Aug 4, 2013
TOWNSHEND ISLAND, Queensland, Australia - Artillerymen with Echo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire a high explosive round in support of a combined artillery and close air support training exercise following the conclusion of Talisman Saber 2013 here, Aug. 1. The live-fire exercise provided effective and intense training to ensure Australian and U.S. forces are capable, interoperable, deployable on short notice and combat-ready. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.


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