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    Photo Essay - BLT 1/5 settles in to new Okinawan home

    Photo Essay - BLT 1/5 settles in to new Okinawan home

    Photo By Cpl. Codey Underwood | Lance Cpl. Nathan A. Sloniker, a rifleman with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion,...... read more read more

    CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN

    12.12.2012

    Story by Lance Cpl. Codey Underwood 

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

    CAMP HANSEN, Japan - After arriving to become the Battalion Landing Team of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Marines and Sailors of 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, settle in to their Okinawan home to begin training for future deployments within the Asian-Pacific region.

    The unit has a number of tasks to complete, including: drafting a pre-deployment training schedule, inspecting their administrative equipment, receiving a full issue of tactical gear from the Consolidated Issue Facility, settling into their new barracks and preparing their MEU specific equipment like the Combat Rubber Raiding Craft.

    Once completed, the Marines and Sailors can jump right into pre-deployment training ranging from boat raids, mechanized raids and helicopter raids to non-combatant evacuations. The training ensures the BLT is fully capable of conducting a wide range of operations for the 31st MEU’s spring deployment.

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    Date Taken: 12.12.2012
    Date Posted: 12.17.2012 21:31
    Story ID: 99453
    Location: CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JP

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