Fast Rope Recon

A Marine serving with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit's ground combat element, Battalion Landing Team 3/1 fast ropes out of a UH-1Y Huey onto U.S.S. Makin Island.

The unit deployed as part of the Makin Island Ready Group, a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force. The group was providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

Photographer: Corporal Gene A. Ainsworth III
Date: May 31, 2012
Location: Philippine Sea
Orientation: Vertical/Portrait
Image enhanced by Rebel Seed Studio