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.