Weipa Port in fo­cus for US mil­i­tary

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

A large, com­bined con­tin­gent of US and Aus­tralian de­fence of­fi­cials vis­ited Weipa early this month.

Their visit had been ex­pected for some time, and ini­tially there was spec­u­la­tion that it was about the rarely used but highly strate­gic Scherger air base.

But ac­cord­ing to a Weipa Town Au­thor­ity spokesman, the del­e­ga­tion was more interested in the port of Weipa.

The con­tin­gent was led by RAAF Air Vice Mar­shall War­ren McDon­ald and Ma­jor Gen­eral Lawrence Martin, who is As­sis­tant Deputy, In­ter­na­tional Af­fairs, Of­fice of the Un­der Sec­re­tary of the Air Force, Wash­ing­ton, DC.

Ac­cord­ing to his CV, Ma­jor Gen­eral Martin’s spe­cialty is li­ai­son with US al­lies and in­te­gra­tion with US de­fence pos­ture.

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