Marines with Force Reconissance Platoon 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit board a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), Oct 4. The Marines were preparing to execute a Vessel, Board, Search and Seizure in preparation for their 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.
111004-M-0000W-000.jpg Photo By: Lance Cpl. Vernon T. Meen

Oct 4, 2011
Marines with Force Reconissance Platoon 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit board a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on the flight deck aboard USS Essex (LHD 2), Oct 4. The Marines were preparing to execute a Vessel, Board, Search and Seizure in preparation for their 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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