US Marines with Maritime Raid Force fast rope off a CH-53E Super Stallion and UH-1Y Venom Helicopter

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast ropes off of a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain.  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. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast ropes off of a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), holds security after fast roping off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), holds security after fast roping off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast ropes off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast ropes off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast rope off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast ropes off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast ropes off of a CH-53E Super Stallion on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), attach themselves to a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter prior to fast roping on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain.  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. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), attach themselves to a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter prior to fast roping on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine Corps close quarters tactics instructor with Expeditionary Operations Training Group, special missions branch, pulls a fast rope away from a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter as it lands on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine Corps close quarters tactics instructor with Expeditionary Operations Training Group, special missions branch, pulls a fast rope away from a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter as it lands on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to fast rope off of a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain.  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. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast ropes off of a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to fast rope off of a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain.  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. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fast ropes off of a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), prepares to fast rope off of a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain.  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. Karis Mattingly)
A U.S. Marine with Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), looks out of a UH-1Y Venom Helicopter as they are transported to a landing zone to fast rope on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 3, 2021. The Marines train to fast rope in case they are required to depart from the aircraft in a timely manner or a possible landing in uneven terrain. 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. Karis Mattingly)

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