MRF-D, ADF complete Exercise Koolendong


U.S. Marines from Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and Australian Army soldiers and have completed a live-fire, high-end warfighting exercise in the Northern Territory. Conducted at the Mount Bundey Training Area from 1 to 11 September, Exercise Koolendong enhanced our ability to mutually support one another in a combined arms environment and improved the ability of the combined force to rapidly respond to crises and assist allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. MRF-D Commanding Officer, Col. David Banning stated Koolendong was designed to build proficiency and interoperability among the Marines and ADF to better respond to a variety of security challenges and crises in the region…


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