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In the recent Pitch Black joint exercise in Australia, the land of crocodiles and terrifying spiders, U.S. Marines were finally able to fly a mission with MV-22 Ospreys escorted by light aircraft.

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Photo by Michael Yon via Wikimedia Commons

If you’ve got a thing for the Punisher, the Spartans of old, or the Grim Reaper as part of your warfighting gear, the Australian army has a message for you: pack your shit and go.

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U.S. Army/Spc. Robert H. Baumgartner

The last time I saw Major General Day, I was an 18-year-old first-year cadet at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.  He was the Commandant. It was November 1987.  And I was standing in front of his desk.  Being kicked out of the Academy.  And I owe him big time because it was a turning point in my life.

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