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31st MEU Marines arrive in Australia for Exercise Hamel 2012

Marines of 3rd platoon, Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to fly in a KC-130 en route to Darwin, Australia to participate in Exercise Hamel 2012, June 16. With the Marines' final destination in Rockhampton, they will work alongside the Australian Army and other defense personnel in the region during the month long exercise, supporting the certification training of the Australian Army's 1st Brigade. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the nation's force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.



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This work, 31st MEU Marines arrive in Australia for Exercise Hamel 2012 [Image 2 of 2], by Sgt Jonathan Wright, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.16.2012

Date Posted:06.21.2012 07:39

Photo ID:608735

VIRIN:120616-M-UY543-023

Resolution:4080x2720

Size:2.13 MB

Location:ROCKHAMPTON, QLD, AUGlobe

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