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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
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Marines share history with the USS Peleliu, before and after 9/11/2001

Marines share history aboard USS Peleliu before and after 9/11/2001

By Staff Sgt. Joseph Digirolamo | September 11, 2014

 It was the first day of liberty port in Darwin, Australia and Staff Sgt. James Roberts was enjoying a cold beverage at a local pub with his buddies. Suddenly, several shore-patrol Marines burst in frantically yelling to the service members inside to “Get out, get out… get back on ship… report to the ship!” In another part of town, Cpl. Jason M. MORE
Colours of the Corps

Colours of the Corps

By Cpl. Henry J. Antenor | August 27, 2014

What if you were born outside of the United States and lived a part of your childhood – or all of it – in the Philippines? Or maybe Brazil is where you called home. If not the Philippines, or Brazil, how does Rwanda sound? The list goes on; the Defense Manpower Data Center estimates that about 35,000 non-citizens currently serve in the U.S. active MORE

Editorial - "Mando Fun" with the 31st MEU

By Cpl. Henry Antenor | August 25, 2014

When I first heard of “mandatory fun”, like a battalion beach bash, I remember being invited to a picnic hosted by my Grandma for a family get-together. It seems to happen every time - Uncle Rick and Cousin James get drunk and get into a brawl. Grandpa watches over the babies and retells them old war stories. Dad, who’s been harping on me about my MORE

Combat shooting takes Marine overseas, shooting professionally for his country

By Sgt. Jonathan G. Wright | August 22, 2014

It’s not a cliché: every Marine is a rifleman, regardless if they are an infantryman or an administrative clerk. Annual requirements dictate qualifying on a known-distance rifle range and the occasional field exercise, but the minimum expectations don’t inspire Marines to excellence. What, then, if a Marine has a burning passion and the drive to MORE

Just part of the job; corpsman treats Marine WWII veteran at Iwo To

By Cpl. Henry J. Antenor | August 12, 2014

The 69th Reunion of Honor ceremony at Iwo To (the island formerly known as Iwo Jima) was a tribute to the veterans who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima and Petty Officer 3rd Class Traciemarie D. San Juan was standing there with the jitters. She didn’t have heightened nerves from the magnitude of the ceremony - this time - but because she was called MORE
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