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CWO2 Samuel Beltram, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, adjusts his helmet as he prepares for a mock EOD sweep aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, April 3, 2018.
31st MEU EOD technicians practice IED sweep
CWO2 Samuel Beltram, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, adjusts his helmet as he prepares for a mock EOD sweep aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, April 3, 2018. The mock EOD sweep was to ensure Marines’ readiness to properly detect and dispose of suspected improvised explosive devices. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kristiana Gehly)
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.
CLB-31 Marines refine noncombatant evacuation capabilities during CERTEX
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)
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.
31st MEU Marines and Sailors participate in mass casualty response training
Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 treat a mock casualty during mass casualty response training as part of Amphibious Integration Training at Raspberry Creek, Queensland, Australia, Aug. 5, 2017. CLB-31, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Logistics Combat Element, provided medical aid by triaging and evacuating injured casualties. 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 are conducting Amphibious Integration Training in preparation for Certification Exercise, and to ensure readiness for crisis response throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amy Phan/Released)
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion hovers over a landing zone with a cement block during an external lift drill with Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 31 at Kin Blue Training Area, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 19, 2017. CLB-31, the Logistics Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides logistic support to all elements of the MEU.
CLB-31 External Lift Training
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion hovers over a landing zone with a cement block during an external lift drill with Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 31 at Kin Blue Training Area, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 19, 2017. CLB-31, the Logistics Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides logistic support to all elements of the MEU. As the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed unit, the 31st MEU air-ground-logistics team provides a flexible force, ready to perform a wide range of military operations, from limited combat to humanitarian assistance operations, throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garett Burns)
During AIT, Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 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.
31st MEU Marines conduct HA/DR training for AIT
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31 and Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, land at Freshwater Beach, Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, during a humanitarian assistance-disaster relief mission as part of Amphibious Integration Training, August 8, 2017. During AIT, Marines with CLB-31, the Logistics Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Marines with BLT 3/5, 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 PHIBRON 11 are conducting AIT in preparation for Certification Exercise, and to ensure readiness for crisis response throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy's Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Amaia Unanue/Released)
During AIT, Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 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.
31st MEU Marines conduct HA/DR training for AIT
Capt. Michael R. Trumm, a logistics officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, gives directions to fellow Marines during a humanitarian assistance-disaster relief mission as part of Amphibious Integration Training at Freshwater Beach, Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland, Australia, August 8, 2017. During AIT, 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 PHIBRON 11 are conducting AIT in preparation for Certification Exercise, and to ensure readiness for crisis response throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy's Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Amaia Unanue/Released)
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.
CLB-31 Marines rehearse noncombatant evacuation operations
Lance Cpl. Curtis D. Patton, a motor transportation operator, guides evacuee role players through an evacuation control center during noncombatant evacuation operation training aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, August 2, 2017. CLB-31, the Logistics Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, specializes in a variety of combat and non-combat support missions, including NEO. 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 are conducting Amphibious Integration Training in preparation for Certification Exercise, and to ensure readiness for crisis response throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Amaia Unanue/Released)
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.
CLB-31 Marines refine HADR capabilities during CERTEX
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)
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.
Taser, Taser, Taser, 31st MEU Marines, Sailors learn nonlethal weapons tactics
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)
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.
CLB-31 Marines refine noncombatant evacuation capabilities during CERTEX
Navy Lt. Phillip Scarborough, a chaplain with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, speaks with evacuee role players 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)
About CLB-31

Combat Logistics Battalion 31 (CLB 31) is the logistics combat element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the only continuously forward-deployed MEU in the Marine Corps. As the logistics combat element, the CLB provides all elements of the MEU with combat service support. To do this, the CLB comprises of a Headquarters, a Motor Transport Platoon, Engineer Platoon, Maintenance Platoon, Supply Platoon, Military Police Platoon, Landing Support Platoon, Communications Platoon and its Health Service Support (Medical, Dental and Shock Trauma Platoon). Additionally, the CLB provides the MEU with ammunition, postal, EOD and disbursing services. Although CLB 31 is assigned to the 3rd Marine Logistics Group, the battalion remains permanently attached to the 31st MEU. CLB 31 based on Camp Hansen in Okinawa, Japan.

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