US Marines depart the Top End

The 2017 Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) has begun its departure from Darwin, bringing to an end the sixth rotation of US Marines through Northern Australia under the United States Force Posture Initiatives (USFPI).
This year’s force rotation was the most advanced contingent to date, involving 1250 US Marines and an Aviation Combat Element (ACE) consisting of 13 aircraft.