31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
31st MEU Logo
31st MEU

01

BLT 3/5 Conducts Night Convoy

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare for a night convoy at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May...

02

BLT 3/5 Conducts Amphibious Night Raid Rehearsals

U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (BLT 3/5), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct an...

03

ARP Conducts Live Fire Drills

U.S. Marines with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct live fire drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan,...

04

BLT 3/5 Conducts Embassy Reinforcement Training

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), wait in a MV-22 as they are taken to a known location during an...

05

VMM-265 Conducts Flight Operations

A U.S. Marine with Medium Marine Tilt Rotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) Reinforced, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), views a CH-53E Super Stallion...

06

BLT 3/5 Conducts Embassy Reinforcement Training

A U.S. Marine with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides security during a simulated scenario for an embassy...

07

MEU Marines Conduct On/Off Drills

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provide security while patrolling to a known location during on and off drills on a MV-22...

08

MRF Conducts high-altitude jumps

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), land at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF...

09

ARP Conducts Live Fire Drills

U.S. Marine with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon (ARP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts live fire drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa,...

10

FRP Conducts Dive Operations

U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Platoon (FRP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), detach themselves after underwater navigation course at...

11

CH-53 lifts a JLTV

Landing Support Marines with CLB-31 watch after attaching a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter.

12

Loading MRZRs on Ospreys

Marines with the 31st MEU drive a Polaris MRZR light tactical all-terrain vehicle onto an MV-22B Osprey with VMM-262 (REIN) on Dec. 8, 2020.

13

ARP, 31st MEU conducts reconnaissance training mission

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 9, 2020) A Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), climbs down a caving ladder...

14

31st MEU tests air to ground communications aboard USS America

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Sep. 6, 2020) An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), flies...

Ready • Partnered • Lethal

Based out of Okinawa, Japan, the 31st MEU is positioned to respond to crisis anywhere in the world. Read about our history here

Commanding Officer: Col. Michael R. Nakonieczny

June 2, 2021

2020 United States Marine Corps Motor Transport Awards Program

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan – A U.S. Marine attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit was recognized as a recipient of the 2020 United States Marine Corps Motor Transport Awards Program, on Camp...

Read More
May 2, 2021

Kaley Gee receives a meritorious promotion to Sergeant

Kaley Gee receives a meritorious promotion to Sergeant...

Read More
April 20, 2021

US Marines conduct Vehicle Commander Course

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa -- U.S. Marines with Command Element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted the Vehicle Commander Course on Camp Hansen, April 19-23 and 29...

Read More
March 21, 2021

Razor Sharp Mind aboard the America

U.S. Navy Hull Technician 2nd Class Dawsen Forbes, a hull technician assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), and a native of Denver, North Carolina, fits a laptop inside a welded...

Read More
March 11, 2021

Partner to Compete, Compete to Deter

The Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and the soldiers of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force executed a bilateral raid at Kin Blue Beach and in the Central Training...

Read More
March 11, 2021

31st MEU NCO communicates with Palau representatives during joint patrol

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tommy Ngirbedul Jr., a native of Palau and radio operator with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), communicated with representatives from the Palau Bureau of Maritime Security...

Read More
January 14, 2021

Here to ASIST

U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) attend a two-day class to become Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) First-Aid caregivers. The value of training...

Read More
October 19, 2021

Marine Corps Establishes the Information Development Institute

The Deputy Commandant for Information established the Information Development Institute, the IDI Portal and available learning and development resources for information technology, cyber and...

Read More
October 18, 2021

MCRC briefly celebrates FY21 mission success, focuses on FY22 challenges

Marine Corps Recruiting Command successfully closed out Fiscal Year 2021 mission in all categories, Sept. 30, signally an end to one of the more challenging years in recent memory for the command...

Read More
October 15, 2021

New Annual Rifle Qual: A shooter’s perspective

U.S. Marines across Okinawa participated in the new Annual Rifle Qualification from Oct. 4-8. This consisted of a three-day course of fire that tests Marines’ marksmanship skills in a dynamic-shooting...

Read More
October 14, 2021

Marine Corps F-35B Conduct First Landing Aboard JS Izumo

At the request of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 242 successfully conducted the first ever landing of two F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard the Japanese Ship...

Read More
Previous Story
Next Story

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit