Friday, November 27, 2015   

US ally Australia to host 1,150 more Marines
(03-25 10:13)

The United States will send 1,150 Marines to Australia in April, bolstering the roughly 200-member force already in Darwin, officers said.
The reinforcements are part of a planned deployment of up to 2,500 US Marines in Australia by 2016-2017. Most of the Marines will come from the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton in California and are “expected to arrive in Australia in early April,'' the Marine Corps said in a statement.
The force will include four CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters and about 100 personnel to operate and maintain the aircraft, it said.
US President Barack Obama announced the rotational deployment of Marines to Darwin in 2011.
In November 2012, Australian and US officials unveiled plans for the American military to station a powerful radar and space telescope in Australia.—AFP

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