Oct 9, 2013

Marines with Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, study a group of photos for a memory test following the completion of the gas chamber during a combat endurance course here, Oct. 9. The endurance course is a two-day event consisting of various exercises at stations around Camp Hansen, including: performing mask drills in the gas chamber, digging a fighting hole, calling a “nine-line” casualty evacuation, swimming laps in a pool and assembling different weapon systems. The purpose of the course is to keep tactical skills fresh in a garrison environment. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward deployed MEU.

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