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Lance Cpl. Sean J. McSweeney, an amphibious assault vehicle crewman with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Palmyra, N.J., cleans the barrel of a .50 caliber machine gun inside an AAV here, June 29. The Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU are constantly engaged in training, education and gear maintenance while embarked aboard the ship, taking advantage of their time at sea. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. - Lance Cpl. Sean J. McSweeney, an amphibious assault vehicle crewman with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Palmyra, N.J., cleans the barrel of a .50 caliber machine gun inside an AAV here, June 29. The Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU are constantly engaged in training, education and gear maintenance while embarked aboard the ship, taking advantage of their time at sea. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

The oldest corpsman, at 40 years old, Chief Petty Officer William R. Janic Jr. (left), the independent duty corpsman and a native of Parkersburg, W.Va., and the youngest corpsman at 20 years old, Seamen Cory B. Manka (right), a platoon corpsman and a native of East Hampton, Conn., both with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, cut the Hospital Corps’ birthday cake at the bowling center here, June 19. The birthday, marking 115 years of the Hospital Corps, was celebrated with an appreciation lunch, showing the gratitude that the Marines have for the corpsmen’s role in supporting a Marine infantry unit. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. - The oldest corpsman, at 40 years old, Chief Petty Officer William R. Janic Jr. (left), the independent duty corpsman and a native of Parkersburg, W.Va., and the youngest corpsman at 20 years old, Seamen Cory B. Manka (right), a platoon corpsman and a native of East Hampton, Conn., both with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, cut the Hospital Corps’ birthday cake at the bowling center here, June 19. The birthday, marking 115 years of the Hospital Corps, was celebrated with an appreciation lunch, showing the gratitude that the Marines have for the corpsmen’s role in supporting a Marine infantry unit. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, operate fire hoses under the direction of firefighting instructors during training with the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Training Device at the base fire station here, June 14. The Marines who participated in the training did not have firefighting occupations, but due to their work around aircraft, they are required to be first responders in the event an aircraft catches fire. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. - Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, operate fire hoses under the direction of firefighting instructors during training with the Mobile Aircraft Firefighting Training Device at the base fire station here, June 14. The Marines who participated in the training did not have firefighting occupations, but due to their work around aircraft, they are required to be first responders in the event an aircraft catches fire. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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