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31st MEU back on patrol after Exercise Koolendong 13

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit help guide a High-Mobility, Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle onto the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the retrograde following Exercise Koolendong 13 here, Sept. 9. The 31st MEU moved a battalion-sized force more than 300 miles inland from the Port of Darwin to conduct a week-long, live-fire training exercise. Also participating in the exercise were the Marines of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and soldiers of the 5th Royal Australian Regiment. The 31st MEU brings what it needs to sustain itself to accomplish the mission and pave the way for follow-on forces. The 31st MEU is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia-Pacific region and the only continuously forward deployed MEU. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Codey Underwood)



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This work, 31st MEU back on patrol after Exercise Koolendong 13 [Image 1 of 2], by Cpl Codey Underwood, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.08.2013

Date Posted:09.11.2013 00:54

Photo ID:1014916

VIRIN:130908-M-FF989-075

Resolution:2784x1856

Size:2.49 MB

Location:DARWIN, ACT, AU

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