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2013 Talisman Saber

Approximately 18,000 American and 9,000 Australian personnel demonstrated the wisdom of these words when they came together to participate in the bilateral military cooperation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region during combined, joint-force exercise Talisman Saber 2013. Every two years, Talisman Saber is planned, organized, and carried out by U.S. and Australian militaries for the simple purpose of enhancing combined, joint-force teamwork, so that the two militaries are better at getting the job done - no matter what that job is. "Talisman Saber is one of the largest combined, joint exercises that the Navy does," said Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7. "We work with our Australian partners and allies to hone our war fighting skills and to create interoperability that we can utilize in the future, whether that's war fighting, or humanitarian assistance with disaster relief, or anything across the spectrum of maritime activity." Amidst static displays, distinguished visitors, media interviews and children enjoying themselves as they checked out U.S. and Australian military hardware, Talisman Saber 2013 officially kicked off July 14 at a local fairgrounds-type venue in Rockhampton, Queensland. At the same time, off the coast of eastern Australia, in the Coral Sea, a flurry of maritime activity began. USS Germantown (LSD 42) launched a fleet survey team on small watercraft to scout the Australian coastline for water depth, looking for the best landing spot for a possible amphibious assault. Approximately 50 nautical miles away, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted simultaneous helicopter and landing craft air cushion (LCAC) maneuvers, readying themselves the assault. USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) waited along with Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships HMAS Choules (LSD 100), HMAS Sydney (FFG 03) and HMAS Perth (FFH 157) - all of sat ready to join the ESG in the Amphibious Operating Area (AOA "The amount of planning that goes into this biennial exercise is extraordinary," said Harley. "We coordinated over 20 ships, more than 100 aircraft, and several submarines - and we tied them together over a wide area using training areas throughout Australia." One spectacular display of coordination among the forces exhibited itself among the Sailors and Marines who orchestrated their daily operations in the tightly packed community aboard Bonhomme Richard. The service members worked side-by-side to ensure amphibious operations were successful from the point of loading on ship to hitting the beach. "The Sailors from the ship helped us get our (Combat Rubber Raiding Craft) in the water, their safety boat escorted us in, and they even circled our scout swimmers dropping shark repellant in the water," said a force reconnaissance Marine with the 31st MEU. "They helped our insert from the ship all the way to the shore. If the Sailors aren't at the top of their game, we don't even make it out of the well deck." On a day-to-day basis, the proverbial blue-green team meshes their strengths and areas of expertise to benefit the mission. The dynamic of having direct counterparts that operate in completely different environments brings a wide array of knowledge to the collaborative effort. "I have learned that each side, blue or green, provides different skills to the fight," said Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Breanna Shepherd, assigned to Bonhomme Richard. "Everyone is good at something and the Navy may help to fill gaps the Marines have and vice versa. You have to use all your available resources when trying to complete a mission and our Marine counterparts are part of those resources." With all the players making individual preparations, the next step was to integrate and position them in the AOA. U.S. and RAN vessels moved into place along the Australian coastline during the next phase of Talisman Saber. Learn more about Talisman Saber 2013, where more than 20 ships, 100 aircraft and 27,000 personnel participated here:


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