Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harrison C. Rakhshani/Released
Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harrison C. Rakhshani/Released

'China Marines' conduct MCMAP training in East China Sea

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Staff Sergeant Kaleb Coy, a fire support Marine with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, the “China Marines,” teaches a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program technique aboard the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), East China Sea, Feb. 8, 2019. Alpha Company Marines are the small boat raid specialists for BLT 1/4, the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group 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.

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