31st MEU Night Airborne Raid Exercise

04/26/2014: A night airborne raid was conducted by the Weapons and Golf Companies of Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, on a notional enemy-held town at a training range aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa.

 The raid was in support of the 31st MEU’s “MEUEX,” a week-long exercise that tests the operational capabilities of the MEU in conjunction with its subordinate units, including the BLT and aviation combat element.

 The training raid force utilized night vision goggles as they landed and swept through the town in pitch black night. 

 Credit:31st Marine Expeditionary Unit:1/28/14

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