Feeling Free

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon gives a thumbs up after parachuting out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon gives a thumbs up after parachuting out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Philips, a parachute rigger with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, poses for a photo after parachuting out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Philips, a parachute rigger with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, poses for a photo after parachuting out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) conducts parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon walks back from the drop zone during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Platoon walks back from the drop zone during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Platoon gathers his parachute during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) gather their parachutes during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) gather their parachutes during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Force poses for a photo after parachuting out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Force poses for a photo after parachuting out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Force poses for a photo after parachuting out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Force poses for a photo after parachuting out of an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Force waits to board an MV-22B Osprey to transit from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Force waits to board an MV-22B Osprey to transit from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) wait to board an MV-22B Osprey to transit from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) wait to board an MV-22B Osprey to transit from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Force puts on his gear in preparation to board an MV-22B Osprey to transit from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Amphibious Reconnaissance Force puts on his gear in preparation to board an MV-22B Osprey to transit from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Force poses for a photo as he waits to board an MV-22B Osprey to transit from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Force poses for a photo as he waits to board an MV-22B Osprey to transit from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Force departs an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with the Force Reconnaissance Force departs an MV-22B Osprey during parachute operations on Ie Shima Training Facility, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) transit on an MV-22B Osprey from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF) transit on an MV-22B Osprey from Ie Shima Training Facility to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, after conducting parachute operations on Sept. 21, 2021. Marines with the MRF maintain jump proficiency for real world situations where they are required to use military freefall as an insertion capability. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), the Marine Corps’ only continuous forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premiere crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

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