The following is a release from Sgt. David Beckstrom and the U.S. Army:
Rockhampton, Australia (July 8, 2015) — More than 400 Army paratroopers, from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, parachuted from seven C-17 Globemasters onto Kapyong Air Field, Australia, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15, July 8.
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Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise, which provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian personnel 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.
“The first and foremost reason we are here today, is not only to deepen the already strong relationship between the U.S. Army and the Australian army, but between the Australian Defense Force, U.S. military and the United States of America and Australia,” said Brig. Mick Ryan, commander of the Australian 1st Brigade.
Major exercises like these train service men and women to enhance interoperability and employ skills needed for long range, high tempo and short notice missions around the world.
It builds the basics to planning, communicating, and deploying around the …read more
Source:: Tactical Life