(Left to right) Veteran of the Malayan and Vietnam
(Left to right) Veteran of the Malayan and Vietnam conflicts, Brian Magann, U.S. Marine Cpl. Jacobus Nieuwoudt and U.S. Army Master Sgt. Pierre Jackson work together in constructing a fence at the Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat in Cawarral.
United States military members from Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011 Combined Exercise Support Group have lent a hand to the Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat, assisting its members with some camp maintenance. The Veterans Bush Retreat was founded in response to a need in the local Rockhampton community and its many veterans of the Vietnam War. Designed as a place to relax, the retreat has grown and can now cater for over 300 members in the Queensland area. The Combined Exercise Support Group is currently in Australia to participate in Exercise Talisman Sabre 2011.