Colonel Andrew MacMannis (Left) and Col. John Merna (Right), salute as the colors pass during the pass in review portion of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's change of command ceremony at Camp Hansen, June 1. MacMannis relinquished command to Merna after two distinguished years of leading expeditionary operations in the Asia Pacific, to include a pivotal role in the tsunami relief of Operation Tomadachi. The 31st MEU is the United States' force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region.
120601-M-FJ370-272.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Michael Oxton

Dec 11, 2012
CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan - Colonel Andrew MacMannis (Left) and Col. John Merna (Right), salute as the colors pass during the pass in review portion of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's change of command ceremony at Camp Hansen, June 1. MacMannis relinquished command to Merna after two distinguished years of leading expeditionary operations in the Asia Pacific, to include a pivotal role in the tsunami relief of Operation Tomadachi. The 31st MEU is the United States' force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region.


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