Jan 23, 2019

A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force confirms the rope is secure aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion as part of MRF’s Visit, Board, Search and Seizure training at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Jan. 9, 2019. Fast roping allows Marines to quickly enter otherwise inaccessible locations from hovering aircraft. Reconnaissance Marines with MRF train for quick, tactical raids of moving vessels, launched from both land and sea. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell)

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