The following is a release from the U.S. Marine Corps:
U.S. and Australian forces stormed the beaches of Fog Bay July 11, executing joint amphibious operations, the largest and most complex joint amphibious training of its kind, as part of Talisman Sabre 2015.
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To kick off the amphibious landing, a line of assault amphibious vehicles crashed ashore, releasing hundreds of joint forces to survey and secure the beach, and prepare the area for the landing of vehicles, cargo and personnel that would follow.
Participating assets included U.S. Navy ships and aircraft as part of an offshore amphibious readiness group, forces from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and 2nd Brigade, Royal Australian Regiment soldiers.
U.S. Navy Equipment Operator 2nd Class Rafael Ruiz-Santos, the senior ramp marshal for the beach landing operation, and his team ensured the beach was ready to receive Landing Craft Air Cushion vehicles.
“My team prepped and secured the beach as we were preparing for the landing of our LCACs,” Ruiz-Santos said. “For this operation we have two LCACs that will be transporting personnel and equipment from the [USS Bonhomme Richard] to the beach, and back to the ship at the …read more
Source:: Tactical Life