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Integrated, live-fire assault for Koolendong 13

A Marine with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marines Expeditionary Unit, takes cover as an 81mm mortar fires during an integrated, live-fire exercise for Exercise Koolendong 13 here, Sept. 3. The 31st MEU moved a battalion-sized force more than 300 miles inland to conduct the training. The exercise demonstrates the operational reach of the 31st MEU and reinforces why the 31st MEU is the force of choice for the Asia-Pacific region. Also participating in the exercise is the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and soldiers of the 5th Royal Australian Army. The 31st MEU brings what it needs to sustain itself to accomplish the mission or to pave the way for follow-on forces.



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This work, Integrated, live-fire assault for Koolendong 13 [Image 9 of 11], by Cpl Codey Underwood, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.03.2013

Date Posted:09.04.2013 00:54

Photo ID:1009513

VIRIN:130903-M-FF989-770

Resolution:2784x1856

Size:706.46 KB

Location:BRADSHAW FIELD TRAINING AREA, NT, AU

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