31st MEU: We make it look easy

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cesar Ronaldo Alarcon
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cesar Ronaldo Alarcon

31st MEU: We make it look easy

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dustin Lees, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Battalion Landing Team 1/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), pulls a wire to set up a controlled detonation of explosive charges during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) exercise on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 9, 2022. Along with personnel and aircraft recovery, TRAP teams are also tasked with destroying sensitive material when deemed necessary, in order to deny the enemy access. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of America Expeditionary Strike Group in the 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.




Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Korea
Stripes Guam

Related Content

Recommended Content

Around the Web