U.S. Marines, Australian Soldiers Participate in Live-fire Exercise in Australia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Maxwell F. Bernstein, right, coordinates with his Australian counterpart during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the conclusion of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 on Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, July 31, 2013. Bernstein, an executive officer, is assigned to Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The live-fire exercise included the coordination of fire-support assets from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Australian army and several ships. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr.
  • Illumination rounds light the way for forward observers to adjust artillery and mortar fire during the night portion of a four-day, live-fire exercise following the end of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 on Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, Aug. 2, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Oxton
  • A 500-pound bomb, dropped from a B-52 Stratofortress bomber, detonates on a target during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the end of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 in Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, Aug. 2, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr.
  • A U.S. Marine prepares to load a round into an M327 120mm mortar during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the end of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 on Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, Aug. 3, 2013. The Marines are assigned to the 120mm mortar platoon, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Oxton
  • A U.S. Marine loads a round into an M327 120mm mortar during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the end of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 on Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, Aug. 3, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Oxton
  • A U.S. Marine loads a round into an M327 120mm mortar during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the end of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 on Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, Aug. 3, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Oxton
  • U.S. Marines and Australian artillery forward observers coordinate artillery and mortar fire during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the end of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 on Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, Aug. 3, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brian M. Ellis, left, coordinates with Australian Bombardier Corey W. Freckleton, right, to complete a close air support mission during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the conclusion of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 on Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, Aug. 3, 2013. Ellis, an air officer, is assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Freckleton, a joint terminal attack controller, is assigned to the 107th Battery, 4th Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr.
  • Shells from M777A2 155mm Howitzer cannons rain white phosphorous on a target during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the conclusion of Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 on Townshend Island in Queensland, Australia, Aug. 3, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr.