Ospreys Deploy During Talisman Saber 2013

07/24/2013
07/23/2013: MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit take off from Samuel Hill Airfield in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area on July 16. The 31st MEU is participating in Talisman Saber 2013, a biennial exercise that enhances multilateral collaboration between U.S.…

Amphibious Landing Training, Talisman Saber 2013

07/23/2013
07/23/2013: Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) load equipment onto a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) prior to conducting an amphibious landing training exercise in support of exercise Talisman Saber 2013 aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). [slidepress gallery='amphibious-landing-training']  Credit: Exercise Talisman…

Talisman Saber 2013 Amphibious Assault

07/23/2013
07/23/2013: U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conducting an amphibious assault on Fresh Water Beach, Queensland, Australia, July 20, 2013 during Exercise Talisman Saber.  Credit: American Forces Network Pacific: 7/20/13    

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Enroute to Operation Tomodachi

05/03/2013
05/03/2013: We recently did an interview with Commanding Officer of the 31st MEU.  And in preparation for the publication of that interview, we are posting a couple of background pieces on the 31st MEU. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard three ships with Amphibious Squadron 11, and headed toward…

Exercise Cobra Gold 2013

02/21/2013
02/21/2013: Exercise Cobra Gold 2013 [slidepress gallery='exercise-cobra-gold-2013'] Credit:II Marine Expeditionary Force Combat Camera:2/17/13  In the first photo, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Johnson, military policeman assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit out of Okinawa, Japan, stands guard as a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter prepares for takeoff during a non-combatant…

31st MEU Maritime Raid Force Exercise

02/18/2013
02/18/2013: The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force conducted its annual Realistic Urban Training Exercise on an empty facility on Guam. The purpose for conducting such an exercise in a different country is to evaluate the MRF's long-range raid capabilities, executing operations in a foreign environment.  Credit:31st Marine Expeditionary…

31st MEU Arrives for Cobra Gold 2013

02/15/2013
02/15/2013: Approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit offloaded from three ships of the Navy's Amphibious Squadron 11 to begin the multinational exercise Cobra Gold 2013 in the Kingdom of Thailand. The unit was brought ashore using the Navy's landing craft utility, landing craft air cushions,…

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Flight Ops

11/08/2012
11/08/2012: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Flight Ops [slidepress gallery='uss-bonhomme-richard'] Credit: Amphibious Squadron 11:9/20/12 In the first photo, Marine pilot Maj. Howard Longwell from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, top, makes final preparations in the cockpit prior to takeoff in an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft, assigned to Marine Attack Squadron…