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220201-M-IS612-397.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Malik Lewis

May 10, 2022
OKINAWA, Japan - A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Rein.), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), pumps fuel to a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP), on Ie Shima, Jan. 31, 2022. A FARP is used to extend the capabilities of rotary or fixed wing aircrafts to allow rearming and refueling without having to fall back to a forward operating base. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of America Expeditionary Ready Group in the 7th fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.


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