Jun 2, 2017

Cpl. Hugo Mendez, a rifleman with Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, carries a sea bag after arriving at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 2017. BLT 3/5 replaced BLT 2/5 as the Ground Combat Element of the 31st MEU. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st MEU air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Stormy Mendez)

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