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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Vernon T. Meekins/Released 110929-M-0000W-003.jpg
Sep 29, 2011
AV-8B Harriers with Marine Attack Squadron 214, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, sit on the flight deck aboard USS Essex, Sept. 29. The VMA was conducting this training in preparation for the MEU's upcoming Certification Exercise. 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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