31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
Lt. Col. Mike Wilonsky speaks to the Marines of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard Feb. 22, 2015. Wilonsky used the opportunity to provide his guidance for the upcoming liberty port in Malaysia. The Marines are with BLT 2/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and recently concluded the annually scheduled Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains/Released)
A Magnificent Tour
Lt. Col. Mike Wilonsky speaks to the Marines of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard Feb. 22, 2015. Wilonsky used the opportunity to provide his guidance for the upcoming liberty port in Malaysia. The Marines are with BLT 2/4, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and recently concluded the annually scheduled Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains/Released)
U.S. Marine Cops Cpl. Gary Johnston provides security during a beach landing exercise with Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines in the vicinity of Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in  Korean Marine Exchange Program 15. The overall objective of KMEP 15 is to enhance amphibious operations between ROK and U.S. forces that contributes to security and stability on the Korean Peninsula as well as the entire Asia-Pacific region. Johnston is with Company G, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st MEU.
U.S.-ROK Marine Force strengthens alliance through annual exercise
U.S. Marine Cops Cpl. Gary Johnston provides security during a beach landing exercise with Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines in the vicinity of Pohang, South Korea, March 29, 2015. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) participated in Korean Marine Exchange Program 15. The overall objective of KMEP 15 is to enhance amphibious operations between ROK and U.S. forces that contributes to security and stability on the Korean Peninsula as well as the entire Asia-Pacific region. Johnston is with Company G, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st MEU.
Republic of Korea Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jeong Hyung-Goo watches a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey land on the flight deck of the Republic of Korea ship Dokdo (LPH 6111), at sea, March 26, 2015. This was the first time an Osprey has landed on a ROK amphibious assault ship. The aircraft is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines of the 31st MEU are embarked aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and are currently participating in Korean Marine Exchange Program 15 during the MEU’s annual Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Joseph DiGirolamo/Released)
Osprey makes first ever landing on Republic of Korea amphibious assault ship
Republic of Korea Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jeong Hyung-Goo watches a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey land on the flight deck of the Republic of Korea ship Dokdo (LPH 6111), at sea, March 26, 2015. This was the first time an Osprey has landed on a ROK amphibious assault ship. The aircraft is with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines of the 31st MEU are embarked aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and are currently participating in Korean Marine Exchange Program 15 during the MEU’s annual Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Joseph DiGirolamo/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jeremiah Skaggs poses in the hangar bay of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), at sea, March 16, 2015. Skaggs, from Stockton, California, has trained in multiple environments including Bridgeport, California, Twentynine Palms, California, Okinawa, Japan, and now aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard. Skaggs is a squad leader with Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and is currently participating in the MEU’s annually-scheduled Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains/Released)
The challenges of earning sea legs
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jeremiah Skaggs poses in the hangar bay of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), at sea, March 16, 2015. Skaggs, from Stockton, California, has trained in multiple environments including Bridgeport, California, Twentynine Palms, California, Okinawa, Japan, and now aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard. Skaggs is a squad leader with Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and is currently participating in the MEU’s annually-scheduled Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains/Released)
U.S. Marine Cpl. Christopher B. Reyes performs a wristlock takedown against Sgt. Evan M. Hughlett during class on the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Reyes is a Green Belt Instructor from Jesup, Georgia, and Hughlett is a Brown Belt Instructor from Minneapolis.  The Marines are with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and are currently embarked on the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in support of the Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo/Released)
No Better Dojo – The Amphibious Assault Ship
U.S. Marine Cpl. Christopher B. Reyes performs a wristlock takedown against Sgt. Evan M. Hughlett during class on the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Reyes is a Green Belt Instructor from Jesup, Georgia, and Hughlett is a Brown Belt Instructor from Minneapolis. The Marines are with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and are currently embarked on the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in support of the Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo/Released)
U.S. Marine with Company E, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides security during a vertical assault as part of the MEU Exercise (MEUEX), in Combat Town, Okinawa, Japan, Dec 10, 2014. BLT 2/4 is conducting training in preparation of their upcoming spring patrol.
Showdown in combat town: 2/4 executes vertical assault
U.S. Marine with Company E, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides security during a vertical assault as part of the MEU Exercise (MEUEX), in Combat Town, Okinawa, Japan, Dec 10, 2014. BLT 2/4 is conducting training in preparation of their upcoming spring patrol.
A Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense specialist survey’s the readings from an unknown substance on a simulated casualty during an assessment/consequences management exercise Dec. 5 at Camp Hansen. The Marines are with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
CBRN Marines suit up for the 31st MEU
A Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense specialist survey’s the readings from an unknown substance on a simulated casualty during an assessment/consequences management exercise Dec. 5 at Camp Hansen. The Marines are with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
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