The first and last US president to set foot on Northern Territory soil, Barack Obama, spoke of the bond between the two allies during his visit to Darwin’s Royal Australian Air Force Base in 2011.
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“Aussies and Americans like you have stood together since World War I, the war in which so much of your national character was born,” Mr Obama said.
“Now, here in Darwin and northern Australia, we’ll write the next proud chapter in our alliance.”
Obama was in town to announce the start of a US Marines rotation…