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Part 6: Hybrid Logistics: A Blend of Old and New

A 3-D printer belonging to Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, prints tangible objects aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1) while underway in the Pacific Ocean, March 22, 2018. Marines with CLB-31 are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D printing, which is the technique of replicating digital 3-D models as tangible objects. The 31st MEU partners with the Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11 to form the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, a cohesive blue-green team capable of accomplishing a variety of missions across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Stormy Mendez/Released)

AT SEA, USS WASP (LHD-1), PACIFIC OCEAN
03.22.2018
Photo by Cpl. Stormy Mendez 
31st Marine Expeditionary Unit