US Marines in Australia


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'Oorah' Down Under
U.S. Marines practice martial arts at Robertson Barracks, Australia, in June 2013. About 200 Marines are in Darwin to train alongside Australian troops. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes

Plenty of reasons for Marines to train in Australia — just don't mention China

U.S. Marines in Darwin are using the vast open spaces to prepare for combat missions, practice disaster-response scenarios and work with Australian forces on sharing skills and improving cooperation between longtime allies.


US Marines 'go walkabout' in the Australian Outback

Australian troops share with U.S. Marines are some of their dismounted skills that could be used in combat zones like Afghanistan.

Dangers abound when training among the slithering, scaled and 8-legged

Some Marines deployed to Australia’s Northern Territory might think they can make friends with the local wildlife. But it’s best if they don’t try.

Nancy Issac, 5, a Torres Strait Islander and U.S. Marine Sgt. Nathaniel Fowler take a break at Moulden Park Primary School in Australia's Northern Territory last month. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes

Marines visit aboriginal kids to connect with locals

Part of the six-month mission here for U.S. Marines involves spending time with disadvantaged aboriginal children in schools.

Florence Falls in Lichfield National Park, Australia. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes

Falling for Australia’s Northern Territory

Hikers who “go walkabout” in Australia’s Northern Territory often find themselves tramping down the land rather than climbing hills and mountains.

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