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Sep 9, 2017

Staff Sgt. George Bruce, a nonlethal weapons instructor and corrections officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, fires an X26E Taser during nonlethal weapons training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), underway in the Pacific Ocean, June 20, 2017. Nonlethal weapons instructors with CLB-31’s Military Police Platoon trained Marines and Sailors from across the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to use Tasers and other nonlethal weapons during security operations. A critical component of nonlethal weapons training is “exposure,” when trainees feel and experience the effects of nonlethal weapons, including Tasers. CLB-31 provides logistical support to all elements of the 31st MEU. Its Marines and Sailors specialize in security operations, movement of personnel and equipment, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations and mass casualty evacuation. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the amphibious component of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The 31st MEU and PHIBRON 11 combine to provide a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)

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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit