Friday, July 09, 2004

& it's only 30 kilometres from where I live

US to focus on Shoalwater Bay
09:54 AEST Thu Jul 8 2004
The Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland will be the main site for a joint US-Australian military training area, under a deal signed in Washington.
Attending the annual Australia-United States ministerial talks (AUSMIN), Defence Minister Robert Hill announced the Australia Defence Force base had been slated for a further upgrade.
He said the Americans were keen on Shoalwater Bay because it already had hosted many joint training exercises.
"It is the most developed of our major training bases. It has been utilised and appreciated by the US in the past," he told ABC radio.

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