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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jonathan G. Wright/Released 140315-M-UY543-030.JPG
Mar 15, 2014
Marines with Battery G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, shield themselves from objects before attempting to drive protesters away from the embassy gate during a mock hostile protest, March 15. The simulated embassy is home to the 31st MEU’s Forward Command Element, a command cell that coordinates with a host nation’s government to organize the delivery of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies to people in need. The HA/DR training is in support of the 31st MEU’s Certification Exercise, a training package that tests the capabilities of the MEU in a variety of scenarios and is evaluated by members of the Special Operations Training Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
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