Digging in the Defense

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Russell, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Russell is a Lennon, Mich. native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Russell, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Russell is a Lennon, Mich. native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Russell, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Russell is a Lennon, Mich. native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Russell, a team leader and combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Russell a Lennon, Mich. native.  trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics.     "Teaching Marines is easily my favorite thing about being in the Marine Corps because as a Marine starts to learn you can see them develop, and then you watch them teach their Marines. It's a really cool evolution you get to see, how a Marine grows. One day they will be doing what you have been training to do, and you watch them do an excellent job at it."     MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances, and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Russell, a team leader and combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Russell a Lennon, Mich. native. trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics.
“Teaching Marines is easily my favorite thing about being in the Marine Corps because as a Marine starts to learn you can see them develop, and then you watch them teach their Marines. It’s a really cool evolution you get to see, how a Marine grows. One day they will be doing what you have been training to do, and you watch them do an excellent job at it.”
MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances, and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph Manzie, a squad leader and combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Manzie is a Chicago, Ill. native.
“I have a squad of Marines. Basically I make sure my fire team leaders are good to go. I am the direct link between my junior Marines and the staff noncommissioned officers here. Us being able to mobilize Marines quick, in a hurry out here shows that we are able to help out anyone in a short matter of time.”
The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard Chargualaf, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Chargualaf is a Piti, Guam native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. John Lara, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Lara is a Santa Ana, Calif. native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps John Lara, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Lara is a Santa Ana, Calif. native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marines with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin perform field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marines with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin participate in squad patrols on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marines with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin perform field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tyler Russell, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Russell is a Lennon, Mich. native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard Chargualaf, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Chargualaf is a Piti, Guam native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph Manzie, a team leader and combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Manzie is a Chicago, Ill. native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Rapalo, a combat engineer with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics. Rapalo, is a Charlotte, N.C. native. MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Walter Thomas, a motor transport operator with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Thomas is a Brentwood, Tennesse native.
“I am really excited to be out here and get to train with a different fighting force and learn new skills from them. We’re going over possible IED hits on our convoy, tactical combat casualty care, and lots of ranges. This training builds confidence and it strengthens us as a whole so we can function faster and get the mission done.”
MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jordan Hernandez, a motor transport operator with Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, performs field environment training on Robertson Barracks, NT, Australia, July 14, 2020. Hernandez is a Fresno, Calif. native. The Marines trained in a variety of scenarios including casualty evacuations, security and reconnaissance patrols, as well as defensive tactics.
“This training gives me a lot more driving experience. ITX did a great job teaching me when I joined the fleet, but being out here in Australia provides me with a great opportunity to apply the knowledge I know. Being here, allows us to get some great fast-paced training in.”
MRF-D enables U.S. Marines and the ADF to enhance regional security, strengthen alliances and partnerships, and increase the ability to rapidly respond to crises throughout the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Marshall)

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