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    A couple of ‘friendlies’ amongst friends: U.S. Marines and Sailors square off against Australian Navy teams in rugby, soccer [Image 4 of 4]

    A couple of ‘friendlies’ amongst friends: U.S. Marines and Sailors square off against Australian Navy teams in rugby, soccer

    SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA

    08.19.2013

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Smolinski 

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit   

    Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) attempt to tackle a member of the Royal Australian Navy rugby team during a match here, Aug. 19. The Blue-Green team of deployed service members formed soccer and rugby teams in order to participate in friendly matches with their Australian counterparts. The 31st MEU and Amphibious Squadron 11 recently participated in exercise Talisman Saber 2013, a bilateral training exercise between the U.S. and Australian forces. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps' force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Smolinski)

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    Date Taken: 08.19.2013
    Date Posted: 08.21.2013 05:34
    Photo ID: 999913
    VIRIN: 130819-M-XG218-037
    Resolution: 4943x3295
    Size: 2.49 MB
    Location: SYDNEY, NSW, AU 

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