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  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Exercise TALISMAN SABER 2013 has commenced, with more than 28,000 soldiers, sailors, air men and women taking to the sea, land and sky in northern Australia. TALISMAN SABER is a biennial training activity jointly sponsored by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Joint Operations Command and the US Pacific Command to train the United States 7th […]

  • 11 July 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 27,000 U.S. and Australian personnel are converging in Australia and the Coral Sea in preparation for the amphibious exercise Talisman Saber 2013, to be held off the coast of Australia July 15 through Aug. 6.  Talisman Saber is a U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM)-sponsored exercise that trains forces in a mid-intensity, high-end warfighting scenario […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sailors from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) began their portion of Talisman Saber 2013 off the northeast coast of Australia, July 15. Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 is a biennial training activity aimed at improving Australian and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability. “Talisman Saber 2013 demonstrates the U.S. […]

  • 12 August 2013

    The upgraded Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth ended Exercise Talisman Saber 2013 with a bang—lots of bangs actually—as she participated in a joint live fire exercise at Townsend Island, off Queensland. Perth fired around 100 rounds from its 5-inch gun, in an exercise that coordinated live fire from Australian Army artillery and Tiger Armed Reconnaissance […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Spanish Combat Support Ship ESPS Cantabria deployed to Australia since February, is currently in the Coral Sea participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER 13 providing logistic support to United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships. One key element for the successful conduct of military operations and exercises at and from the sea is a […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The combined U.S.-Australian exercise Talisman Saber 2017 concluded in Brisbane on July 25 after 30 days of high-end, mid-intensity warfighting scenarios. Two years in the planning, Talisman Saber involved approximately 33,000 participants, 36 warships and over 220 aircraft. Luke Howarth MP, Australian Federal Member for Petrie representing Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne, was joined by […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The biennial joint U.S.-Australian exercise Talisman Saber 2013 concluded with a ceremony hosted by the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in Cairns, Australia, July 29. Talisman Saber is a joint exercise sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defence Force (ADF) Headquarters Joint Operations […]

  • 30 July 2013
    Training & Education

    A Seahawk and its crew from 816 Squadron have been specially detached to HMAS Perth for Exercise TALISMAN SABER in the waters off Central Queensland. Flight commander Lieutenant Commander Jeff Topping said the birdies would have more of a training focus and wouldn’t become ship’s company. “Normally an aircraft and its air crew and maintainers become the […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

      Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, along with members of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), embarked the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), for the joint-force exercise Talisman Saber 2013 (TS13) July 13. Talisman Saber is a […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The US Navy expressed willingness to assist  Australia in taking out bombs, which were mistakenly dropped into the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park a week ago, Reuters informed today. During the exercise Talisman Saber, performed near south Australian coast, the US aircraft were pushed to drop the bombs because they had identified civilian […]

  • 28 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian ships and helicopters reportedly harassed U.S.-flagged M/V Green Ridge in the Baltic Sea in May as it was carrying military equipment for exercise Saber Strike 2017, according to Defense News. The U.S. cargo ship was approached by Russian military assets as it was travelling near Russian waters en route to Lithuania. Defense News cited an internal […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Exercise TALISMAN SABER gave Australian and US Navy sailors the chance to ‘see how the other half live’ when personnel from the Anzac Class frigate HMAS Perth and the U.S. Navy amphibious landing ship USS Germantown ‘cross decked’. The Germantown sailors who came aboard Perth, received a tour of the ship and enjoyed a meal in the main cafe with their Australian counterparts. […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) participated with four Royal Australian Navy ships, the Royal Australian Air Force, and United States Marine Corps during Field Training Exercise North (FTX-N). FTX-N is a precursor to Talisman Saber 17 (TS 17) while on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations. Talisman […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Taking charge of the largest amphibious assault conducted by an Australian force in 70 years as part of exercise Talisman Saber presented an opportunity to shine for the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters. The assault, led from amphibious asssault ship HMAS Canberra, was a significant milestone in the Australian Defence Force’s development of a high end amphibious […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), concluded a three-month patrol of Indo-Asia- Pacific returning to its base at Yokosuka, Japan, on August 9. During the patrol, Ronald Reagan participated in exercise Talisman Saber 2017, designed to enhance U.S.-Australian military interoperability through a variety of maritime, land and air operations scenarios. The […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual combined-joint exercise Saber Strike 17 kicked off with troops and vehicles coming ashore with tactical landing crafts from maritime prepositioning ships in the Baltic Sea to Ventspils, Latvia, May 23-24, 2017. The exercise is held at various locations throughout the Baltic region and Poland and prepares allies and partners to respond more to regional crises and […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy Combat Logistics Force ships USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) and USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) are steaming off the coast of northeastern Australia this week, providing vital logistics support to U.S. and Australian ships participating in Talisman Saber 2013. Thousands of U.S. and Australian military forces took to the air, […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) is underway training in Talisman Sabre 2015, a bilateral exercise between Australian and U.S. forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations. The exercise encompasses many warfare areas with a rigorous training schedule including, air defense exercises, gunnery exercises, and encounter exercises. Strengthening the interoperability of U.S. […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 13, to continue its 2013 patrol of the 7th Fleet area of operations. George Washington has spent the last three weeks in port to conduct a scheduled maintenance period after two months at sea. “George Washington and its crew are […]

  • 23 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) participated in a simulated beach assault as part of the biennial combined joint training exercise Talisman Saber 2013, July 20 and 21. Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters, MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, and landing craft air […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    As the bilateral exercise Talisman Saber 2013 between the U.S. and Australia gains momentum, the two nations learn more every day on what it means to work together. The exercise is a biennial combined Australian and United States (US) training activity, designed to train Australian respective military forces in planning and conducting Combined Task Force […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Following aggression by the fictional island nation ‘Kamaria’, Australia and the United States have been called upon to form a combined force to restore peace and security to the region. Now, a large and highly capable Australian and US Navy fleet is amassing in the Coral Sea to prepare for action against the mythical ‘Kamarians’. […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Okinawa-based marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11 completed their regularly-scheduled deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region aboard the ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The marines returned to White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, on September 19. Embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region June 17, after a month-long continuous maintenance availability (CMAV). The CMAV gave Blue Ridge the opportunity to replace 4,500 square feet of decking and complete critical repairs to the engineering plant. Some of these repairs will […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) teamed up with forces from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and Australian Defence Force (ADF) to conduct an air defense exercise (ADEX) in support of exercise Talisman Saber 2013, July 22. Talisman Saber is a biennial training exercise aimed at improving ADF and U.S. combat readiness and […]

  • 5 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) departed its forward-deployed base of Sasebo, Japan on June 2, becoming the final ship in the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group to set sail on a routine deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The amphibious ships, together with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are scheduled […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted a reception in Brisbane, Australia, July 30, after conducting a successful 2013 Talisman Saber (TS 13) exercise. The evening gala was also a celebration of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier’s first visit to Brisbane. “This event was amazing,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group was joined by a U.S. destroyer and four Australian frigates to test elements of the up-gunned ESG concept during two weeks of drills at exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The field training exercise (FTX) component of TS17 tested a combined and joint forces’ ability to respond to a crisis situation. Amphibious […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) conducted training on NATO medical causality evacuation procedures in preparation for Talisman Saber 2013, July 12, 2013. FASTPAC simulated numerous scenarios involving a marine getting wounded in the battlefield, assessing the situation and calling for a helicopter evacuation with the MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, of Helicopter […]