2,500 US Marines in Australia After Years of Buildup

July 28, 2019

the US military's pivot to the Pacific to counter China's rising dominance reached an important milestone this week when the number of Marines deployed to Australia have reached 2,500 after years of buildup the marine air-ground Task Force that spends half a year in Australia's Northern Territory has reached its fully intended size Aussie officials announced Thursday this milestone demonstrates the enduring nature of the Australian us alliance and our deep engagement with the indo-pacific region Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the marine rotational force Darwin improves interoperability between Australian and US defense forces and enhances our ability to work together with regional partners in the interests of stability and security in the indo-pacific the u.s. first agreed to send 2,500 marines down under during the obama administration the number grew from a 200 person company of Marines that deployed to Darwin in 2012 this spring the 8th Federation of the marine rotational force was 1,700 strong including infantry Marines logistics capabilities and aircraft the 800 additional Marines who arrived in Australia this week are based in Hawaii Japan and California and include infantry logistics and medical personnel marine port Times reported initial plans made between US and Australian officials in 2011 called for reaching this 2500 size force by 2017 that was later delayed as officials sorted out cost-sharing for housing the Marines and their equipment for half of each year the Marines typically arrived in Darwin in April and stay until October most stay at Robertson barracks or the Royal Australian Force Base Darwin in the Northern Territory though this year of company of Marines stayed about 1,500 miles away Atlanta barracks and Townsville Queensland the Marines have a high mobility artillery rocket system mv-22 be Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft attack helicopters in an advanced TV SAT radar system Australian officials said while gone under the Marines trained with the Rossy counterparts in and around Australia as well as with other partners throughout the region [Applause] you


  • Reply joe mctaggart July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Oz dont need yanks get the fuk lost

  • Reply Charles Naaniumotu July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm


  • Reply K P July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Millennial soldiers 💪

  • Reply Cio CIO July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Should be build up in Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, India and Thailand. Should stop being react force but change to acting force.

  • Reply Renatzki Agab July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Our country the Philippines weather we like it or not Chinese are obviously aiming to invade. Their nine-dash line is a factual evident. If it so I am happy to let Uncle Sam to put-up a forward military land base in my country in the island of Palawan and in northern Luzon area. Because our government definitely cannot defend when an invasion from China takes place, we are urging Uncle Sam regarding a Military base offered from Philippine government to be established and perhaps offered the Philippine government with weapons that are in low cost affordable by our government.

  • Reply Renatzki Agab July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Russia is using Iran to destroy Uncle Sam obviously by sending to Iran their S-400. In this end days two nation are up to dominate the world these are Russia and China and both are ally to destroy America the Pro-Israel superpower. So God bless America the father of democracy and to all allies worldwide.

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  • Reply Cuong Hoang July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

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  • Reply Zorka Kelly July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    according to imbecilo Trump..thios is can be FAKE video!!!

  • Reply Dion Thomas July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Go hard Marines in Australia

  • Reply Mohammed Hussein July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    God bless the United States of America
    God bless Great Britaine

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  • Reply Orathai Freby July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

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  • Reply Orathai Freby July 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Take care of yourself bye I will miss you dear my friend US.

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