Marines with the MRF Conduct Para Operations on Ie Shima

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stuffs his parachute in a bag at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stuffs his parachute in a bag at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM)-262 lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The Maritime Raid Force conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM)-262 lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The Maritime Raid Force conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM)-262 lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The Maritime Raid Force conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM)-262 lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The Maritime Raid Force conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Viper with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM)-262 lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The Maritime Raid Force conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Viper with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron (VMM)-262 lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The Maritime Raid Force conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), lands at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), waits to board a MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)-262 before parachuting at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), waits to board a MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)-262 before parachuting at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), land at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), land at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted high-altitude jumps and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)-262 conducts hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The Maratime Raid Force conducted hoist operations with VMM-262 and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)-262 conducts hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The Maratime Raid Force conducted hoist operations with VMM-262 and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stand by before parachuting at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stand by before parachuting at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), waits to board a MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)-262 before parachuting at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), waits to board a MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)-262 before parachuting at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stand by before parachuting at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stand by before parachuting at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), jumps from a MV-22B Osprey over Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), jumps from a MV-22B Osprey over Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
A U.S. Marine with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conducts hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)
U.S. Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct hoist operations at Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan, April 15, 2021. The MRF conducted hoist operations and dropped joint precision air drop systems to maintain readiness for future exercises and operations. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph E. DeMarcus)

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