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.
170817-M-GE751-0828.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Amaia Unanue

Sep 13, 2017
Queensland - Pfc. Quiendarius J. Salters, a landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, jumps from a 7-ton truck after a dusty drive during humanitarian assistance-disaster relief training as part of Certification Exercise at Freshwater Beach, Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, Aug. 17, 2017. During CERTEX, Marines with CLB-31, the Logistics Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, the Ground Combat Element for the 31st MEU, refined their abilities to provide security and life-sustaining support for possible HADR 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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