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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
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Lt. Col. Siebrand Niewenhous IV, commanding officer, Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gasser and Sgt. Maj. Max Garcia salute during a relief and appointment ceremony at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 24, 2017. Gasser relieved Garcia during the ceremony, assuming duties as senior enlisted advisor at Combat Logistics Battalion 31. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan/Released)
Sgt. Maj. Max Garcia, left, and Lt. Col. Siebrand Niewenhous IV, shake hands during a relief and appointment ceremony at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 24, 2017. Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gasser relieved Garcia during the ceremony, assuming duties as senior enlisted advisor at Combat Logistics Battalion 31. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan/Released)
Lt. Col. Siebrand Niewenhous IV, the commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, speaks during a relief and appointment ceremony at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 24, 2017. Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gasser relieved Sgt. Maj. Max Garcia during the ceremony, assuming duties as senior enlisted advisor at CLB-31. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan/Released)
Lt. Col. Siebrand Niewenhous IV, the commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, passes the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gasser during a post and relief ceremony at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 24, 2017. Gasser relieved Sgt. Maj. Max Garcia during the ceremony, assuming duties as senior enlisted advisor in the battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan/Released)
A police officer with the Guam Police Department watch looks down range during training with the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Staff Sgt. Cody Fazio, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, watches as a member of the Guam Police Department SWAT team fires during training at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Sgt. Luis Martinez, a reconnaissance Marine, with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a live-fire range with police officers and SWAT members of the Guam Police Department at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces.  As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Martinez is a native of Powder Springs, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Sgt. Luis Martinez, a reconnaissance Marine, with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a live-fire range with police officers and SWAT members of the Guam Police Department at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces.  As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Martinez is a native of Powder Springs, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire weapons with Guam Police Department officers and SWAT team members at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Guam Police Department officers and SWAT team members share tactics during training Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Guam Police Department officers and SWAT team members fire weapons during training at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire weapons with Guam Police Department officers and SWAT team members at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Sgt. Luis Martinez, a reconnaissance Marine, with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducts a live-fire range with police officers and SWAT members of the Guam Police Department at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2017. The MRF Marines trained with the police officers and SWAT team members as a gesture of good will between the two forces.  As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Martinez is a native of Powder Springs, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Rosales/ Released)
Cpl. Abraham Cheng, a ground radio repair technician with Air Support Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, programs a PRC-152 radio during a communication equipment maintenance and synchronization exercise (COMEX) aboard the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Pacific Ocean, Feb. 4, 2017. The COMEX allowed communications specialists and technicians from the air, ground and logistics elements of the 31st MEU to synchronize and repair equipment while establishing communications between the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Elements. The air-ground task force concept is designed to thoroughly exploit the combat power inherent in air and ground assets by closely integrating them into a single force under one commander. The MEU brings what it needs to sustain itself from the sea for the rapid accomplishment of the mission or to pave the way for follow-on forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/Released)
Lance Cpl. Michael Lopez, a field radio operator with Air Support Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, function checks a PRC-117 radio during a communication equipment maintenance and synchronization exercise (COMEX) aboard the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Pacific Ocean, Feb. 4, 2017. The COMEX allowed communications specialists and technicians from the air, ground and logistics elements of the 31st MEU to synchronize and repair equipment, while establishing communications between the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Elements. The air-ground task force concept is designed to thoroughly exploit the combat power inherent in air and ground assets by closely integrating them into a single force under one commander. The MEU brings what it needs to sustain itself from the sea for the rapid accomplishment of the mission or to pave the way for follow-on forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/Released)
Lance Cpl. Kerry Heinen, an air traffic control communications technician with Marine Air Traffic Control Mobile Team, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, function checks a PRC-117 radio during a communication equipment maintenance and synchronization exercise (COMEX) aboard the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Pacific Ocean, Feb. 4, 2017. The COMEX allowed communications specialists and technicians from the air, ground and logistics elements of the 31st MEU to synchronize and repair equipment while establishing communications between the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Elements. The air-ground task force concept is designed to thoroughly exploit the combat power inherent in air and ground assets by closely integrating them into a single force under one commander. The MEU brings what it needs to sustain itself from the sea for the rapid accomplishment of the mission or to pave the way for follow-on forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/Released)
Lt. Col. Michael Ogden, commanding officer of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, addresses Marines and Sailors with BLT 2/5, Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) on the flight deck of the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Pacific Ocean, Feb. 3, 2017. Detachments from the air, ground and logistics combat elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked Feb. 1, 2017 as a part of the MEU’s 17.1 Spring Patrol. The air-ground task force concept is designed to thoroughly exploit the combat power inherent in air and ground assets by closely integrating them into a single force under one commander. The size and composition of the MEU makes it well suited for amphibious operations, security operations, noncombatant evacuation operations, humanitarian assistance operations and special operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/Released)
Sgt. Maj. William Pinkerton, sergeant major of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, addresses Marines and Sailors with BLT 2/5, Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) on the flight deck of the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Pacific Ocean, Feb. 3, 2017. Detachments from the air, ground and logistics combat elements of the 31st Marine expeditionary Unit embarked Feb. 1, 2017 as a part of the MEU’s 17.1 Spring Patrol. The air-ground task force concept is designed to thoroughly exploit the combat power inherent in air and ground assets by closely integrating them into a single force under one commander. The size and composition of the MEU makes it well suited for amphibious operations, security operations, noncombatant evacuation operations, humanitarian assistance operations and special operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/Released)
Lt. Col. Michael Ogden, commanding officer of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, addresses Marines and Sailors with BLT 2/5, Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) on the flight deck of the USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Pacific Ocean, Feb. 3, 2017. Detachments from the air, ground and logistics combat elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit embarked Feb. 1, 2017 as a part of the MEU’s 17.1 Spring Patrol. The air-ground task force concept is designed to thoroughly exploit the combat power inherent in air and ground assets by closely integrating them into a single force under one commander. The size and composition of the MEU makes it well suited for amphibious operations, security operations, noncombatant evacuation operations, humanitarian assistance operations and special operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/Released)
Cpl. Connor Mooney, a reconnaissance Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security at the Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo Complex as part of Realistic Urban Training Exercise, at Asan, Guam, Feb. 2, 2017. RUTEX is designed to give the reconnaissance elements of the 31st MEU a chance to refine their urban operations capabilities as part of pre-deployment training before departing for a regularly scheduled patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region later this year. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jona R. Meme/Released)