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Oct 22, 2011

Philippine Marine Cpl. Leandro Emalf, 312 Marine Company, Marine Battalion Landing Team 12, Naval Forces West, left, spackles a new wall next to Marine combat engineers from Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, during renovations at Ranzang National High School, Oct. 22. Marines from the 31st MEU, with assistance from the Philippine Marines, installed a new ceiling, installed gutters, installed a water catching tank, applied stucco inside and out, painted inside and out, installed doors, installed windows and built a two stall bathroom. The construction project is part of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2012, designed to increase interoperability and readiness of participating units. The 31st MEU is supporting III Marine Expeditionary Brigade during PHIBLEX, and is the United States’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit