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ROK and US Marines Assault the Beach during KMEP 15 Exercise in South Korea

POHANG, South Korea (Mar. 30, 2015) - Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles use smoke screens during a beach raid during a combined amphibious landing. The Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) demonstrates the unique ability of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit to arrive in theater via amphibious shipping, along with ROK Regimental Landing Team to form an amphibious Combined Marine Expeditionary Brigade. KMEPs are annual combined exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy Forces with the ROK in order to strengthen working relationships across the range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex, expeditionary operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo) 150330-M-SV731-988

ROK and US Leaders Observe Training during KMEP 15

POHANG, South Korea (Mar. 30, 2015) - Republic of Korea (ROK) Maj. Gen. Woo Hyun Hwang, Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, and U.S. Marine Corps Col. Romin Dasmalchi, Commanding Officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, watch a combined amphibious landing at Pohang. The Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) demonstrates the unique ability of the 31st MEU to arrive in theater via amphibious shipping along with a ROK Regimental Landing Team to form an amphibious Combined Marine Expeditionary Brigade. KMEPs are annual combined exercise conducted by U.S. Marine and Navy Forces with the ROK in order to strengthen working relationships across the range of military operations from disaster relief to complex, expeditionary operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph DiGirolamo/released) 150330-M-SV731-614

Marines from the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group Return from KMEP

WATERS TO THE EAST OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA (Mar. 31, 2015) - An MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft offloads Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) returning from the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) on the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). U.S. Sailors and Marines from the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 31st MEU are participating in the Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) in the Republic of Korea (ROK) with the ROK marine corps and navy. The Bonhomme Richard ARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), the Whidbey-island class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and the embarked 31st MEU. (U.S Navy photo by MC3 Cameron McCulloch/Released) 150331-N-RU971-035

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