Monthly Archives: October 2018

21st Annual Australia-China Defence Strategic Dialogue

The Secretary of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty and the Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell visited the People’s Republic of China this week to conduct the Australia-China Defence Strategic Dialogue.
Held in Beijing on 29 October 2018, the dialogue was hosted by Chief of the Joint Staff Department of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), General Li Zuocheng.

2018 Marine Rotational Force Darwin completes training and exercises in Northern Australia

The 2018 Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D), consisting of 1,587 US Marines, has completed another six months of training and exercises in Northern Australia and has now departed Australia.

This year’s MRF-D was the seventh and largest rotation to date and also included a squadron of eight MV-22 Ospreys and an artillery battery of six M777 Howitzers.

During the past six months, MRF-D participated in 15 training activities alongside the Australian Defence Force and other regional nations including Japan, the Philippines and France.