Jul 5, 2013

Master Sgt. Steven Covington, the communications chief for the command element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Juliet, Ill., leads accountability during an abandon ship drill here, July 3. The abandon ship drill ensures the Marines and Sailors know the location of their gathering point and their assigned life raft in case of emergency. 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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