Mar 18, 2013

Marines and Sailors with Company C., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, wait for their assault element to move into position during a helicopter assault here, March 13. The MEU’s “Helo Company” conducted the attack at an airfield with a small collection of structures defended by more than a dozen role players. The scenario was part of the 31st MEU’s Certification Exercise, prepared and evaluated by Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. 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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