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    Stand by to be boarded: 31st MEU Maritime Raid Force conducts VBSS training [Image 25 of 31]

    Stand by to be boarded: 31st MEU Maritime Raid Force conducts VBSS training

    PHILIPPINE SEA

    02.04.2020

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser 

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit     

    PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 4, 2020) A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Maritime Raid Force prepares to board an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter with the “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 during a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) full mission profile aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). VBSS incorporates air, ground and surface combat assets from across the Blue-Green team to quickly interdict adversary ships at sea. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

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    Date Taken: 02.04.2020
    Date Posted: 02.17.2020 22:46
    Photo ID: 6102496
    VIRIN: 200204-M-IB436-1789
    Resolution: 5005x3337
    Size: 2.3 MB
    Location: PHILIPPINE SEA

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