Inside Operation Augury - Philippines
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Inside Operation Augury - Philippines

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Operation Augury - Philippines is the Australian Defence Force's partnership training with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, enhancing the understanding of terrorist threats in the region and builds on the long-standing relationship between both countries. The training provided by over 50 men and women from the ADF's Land Mobile Training Team includes urban close combat and communication training as well as urban search and breach training.

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Sapper Nicholas Field (right) and Lance Corporal Callum Leete (3rd from right) with the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment instruct marines from the Philippine's 8th Marine Battalion during training at the Philippine Marine Corp Barracks Gregorio Lim in Ternate, Luzon.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Australian Army 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment soldiers with marines of the Philippine's 8th Marine Battalion during training. The 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment is part of the engineers and sniper splinter team part of Operation Augury where Australian Army is training members of the Philippines Armed Forces.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Sapper Nicholas Field (left) with the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment instructs how to set a charge on a makeshift door to two marines.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Australian Army Sapper Nicholas Field (right) and Sapper Justin Letta (2nd from left) with the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment explain the timing procedure of a controlled explosion.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Australian Army Sergeant Steve Driver (left) and Sapper Nicholas Field (2nd from left) with the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Sapper Justin Letta (right) with the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment instructs a marine.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Marines from the Philippine's 8th Marine Battalion.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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A marine special forces captain who fought in the Battle of Marawi, sits in the grasses near a beach at the Philippine Marine Corp Barracks.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Philippine marine snipers look through their scopes in a hide inside a building during training.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Private Brodie Smith (right) with the 8th/9th Royal Australian Regiment and Land Mobile Training Team observes a Filipino marine as he enters a mock building during urban combat training.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Philippine marines during urban combat training with the Australian Army Land Mobile Training Team.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Private Daniel Martin (centre left) and Private Brodie Smith (centre) with the 8th/9th Royal Australian Regiment and Land Mobile Training Team demonstrate firing skills during training at the firing range.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Private Brock Francis (2nd from right) with the 8th/9th Royal Australian Regiment and Land Mobile Training Team taps the shoulder of his Filipino counterpart during training at the firing range.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Corporal Robert Druery (2nd from right) and Private Daniel Martin (3rd from right) with the 8th/9th Royal Australian Regiment and Land Mobile Training Team during training at the firing range.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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A Philippine marine fires at a target during training with the Australian Army Land Mobile Training Team at the firing range.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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Corporal Robert Druery (2nd from left) and Private Daniel Martin (4th from left) with the 8th/9th Royal Australian Regiment and Land Mobile Training Team during training at the firing range.Credit:Kate Geraghty

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A Filipino marine pauses during firing during urban combat shooting at the firing range near the Philippine's 3rd Marine Brigade base on Palawan, Philippines. Credit:Kate Geraghty