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Always Ready; the 31st MEU completes MEUEX
211215-M-ST547-221.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Grace Gerlach

Dec 23, 2021
CAMP HANSEN, JAPAN, Okinawa - U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance Platoon (FRP), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), egress from the bay after dive operations during MEU exercise (MEUEX) on Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 15, 2021. FRP conducted diving repetitions to maintain proficiency and currency as combatant divers. MEUEX is a pre-deployment training exercise that validates and reinforces the MEU’s mission capabilities across all of the Marine subordinate elements. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Grace Gerlach)


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