U.S. Marines Compete on Australian Obstacle Course

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nicholas Garton jumps over a wall on an obstacle course during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. Garton is a machine gunner assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin. The competition is part of a combined training opportunity with Australian troops. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Deric Hensley, right, and Matthew Polliard cross a rope on an obstacle course during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. Hensley, a machine gunner, and Polliard, a rifleman, are assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Trevor Smitherman crawls under concertina wire on an obstacle course during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. Smitherman is assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel
  • U.S. Marines jump down man-made steps on an obstacle course station during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian Greendahl takes a quiz in between stations during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. Greendahl is assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel
  • U.S. Marines disassemble and assemble weapons during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel
  • U.S. Marines help each other scale a wall on an obstacle course during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Trevor Smitherman jumps from stone to stone on an obstacle course during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks in Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. Smitherman is assigned to Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel
  • U.S. Marines participate in a swimming event during a weeklong squad competition on Robertson Barracks, Darwin, Australia, June 2, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Reel