31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
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Twin Dragons: 31st MEU storms beaches, ranges during Ssang Yong 16 March 24, 2016 — The Marines and sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit joined almost 20,000 service members from four different countries to conduct a combined amphibious assault and simulated follow-on actions as part of Ssang Yong 16 in South Korea. MORE
Practice makes perfect: 31st MEU completes MEUEX December 30, 2015 — “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit,” said Aristotle, an ancient Greek philosopher credited with laying much of the groundwork for Western philosophy.U.S. Marines and sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit put Aristotle’s theory to the test during Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise 16-1 on Okinawa, MORE
Breach and clear: MPs train in Combat Town November 6, 2015 — “Did gunny or the lieutenant kill you?” a group of Marines casually asks each other after clearing a house at Snipe Mount, Central Training Area. Red and blue chalk dots speckle the Marines’ uniforms; evidence of the recent simulated gunfight. Fire teams of Marines, with Military Police Detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine MORE
U.S. Marines aid Saipan with typhoon relief efforts August 15, 2015 — The western North Pacific has historically been one of the most active tropical cyclone areas in the world. Year after year, tropical storms devastate the many islands in the Pacific. In early August, Typhoon Soudelor, the most powerful storm of the year, rocked across the Pacific before finally blowing itself out over China. The first place the MORE
U.S. Marines, Australians conduct amphibious assault for Talisman Sabre 2015 July 11, 2015 — The Marine Corps has long been synonymous with ship to shore operations. From the Marines’ first amphibious landing at the Battle of Nassau in 1776 to now, the Marine Corp has established itself as the premier force in amphibious assaults. Today, another Pacific power is making great strides in the realm of amphibious operations: the Australian MORE
A Magnificent Tour May 14, 2015 — For most, the name “bastard” is a derogatory term, but one battalion of Marines bears the name with pride.“Being a ‘Magnificent Bastard’ means everything to me,” said Sgt. Maj. Michael Bolyard, battalion Sergeant Major for 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. “Everyone throughout the Marine Corps looks at our name and wishes they donned it… because of its MORE
JGSDF comes together with U.S. Marines May 7, 2015 — A day by the ocean for beachgoers means relaxing in the sand, swimming or enjoying the sound of the waves splashing onto the shore, but a normal beach day for U.S. Marines is much different.Take April 28 for instance - one beach on Okinawa was occupied with small black rubber boats (or Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts) filled with soldiers from the MORE
Pilot’s rare flight through Marine Corps April 20, 2015 — Playing a favorite instrument, kicking in doors, and flying an aircraft are some of the different career opportunities in the Marine Corps. In the case of Capt. Sean M. Stephenson, he would do a little bit of everything, or so it would seem, on his journey to his current rank and position.At the start of his career, Stephenson synchronized with MORE
U.S.-ROK Marine Force strengthens alliance through annual exercise April 1, 2015 — Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines completed a large-scale bilateral exercise here April 1. Approximately 4,500 ROK Marines and sailors worked alongside 2,200 U.S. Marine and 2,000 Navy personnel during Korean Marine Exchange Program ‘15 to improve their combined amphibious capabilities. “It is not always easy to integrate with the language MORE
The challenges of earning sea legs April 1, 2015 — As an infantryman, U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jeremiah Skaggs has trained in different places around the world. He has kicked doors down at the mock urban ranges in Camp Pendleton, California, trudged through the dense jungles of Okinawa, Japan, and climbed the snowy mountains of Bridgeport, California. Now, attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary MORE

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