31st MEU Boat Company conducts integrated launch and recovery training

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to launch their combat rubber raiding craft from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to launch their combat rubber raiding craft from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to launch their combat rubber raiding craft from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Cpl. Bruno Ibarra, a team leader with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, applies camouflage face paint prior to conducting launch and recovery drills from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Cpl. Bruno Ibarra, a team leader with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, applies camouflage face paint prior to conducting launch and recovery drills from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Soldiers with the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japanese Self-Defense Force, pilot their combat rubber raiding craft during launch and recovery drills from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Soldiers with the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japanese Self-Defense Force prepare to launch their combat rubber raiding craft from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, begin recovery of their combat rubber raiding craft in order to return to the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, transit in combat rubber raiding craft during launch and recovery drills from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to launch their combat rubber raiding craft from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), during launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare to launch their combat rubber raiding craft from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, launch their combat rubber raiding craft from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, launch their combat rubber raiding craft from the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) 1st Sgt. Wesley Carter, company 1st Sgt. of Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks with Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Jean Castamby with the dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), while overlooking the ocean. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Lance Cpl. Gunner Gibson, a radio operator with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares a piece of communications equipment in the hangar bay of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, walk down a ramp to the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) prior to launch and recovery drills with combat rubber raiding craft. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Soldiers with the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japanese Self Defense Force, prepare combat rubber raiding craft in the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), prior to launch and recovery drills. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare a combat rubber raiding craft in the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) prior to a launch and recovery drill. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) Marines with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepare combat rubber raiding craft for a launch and recovery drill. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 30, 2020) A Marine with Company C, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, walks by Landing Craft, Utility 1633 in the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) prior to conducting a launch and recovery of combat rubber raiding craft. Germantown, part of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Sechser)

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