing zone several kilometers west of their primary objective.

3 Brigade moving in on the foe

Amid blankets of dust and twisting mountain ranges, 170 vehicles and 1,200 soldiers move forward, covering an area of over 20 kilometres. At Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21), 3rd Brigade (3 Bde) is ramping up activities, taking ground from the adversary with a formation level Forward Passage of Lines.

War games begin in Bowen

A soldier posts a selfie with a barista in Bowen. He’s a member of the opposing force on Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21), and he’s playing an important role in a fictitious exercise scenario.

Show of strength for Talisman Sabre

The stage is set for the ADF and its United States (US) partners to undertake high-end joint land combat against a capable enemy force during the field component of Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21).  

New Chinooks boost heavy-lift capability

The ADF heavy-lift battlefield aviation capability has been boosted with the arrival of two new CH-47F Chinooks in Townsville. 

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