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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
31st MEU "In the News"
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31st MEU Marine goes back to his amphibious roots on the USS Peleliu October 23, 2014 — U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Sy Poggemeyer knew how to get around an amphibious assault ship at the age of four.   “I remember going to my dad’s stateroom, thinking that it was really big. I jumped on his bed; he had the Nintendo [Entertainment System] set up, so there we were, playing the old Mario Bros. game with my dad,” said Poggemeyer, radio MORE
A Dark Horse bond like no other: Grandfather, Grandson serve in same Battalion 50 years apart October 22, 2014 — Lance Corporal Benjamin J. Ferry joined the Marine Corps because of his grandfather.   “My grandpa always said I could go in any branch, and die in any branch, but if I joined the Army he would shoot me tomorrow,” said Ferry, a 23 year-old from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. “I always wanted to be a Marine so that’s the way I chose to MORE
A bond like no other
Strengthening ties: CLB Marines clear path at Philippine Marine Base October 10, 2014 — Looking at the large tractor, known as the TRAM, you would think of some sort of hybrid between a forklift and a bulldozer. Regardless of how it looks, the TRAM has allowed U.S. Marines in the Philippines to help make a difference.  Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, cleared the rubble from a recent MORE
Strengthening ties: CLB Marines clear path at Philippine Marine Base
Top Philippine and U.S. Military officials celebrate together during PHIBLEX 15 closing ceremony October 10, 2014 — Philippine and U.S. service members attended the closing ceremony of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 here, Oct. 10, 2014. PHIBLEX is a two-week long bilateral exercise that allows Philippine and U.S. armed forces to work cooperatively in range of military operations such as complex amphibious operations and disaster relief missions.  “PHIBLEX 15 has MORE
Corpsmen set up shock trauma platoon during PHIBLEX 15 October 09, 2014 — Corpsmen with Health Service Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, established a shock trauma platoon center here, Sept. 31.   It is an emergency care facility – or ER – in the field environment, supporting units training at Ternate such as Force Recon Platoon and Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3rd MORE
CLB 31, 31st MEU sets up STP at PHIBLEX 15
31st MEU Marines visit Bataan Death March Memorial following PHIBLEX '15 October 08, 2014 — Blood. Sweat. Tears. Agony. Pain. The Bataan Death March is defined by these words. An 80-mile march destroyed thousands of lives and ruined families. To honor those who are no longer here is never to forget. U. S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit visited the Bataan Death March Memorial at Capas National Shrine, Capas, the MORE
Philippine and U.S. Marines complete a mechanized assault at PHIBLEX 15 October 06, 2014 — Philippine and U.S. Marines conducted an amphibious mechanized assault as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 here, October 5.  A section of U.S. Marine Amphibious Assault Vehicles departed from the USS Germantown (LSD-42) to storm the beach. Once on land, Philippine Marines disembarked the U.S. AAVs and maneuvered toward a simulated MORE
Philippine and U.S. Marines complete a mechanized assault at PHIBLEX 15
Philippine, U.S. Military amphibious landing exercise unites brothers October 06, 2014 — It is common for service members to travel all over the world by any means necessary to see family whenever they can. One family did just that during a mechanized amphibious assault in the Philippines, Oct. 5. “Being on the far side of the world, we don’t get to see each other much,” said Barrett O. Comiskey, a businessman who works overseas and MORE
Philippine, U.S. Military amphibious landing exercise unites brothers
Philippine, US Marines sharpen Amphibious Operations during PHIBLEX 2015 October 05, 2014 — U.S. and Philippine Marines raided a small island Oct. 2 utilizing combat rubber raiding crafts during Amphibious Landing Exercise 15. The Philippine Marines are with the 12th Marine Battalion and the U.S. Marines are with Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. For the U.S. Marines, the raid was part of MORE
Philippine, U.S. Marine Boat Raid During PHIBLEX 15
FASTPAC and the 31st MEU Reinforce Embassy During PHIBLEX 15 October 03, 2014 — There are many challenges when operating in the Asia-Pacific region. Whether it is the destructive powers of nature or the effects of human conflict, thankfully there are forces in the region equipped to help stop the chaos. The Philippine Air Force joined alongside U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Fleet Antiterrorism MORE
31st MEU Reinforces Embassy During PHIBLEX 15

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