On the water: BLT 2/4, 31st MEU conduct Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) training

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)
Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), jump out of a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), paddle Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) engine after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), climb into a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), stage Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), unload a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), paddle Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sit on Combat Rubber Raiding Crafts (CRRC) before a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct safety checks on a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver CRRC’s without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marine scout swimmers with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), crawl onto the beach during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), hold a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) steady during a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 6, 2020. Fox Company provides the 31st MEU with a rapid attack force from the sea utilizing small-boat 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

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