U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released

CLB-31's unsung heroes keep Marines on the road – 'It's a tough job, but it's worth it'

by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish
U.S. Marine Corps

Sgt. Jeff Gajeras, a light armored vehicle mechanic with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, greases a tie rod at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2019. Gajeras, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, graduated from Ravenwood High School in May 2013 before enlisting in October 2015. Motor transportation mechanics with CLB-31 work tirelessly to keep their battalion on the road – grease, oil, dirt, tires, wrenches, these are the tools of “Motor-T,” the unsung heroes of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, 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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