Exercise Southern Jackaroo is the Australian Defence Force’s annual trilateral exercise with elements from United States Pacific Command (US PACOM) and the Japanese Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF) held from 18 May to 2 June 2017.
This year’s iteration of Southern Jackaroo had members from the US Army 25th Infantry Division, the US Marine Rotation Force – Darwin (MRF-D) and the JGSDF conducting foundation war-fighting and combined arms activities within a Field Training Exercise (FTX) and Live Fire Exercise (LFX) environment within the Mount Bundey Training Area (MBTA).
The exercise helps maintain a high level of interoperability and enhances existing military to military relationships.
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