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.
170812-M-GE751-281.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Amaia Unanue

Sep 13, 2017
Queensland - Lt. Col. Siebrand H. Niewenhous IV, the commanding officer of Combat Logistics Battalion 31, talks to Capt. Michael R. Trumm, a logistics officer with CLB-31, during a noncombatant evacuation operation as part of Certification Exercise at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, Aug. 12, 2017. During CERTEX, Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, the Logistics Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, trained to provide security and life-saving support for noncombatants during possible real-world operations. The 31st MEU and Amphibious Squadron 11 are conducting CERTEX, the final evaluation in a series of training exercises which ensures readiness for crisis response throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The 31st MEU partners with PHIBRON 11 to form the amphibious component of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Amaia Unanue/Released)


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