Tarawa Marines Return Home After 70 Years.
U.S. Marines travel to Tarawa, Kiribati to participate in a repatriation ceremony July 25, 2015. During the ceremony the remains of approximately 36 U.S. Marines who had fallen during World War II at the Battle of Tarawa were loaded onto a Marine Corps C-130J Hercules aircraft for transport back to the U.S.
U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers destroy the enemy during assault drill.
U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers patrol and engage enemy targets during a high intensity assault drill at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, July 9. The drill is part of training exercise Talisman Sabre 2015- an exercise training U.S. and Australian forces in high-end, mid-intensity war-fighting scenarios. The U.S. Marines are with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The Australian soldiers are with Charlie Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 1st Brigade. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Ben E.W. Trewartha, Australian Army Platoon Sgt. and 1st Lt. William L. Roundtre, U.S. Marine Platoon Commander.