Tropical Storm 2019: Fast Rope

A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, slides down the rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, slides down the rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)

A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, slides down the rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, slides down the rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)

A Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team, moves into position during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)
A Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team, moves into position during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)

A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa,  prepares to fast-rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team during a training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)
A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepares to fast-rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team during a training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, assemble at the rally point during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, assemble at the rally point during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, gather for a group photo in front of a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, gather for a group photo in front of a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team during a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenny Gomez)

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive an orientation and indoctrination brief of a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team before conducting a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive an orientation and indoctrination brief of a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team before conducting a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive an orientation and indoctrination brief from a Belgian Army pilot with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team inside a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter before conducting a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive an orientation and indoctrination brief from a Belgian Army pilot with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team inside a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter before conducting a fast-rope training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive instructions from Belgian soldiers with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team on how to safely  fast-rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter  prior to conducting a training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive instructions from Belgian soldiers with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team on how to safely fast-rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter prior to conducting a training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive instructions from Belgian soldiers with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team on how to safely fast-rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter  prior to conducting a training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive instructions from Belgian soldiers with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team on how to safely fast-rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter prior to conducting a training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive instructions from Belgian soldiers with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team on how to safely fast-rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter  prior to conducting a training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)
U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 20.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, receive instructions from Belgian soldiers with the 1st Wing Mobile Air Operation Team on how to safely fast-rope from a Belgian Army NH90 Eurocopter prior to conducting a training exercise at Libreville, Gabon, Nov. 20, 2019. SPMAGTF-CR-AF is deployed to conduct crisis-response and theater-security operations in Africa and promote regional stability by conducting military-to-military training exercises throughout Europe and Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Soto)

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