U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare for a night convoy at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 24, 2021.
U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (BLT 3/5), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct an amphibious night raid rehearsal on combat rubber raiding crafts at Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan, May 22, 2021.
U.S Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Luckner Desma, chief, Motor Transport Operations goes over immediate action drills during a Vehicle Commander Course on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 20, 2021.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kaleb Smith, an automotive maintenance technician with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, is awarded the 2020 Motor Transport Noncommissioned Officer of the Year at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, on May 28, 2021.
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a simulated adversary on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 18, 2021.
U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provide security while patrolling to a known location during on and off drills on a MV-22 in support of MEUEX at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, on May 17, 2021.
U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Platoon (FRP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), detach themselves after underwater navigation course at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, April 28, 2021.
U.S. Marines with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct live fire drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 25, 2021.
U.S. Marine with Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon (ARP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts live fire drills on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 22, 2021.
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), land at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021.
A U.S. Marine with Medium Marine Tilt Rotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) Reinforced, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), views a CH-53E Super Stallion flying during a helicopter raid training exercise over Okinawa, Japan, May 25, 2021.
U.S. Marines with a Force Reconnaissance Platoon (FRP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), enter the water at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, May 20, 2021.
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), wait in a MV-22 as they are taken to a known location during an embassy reinforcement exercise in support of MEUEX at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, on May 20-21, 2021.
A U.S. Marine with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides security during a simulated scenario for an embassy reinforcement exercise in support of MEUEX at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, on May 20-21, 2021.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kaley Gee, the Marine Air Ground Task Force planning specialist chief and training non-commissioned officer with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Command Element, receives a meritorious promotion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 2, 2021.
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Salas)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Tommy Ngirbedul Jr., a native of Palau and radio operator with 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stands in front of patrol boat PSS President H.I. Remeliik II with Palau Bureau of Maritime Security after acting as translator during a joint ship formation in order to facilitate better communication aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) off the coast of Palau, Feb. 27, 2021.
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Sgt. John James, a motor vehicle operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), is awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for saving Tokiko Ahuso, a local Kin Town resident who was bitten by a habu viper on Nov. 6, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec 23, 2020. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Salas)
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