Combat Logisitics Drive Ashore
Sgt. Joseph Apodaca, a transmissions systems operator with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, drives a Humvee ashore in Apra Harbor, Guam, March 6, 2019. Apodaca is a native of Casa Grande, Arizona. CLB-31 provides security, logistics, and transportation as the Logistics Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, 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.
Military Units Featured
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) is one of seven Marine Expeditionary Units in existence in the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Expeditionary Unit is a Marine Air Ground Task Force with a strength of about 2,200 Marines and sailors. The 31st MEU consists of a company-sized command element, a battalion landing team (BLT), (an infantry battalion reinforced with artillery, amphibious vehicle and other attachments), a medium tiltrotor squadron (reinforced), (which includes detachments of short take-off, vertical landing airplanes and heavy, light, and attack helicopters), and a combat logistics battalion. The 31st MEU is based at Camp Hansen, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan. The 31st MEU is the only permanently forward-deployed MEU, and 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.
Combat Logistics Battalion 31
Combat Logistics Battalion 31 (CLB-31) provides security, logistics, and transportation as the Logistics Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU.
Wasp Amphibious Ready Group
The Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) comprises Commander Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 6, amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), with US Marine Corps component.
Military Equipment Featured
The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, colloquially known as “Humvee”) is a family of light, four-wheel drive, military trucks and utility vehicles produced by AM General. The HMMWV was designed primarily for personnel and light cargo transport behind front lines, not as a front-line fighting vehicle.
Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harrison C. Rakhshani/Released)