31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
The only continuously forward-deployed MEU
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Andrew Kuppers
CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan - Corporal Nathanael Skousen, an anti-tank missile man with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, shoots at a target during a point man reaction course here, Jan. 22 - 24. The training course tested a dozen teams of three to four Marines in the challenging jungle vegetation with more than ten targets concealed in positions at varying heights. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.
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