PHILIPPINE SEA (August 23, 2020) Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope out of a MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). The fast rope sustainment training was done in preparation to execute specialized insertion methods in support of visit, board, search, and seizure, or maritime interdiction operations, and specialized limited scale raids. America, flagship of the America Amphibious Ready Group, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit team, is operating 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 Cpl. Brandon Salas)
U.S. Marine Corps

MRF USS America fast roping

PHILIPPINE SEA (August 23, 2020) Marines with the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope out of a MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st MEU, aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). The fast rope sustainment training was done in preparation to execute specialized insertion methods in support of visit, board, [Read More …]

Maj. Kyle Yates, 824th Base Defense Squadron commander, fast ropes out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron during fast rope training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 24, 2020. The 820th Base Defense Group used the training to evaluate its Advanced Skills Training program which allows them to operate in places other security forces units cannot. The Advanced Skills Training program includes preparing Airmen for Army Ranger and Jungle training as well as Air Assault, rappelling and fast-rope master, Pathfinder, and sharpshooter programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)
U.S. Air Force

820th BDG evaluates advanced skills program

Maj. Kyle Yates, 824th Base Defense Squadron commander, fast ropes out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron during fast rope training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 24, 2020. The 820th Base Defense Group used the training to evaluate its Advanced Skills Training program which allows them to operate in places other security forces units [Read More …]