Talisman Saber 2017
U.S. Army Col. Jeffrey Crapo, ground forces commander, 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry division waits to jump from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III July 12, 2017 to airdrop in support of Exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The purpose of TS17 is to improve U.S.-Australian combat readiness, increase interoperability, maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime prepositioning and logistics operations in the Pacific. TS17 also demonstrates U.S. commitment to its key ally and the overarching security framework in the Indo Asian Pacific region.