Monday, January 2, 2012

Leopard AS1

Landing Craft Air Cushioned (LCAC) Loadmaster, Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Paul Turner, assigned to Assault Craft Unit Five (ACU-5), directs an Australian Army Leopard AS1 main battle tank onto the beach at Sabina Point during exercise Talisman Sabre 2005. Talisman Sabre is an exercise jointly sponsored by the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Defense Force Joint Operations Command, and designed to train the U.S. Seventh Fleet commander's staff and Australian Joint Operations staff as a designated Combined Task Force (CTF) headquarters. The exercise focuses on crisis action planning and execution of contingency response operations. U.S. Pacific Command units and Australian forces will conduct land, sea and air training throughout the training area. More than 11,000 U.S. and 6,000 Australian personnel will participate. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class David A. Levy)

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