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1st Lt. William Tidd, center, from Angola, Indiana, confers with other members of the Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team after responding to a natural disaster scenario Jan. 13 at Camp Hansen. The HAST responds to areas that have been struck by natural disasters and determine how much supply and resources are required to assist the affected area. Tidd is the assistant officer in charge of the HAST, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
CLB-31 HAST responds to disaster scenario
1st Lt. William Tidd, center, from Angola, Indiana, confers with other members of the Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team after responding to a natural disaster scenario Jan. 13 at Camp Hansen. The HAST responds to areas that have been struck by natural disasters and determine how much supply and resources are required to assist the affected area. Tidd is the assistant officer in charge of the HAST, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Santa Claus gives gifts to the children of Marines and sailors stationed in Okinawa during a holiday party Dec. 17 at The Palms club. Every child at the party had the opportunity to receive a gift from Santa and take pictures with him. The party hosted Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Happy Holidays with CLB 31 Marines and sailors, friends and families
Santa Claus gives gifts to the children of Marines and sailors stationed in Okinawa during a holiday party Dec. 17 at The Palms club. Every child at the party had the opportunity to receive a gift from Santa and take pictures with him. The party hosted Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
A Marine sits upside down in a shallow water egress trainer chair during Underwater Egress Training Dec. 9 at the Hansen Aquatics Center. The Marines conducting the training are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and they are conducting pre-deployment preparations for the regularly-scheduled Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier/Released)
'Ditching, ditching, ditching!': Marines complete underwater egress training
A Marine sits upside down in a shallow water egress trainer chair during Underwater Egress Training Dec. 9 at the Hansen Aquatics Center. The Marines conducting the training are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and they are conducting pre-deployment preparations for the regularly-scheduled Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Richard Currier/Released)
Cpl. Matthew Huberlach, an automotive maintenance technician with maintenance platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, replaces the water pump on a M1123 Humvee at the CLB’s maintenance building, Nov. 26. The Marines of CLB-31 support the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit with ordnance, communications, engineering and motor transport maintenance to ensure the unit is ready for any mission. The Marines and sailors of CLB-31 are permanently assigned to the 31st MEU as the logistics combat element and are conducting pre-deployment preparations for the regularly-scheduled Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region.
CLB-31 Maintenance Marines keeps the 31st MEU ready
Cpl. Matthew Huberlach, an automotive maintenance technician with maintenance platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, replaces the water pump on a M1123 Humvee at the CLB’s maintenance building, Nov. 26. The Marines of CLB-31 support the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit with ordnance, communications, engineering and motor transport maintenance to ensure the unit is ready for any mission. The Marines and sailors of CLB-31 are permanently assigned to the 31st MEU as the logistics combat element and are conducting pre-deployment preparations for the regularly-scheduled Spring Patrol of the Asia-Pacific region.
Lt. Col. Eric C. Malinowski, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, addresses the battalion during the unveiling of the unit's new crest Nov. 12 at Camp Hansen’s West Chapel. The new design pays homage to the 31st MEU while still maintaining symbols used in previous versions. Each symbol on the crest holds a special meaning to CLB-31. Malinowski is from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei/ Released)
CLB -31 CO unveils unit's new crest
Lt. Col. Eric C. Malinowski, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, addresses the battalion during the unveiling of the unit's new crest Nov. 12 at Camp Hansen’s West Chapel. The new design pays homage to the 31st MEU while still maintaining symbols used in previous versions. Each symbol on the crest holds a special meaning to CLB-31. Malinowski is from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei/ Released)
U.S. Navy Lt. Yonatan Warren explains the history of the Bataan Death March at the memorial wall during Amphibious Landing Exercise 15, Oct. 8, 2014. More then 100 Marines visited the memorial over two days to learn more about the events of World War II that occurred in the Philippines. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S. Marine and Navy Forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. Warren is the chaplain for Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Paying respects
U.S. Navy Lt. Yonatan Warren explains the history of the Bataan Death March at the memorial wall during Amphibious Landing Exercise 15, Oct. 8, 2014. More then 100 Marines visited the memorial over two days to learn more about the events of World War II that occurred in the Philippines. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S. Marine and Navy Forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. Warren is the chaplain for Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
U.S. Marines move a large boulder using a tractor rubber-tire articulate-steering multipurpose vehicle, or TRAM, during Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 at Marine Corps Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, the Philippines, Oct. 7. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. Marines are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Strengthening ties: CLB Marines clear path at Philippine Marine Base
U.S. Marines move a large boulder using a tractor rubber-tire articulate-steering multipurpose vehicle, or TRAM, during Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 at Marine Corps Base Gregorio Lim in Ternate, the Philippines, Oct. 7. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. Marines are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
