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31st MEU executes mock HADR operation

Marines of Battery L, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, carry food to a distribution site in support of the humanitarian assistance exercise here, March 11. The 31st MEU is currently conducting their certification exercise, which is conducted with the Amphibious Squadron 11, and qualifies the MEU/ARG team for a wide range of actual contingency missions in the Asia-Pacific region. The 31st MEU is the United States’ expeditionary force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region, and is currently deployed with Amphibious Squadron 11.



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This work, 31st MEU executes mock HADR operation [Image 2 of 3], by 1LT David Baugh, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.11.2012

Date Posted:03.14.2012 05:24

Photo ID:541718

VIRIN:120311-M-#####-004

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:1.54 MB

Location:CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JP

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