U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, secure a simulated aircraft wreck site during Exercise Hamel at Cultana Training Area, South Australia, Australia. Exercise Hamel is a trilateral training exercise with Australian, New Zealand, and U.S. forces to enhance cooperation, trust, and friendship.
Exercise Hamel is a major Army exercise that is designed to evaluate the war fighting skills of a Brigade to ensure they are ready for potential future deployments from humanitarian assistance missions through to high tempo war fighting operations. Named from a battle fought in France in 1918, Hamel has been designed to develop, confirm, and evaluate the foundation war fighting skills of Darwin’s 1st Brigade and assigned Force Elements within a Joint Task Force setting.
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