Mar 3, 2013

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit load bags of mail onto a Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, Amphibious Squadron 11, here, March 2. The Navy/Marine team brought more than 3.5 tons of mail aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, giving the deployed service members a remembrance of home. The Marines and Sailors with the 31st MEU are currently conducting Spring Patrol 2013, an annually-scheduled deployment that improves regional security and increases interoperability with allied countries. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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