Marine Expeditionary Units/MEU(SOC)S

Headnote A unique capability to bridge special and conventional operations in the fight for global stabilization
Headnote * DOWN UNDER The fire mission came from an Australian command center, was relayed through an American forward observer and executed by a team of American artillerymen, followed by Australian helicopters in close air support. This was one of many training scenarios that Marines and sailors...
More than 2,000 Marines and sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in Australia to participate in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013, a multilateral exercise that took place in a number of locations from July 15 to Aug. 5. Talisman Saber 2013 officially kicked off with an opening...
* A platoon-size element of Japanese soldiers spent two days learning from Marines and sailors with Company F, Battalion Landing Team 2d Bn, Fourth Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, as they conducted small-boat training operations June 2-3 in Okinawa, Japan.
Headnote THE RYUKYU ISLANDS A typhoon whips through an island leaving hundreds without food, water and electricity. Terrorist factions have killed government officials and have taken over several significant locations. What is the best way to assist the distressed citizens, and how can the...
USS CERMANTOWN OFF OKINAWA The Marines and corpsmen sat shoulder to shoulder inside their amphibious assault vehicles as the sounds of engines and vehicle tracks on the metal deck echoed off the inside hull of the ship. Leathernecks with Company A, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn, Fifth Marine...
THE MARIANAS Breaking the night silence, three helicopters shoot over the hori/on and, touching down for mere seconds, offload dozens of combat gcar-ladcn Marines in complete darkness. Home-based in Okinawa, Japan, leathernecks with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force (MRF),...
* OKINAWA'S CENTRAL TRAINING AREA Maneuvering under the thunderous echoes emanating from mortar rounds impacting a fortified position ahead, the Marines bring the precision of an organized assault to the chaos of the battlefield. Leathernecks with Company A, Battalion Landing Team (BLT) 1st Bn,...

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