Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), carry a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) during a squad competition after a small-boat exercise at Kin Blue, Okinawa, Japan, July 7, 2020. The competition tested the Marines’ ability to maneuver the CRRCs without an engine, demonstrate safe capsize procedures, and low carry a CRRC over a beach. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps only continuously forward-deployed MEU, 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.

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