U.S. Marines Fast Rope Aboard the USS Kearsarge

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter lands to transport U.S. Marines to conduct fast rope familiarization training on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge under way in the Red Sea, June 30, 2013. The helicopter is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266 Reinforced, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines, assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, are forward-deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group serving as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
  • U.S. Marines board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to conduct fast rope familiarization training on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge under way in the Red Sea, June 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
  • U.S. Marines fast rope from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during familiarization training on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge under way in the Red Sea, June 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
  • A U.S. Marine fast ropes from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during familiarization training on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge under way in the Red Sea, June 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
  • U.S. Marines carry gear after fast roping from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during familiarization training on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge under way in the Red Sea, June 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
  • A U.S. Marine fast ropes from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during familiarization training on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge under way in the Red Sea, June 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
  • A U.S. Marine fast ropes from a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter during familiarization training on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge under way in the Red Sea, June 30, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone