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Images: 31st MEU embarks aboard the USS Ashland (LSD 48)

U.S. Marine Corps photos by Gunnery Sergeant Ismael Pena/Released
Date Taken:01.29.2016 | Date Posted:01.30.2016 09:28

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, loaded their AAVs onto the USS Ashland (LSD 48) before departing for the MEU's spring deployment. The Spring Deployment is a regularly scheduled deployment designed to support PACOM's theater security cooperation initiatives to promote goodwill, and strengthen allied relationships.

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