France, US conclude Bois Belleau 100 amphibious cooperation

first_img France, US conclude Bois Belleau 100 amphibious cooperation View post tag: US Marines February 28, 2018 Share this article View post tag: BPC Tonnerre View post tag: Bois Belleau 100 US sailors and marines have concluded two months of cooperation with their French counterparts aboard the French Navy amphibious assault ship BPC Tonnerre.Approximately 150 US personnel spent the last two months working together with the French task group composed of BPC Tonnerre and Horizon-class air defense destroyer FS Chevalier Paul in the US 5th Fleet area of operations.The deployment, dubbed “Bois Belleau 100”, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Belleau Wood, where the US Marine Corps’ 5th and 6th Infantry Regiments fought alongside French forces for a strategic stretch located in France’s Belleau Wood.One of the first orders issued to the French Amphibious Task Group (ATG) was to participate in Alligator Dagger – TF 51/5’s premier integrated combat proficiency training for subordinate units entering the US Central Command’s (CENTCOM) area of responsibility.Specifically, this bilateral training (held off the coast of Djibouti) enables military forces to hone their skills in amphibious operations, air defense, non-combatant and medical casualty evacuations, replenishment-at-sea, tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel as well as combat marksmanship and visit, board, search and seizure evolutions.The US-French team followed up with a series of exercises throughout the Middle East, aimed at building capacity and capability with regional militaries including Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE).“The deployment started with amphibious operations in Djibouti during Alligator Dagger and moved to the Arabian Gulf with Alligator Thunder,” said US Marine Maj. Christopher Warnagiris, operations officer for the US landing force command element aboard Tonnerre. “We ended with an exercise in Kuwait during Alligator Lightning, where we employed SPMAGTF-CR-CC to conduct our first tactical use of the MV-22 Osprey aboard a French ship, which entailed deck landings and amphibious raid exercises.”Warnagiris noted that while there were many firsts during the deployment, the inclusion of a new R2LM team was one of the highlights. Although it was designed to support US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces or allied ships to perform en route emergency care, the R2LM team offered critical care capabilities during the multilateral exercises aboard Tonnerre.“We successfully integrated with the French medical team and proved that we can conduct maritime operations on a NATO-allied vessel and various medical and amphibious operations,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Magajna, a R2LM emergency medicine physician aboard Tonnerre. “Even though we did business a little differently and experienced a language barrier in the beginning, we managed to work through the challenges quickly.”“Working with the US Marines and Sailors aboard the Tonnerre was a very good experience,” said French Navy Second Master Marine LePage with the information management cell aboard Tonnerre. “It wasn’t easy at first because of the language barrier, but it was great because we discovered a lot and used the occasion to improve our English and learn from each other. If I have another opportunity, I’d really appreciate working with the US again. The Tonnerre deployment was a great time and it was nice to work with the US.”The ATG operated in the CENTCOM area of responsibility from November 2017 to February 2018. The Tonnerre’s Air Task Group reported to Commander, US 5th Fleet and was under tactical control of TF 51/5 but also remained flexible to conduct multiple missions simultaneously in support of France’s national tasking operations as required.center_img View post tag: French Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today France, US conclude Bois Belleau 100 amphibious cooperation View post tag: US Navy View post tag: FS Chevalier Paul Authoritieslast_img read more

Buyer registers to purchase just as the hammer was about to fall

first_imgAcutioneer Peter Burgin from Place, Wooloongabba. 130 Morehead Ave, Norman Park up for Acution. Saturday July 21, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)MORE than 50 people turned out to see 21 Clyde Rd, Herston sell under the hammer to a last minute buyer yesterday.GOING GONE: 21 Clyde St, Herston sold to a last minute buyer for $1,150,000.Sunshine Biskaps purchased the property for $1,150,000 after she decided during the auction this was the home for her.“I was on realestate.com.au and I heard this area is really nice so I thought I’d check it out, it’s my first day in this area,” Ms Biskaps said.“I just walked in about 10 minutes before the auction and it shows really nicely.“I just really like tall ceilings and the way it feels like a home.”She said she was really excited to now call Herston home, having moved to Australia from Jakarta with her husband a few weeks ago.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00The property was refurbished as part of a bigger development, according to auction attendee and project manager Ross Muirhead.“We did a change to an existing DA on this one … it was about eight months for the construction, including the (three) townhouses at the back,” Mr Muirhead said.“Out of the ceilings I think we only lost one, so basically all the ornate ceilings and things like joinery remains the same, french doors, as many windows as possible we could keep and the floors are original.“But it was fitted out with all the mod cons of zoned airconditioning and things that you need these days.”Mr Muirhead said two of the three townhouses were also under contract.“It’s a great little development; it’s hard to get land in this area, really hard.”Winners at the Norman Park auction Gary Sones, Holly Leybourne and Craig Hauser. Saturday July 21, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)Place Bulimba lead agent James Curtain’s listing at 130 Morehead Ave, Norman Park sold for $1,240,000 under the hammer yesterday.Bidding started at $1 million, with three registered bidders raising their paddles to buy. The property was announced on the market at $1,150,000, and two of the bidders continued to fight it out until the property sold to Gary Sones, Craig Hauser and Holly Leybourne.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours ago130 Morehead Ave, Norman Park up for Acution. Saturday July 21, 2018. (AAP image, John Gass)Mr Sones said they would redevelop the property into two homes on 500sq m land and then present them to the market in about a year’s time.Ray White chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom said the start to new financial year had been very exciting, with three standout sales yesterday.Ray White Alderley director Andrew Cowan’s listing at 76 Alderson St, Newmarket sold under the hammer for $585,000.It was the second most viewed auction property on realestate.com.au last week and Mr Peereboom said about 50 people turned out to see three bidders vie to buy the home.>> FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<<“That was entry level buying for a property, for a house, so a lot of people think it was really good value,” he said.“The buyers were a young couple and they will be renovating it and having their family home there.”Ray White Graceville sales executive Douglas May’s listing at 37 Evadne St, Graceville sold for $1.4 million at its 11am auction.“There we had four registrations, it started at $1.1 and got to $1.4 pretty quick and sold,” Mr Peereboom said.He said Ray White Forest Lake principal Thanh Ngo’s listing at 4 Nuthatch St, Inala was another great entry level buy, selling for $350,000 under the hammer.“We had six registered bidders and a good result on that,” he said.“People are seeing value in a market place that’s going to have capital growth.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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