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31st MEU Marines train in fast-rope insertion

Story by Lance Cpl. Codey Underwood | 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit | Date: 07.30.2012

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan – With a firm grip on a thick rope, the Marines leap from the back of an aircraft hovering 40 feet above the ground. Within seconds, they are setting up security in the drop zone. Within minutes, the entire force of Marines is on the ground.

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