The opening ceremonies for Talisman Sabre 2015 were completed in Darwin, Australia, July 7, as Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 is underway with U.S. Sailors, Marines and embarked Australian military preparing for the high-level, amphibious training over the next two weeks.
Australian service members, from the Royal Australian Navy and Air Force and the Australian Defence Force, embarked the ships USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and USS Ashland (LSD 48) in Australia in preparation for Talisman Sabre 2015.
The exercise includes numerous scenarios which will be conducted in air warfare, surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and an amphibious landing ashore.
In addition to the 3,000 Sailors and Marines onboard Bonhomme Richard, 27,000 more U.S. and Australian service members will participate in the bilateral exercise July 4-19.
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