When Post Media Ltd CEO Chris Dawe first landed in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in the late 1980s, the business landscape was barren and there wasn’t much infrastructure for taking care of visitors.
“I vividly remember stepping off the plane and walking into a tin shed where my suitcase was delivered on the back of a truck and from there it was placed in a pile which I then had to find as everybody together scrambled to find theirs, no trolleys – total confusion,” Dawe said.
U.S. Marines, U.S. and Australian Army soldiers and People’s Liberation Army personnel move to the survival training camp during Exercise Kowari 15 in the Northern Territory, Australia, Aug. 31, 2015. Kowari is environmental survival training hosted by Australia that includes the U.S., Australia and China.
A U.S. Marine rides in a CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron, 463, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin while flying over the Daly River, Northern Territory, Australia, during Exercise Kowari 15, Aug. 31, 2015. Kowari is environmental survival training hosted by Australia that includes the U.S., Australia and China.
Ten U.S. Marines and soldiers are in the Australian Outback for Kowari 15, a trilateral exercise with Chinese and Australian forces that focuses on survival in harsh environments.
Kowari, which runs through Sept. 12 and first took place last year, provides participants with an understanding of the basic principles, procedures, techniques and equipment to survive severe conditions, the Australian army said in a statement.