Tag: 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Video shows F-35B landing on USS Wasp for JSF's first at sea operational deployment
"This is a historic deployment. The F-35B is the most capable aircraft ever to support a Marine rifleman on the ground. It brings a range of new capabilities to the MEU that make us a more lethal and effective Marine Air-Ground Task Force," Col. Tye R. Wallace, 31st MEU Commanding Officer For the first time in history, a U.S. Expeditionary...
An AV-8B Harrier belonging to Marine Attack Squadron 311 aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the unit farewell tour as part of the 31st MEU
The AV-8B, which has been in active service in the Marine Corps since the 1980s, is a stalwart for Marine expeditionary units: in fact it has provided a flexible, task-oriented platform to support MEU ground operations since its inception AV-8B jump jets from VMA-311 departed USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for good on Aug. 21, 2017, bringing an end to...