U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, conduct a live fire exercise from the defense at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia. The Marines are part of Marine Rotational Force Darwin (MRF-D).

While the infantrymen made up the Ground Combat Element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367 (HMLA-367) take on the role of the Aviation Combat Element. UH-1Y Huey helicopters are the primary support, taking part in close air support evolutions, aerial command and control, armed reconnaissance, and forward air controller support for the Marines on the ground, providing the MRF-D with a full MAGTF capability.


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