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Common WWII era Imperial Japanese Army uniform, equipment and weapons sit on display inside the Battle of Okinawa Historical Display at Camp Kinser during a Marine Corps Community Services-sponsored tour of historically significant points of interest across southern Okinawa, Japan, July 13, 2018. During the tour, Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit learned about the savage fighting of the Battle of Okinawa, which pitted U.S. Marine, U.S. Navy and U.S. Army forces against the Imperial Forces of Japan. The more than two-month battle claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, both military and civilian, between April and mid-June 1945. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released) - Common WWII era Imperial Japanese Army uniform, equipment and weapons sit on display inside the Battle of Okinawa Historical Display at Camp Kinser during a Marine Corps Community Services-sponsored tour of historically significant points of interest across southern Okinawa, Japan, July 13, 2018. During the tour, Marines and Sailors with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit learned about the savage fighting of the Battle of Okinawa, which pitted U.S. Marine, U.S. Navy and U.S. Army forces against the Imperial Forces of Japan. The more than two-month battle claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, both military and civilian, between April and mid-June 1945. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)

180712-M-FA245-0670 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (July 12, 2018) Chilean Marine Cpl. German Letelier, a squad leader with 1st Platoon, 211 Company, 21 Battalion, Chilean Marine Corps, engages enemy combatant role players during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 12, 2018. A NEO is conducted to evacuate citizens whose lives are in danger. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera) - 180712-M-FA245-0670 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (July 12, 2018) Chilean Marine Cpl. German Letelier, a squad leader with 1st Platoon, 211 Company, 21 Battalion, Chilean Marine Corps, engages enemy combatant role players during a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) training event as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 12, 2018. A NEO is conducted to evacuate citizens whose lives are in danger. RIMPAC provides high-value training for task-organized, highly capable Marine Air-Ground Task Force and enhances the critical crisis response capability of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Adam Montera)

Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, riding Assault Amphibious Vehicles, head toward the shore during a mechanized assault as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, near Ginoza Village, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area. Marines with Echo Company, the mechanized assault element with BLT 2/5, partner with AAV crews to perform raids and assaults launched from the sea. MEUEX is the first in a series of three pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released) - Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, riding Assault Amphibious Vehicles, head toward the shore during a mechanized assault as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, near Ginoza Village, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. Marines and Sailors with Echo Company performed the final training event of MEUEX, an assault launched from Camp Schwab and targeting Combat Town, part of Okinawa’s Central Training Area. Marines with Echo Company, the mechanized assault element with BLT 2/5, partner with AAV crews to perform raids and assaults launched from the sea. MEUEX is the first in a series of three pre-deployment training events that prepare the 31st MEU to deploy at a moment’s notice. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish/Released)