U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. David Belgard drives an AAV-P7/A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle through the water during an amphibious assault at Fog Bay, Australia, July 11, 2015. The Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Australians with Combat Team Bravo, 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, assaulted the beach and moved inland to secure additional objectives as part of Talisman Sabre 2015.  Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces. The 31st MEU is taking part in the exercise while deployed on its regularly scheduled Fall Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. Belgard, a native of Huffman, Texas, is an AAV crew chief with Echo Co., BLT 2/5, 31st MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Dyer/Released)
071115-M-VM748-041.JPG Photo By: Staff Sgt. Zachary Dyer

Dec 15, 2015
FOG BAY, NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia - U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. David Belgard drives an AAV-P7/A1 Amphibious Assault Vehicle through the water during an amphibious assault at Fog Bay, Australia, July 11, 2015. The Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Australians with Combat Team Bravo, 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, assaulted the beach and moved inland to secure additional objectives as part of Talisman Sabre 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces. The 31st MEU is taking part in the exercise while deployed on its regularly scheduled Fall Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. Belgard, a native of Huffman, Texas, is an AAV crew chief with Echo Co., BLT 2/5, 31st MEU. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Dyer/Released)


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