1st Lt. Timothy R. Greene, a 25-year-old platoon commander for Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Granbury, Texas, leads Marines and Sailors in a service celebrating Rash Hashanah, Jewish New Year, here Sept. 5. Between the unit chaplains and lay leaders like Greene, the Marines and Sailors deployed at sea have access to a wide range of religious services. Marines and Sailors with Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, offload from an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, to participate in Exercise Koolendong 13 here, Aug. 30. The 31st MEU is moving a battalion-sized force more than 300 miles inland from the Port of Darwin to conduct a live-fire training exercise. Also participating in the exercise is the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and soldiers of the 5th Royal Australian Regiment. The 31st MEU brings what it needs to sustain itself to accomplish the mission or to pave the way for follow-on forces. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps' force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.
130905-M-UQ794-010.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Tyler Dietrich

Sep 6, 2013
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea - 1st Lt. Timothy R. Greene, a 25-year-old platoon commander for Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Granbury, Texas, leads Marines and Sailors in a service celebrating Rash Hashanah, Jewish New Year, here Sept. 5. Between the unit chaplains and lay leaders like Greene, the Marines and Sailors deployed at sea have access to a wide range of religious services. Marines and Sailors with Company E., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, offload from an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, to participate in Exercise Koolendong 13 here, Aug. 30. The 31st MEU is moving a battalion-sized force more than 300 miles inland from the Port of Darwin to conduct a live-fire training exercise. Also participating in the exercise is the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and soldiers of the 5th Royal Australian Regiment. The 31st MEU brings what it needs to sustain itself to accomplish the mission or to pave the way for follow-on forces. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps' force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.


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