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Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade sets sail
180517-M-YY851-070.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall

Jun 11, 2018
CAMP AINOURA, SASEBO, Japan - Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members join U.S. Marines and Sailors, to celebrate an amphibious warfare exercise at Camp Ainoura, Sasebo, Japan, May 16, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, joined the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members to embark with the newly formed Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade to enhance the ARDB’s capabilities to deal with various situations on islands. 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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