Rappahannock, Alan Shepard drill with Australian Navy during Talisman Sabre
210722-N-N1109-0008.JPG Photo By: (Photo by Third Officer Brandon Feinberg)

CORAL SEA - USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) resupplies HMAS Brisbane (DDG 41) during Exercise Talisman Sabre 21. This is the ninth iteration of Talisman Sabre, a large-scale, bilateral military exercise between Australia and the United States involving approximately 17,000 participants from seven nations. The month-long, multi-domain exercise consists of a series of training events that reinforce the strong U.S.-Australian alliance and demonstrate the U.S. military’s unwavering commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.


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