31st MEU Marines train on Guam
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit will conduct urban warfare training on Guam for the next two weeks.
Area residents were informed Friday that there would be increased aircraft activity over the island during the training, which takes place from July 17 to July 30 as part of the 31st MEU’s preparation for deployment to the Western Pacific, said 1st Lt. Tryiokasus Brown, public affairs officer for the 31st MEU.
“Marines from the 31st MEU could be called upon to evacuate Americans and other noncombatants from urban areas, provide humanitarian assistance and civic action, make a show of force and other operations,” Brown said in a press release.
He said the training is being coordinated with local and federal government officials, including the FBI and local law enforcement agencies.
“This type of training has and is routinely conducted in such major cities as Atlanta, New York, New Orleans, Miami and San Francisco,” Brown pointed out.