A Marine with the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fast ropes out of a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter during helicopter rope suspension techniques training here, March 6. The purpose of the fast rope insertion is to deploy Marines and Sailors in a situation where a helicopter cannot land. The 31st MEU maintains the fast rope capability for use in numerous contingencies from combat insertions to humanitarian operations.   The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.
130306-M-CO500-564.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Katelyn Hunter

Mar 8, 2013
USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea - A Marine with the Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, fast ropes out of a CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter during helicopter rope suspension techniques training here, March 6. The purpose of the fast rope insertion is to deploy Marines and Sailors in a situation where a helicopter cannot land. The 31st MEU maintains the fast rope capability for use in numerous contingencies from combat insertions to humanitarian operations. The 31st MEU is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU and is the Marine Corps’ force in readiness in the Asia-Pacific region.


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