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OKINAWA, Japan - Seaman Chrisitian Colon signals to an amphibious assault vehicle assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) enters the water from the stern gate of the amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, which is operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency.


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