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Iraqi soldiers treat a simulated crash victim during a vehicle evacuation training exercise at Camp Taji, Iraq, June 8, 2016. Task Group Taji conducted medical training to supplement Iraqi soldiers’ overall tactical capabilities. Training at building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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Peshmerga soldiers acquire targets by using the scopes on their M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle during the sniper portion of a combined arms training exercise near Erbil, Iraq, July 26, 2016. The combined arms exercise allowed trainers to review the soldiers’ understanding of all the training conducted over the past several weeks during the modern brigade course. Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve aims to enable and equip indigenous forces to take the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to halt the terrorist’s momentum. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kalie Jones/Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 5th Squadron 82nd Airorne Division 3rd Brigade train members of the Iraqi Army how to fire 120 mm mortors at Besmaya Range Complex, July 3, 2015. Training at the building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security force personnel to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
(U.S. Army Photo by Spc. William Marlow/ Released.)

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Training

An Iraqi soldier fires an M14 sniper rifle as an Australian soldier, attached to Task Group Taji, spots a target for him during an advanced marksmanship class at Camp Taji, Iraq, July 17, 2016. The ability to accurately fire a sniper rifle will supplement Iraqi soldiers’ overall tactical capabilities. Training at the building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces personnel to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua Powell/Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 5th Squadron 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division assist the Iraqi Army in shooting their AK-47 at Besmaya Range Complex, July 5, 2015. Training at the building partner capacity sites is an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to train Iraqi security force personnel to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
(U.S. Army Photo by Spc. William Marlow/ Released.)

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Australian Army soldiers from 1st Commando Regiment dropped into coastal waters off Shoalwater Bay training area as part of an advanced force operation in support of 7th Brigade’s combined arms training activity, Exercise Diamond Strike 2015.

As a slight storm swept across the coast moments after the insertion, the Commandos gathered together and stormed Freshwater Beach in Queensland. Over the next three days the commandos conducted several day and night scenario-based operations, including raids and direct action missions, to support of 7th Brigade’s scheme of manoeuvre. Commando’s collective skills were tested in in extreme conditions to identify lessons and learn from the experience.

Special Operations Command provides advanced force operations effects to the joint operating environment. Forces are trained, equipped and prepared to conduct key tasks at high levels of readiness, including point-of-entry. Advanced force operations involve the precision suppression, neutralisation or destruction of high value targets, seizure of key terrain and disruption of command-and-control systems to shape the environment for follow-on forces. 1st Commando Regiment, along with the other Special Operations Command units, provide an important contribution to generating this effect.

1st Commando Regiment is a unique special forces unit within Special Operations Command – Australia. As the oldest unit within Special Operations Command, the regiment has provided an unbroken conduit for the passage of experience from Second World War Commando forefathers to the modern Australian special operations community. Today, regiment contains some of the most skilled, dedicated and combat experienced soldiers within Army.

Training

Italian Carabinieri trainers watch an Iraqi policeman as he fires at a target during advanced marksmanship training at Camp Dublin, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2016. The Carabinieri are training Iraqi policemen as part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s building partner capacity mission. Policemen who perform well during the basic training course get selected for advanced training like this. The training prepares the policemen to secure and stabilize Iraqi towns after other Iraqi Security Forces retake them from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. William Reinier/Released)

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Australian Army soldiers from 1st Commando Regiment dropped into coastal waters off Shoalwater Bay training area as part of an advanced force operation in support of 7th Brigade’s combined arms training activity, Exercise Diamond Strike 2015.

As a slight storm swept across the coast moments after the insertion, the Commandos gathered together and stormed Freshwater Beach in Queensland. Over the next three days the commandos conducted several day and night scenario-based operations, including raids and direct action missions, to support of 7th Brigade’s scheme of manoeuvre. Commando’s collective skills were tested in in extreme conditions to identify lessons and learn from the experience.

Special Operations Command provides advanced force operations effects to the joint operating environment. Forces are trained, equipped and prepared to conduct key tasks at high levels of readiness, including point-of-entry. Advanced force operations involve the precision suppression, neutralisation or destruction of high value targets, seizure of key terrain and disruption of command-and-control systems to shape the environment for follow-on forces. 1st Commando Regiment, along with the other Special Operations Command units, provide an important contribution to generating this effect.

1st Commando Regiment is a unique special forces unit within Special Operations Command – Australia. As the oldest unit within Special Operations Command, the regiment has provided an unbroken conduit for the passage of experience from Second World War Commando forefathers to the modern Australian special operations community. Today, regiment contains some of the most skilled, dedicated and combat experienced soldiers within Army.

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EXERCISE NORTHERN SHIELD 

The Australian Defence Force’s highest readiness soldiers conducted a mass, short notice deployment from Brisbane to Exmouth in Western Australian overnight to join the fight on Exercise Northern Shield. The Ready Combat Team (RCT), currently comprising 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR) soldiers, responded to a simulated enemy threat in remote North West Australia by moving from Amberley to Learmonth in several Air Force C-17 Globemaster, C-130J Hercules and KC-30 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft. The RCT is operating under a Joint Task Force, supported by a significant array of capabilities including a Brisbane-based Deployable Joint Force Headquarters (DJFHQ) element, Air Force fast jets and P3 Orion surveillance aircraft, Army long range reconnaissance teams and Tiger helicopters.