Mar 1, 2014

USS BONHOMME RICHARD, White Beach, Okinawa - Lance Cpl. Ryan Sparrow, a radio operator with the Command Element, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Spearfish, S.D., boards the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) here, Feb 25. More than 2,200 Marines and sailors from all elements of the 31st MEU embarked on the BHR, USS Denver (LPD 9) and the USS Ashland (LSD 48) for its regularly scheduled Spring Patrol. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific and is only continuously forward-deployed MEU. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor)

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