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May 3, 2012

Marines with Company C., Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, disembark the USS Denver (LPD-9) here following the month-long bilateral training Exercise Balikatan in the Philippines, May 3. Balikatan, (shoulder-to-shoulder in English) is the last training evolution 1/4 will take part in before detaching from the 31st MEU and returning to their home garrison on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. 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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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit