Corporal Jorge L. Rodriquez, the Raven team leader for Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Skokie, Ill., throws the Raven B. unmanned aerial vehicle into the air during Talisman Saber 13 here, July 22. The Marines with the Raven team provided near-continuous intelligence surveillance throughout the Shoalwater Bay Training Area for the 31st MEU during Talisman Saber 13.The 31st MEU simulated offensive and defensive operations against an opposing force comprised of Australian Army soldiers and Marines from the rotational force-Darwin, providing the team valuable experience in a realistic combat environment.  The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward deployed MEU.
130802-M-FF989-062.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Michael Oxton

Aug 7, 2013
SHOALWATER BAY TRAINING AREA, Queensland, Australia - Corporal Jorge L. Rodriquez, the Raven team leader for Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Skokie, Ill., throws the Raven B. unmanned aerial vehicle into the air during Talisman Saber 13 here, July 22. The Marines with the Raven team provided near-continuous intelligence surveillance throughout the Shoalwater Bay Training Area for the 31st MEU during Talisman Saber 13.The 31st MEU simulated offensive and defensive operations against an opposing force comprised of Australian Army soldiers and Marines from the rotational force-Darwin, providing the team valuable experience in a realistic combat environment. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward deployed MEU.


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