Marines Watery Amphibious Raid Offload
May 25, 2021
May 13, 2021 - U.S. Marines with India Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (BLT 3/5), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), unload off of a combat rubber raiding craft after completing an amphibious raid rehearsal at Kin Blue training area, Okinawa, Japan. Marines with the 31st MEU conduct raid rehearsals in order to test operational equipment, sustain proficiency in small boat handling fundamentals and refine standard operating procedures.
The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Grace Gerlach.