31st MEU conducts AAV Forward Arming and Refueling Point

U.S. Marine Corps courtesy asset by 1st Lt. Larry Gonzales
U.S. Marine Corps courtesy asset by 1st Lt. Larry Gonzales

31st MEU conducts AAV Forward Arming and Refueling Point

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa, Japan (March 27, 2020) - Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, set up a helicopter expeditionary refueling system in an assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) during a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) exercise. The exercise served as a proof of concept for using AAVs to transport refueling equipment from San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) in order to independently support a FARP when conducting split operations. 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.

 

 

 

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