31st MEU conducts training at range W-174
A U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 provides air support alongside Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, at range W-174, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 19, 2017. BLT 1/1 is the Ground Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. During the training BLT 1/1 worked alongside various aircraft to conduct close air support training. As the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, the 31st MEU provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations.