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31st brings an end to 03

Marine Corps News

Release Date: 1/8/2004

Story by Sgt. Cory A. Kelly

CAMP HANSEN - -- The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) brought its 20th and 21st cycle to a close this year, making it one of the busiest years in its history.

During the first cycle this year, the MEU participated in Operation Tandem Thrust; the 58th commemoration of the flag raising atop Mount Suribachi; Operation Foal Eagle in Pohang, Republic of Korea; and Medical/Dental Community Assistance Projects in the Northern Marianas Islands, at Tinian.

During the second half of the year, the MEU visited Luzon, Republic of the Philippines, to conduct bilateral training with the Philippine Army as well as Civil Military Operations.

The MEU ended the Cycle with several CMOs in East Timor, including an Engineering Community Assistance Project at a local high school.

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