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Aug 2, 2013

SHOALWATER BAY TRAINING AREA, Queensland, Australia – Marines with Weapons Co., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, drive a Light Armored Vehicle down a ridge line while conducting route reconnaissance as a part of Talisman Saber 2013 here, July 27. The Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU are part of an integrated force of approximately 18,000 U.S. service members training alongside approximately 9,000 Australian service members in the fifth iteration of Talisman Saber 2013, a month-long biennial exercise provides realistic, relevant training necessary to maintain regional security, peace and stability. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward deployed MEU.

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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit