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U.S. Marines with 3rd Law Enforcement (LE) Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group (MIG) shake hands after the deactivation ceremony of 3rd LE Battalion at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 1, 2021. The battalion deactivated as part of Force Design 2030, which redirects the Marine Corps’ mission focus from countering violent extremists in the Middle East to great power/peer-level competition, with special emphasis on the Indo-Pacific region. III MIG functions as the vanguard of III MEF, operating in the Indo-Pacific region’s information environment, and supports MAGTF operations with communications, intelligence, and supporting arms liaison capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Manuel Alvarado) - U.S. Marines with 3rd Law Enforcement (LE) Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group (MIG) shake hands after the deactivation ceremony of 3rd LE Battalion at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 1, 2021. The battalion deactivated as part of Force Design 2030, which redirects the Marine Corps’ mission focus from countering violent extremists in the Middle East to great power/peer-level competition, with special emphasis on the Indo-Pacific region. III MIG functions as the vanguard of III MEF, operating in the Indo-Pacific region’s information environment, and supports MAGTF operations with communications, intelligence, and supporting arms liaison capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Manuel Alvarado)

210623-M-TS451-2483 PHILIPPINE SEA - A U.S. Marine with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), observes the Philippine Sea while in route to the USS Germantown (LSD 42) to conduct a Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) training exercise June 24, 2021. The MIO consisted of Force Reconnaissance Marines fast roping on to the USS Germantown and executing a search and seizure scenario with support from the Battalion Landing Team 3/5 as the security element. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly) - 210623-M-TS451-2483 PHILIPPINE SEA - A U.S. Marine with Force Reconnaissance Platoon, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), observes the Philippine Sea while in route to the USS Germantown (LSD 42) to conduct a Maritime Interdiction Operation (MIO) training exercise June 24, 2021. The MIO consisted of Force Reconnaissance Marines fast roping on to the USS Germantown and executing a search and seizure scenario with support from the Battalion Landing Team 3/5 as the security element. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the America Amphibious Ready Group in the 7th fleet area of operation to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.