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description-1 = A US Navy MH-60S helicopter lands on HMAS Adelaide flight deck off the coast of Queensland during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019. (Credit - Defence)
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description-2 = HMCS Regina participates in the Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 submarine familiarisation exercise during Operation Projection / Exercise Talisman Sabre in the Pacific Ocean on 11 July 2019. (Credit - Defence)
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description-3 = US Coast Guard, USCGC Stratton conducts manoeuvres with Royal Australian Navy ships, HMAS Canberra and HMAS Parramatta during Talisman Sabre 2019. (Credit - Defence)
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description-4 = Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Olivia Fobbs, from Los Angeles, provides signals prior to the launch of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Campbell)
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description-5 = Sailor assigned to Air Department observes flight operations on the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Campbell)
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description-6 = An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195 launches off the flight deck of the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyra M. Campbell)
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description-7 = Lance Corporal Kevin Swords of the 1st Battalion 1st Marines HWS Company, US Marine Corps, cuts steaks to cook for troops' evening meal at Camp Growl during Exercise Talisman Sabre, Shoalwater Bay, Queensland. (Credit - Defence)
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description-8 = The evening meal before the exercise gets into full swing is a time to relax and talk over ideas for the troops living at Camp Growl during Exercise Talisman Sabre, Shoalwater Bay, Queensland. (Credit - Defence)
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description-9 = US Army soldiers from the 1-27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Inf. Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii arrive in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia for Talisman Sabre 2019. (Credit - Defence)
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description-10 = US Army soldiers from the 1-27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Inf. Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii unload their baggage from an airplane after arriving in Rockhampton. (Credit - Defence)
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description-11 = Private Charlie Lebois works with the 1st Armoured Regiment during a tactical resupply as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.(Credit - Defence)
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description-12 = Trooper Thomas Laird from the 1st Armoured Regiment stands guard during a tactical resupply during Exercise Talisman Sabre at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.(Credit - Defence)
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Exercise Talisman Sabre 19: The road so far – Part 4
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land & amphibious | 15 July 2019 | Louis Dillon
With Exercise Talisman Sabre 19 officially kicking off last week, Defence Connect will provide continuous imagery updates from the biennial exercise.
TS19 is a bilateral combined Australian and US training activity, and is designed to practice the two countries’ respective military services and associated agencies in planning and conducting combined and joint task force operations, and improve the combat-readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces.
Occurring every two years, Talisman Sabre is a major exercise reflecting the closeness of our alliance and strength of the enduring military relationship.
TS19 is the eighth iteration of the exercise and consists of a field training exercise incorporating force preparation (logistic) activities, amphibious landings, land force manoeuvre, urban operations, air operations, maritime operations and Special Forces activities.
Nearly 35,000 military personnel from the US and Australia are set to take part in what will be the biggest ever Talisman Sabre.
Historically, Talisman Sabre exercises have been conducted across northern and eastern Australia, and within Australia’s exclusive economic zone. Additional participants from third-party nations may participate or observe the exercise if invited.
Forces from Canada, New Zealand and the UK have received such an invite, with delegations from India and the Republic of Korea will also observe the exercise, with a total of 18 nations from across the Indo-Pacific invited to an international visitors program.
Please scroll through the image gallery above for a look at the exercise so far.