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PELELIU, Palau (March 3, 2021) U.S. Navy Capt. Brian Schrum, commanding officer of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18), stops to observe White Beach, the location that the 1st Marine Division landed at during World War II, on the Island of Peleliu, Republic of Palau, March 3, 2021. The 31st MEU is operating aboard ships of the Amphibious Squadron 11 in the 7th fleet area of operations 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 Sgt. Dominic Clay)