31st MEU’s Helicopter Company raids urban combat facility
Marines with Company G., Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, conceal themselves in the tree line on the outskirts of an enemy-held town here, Aug. 9. Inserting via CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced), the Marines raided the notional town, neutralizing all enemy personnel and capturing a high-value individual. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps' Force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region. Photo by LCpl Michael Oxton.