31st MEU Departs Australia

05/03/2013: We recently did an interview with Commanding Officer of the 31st MEU. 

And in preparation for the publication of that interview, we are posting a couple of background pieces on the 31st MEU.

U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are departing for Okinawa, Japan, after Talisman Sabre 2011 aboard landing craft, air cushioned, at Fresh Water Bay, Queensland, Australia, July 30, 2011.

 Talisman Sabre promotes the alliance with Australia, which is one of the United States’ most important defense relationships and a central pillar for national security strategy, based on shared values and a common commitment to peace and security.

  Credit:Talisman Sabre 2011 Combat Camera:7/30/11

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