04.20.2016  (ylliW)

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READY TO HELP

MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 17, 2016. The Aircraft arrived in preparation to support the Government of Japan’s relief efforts in response to the earthquakes that struck the island of Kyushu earlier this week. The 31st MEU is the only continually forward-deployed MEU and reamins the Marine Corps’ force-in-readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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TEAMWORK

Japan Self Defense Force Service members load earthquake relief items onto an MV-22 Osprey belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit April 18, 2016 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. 31st MEU Marines are in Iwakuni to support the Government of Japan’s relief efforts in response to the earthquakes that struck the island of Kyushu earlier this week. the 31st MEU is the only continually forward deployed MEU and remains the Marine Corps’ force-in-readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Japan Self Defense Force members transport supplies onto an MV-22B Osprey aboard the JS Hyuga (DDH 181), April 19, 2016. The supplies are in support of the relief effort after a series of earthquakes struck the island of Kyushu. The 31st MEU is the only continually forward-deployed MEU and remains the Marine Corps’ force-in-readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Japan Maritime Self Defense Force personnel, U.S. Navy sailors and U.S. Marines load supplies onto a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard the JS Hyuga (DDH 181), at sea, April 20, 2016. The supplies are in support of the relief effort after a series of earthquakes struck the island of Kyushu. The 31st MEU is the only continually forward-deployed MEU and remains the Marine Corps’ force-in-readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Japan Ground Self Defense Force personnel carry supplies from a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), in Hakusui Sports Park, Kyushu island, Japan, April 20, 2016. The supplies are in support of the relief effort after a series of earthquakes struck the island of Kyushu. The 31st MEU is the only continually forward-deployed MEU and remains the Marine Corps’ force-in-readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.

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