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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
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Marines showcase Osprey in Sapporo Air Show

Marines showcase Osprey in Sapporo Air Show

By Cpl. Henry J. Antenor | July 20, 2014

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, showcased two MV-22 Ospreys as static displays during the Sapporo Air Show at Sapporo Okadama Airport, July 20. The Marine pilots and crew members flew from Okinawa July 18 and made stops at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Yokota Air Base before MORE
Vertical assault prepares MEU Marines for upcoming deployment

Vertical assault prepares MEU Marines for upcoming deployment

By Cpl. Adam Miller | July 18, 2014

OKINAWA, Japan - Preparing for an upcoming deployment, Marines participated in a vertical assault scenario July 18 at the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, during an ongoing Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise.  The scenario incorporated the 31st MEU’s aviation and ground combat elements to test their capabilities in a seize-and-capture MORE

Quick reacting Marines aid injured Okinawan motorist

By Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo | June 27, 2014

OKINAWA, Japan - Several Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit rushed to aid an accident victim who was hit by a vehicle while riding his moped on highway 58 in Ginowan city, June 27. Lance Cpl. Nicholas G. Kenny credits the first-aid training he has received in the Marine Corps for the quick actions he and others took in helping the MORE
JGSDF rolls through SWET device

JGSDF rolls through SWET device

By Cpl. Henry Antenor | June 26, 2014

CAMP HANSEN, Japan – First Lieutenant Nara Shunsaku and his men have nowhere to go, trapped and surrounded by water with their time running out. They each take a deep breath and, in an instant, are upside down, submerged. Water begins to fill up their noses and burn their sinuses but they react quickly and escape thanks to their practice and a MORE
Marines, sailors dedicate time to local children

Marines, sailors dedicate time to local children

By Lance Cpl. Brittany A. James | June 22, 2014

NAGO, Okinawa - Shrieks of joy and excitement echo through the halls as small bare feet run across the hardwood floor. Children look up to the Marines with sparkles in their eyes as they are served sizzling American-style burgers. More than 30 Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, spent the day with MORE