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A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to land and load simulated American citizens during a Non-Combatant Evacuation operation exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, here, Jan 30. The training event involved evacuating simulated American citizens from a foreign nation. This type of mission can be triggered by hostile forces overthrowing a local government, an embassy being overrun, or a natural disaster. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. - A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to land and load simulated American citizens during a Non-Combatant Evacuation operation exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, here, Jan 30. The training event involved evacuating simulated American citizens from a foreign nation. This type of mission can be triggered by hostile forces overthrowing a local government, an embassy being overrun, or a natural disaster. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.

Marines with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, check a notional enemy casualty for intelligence during a low-light, aerial raid on an enemy encampment here, Jan. 28. Company G., the 31st MEU’s “Helo” company, was supplemented with machine gun and mortar teams from Weapons Company to provide additional firepower for the mission. The Marines have executed coordinated operations like this before, but this one added the challenge of artificial vision through the use of nigh vision goggles. The raid was part of the 31st MEU’s pre-deployment training exercise that tests the unit’s ability to conduct rapid planning and mission execution within a limited timeframe. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. - Marines with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, check a notional enemy casualty for intelligence during a low-light, aerial raid on an enemy encampment here, Jan. 28. Company G., the 31st MEU’s “Helo” company, was supplemented with machine gun and mortar teams from Weapons Company to provide additional firepower for the mission. The Marines have executed coordinated operations like this before, but this one added the challenge of artificial vision through the use of nigh vision goggles. The raid was part of the 31st MEU’s pre-deployment training exercise that tests the unit’s ability to conduct rapid planning and mission execution within a limited timeframe. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.

Marines of the riot control team for Golf Battery, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, attempt to subdue a role player wielding a weapon during the culminating event of the unit’s public disorder and non-lethal weapons employment training here, Jan. 24. One of the secondary missions of Golf Battery is to serve as a non-lethal contingency force for the 31st MEU, useful in embassy security reinforcement, humanitarian operations and many other contingencies. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. - Marines of the riot control team for Golf Battery, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, attempt to subdue a role player wielding a weapon during the culminating event of the unit’s public disorder and non-lethal weapons employment training here, Jan. 24. One of the secondary missions of Golf Battery is to serve as a non-lethal contingency force for the 31st MEU, useful in embassy security reinforcement, humanitarian operations and many other contingencies. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.

A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), drops off Marines and Sailors of the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, during a night raid here, Jan. 9. The raid was the first event of the Realistic Urban Training Exercise, which is part of the pre-deployment training for the 31st MEU’s regularly scheduled Spring Patrol. The training is designed and evaluated by Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, in order to challenge the full spectrum of MRF capabilities. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU. - A CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), drops off Marines and Sailors of the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, during a night raid here, Jan. 9. The raid was the first event of the Realistic Urban Training Exercise, which is part of the pre-deployment training for the 31st MEU’s regularly scheduled Spring Patrol. The training is designed and evaluated by Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, in order to challenge the full spectrum of MRF capabilities. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.

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