31st MEU Media Gallery
A reconnaissance Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon fires an M249 squad automatic weapon during marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the East China Sea, Oct. 16, 2018. Marines with ARP specialize in close-quarters tactics during amphibious operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall/Released)
U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon exit a U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during Helocast and Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction training, underway in the East China Sea, Oct. 14, 2018. The Seahawk belongs to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25. Helocasting and SPIE operations allow the recon Marines to enter and exit tactical landing zones that are inaccessible to helicopters during amphibious operations. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kealii De Los Santos)
Lance Cpl. Haley Suarez, an inventory management specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, plays with a child during a 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Family Day held at the Camp Courtney Chapel aboard Camp Courtney, Oct. 13, 2018. The event was held to allow families of Marines and Sailors currently deployed on the MEU to come together and offered face painting, bouncy houses and food and drinks. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell/Released)
Lance Cpl. Michael Misbach, an intelligence specialist with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, operates an Instant Eye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 small unmanned aerial system during an inspection aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Oct. 11, 2018. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Ground Combat Element tested the Instant Eye to ensure operational close reconnaissance capabilities during the fall patrol. Misbach, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, graduated from East Haven High School in June 2014. He enlisted January 2017. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides flexible force ready to provide a wide-range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexis B. Betances)
Faculty advisors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit stand at attention for the Marines’ Hymn during a corporal’s course graduation aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 27, 2018. Corporal’s course, usually a three-week course, is condensed to two weeks while underway. The course helps Marine leaders/Noncommissioned Officers refine their understanding of small unit leadership principles.The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall/Released)
ROTA, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - Col. Robert Brodie, right, commanding officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shakes hands with Efraim Atalig, left, the mayor of Rota, during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Corporal Joe Junior G. Charfauros Veterans Memorial Park in Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Sept. 14, 2018. Service members from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and working with Guam and CNMI civil and local officials for Typhoon Mangkhut recovery efforts. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall/Released)
Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon disconnect from a line affixed to a U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Oct. 11, 2018.
River boats navigate the Singapore River, Oct. 4, 2018. Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the “Lion City” aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) October 2 for a port visit after more than a month at sea during a regularly-scheduled patrol of the Indo-Pacific region.
Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Sailors with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) stand atop the port side of the flight deck as the ship departs the island nation of Singapore, Oct. 7, 2018.
A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) lifts a Humvee during Helicopter Support Team training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Oct. 1, 2018.
Staff Sgt. Dallas Allen, the platoon sergeant for Company F, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, instructs Marines during marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 30, 2018.
Sgt. Samuel Helmuth, left, and Gunnery Sgt. Bruce Richard request ammunition from the crew of a Light Armored Vehicle during gunnery training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 24, 2018.
A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit fast-ropes from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 25, 2018.
A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit guides Marines toward the belly opening of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during fast rope training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 25, 2018.
Pfc. Tyler Cornelius, a rifleman with Company F, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, aims an M4 carbine during marksmanship training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 25, 2018.
Marines with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, fire a Light Armored Vehicle’s M242 Bushmaster 25mm chain gun during a defense of the amphibious task force drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 27, 2018.
Marines with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, sit on a Light Armored Vehicle atop the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during a defense of the amphibious task force drill, underway in the South China Sea, Sept. 27, 2018.
Cpl. Dustin Johnson, a Military Working Dog handler with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands with his partner, Ziva, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), Oct. 1, 2018.
Staff Sgt. Dallas Allen, the weapons platoon sergeant with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, salutes during a chief pinning ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 16, 2018.
A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit fast ropes during training aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), underway in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 19, 2018.
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