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US, ADF miltary rehab vets' retreat

Australian Defence Force and U.S. service members of the combined exercise support group at Camp Rocky pose for a portrait after a day of upkeep and improvements to Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat. Rehabilitation of the site has become a biennial combined effort during down time during Talisman Sabre. Cockscomb, derives its name from the mountain now known as Mount Wheeler. The retreat, located at the base of this mountain, was originally named Cockscomb by Capt. Cook in 1770. Talisman Sabre 2011 is an exercise designed to train U.S. and Australian forces to plan and conduct combined task force operations to improve combat readiness and interoperability on a variety of missions from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance efforts.



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This work, US, ADF miltary rehab vets' retreat [Image 1 of 9], by PO1 Thomas Coffman, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.23.2011

Date Posted:07.28.2011 01:30

Photo ID:435389

VIRIN:110723-N-#####-174

Resolution:2100x1500

Size:1.27 MB

Location:CAWARRAL, QLD, AU

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