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Oct 13, 2012

Corporal Jonathan Meca, a fire direction control operator with India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and a native of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Staff Sgt. Benjie Canama, a fire direction control operator with Field Artillery Battalion, Philippine Marine Corps and a native of Zamboanga City, Philippines, plot and mark the location of anticipated impact during live-fire operations here, Oct 10. The Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU are conducting the 29th iteration of the Amphibious Landing Exercise alongside their Philippine Marine counterparts in order to improve the two forces’ interoperability and strengthen their long standing relationship. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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31st Marine Expeditionary Unit