31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

 

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
31st MEU "In the News"
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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
Ospreys land on Korean Amphibious Assault Ship March 27, 2015 — A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft made its first ever landing on the flight deck of a Republic of Korea Navy amphibious assault ship off the coast of the Korean peninsula, March 26, 2015. The Osprey departed from the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) nearby and landed on the ROK ship Dokdo (LPH-6111).“The Osprey is our primary MORE
US Marines demonstrate capabilities to Malaysian Armed Forces March 2, 2015 — Members of the Malaysian armed forces, alongside Malaysian and U.S. government officials, observed a theater security cooperation event with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit here Feb. 27.The amphibious air-ground demonstration provided an opportunity for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MAF to build relationships and pave the way for future MORE
Alert the Nightingale Crew February 17, 2015 — Petty Officer 1st Class Terral B. Brew, Jr., hears “Nightingale 1-2-0,” over the ship’s P.A. system and he scurries to get his medical supplies while Marines make their way to the armory to withdraw their weapons.At “Nightingale 6-0,”  Brew makes his way to the ship’s hanger and stages his gear.At “Nightingale 3-0,” he goes onto the ramp with a MORE
Hook, line, take-off; Marines practice skills aboard ship February 10, 2015 — With the sound of a UH-1Y Huey approaching, Staff Sgt. Davon Simmons eagerly watches his Marines get ready to attach cargo to the bottom of the hovering aircraft for the first time at sea. Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, honed their skills during a helicopter support team exercise with Marine Medium MORE
Amphibious roots: CLB-31 executes a live-fire exercise aboard ship February 4, 2015 — For Cpl. Derrick Gary, a massive, rocking amphibious assault ship in the middle of the ocean with a cool breeze blowing onto to its flight deck is not the normal setting for a shooting exercise.U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 executed a live-fire shooting exercise Feb. 4 on the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) in the MORE

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