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Company F. of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted a company-sized boat raid as part of the unit’s pre-deployment training package. The Marines utilized combat rubber raiding craft to insert on the beach before making their way toward an enemy encampment. This exercise was part of a raid package designed to integrate 2/5 into the 31st MEU’s spectrum of operations prior to their deployment. Also available in high definition.


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This work, Small-Unit Amphibious Raid Kicks off 31st MEU MEUEX, by Sgt Jonathan Wright, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.11.2013

Date Posted:12.18.2013 5:18AM

Category:B-Roll

Video ID:315135

VIRIN:131211-M-UY543-001

Filename:DOD_101056651

Length:00:03:29

Location:CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JP

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