Mar 3, 2014

USS DENVER, At Sea – Marines of Company F., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, toss heaving lines to crew members while practicing launch and recovery operations in Combat Rubber Raiding Craft here, March 1. The 31st MEU recently embarked on three ships of Amphibious Squadron 11 to begin their regularly scheduled Spring Patrol. The USS Denver is currently transporting Company F, as well as small detachments of Weapons Company, the Command Element, Combat Logistics Battalion 31, and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced). The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr.)

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