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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
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ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), idles atop the flight-deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), as a separate MV-22B approaches to land during night qualifications at sea, Aug. 26, 2016. 
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – Lance Cpl. Christopher A. Reed, a mortarman with Company E, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, carries a 9-pound mortar baseplate on his pack in the hangar bay of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), during a fly-away drill at sea, Aug. 26, 2016.
Company E is the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's helicopter assault element, capable of both land and sea-based force projection. 
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – Cpl. Luis F. Alfonzo, a mortarman with Company E, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, adjusts his helmet in the hangar bay of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), during a fly-away drill at sea, Aug. 26, 2016.
Company E is the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's helicopter assault element, capable of both land and sea-based force projection. 
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – A Marine with Company E, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, stands ready in the hangar bay of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), during a fly-away drill at sea, Aug. 26, 2016.
Company E is the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's helicopter assault element, capable of both land and sea-based force projection. 
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – Marines and Sailors with Company E, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, gather in the hangar bay of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), during a fly-away drill at sea, Aug. 26, 2016.
Company E is the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's helicopter assault element, capable of both land and sea-based force projection. 
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, prepares to land aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), during normal flight operations while underway as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 26, 2016. The MV-22B is the Marine Corps’ only tiltrotor aircraft, and is ideal for sea-based aerial assault operations as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. 
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, prepares to land aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), during normal flight operations while underway as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 26, 2016. The MV-22B is the Marine Corps’ only tiltrotor aircraft, and is ideal for sea-based aerial assault operations as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. 
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, passes the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), while in flight during normal flight operations while underway as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 26, 2016. The CH-53E is the Marine Corps’ largest heavy-lift helicopter, and is ideal for sea-based aerial assault operations as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, prepares to land aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), during normal flight operations while underway as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 26, 2016. The CH-53E is the Marine Corps’ largest heavy-lift helicopter, and is ideal for sea-based aerial assault operations as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 26, 2016) – An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, prepares to land aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), during normal flight operations while underway as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 26, 2016. The MV-22B is the Marine Corps’ only tiltrotor aircraft, and is ideal for sea-based aerial assault operations as part of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. 
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea (Aug. 26, 2016) – Pfc. Ryan Segal, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, aims an M16-A4 service rifle during live-fire training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at sea, Aug. 26, 2016. The 31st MEU combines air-ground-logistics into a single unit with one commander, and is task-organized to address a wide variety of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jay A. Parks/ Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea (Aug. 26, 2016) – Lance Cpl. Dallas Williams, an engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, aims an M16-A4 service rifle during live-fire training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at sea, Aug. 26, 2016. The 31st MEU combines air-ground-logistics into a single unit with one commander, and is task-organized to address a wide variety of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jay A. Parks/ Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea (Aug. 26, 2016) – Col. Tye R. Wallace, commanding officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires an M1911 .45-caliber pistol during live-fire training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), at sea, Aug. 26, 2016. The 31st MEU combines air-ground-logistics into a single unit with one commander, and is task-organized to address a wide variety of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jay A. Parks/ Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea (Aug. 26, 2016) – Col. Tye R. Wallace (left) and Sgt. Maj. Jim Lanham (right), fire M1911 .45-caliber pistols during live-fire training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, at sea, Aug. 26, 2016. Wallace is the commanding officer and Lanham is the sergeant major of the 31st MEU. The 31st MEU combines air-ground-logistics into a single unit with one commander, and is task-organized to address a wide variety of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jay A. Parks/ Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 27, 2016) – U.S. Navy flight deck aircraft controllers signal an AV-8B Harrier pilot during flight operations at sea aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), while underway as part of the 31st MEU and BHR Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 27, 2016.
The AV-8B belongs to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), the Aviation Combat Element for the 31st MEU. 
Harriers – short take-off, vertical landing aircraft – are an integral asset to the 31st MEU for their multifaceted capabilities, including air-to-ground attack support and air-to-air engagement.
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 27, 2016) – An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), launches down the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) while underway as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and BHR Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 27, 2016. 
Harriers – short take-off, vertical landing aircraft – are an integral asset to the 31st MEU for their multifaceted capabilities, including air-to-ground attack support and air-to-air engagement.
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 27, 2016) – Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit watch an approaching AV-8B Harrier as it prepares to land aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), while underway as part of the 31st MEU and BHR Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 27, 2016.
The AV-8B belongs to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), the Aviation Combat Element for the 31st MEU. 
Harriers – short take-off, vertical landing aircraft – are an integral asset to the 31st MEU for their multifaceted capabilities, including air-to-ground attack support and air-to-air engagement.
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea, (Aug. 27, 2016) – An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), launches down the flight deck of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) while underway as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and BHR Expeditionary Strike Group, Aug. 27, 2016. 
Harriers – short take-off, vertical landing aircraft – are an integral asset to the 31st MEU for their multifaceted capabilities, including air-to-ground attack support and air-to-air engagement.
The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region – from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in cooperation with host countries and partner militaries. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish/Released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea – A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares for takeoff during flight operations aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), Aug. 27, 2016. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region, from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/released)
ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6), At Sea – A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands during flight operations aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), Aug. 27, 2016. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and combines air-ground-logistics into a single team capable of addressing a range of military operations in the Asia-Pacific region, from force projection and maritime security to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/released)