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MRF-D Demonstrates Range and Reaction Capability with Trans-Pacific Tactical Redeployment > United States Marine Corps Flagship > News Display

 Marine Rotational Force-Darwin 22 conducted a trans-pacific tactical redeployment of forces and equipment, primarily consisting of a team from the aviation combat element to further demonstrate the range and quick reaction capability of the MAGTF from 12 – 17 September.

“I want to maximize the training value of every event, and take advantage of opportunities allowing us to demonstrate particularly our HADR proficiency in the Indo-Pacific,” explained Colonel Chris Steele, the MRF-D 22 commander, while providing his commander’s intent for the Marine Air Ground Task Force. “This is also an opportunity to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences to our Marines and Sailors and that is also important to us.”

TACREDEPLOY featured a five-day transit of key terrain in the South Pacific, with a section of MV-22 Ospreys supported by a C-130. MRF-D Marines and Sailors along with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing supporting effort travelled from Darwin to Amberley in…

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