Joint Task Force 659 completes its support mission to the Northern Territory Government

Joint Task Force 659 (JTF 659), the Australian Defence Force’s response to a request from the Northern Territory (NT) Government for assistance following Tropical Cyclone Marcus, stood down today officially marking the end of their support mission.
Cyclone Marcus struck the Darwin region on 17 March 2018, leaving more than 24,000 homes without power and a further 700 homes damaged when the category two cyclone brought down hundreds of giant mahogany and gum trees closing schools, businesses and many roads.