Description Valiant Usher is a combined U.S.-Australian live fire training exercise that takes place at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area. The exercise involves joint training between the US and Australian military forces and encompasses a full range of military training, including beach-storming exercises. The exercise started in the 1980s and has had several iterations since then. Participating units have included the US Marine Corps' Bravo Company and the Navy's Expeditionary Unit. Valiant Usher is one of several annual military exercises conducted by the US 7th Fleet in the Pacific, which also include Tandem Thrust, Valiant Blitz, Keen Edge, and RIMPAC.