U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards/Released 190129-M-IU921-1229.JPG
Feb 6, 2019
Cpl. Malon Johnson is a combat engineer with Improved Ribbon Bridge Platoon, Bridge Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. Johnson earned his license as a bridge erection boat (BEB) operator after being tested on a series of maneuvers Jan. 29, 2019 at Naha Military Port. BEBs are used to move and connect Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) bays, which is a tactical bridging system that can span across bodies of water greater than 100 meters. Tactical bridging, specifically wet-gap crossing, is a unique function within logistics combat element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and ensures mobility across rivers and waterways throughout the Indo-Pacific area of operations. Johnson is a native of San Francisco, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tiffany Edwards)
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