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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

The only continuously forward-deployed MEU

Okinawa, Japan
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Colours of the Corps

Colours of the Corps

By Cpl. Henry J. Antenor | August 27, 2014

What if you were born outside of the United States and lived a part of your childhood – or all of it – in the Philippines? Or maybe Brazil is where you called home. If not the Philippines, or Brazil, how does Rwanda sound? The list goes on; the Defense Manpower Data Center estimates that about 35,000 non-citizens currently serve in the U.S. active MORE

Combat shooting takes Marine overseas, shooting professionally for his country

By Sgt. Jonathan G. Wright | August 22, 2014

It’s not a cliché: every Marine is a rifleman, regardless if they are an infantryman or an administrative clerk. Annual requirements dictate qualifying on a known-distance rifle range and the occasional field exercise, but the minimum expectations don’t inspire Marines to excellence. What, then, if a Marine has a burning passion and the drive to MORE

Just part of the job; corpsman treats Marine WWII veteran at Iwo To

By Cpl. Henry J. Antenor | August 12, 2014

The 69th Reunion of Honor ceremony at Iwo To (the island formerly known as Iwo Jima) was a tribute to the veterans who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima and Petty Officer 3rd Class Traciemarie D. San Juan was standing there with the jitters. She didn’t have heightened nerves from the magnitude of the ceremony - this time - but because she was called MORE
BLT Marines race for time in squad competition

BLT Marines race for time in squad competition

By Cpl. Henry J. Antenor | August 11, 2014

Marines with Company K, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, completed a squad competition at Camp Hansen, Aug 8.  For the squad competition, Marines within the company were divided into six squads to accomplish a variety of challenges as fast as possible.  “This squad competition brought us together as MORE
Sayonara; JGSDF soldiers say goodbye to the 31st MEU after successful JOEP evolution

Sayonara; JGSDF soldiers say goodbye to the 31st MEU after successful JOEP evolution

By Cpl. Henry J. Antenor | August 11, 2014

Soldiers with the Western Army of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force concluded their participation of the Japan Observer Exchange Program (JOEP) alongside Marines from Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, here, Aug. 7.  The JGSDF integrated with the BLT’s boat company as part of the six-week JOEP MORE
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