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An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit flies during flight operations aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Pacific Ocean, March 10, 2017. Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU embarked aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Readiness Group, as part of their annual spring patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The 31st MEU, embarked on the amphibious ships of the Expeditionary Strike Group 7, has the capability to respond to any crisis or contingency at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan

BLT 2/5, VMM 262 Participate in Exercise Cobra Gold 17

14 Feb 2017 | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines and Sailors with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) began participation in Exercise Cobra Gold 17 at Ban Chan Krem, Thailand, Feb. 14, 2017. Cobra Gold 17, in its 36th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together a robust multinational force to address shared goals and security commitments in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. BLT 2/5 and VMM-262 (Rein) are the ground and aviation components, respectively, of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Marine Air-Ground Task Force. During patrols of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the 31st MEU engages partner nations to sustain theater security and continue integrated bilateral training, furthering cohesion between our militaries. For more information on the mission and history of the 31st MEU, contact 31st MEU Public Affairs Officer, Capt. Jennifer Giles, at or visit the unit's websites at or
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit