Jan 25, 2010

Marines from Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), wait as a pre-flight check is conducted on an AV-8B Harrier jet before flight operations aboard of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 25. The MEU is currently scheduled to head to the Kingdom of Thailand in support of Exercise Cobra Gold 2010 (CG ’10). CG’10 is the latest in a continuing series of exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

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