USS Wasp and 31st MEU operations during Talisman Sabre
The battle ensign flies aboard the USS Wasp (LHD 1), as ships of Expeditionary Strike Group 7 transit in formation through the Tasman Sea. Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st MEU, is currently participating in Talisman Sabre 2019 off the coast of Northern Australia. A bilateral, biennial event, Talisman Sabre is designed to improve U.S. and Australian combat training, readiness and interoperability through realistic, relevant training necessary to maintain regional security, peace and stability.
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