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Sep 11, 2017

Marines with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, board an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft during Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) while at sea in the Pacific Ocean, July 8, 2017. Talisman Saber is a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces. BLT 3/5, the Ground Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is exploring state-of-the-art concepts and technologies as the dedicated force for Sea Dragon 2025, a Marine Corps initiative to prepare for future battles. The 31st MEU is taking part in Talisman Saber while deployed on its regularly-scheduled patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Breanna L. Weisenberger/Released)

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