TERNATE, Philippines – U.S. Navy corpsmen instruct a Filipino Corpsman during a bilateral combat life-saver course as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 here, Oct. 4. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. corpsmen are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
CLB 31, 31st MEU at PHIBLEX 15
TERNATE, Philippines – U.S. Navy corpsmen instruct a Filipino Corpsman during a bilateral combat life-saver course as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 here, Oct. 4. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The U.S. corpsmen are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
TERNATE, Philippines – U.S. Navy corpsmen carry a tent that will be used for a shock trauma aid station during Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 here Sept. 30. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The corpsmen are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
CLB 31, 31st MEU sets up STP at PHIBLEX 15
TERNATE, Philippines – U.S. Navy corpsmen carry a tent that will be used for a shock trauma aid station during Amphibious Landing Exercise 15 here Sept. 30. PHIBLEX is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S Marine and Navy forces focused on strengthening the partnership and relationships between the two nations across a range of military operations including disaster relief and complex expeditionary operations. The corpsmen are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
CLARK AIR BASE, PAMPANGA, Philippines – U.S. Marines set up non-combatant processing at a simulated embassy reinforcement during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 here, Oct. 2, 2014. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S. Marine and Navy forces to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. The Marines are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
31st MEU Reinforces Embassy during PHIBLEX 15
CLARK AIR BASE, PAMPANGA, Philippines – U.S. Marines set up non-combatant processing at a simulated embassy reinforcement during Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 here, Oct. 2, 2014. PHIBLEX 15 is an annual, bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S. Marine and Navy forces to strengthen interoperability across a range of capabilities to include disaster relief and contingency operations. The Marines are with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Traciemarie D. San Juan, shown here, was recently was presented with the Navy / Marine Corps Achievement Medal for her actions in stabilizing a Marine World War II veteran after he suffered a cardiac arrest while attending the 69th Reunion of Honor ceremony at Iwo To (the island formerly known as Iwo Jima). The ceremony, held Mar. 19, 2014, was a tribute to the veterans who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima. San Juan assisted in the stabilizing and transporting of the veteran from Iwo To to the Guam Naval Hospital onboard a C-130 Super Hercules for further medical evaluation. San Juan is a corpsman with Health Service Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battion-31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is a native of Napa, California.
Quick responder
Petty Officer 3rd Class Traciemarie D. San Juan, shown here, was recently was presented with the Navy / Marine Corps Achievement Medal for her actions in stabilizing a Marine World War II veteran after he suffered a cardiac arrest while attending the 69th Reunion of Honor ceremony at Iwo To (the island formerly known as Iwo Jima). The ceremony, held Mar. 19, 2014, was a tribute to the veterans who fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima. San Juan assisted in the stabilizing and transporting of the veteran from Iwo To to the Guam Naval Hospital onboard a C-130 Super Hercules for further medical evaluation. San Juan is a corpsman with Health Service Support Platoon, Combat Logistics Battion-31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and is a native of Napa, California.
Sgt. Kiera Persen, right, folds origami with children of the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children June 22 in Nago. Marines and sailors spent the day doing activities and having an American-style cookout with the residents. Persen is an Appleton, Wisconsin, native and combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Marines, sailors dedicate time to local children
Sgt. Kiera Persen, right, folds origami with children of the Nagomi Nursing Home for Children June 22 in Nago. Marines and sailors spent the day doing activities and having an American-style cookout with the residents. Persen is an Appleton, Wisconsin, native and combat engineer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Lieutenant Colonel Eric C. Malinowski, left, receives the Combat Logistics Battalion 31 flag from Lt. Col. Omar J. Randall, a native of the Bronx, New York, during a change of command ceremony at the Camp Hansen’s parade deck, June 12. Malinowski, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, assumed command of the battalion after serving at the Pentagon with Headquarters Marine Corps, Installation & Logistics, Logistics Plans and Operations Branch from July 2013 to May 2014. Randall served as the commanding officer since June 2012 and his next assignment will be as a Marine Corps liaison to the United States Agency for International Development in Washington, D. C.  The 31st MEU is the force of choice in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.
Changing of the leadership
Lieutenant Colonel Eric C. Malinowski, left, receives the Combat Logistics Battalion 31 flag from Lt. Col. Omar J. Randall, a native of the Bronx, New York, during a change of command ceremony at the Camp Hansen’s parade deck, June 12. Malinowski, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, assumed command of the battalion after serving at the Pentagon with Headquarters Marine Corps, Installation & Logistics, Logistics Plans and Operations Branch from July 2013 to May 2014. Randall served as the commanding officer since June 2012 and his next assignment will be as a Marine Corps liaison to the United States Agency for International Development in Washington, D. C. The 31st MEU is the force of choice in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.
CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa, Japan - Marines with the Helicopter Support Team, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to hook a cement block to an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st MEU, during an external lift capability training exercise here, Feb. 11. To complete an external lift, specially trained Marines hook and ground electrified cables to the payload while an aircraft hovers above. This fast loading process is one of many capabilities that make the 31st MEU flexible when responding to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.   The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and conducts two regularly scheduled patrols a year. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala)
Honing the external lift capability
CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa, Japan - Marines with the Helicopter Support Team, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to hook a cement block to an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st MEU, during an external lift capability training exercise here, Feb. 11. To complete an external lift, specially trained Marines hook and ground electrified cables to the payload while an aircraft hovers above. This fast loading process is one of many capabilities that make the 31st MEU flexible when responding to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and conducts two regularly scheduled patrols a year. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala)
CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa, Japan - Marines with the Helicopter Support Team, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, hook a cement block to an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st MEU, during an external lift capability training exercise here, Feb. 11. To complete an external lift, specially trained Marines hook and ground electrified cables to the payload while an aircraft hovers above. This fast loading process is one of many capabilities that make the 31st MEU flexible when responding to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and conducts two regularly scheduled patrols a year. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala)
Honing the external lift capability
CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa, Japan - Marines with the Helicopter Support Team, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, hook a cement block to an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, 31st MEU, during an external lift capability training exercise here, Feb. 11. To complete an external lift, specially trained Marines hook and ground electrified cables to the payload while an aircraft hovers above. This fast loading process is one of many capabilities that make the 31st MEU flexible when responding to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and conducts two regularly scheduled patrols a year. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala)
CAMP GONSALVES, Okinawa, Japan - A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to land and load simulated American citizens during a Non-Combatant Evacuation operation exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, here, Jan 30. The training event involved evacuating simulated American citizens from a foreign nation. This type of mission can be triggered by hostile forces overthrowing a local government, an embassy being overrun, or a natural disaster. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jonathan Wright)
Rescue inbound
CAMP GONSALVES, Okinawa, Japan - A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to land and load simulated American citizens during a Non-Combatant Evacuation operation exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, here, Jan 30. The training event involved evacuating simulated American citizens from a foreign nation. This type of mission can be triggered by hostile forces overthrowing a local government, an embassy being overrun, or a natural disaster. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jonathan Wright)
SULUAN ISLAND, Republic of the Philippines - Lieutenant Col. Omar J. Randall, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), escorts Filipino locals displaced by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda off an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-265, 31st MEU, here, Nov. 21. The 31st MEU is currently supporting relief efforts by the government of the Philippines during Operation Damayan by assisting with aid to areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The 31st MEU and the ships of Amphibious Squadron are capable of delivering robust air, ground, and maritime transportation; medical and dental health services; distribution services for food, water and other supplies; and engineering assets for infrastructure repair and road clearance. The 31st MEU is deployed at the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines and in coordination with Joint Task Force 505 personnel and the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jonathan Wright)
31st MEU supports Philippine Armed Forces during Operation Damayan
SULUAN ISLAND, Republic of the Philippines - Lieutenant Col. Omar J. Randall, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), escorts Filipino locals displaced by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda off an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-265, 31st MEU, here, Nov. 21. The 31st MEU is currently supporting relief efforts by the government of the Philippines during Operation Damayan by assisting with aid to areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The 31st MEU and the ships of Amphibious Squadron are capable of delivering robust air, ground, and maritime transportation; medical and dental health services; distribution services for food, water and other supplies; and engineering assets for infrastructure repair and road clearance. The 31st MEU is deployed at the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines and in coordination with Joint Task Force 505 personnel and the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jonathan Wright)
SAMAR PROVINCE, Republic of the Philippines - A Filipino carries a 110 lbs. bag of rice from the back of an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), during a supply drop-off at a village here, Nov. 25. The combined Philippine and international effort delivered more than 79,000 lbs. of rice and high-energy biscuits to eight island villages. The 31st MEU, deployed with 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in support of Joint Task Force 505, is currently supporting the government of the Philippines during Operation Damayan by assisting with disaster relief efforts in areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jonathan Wright)
Armed Forces of the Philippines, 31st MEU deliver relief supplies to remote areas
SAMAR PROVINCE, Republic of the Philippines - A Filipino carries a 110 lbs. bag of rice from the back of an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), during a supply drop-off at a village here, Nov. 25. The combined Philippine and international effort delivered more than 79,000 lbs. of rice and high-energy biscuits to eight island villages. The 31st MEU, deployed with 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in support of Joint Task Force 505, is currently supporting the government of the Philippines during Operation Damayan by assisting with disaster relief efforts in areas affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jonathan Wright)
About CLB-31

Combat Logistics Battalion 31 (CLB 31) is the logistics combat element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the only continuously forward-deployed MEU in the Marine Corps. As the logistics combat element, the CLB provides all elements of the MEU with combat service support. To do this, the CLB comprises of a Headquarters, a Motor Transport Platoon, Engineer Platoon, Maintenance Platoon, Supply Platoon, Military Police Platoon, Landing Support Platoon, Communications Platoon and its Health Service Support (Medical, Dental and Shock Trauma Platoon). Additionally, the CLB provides the MEU with ammunition, postal, EOD and disbursing services. Although CLB 31 is assigned to the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, the battalion remains permanently attached to the 31st MEU. CLB 31 based on Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan.

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