U.S. Marines Train in Australia

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines depart a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after resupplying an outpost with fresh food and water during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 16, 2014. The Marines are assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and the helicopter crew is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marines rush aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 16, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler J. Fox spots targets downrange in preparation for an unknown distance qualification range during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 18, 2014. Fox is a rifleman assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mina S. Gadelkarim engages targets using an M107 .50 caliber special application scoped rifle as part of an unknown distance qualification range during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 18, 2014. Gadelkarim is a rifleman assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mina S. Gadelkarim, left, spots targets for U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Jacob A. Zalewski as he engages targets with his M110 semi-automatic sniper system as part of an unknown distance qualification range during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 18, 2014. Gadelkarim is a rifleman and Zalewski is a scout sniper platoon commander assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Tyler J. Fox adjusts his M110 semi-automatic sniper system's wind and elevation knobs in preparation of an unknown distance qualification range during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 18, 2014. Fox is a rifleman assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Mina S. Gadelkarim engages targets using an M107 .50 caliber special application scoped rifle as part of an unknown distance qualification range during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 18, 2014. Gadelkarim is a rifleman assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marines and Australian soldiers work together as a CH-53E Super Stallion prepares to land during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 22, 2014. The Marines are assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and the Australian soldiers are assigned to the Army's 1st Brigade. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • Royal Australian Artillery Lance Bombadier Aaron Costas, right, U.S. Marine Capt. Aaron Brusch, center, and U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Sean M. Swallen, left, work together to radio in a 10 digit grid part of a company-sized attack during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 22, 2014. Costa is assigned to the Australian army's 1st Brigade, and Brusch and Swallen are assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marines Corps Lance Cpl. Scott J. Smith prepares to drop a 60mm mortar shell into a M2 24 A1 mortar system as part of a company-sized attack during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 22, 2014. Smith is assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marines Corps Lance Cpls. Matthew R. Giebudowski, left, and Scott J. Smith duck their heads during a company-sized attack as part of Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 22, 2014. Giebudowski and Smith are assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • Australian Army Lt. Stephen D. Weir, right, and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas W. Boston post perimeter security for a stand-to drill during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 24, 2014. Boston is assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Andre M. Nelson posts perimeter security for a stand-to drill during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 24, 2014. Nelson is assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Martin D. Pompa takes a knee while he posts perimeter security for a stand-to drill during Exercise Koolendong 14 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Australia, Aug. 24, 2014. Pompa is assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey S. Holeman Jr.