Images: Integrated, live-fire assault for Koolendong 13 [Image 9 of 11]
Photo by Cpl. Codey Underwood
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.
Date Posted:09.04.2013 00:54
Location:BRADSHAW FIELD TRAINING AREA, NT, AU