Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit walk past a stack of bags while disembarking the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) to end their regularly scheduled Fall Patrol here, Sept. 25. The unit returned after spending nearly three months patrolling the Asia-Pacific region and conducting bilateral training exercises with the Australian Defense Forces. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.
130925-M-CX588-001.JPG Photo By: Gunnery Sgt. Ismael Pena

Sep 26, 2013
WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa, Japan - Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit walk past a stack of bags while disembarking the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) to end their regularly scheduled Fall Patrol here, Sept. 25. The unit returned after spending nearly three months patrolling the Asia-Pacific region and conducting bilateral training exercises with the Australian Defense Forces. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.


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