They Came from the Sky

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) Cpl. Samuel Hanzlik, a rifleman with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to drive to a command post in a Utility Task Vehicle carrying mission essential gear. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)
CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) Cpl. Samuel Hanzlik, a rifleman with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to drive to a command post in a Utility Task Vehicle carrying mission essential gear. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) Cpl. Samuel Hanzlik, a rifleman with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to drive to a command post in a Utility Task Vehicle carrying mission essential gear. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Feb 1. 2020) Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), await extract after completion of a field training exercise. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)
CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Feb 1. 2020) Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), await extract after completion of a field training exercise. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 31. 2020) Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), repel a simulated enemy assault during a field training exercise. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 31. 2020) Lance Cpl. Denis Dragoi, a rifleman with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), defends a Military Operations in Urban Terrain training area from an enemy assault. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 30. 2020) Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a patrol on foot in order to place ground sensors. Ground sensors allow Marines to detect any foot traffic in the surrounding area. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 30. 2020) A Marine with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), provides security while on a patrol. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINWA, JAPAN (Jan 30. 2020) Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a foot patrol. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan 29. 2020) Lance Cpl. Alejandro Orozco, a combat engineer with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), loads a magazine in the hangar bay of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan 29. 2020) Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to depart the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) via a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU to a field training exercise. America, flagship 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 Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Feb 1. 2020) An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) carrying Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st MEU, prepares to land prior to a casualty evacuation drill. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepare to make a movement to a Military Operations in Urban Terrain training area after inserting via MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) Cpl. Samuel Hanzlik, a rifleman with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), drives a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) to a rally point after it was transported via CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), finish preparing a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) prior to a motorized patrol. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) Cpl. Samuel Hanzlik, a rifleman with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to drive to a command post in a Utility Task Vehicle carrying mission essential gear. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) A UH-1Y Venom helicopter with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) carrying Marines with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to land. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JAPAN (Jan 29. 2020) Cpl. Jason Trent, a rifleman with Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), surveys the area surrounding a command post for any potential security risks. 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 photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Brittenham)

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