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A Marine with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, speaks into a handheld radio during a simulated helicopter raid as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise at Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. BLT 1/4 is the Ground Combat Element for the 31st MEU. MEUEX is the first in a series of pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region. - A Marine with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, speaks into a handheld radio during a simulated helicopter raid as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise at Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 11, 2018. BLT 1/4 is the Ground Combat Element for the 31st MEU. MEUEX is the first in a series of pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations across the Indo-Pacific region.

Lance Cpl. Keven A. Temple, left, and Garrett R. Jolley, heavy equipment mechanics with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, move fork lifts into the garage for repairs at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, March 27, 2019. Temple, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, graduated from River City Science Academy in June 2016 before enlisting in January 2017. Temple joined the Marine Corps to follow his family legacy. Since joining the Marines, he has learned traits of good leadership, including dedication, team work and responsibility. Jolley, a native of Glenwood Spring, Colorado, graduated from Coal Ridge High School in May 2015 before enlisting in August 2018. He joined to experience team work, dedication and culture. Since enlisting he has learned more about respect to others and understanding people from different backgrounds, units and culture. - Lance Cpl. Keven A. Temple, left, and Garrett R. Jolley, heavy equipment mechanics with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, move fork lifts into the garage for repairs at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, March 27, 2019. Temple, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, graduated from River City Science Academy in June 2016 before enlisting in January 2017. Temple joined the Marine Corps to follow his family legacy. Since joining the Marines, he has learned traits of good leadership, including dedication, team work and responsibility. Jolley, a native of Glenwood Spring, Colorado, graduated from Coal Ridge High School in May 2015 before enlisting in August 2018. He joined to experience team work, dedication and culture. Since enlisting he has learned more about respect to others and understanding people from different backgrounds, units and culture.

Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, riding Assault Amphibious Vehicles, head toward the shore during a mechanized assault as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, near Ginoza Village, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area. Marines with Echo Company, the mechanized assault element with BLT 2/5, partner with AAV crews to perform raids and assaults launched from the sea. MEUEX is the first in a series of three pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations. - Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, riding Assault Amphibious Vehicles, head toward the shore during a mechanized assault as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, near Ginoza Village, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area. Marines with Echo Company, the mechanized assault element with BLT 2/5, partner with AAV crews to perform raids and assaults launched from the sea. MEUEX is the first in a series of three pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.

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