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A landing craft air cushion returns cargo and equipment back to White Beach after offloading Marines and vehicles from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, commanded by Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, recently completed exercise Talisman Sabre 2011, a bilateral command post and field training exercise designed to maintain a high level of interoperability between U.S. and Australian forces. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is the only continually forward-deployed MEU, and remains the United States’ force-in-readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. - A landing craft air cushion returns cargo and equipment back to White Beach after offloading Marines and vehicles from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, commanded by Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, recently completed exercise Talisman Sabre 2011, a bilateral command post and field training exercise designed to maintain a high level of interoperability between U.S. and Australian forces. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is the only continually forward-deployed MEU, and remains the United States’ force-in-readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

Col. Andrew MacMannis, the commanding officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, talks with Australian soldier Lt. Col. Charles Weller, the commanding officer of 4th Regiment, during a staff exercise, August 2. During the exercise, several key leaders of the 31st MEU shared their knowledge of amphibious operations with Australian forces, which are currently in the process of creating an amphibious force. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and remains the nation’s force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. - Col. Andrew MacMannis, the commanding officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, talks with Australian soldier Lt. Col. Charles Weller, the commanding officer of 4th Regiment, during a staff exercise, August 2. During the exercise, several key leaders of the 31st MEU shared their knowledge of amphibious operations with Australian forces, which are currently in the process of creating an amphibious force. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and remains the nation’s force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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