U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (BLT 3/5), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct an amphibious night raid rehearsal on combat rubber raiding crafts at Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan, May 22, 2021.
210522-M-ST547-1256.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Grace Gerlach

Jun 3, 2021
OKINAWA, Japan - U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (BLT 3/5), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct an amphibious night raid rehearsal on combat rubber raiding crafts at Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan, May 22, 2021. Marines with the 31st MEU conduct raid rehearsals in order to test operational equipment, sustain proficiency in small boat handling fundamentals and refine standard operating procedures. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace Gerlach)


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