So right now we’re in Tonga working with
the Tongans, the French, the Australians, and the New Zealanders. So the Tafakula is done every two
years and this year Tonga is hosting it. For the first week of training here we basically just
did a lot of integration with all the different nations. We did a 100 meter range, did CLS
and what was the third one MCMAP. The Tongan boys were hyped The boys were hyped up for
them to do the ice break-up between the different nations get to know each other
better put a little morale boost before the exercise the next week. For the FTX my platoon has two squads and
then we had a squad of Australians attached to us and then we were a platoon under
the Tongan company Commander. Basically what would happen is the company
commander would come down with the task and then my platoon would go execute and would just report back to the battalion as we accomplished the task given to us. My platoon took part in the exercises
and were given an opportunity to actually see what it’s like when you integrate with other nations and to learn from others so it was really beneficial for myself and the team as well. We’re reminded almost daily that this isn’t about the tactical way to take down
an objective it’s all about making friends and interoperating. We came out here not really knowing what to expect but being able to work like I
said with these different nations and coming out to an island that really I
didn’t know where it was I had to look it up once they told me I was going to Tonga but a
beautiful beautiful island they’re doing good things over here as the military
and definitely wouldn’t have come at all if it weren’t for the Marine Corps giving me that opportunity so it’s pretty awesome. It’s been real, real. Did the Kiwi’s raid your guys barracks last night.

Exercise Tafakula
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33 thoughts on “Exercise Tafakula

  • September 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    Oof

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    Cool

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    o/

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    Wow this is amazing, lovely scenery

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    Respect for USA🇺🇸 grettings from Poland 🇵🇱 I love Marines ❤

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    Those wonderful exercises in Vietnam long hikes in the jungles night ambushes in the rain and those swamps with the leaches Alpha 1/9 the Walking Dead 1969 0331 Grunts Pound You Harder

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:40 pm
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    🗽🤙😎🤘🇺🇸

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:48 pm
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    BRAZIL??

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm
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    Hold up, when did Combat Camera get drones

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:08 pm
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    rambo towards the end bahahaha.

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    Oorah marines proud to serve with the best!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:17 pm
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    A L Q H A

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:23 pm
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    Semper Fi

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    Why is there one dislike? Wtf?

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    Absolutely wonderful , nice to see you all, you are AMAZING Marines, Stay Bless

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    good work marines

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  • September 4, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    Very Cool

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  • September 4, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    I was part of Tafakula 99'. It was a blast!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    1:17 No sea creatures were harmed in the making of this video. Well, probably not.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:13 am
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    Go hard Marines ⚓🎖🔫🔥🔥🔥🗽 Semper Fi

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    I hope I can get stationed in Hawaii or Australia

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  • September 5, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    I'm sorry what did the Kiwis raid?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    Glad to know the Marine Corps didn’t call me up even though I’m probably the only active Marine who is fluent in Tongan 🙄

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  • September 5, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    Get it 1/1. First of the first !

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    Keep up USA Marine Corps. Go.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    No Better Friend, No worse enemy than that of a United States Marine

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm
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    Thats really cool to work with other nation to make a bond with others. Semper fi

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:25 pm
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    this looks dope

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  • September 6, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    Even if I live in Australia I will go to the U.S get a cintenship and enlist the United States Marine Corps. Oorah , Semper Fi

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:01 am
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    Look at the patriarchal hierarchy… This male dominated organization is very oppressive.
    Don’t fall for this systemic culture, we’re trying to recreate to counter this warrior mentality. Peace, love and socialism…

    lol is what the hipster would prob say

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  • September 7, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    Now I'm in a Comm BN coming from CEB. I miss doing stuff like this.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 6:05 am
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    More like TaFukYuLanding here for!!!

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  • September 8, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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    Good God I love my country 🇺🇸

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