Rifle Ready Marine In Austere Environment
November 27, 2022
November 21, 2022 - A rifle ready U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, posts security at two locations and makes a watery approach in an austere environment during a limited scale raid on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The simulated limited scale raid was conducted to improve the Marines’ ability to plan and conduct ground movements in an austere environment.
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 photos by Lance Cpl. Manuel Alvarado.