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Rep. Itsunori Onodera of Miyagi Prefecture, senior vice minister of foreign affairs (left), shakes hands with Col. Andrew R. MacMannis, commanding officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and thanked him for the relief efforts by the 31st MEU during a visit of III Marine Expeditionary Force leadership here Jan. 12. The visit was conducted to review community recovery progress since Operation Tomodachi and to discuss potential humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities to better prepare for future support requirements. During the visit, members of the 31st MEU were able to revisit the areas where they helped in recovery efforts ten months earlier. The 31st MEU is the only continually forward deployed MEU, and remains America’s force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. - Rep. Itsunori Onodera of Miyagi Prefecture, senior vice minister of foreign affairs (left), shakes hands with Col. Andrew R. MacMannis, commanding officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and thanked him for the relief efforts by the 31st MEU during a visit of III Marine Expeditionary Force leadership here Jan. 12. The visit was conducted to review community recovery progress since Operation Tomodachi and to discuss potential humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capabilities to better prepare for future support requirements. During the visit, members of the 31st MEU were able to revisit the areas where they helped in recovery efforts ten months earlier. The 31st MEU is the only continually forward deployed MEU, and remains America’s force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

An explosive ordinance disposal Marine with Company A., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, inspects a possible improvised explosive device for wires and other components during the events of a mock boat raid on the Kin Blue training area here, Jan. 13. During the course of the day, Co. A., known as Boat Co., assaulted the beach, recaptured a hostile-controlled town, cleared improvised explosive devices, secured a landing zone and eliminated any remaining enemy threats from the area. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and remains the nation’s force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. - An explosive ordinance disposal Marine with Company A., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, inspects a possible improvised explosive device for wires and other components during the events of a mock boat raid on the Kin Blue training area here, Jan. 13. During the course of the day, Co. A., known as Boat Co., assaulted the beach, recaptured a hostile-controlled town, cleared improvised explosive devices, secured a landing zone and eliminated any remaining enemy threats from the area. 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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