The Americans and Aussies have a storied history of fighting alongside each other ever since World War I. And right from the start we integrate and operate on a much higher level. – Exercise Koolendong is a
multilateral live fire exercise in the combined arms setting
involving the US Marine Corps, the Australians, and
the French Armed Forces. – We have about 2,500
Marines here in Darwin, and we’ve brought about 750 to 800 of them out to Mount Bundy to do
a culminating exercise. Being a rifleman and being sacked by seeing what we have in
the present for someone that we probably won’t ever meet. We keep this together, it closes the bond that we have. – [Soldier] It’s more than
just being out on the range.