OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN (Aug. 17, 2018) Marines attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) maneuver an AAV-P7/A1 assault amphibious vehicle inside the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) off the coast of Japan, Aug. 17, 2018. Ashland, part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), is operating in the region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released)