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Aug 17, 2015

U.S. Marines with Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, observe the terrain below while on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, MRF-D, Aug. 7, over the Kangaroo Flats Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia while conducting helicopter raid training. The Marines are a part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force that is composed of aviation, ground and logistics combat elements that create MRF-D. The rotational deployment in Darwin enables Marines to more effectively train, exercise and operate with their partners, enhancing regional security and building a capacity to respond more rapidly to natural disasters and crises throughout that region.

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