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CLB Marine saves Kin resident

Sgt. John James, a motor vehicle operator with CLB-31, received a NAM for saving Tokiko Ahuso, a local Kin Town resident who was bitten by a habu.


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.


MEUEX boat raid

Marines with Kilo Company, BLT 3/4, 31st MEU prepare for a night boat raid during MEU Exercise at Kin Red, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 16, 2020.


CLB-31 rehearses HADR

Marines with CLB-31, 31st MEU rehearse a simulated foreign humanitarian assistance mission during MEU Exercise in Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 10, 2020.


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.


Semper Supra: 31st MEU Welcomes First Space Force Officer Aboard USS America

PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 17, 2020) 1st Lt. Rio Sarmiento, assigned to the 16th Space Control Squadron (SPCS), was administered the oath of office into...


BLT 2/4, 31st MEU conducts simulated TRAP mission

OKINAWA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2020) Marines and a Sailor with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),...


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...


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...


High tide: Fox Co, 31st MEU debark USS New Orleans on boat raid

PHIILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 11, 2020) Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) debark USS New...


31st MEU rehearses mass casualty drill

Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit transport simulated casualties during a mass casualty drill, or Nightingale, aboard...


VMM-262 (REIN) flight ops aboard USS America

An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) prepares to take off from amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in the...


31st MEU Reconnaissance Marines conduct VBSS in South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Sept. 6, 2020) Reconnaissance Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conduct a visit, board,...


31st MEU MRF Marines fast roping

PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 23, 2020) Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope out of a MV-22B Osprey...

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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January 4, 2021

MEU Exercise: Building the Team

The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), comprised of Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines (BLT 3/4), Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, Reinforced, and Combat Logistics...

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December 18, 2020

Habu Attack in Kin Town

Using lifesaving skills he learned from the Marine Corps, Sgt. John James from Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB) 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was able to save a local elderly woman from a...

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October 26, 2020

Fight and Deliver: 31st MEU, America ARG Build an Integrated Blue-Green Team

Over the course of a recent deployment, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) enhanced interoperability between the Navy-Marine Corps team, challenging old...

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April 20, 2021

Chalk the Walk Competition 2021

Art has been used as a means to start conversations on difficult topics since the dawn of man. A picture is worth a thousand words, and harnessing the artistic abilities of the members of our...

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April 20, 2021

U.S. Marines and Sailors from Marine Rotational Force-Europe Complete Deployment to Northern Norway, Return to Camp Lejeune, N.C.

U.S. Marines have concluded their rotational deployment to Norway for arctic and mountain warfare training and have returned to their home station in the United States.After months of cold weather and...

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April 19, 2021

III MEF Band, JGSDF 15th Brigade Band perform together at spring concert

U.S. Marines with the III Marine Expeditionary Force and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 15th Brigade bands came together April 16 to perform the annual spring concert at Tedako Hall in...

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April 19, 2021

NIWC Atlantic Advances New Technologies at NICE ANTX

Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic wrapped up a joint civilian-military exercise on April 14 at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where over 60 emerging technologies were evaluated by the Navy and Marine...

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