Beach Raid – 31st MEU and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members reinforce security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) A Marine Corps High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) simulates a shot as Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st MEU, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members reinforce security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)
KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) A Marine Corps High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) simulates a shot as Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st MEU, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members reinforce security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) A Marine Corps High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) simulates a shot as Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st MEU, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members reinforce security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members hold security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)
KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members hold security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) A Marine Corps High Mobility Artillery Rocket System with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) simulates a shot as Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st MEU, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members reinforce security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) A Marine with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds security during a simulated bilateral small-boat raid with Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members hold security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade service members hold security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) A soldier with the Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) holds security during a bilateral small-boat raid that was conducted alongside Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) A soldier with the Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) holds security during a bilateral small-boat raid that was conducted alongside Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) A Marine with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds security during a simulated bilateral small-boat raid with Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members hold security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members hold security during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members give orders during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and the ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 09 assigned to Naval Beach 7 is coming ashore after Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members secured the beach during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 09 assigned to Naval Beach 7 is coming ashore after Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members secured the beach during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 09 assigned to Naval Beach 7 arrives on the shoreline after Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members secured the beach during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 09 assigned to Naval Beach 7 arrives on the shoreline after Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members secured the beach during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 09 assigned to Naval Beach 7 arrives on the shoreline after Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) service members secured the beach during a bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 09 assigned to Naval Beach 7 unloads a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) on the shoreline after Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese service members with the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) secured the beach during a simulated bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a HIMARS insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan (Feb. 9, 2020) Landing Craft, Air Cushion 09 assigned to Naval Beach 7 unloads a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) on the shoreline after Marines with Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japanese service members with the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) secured the beach during a simulated bilateral small-boat raid on Kin Blue. Marines and ARDB conducted a bilateral small-boat raid leading into a HIMARS insert and simulated shot. 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 Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert Dea)

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