31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducts Joint Precision Air Delivery

A crew member of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the skies during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)
A crew member of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the skies during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

A crew member of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the skies during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two week evolution that prepares the Marine Air Ground Task Force for (amphibious) operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)
A crew member of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the skies during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two week evolution that prepares the Marine Air Ground Task Force for (amphibious) operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Capt. Dylan Armstrong, an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, walks toward his aircraft prior to a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU Exercise on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

A crew member of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, observes as Marines parachute during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to conduct a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to conduct a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit board an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit take off in an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit load cargo into an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit board cargo in an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to conduct a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

Cpl. Andrew Richter, a dog handler with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Law Enforcement Detachment, stands by during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, lands after a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

A crew member of an MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans the skies during a joint precision air delivery in support of MEU exercise at Ie Shima training facility, Okinawa, Japan, December 10, 2019. The 31st MEU is currently preparing for deployment through MEUEX, a two-week evolution that prepares the Marine Air-Ground Task Force for amphibious operations from Naval vessels. 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. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)

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