• Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, speaks to
Soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, at Shoalwater Bay
training area in Queensland, Australia, during his visit to see operations
of Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman Saber is a biennial training exercise that
hones the interoperability of U.S. and Australian militaries.

    USARPAC commanding general visits Talisman Saber 2013

    Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, speaks to Soldiers with the 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, at Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland, Australia, during his visit to see operations of Talisman Saber 2013. Talisman...

  • Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, pins
American jump wings onto the only Australian Army Soldier who parajumped
with Airborne Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division into
Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland, Australia as part of Talisman
Saber 2013. Brooks visited Soldiers of U.S. Army Pacific who were
participating in the exercise, which is a biennial training opportunity for
U.S. and Australian militaries to hone their interoperability in the event
of crisis.

    USARPAC commanding general visits Talisman Saber 2013

    Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, pins American jump wings onto the only Australian Army Soldier who parajumped with Airborne Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division into Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland...

SHOALWATER BAY TRAINING AREA, Australia - General Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, visited Soldiers July 27 training in Australia as part of Talisman Saber 2013.

Talisman Saber, currently in its fifth iteration, is a biennial training exercise that hones the interoperability of U.S. and Australian militaries. The bilateral training included a variety of missions from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance efforts.

Brooks visited U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers training with their Australian counterparts at Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland. He presented award to several Soldiers with 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and toured areas of the battlefield to view training first hand.

"This training helps to move faster when our nation calls us to do what we need to do," said Brooks.

Brooks concluded his visit with a round table luncheon with U.S. and Australian Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines at Camp Rocky. Service members were encouraged to share their personal experiences from Talisman Saber and provide feedback for the next iteration.

"It's important we identify what we need to work on for next time," said Brooks, "This doesn't end with the exercise, the reality of us actually being called up to do something together exists and we need to always be primed for success."

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