Marines, Sailors Attend Reconnaissance Course on California Naval Base

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Marines and sailors prepare to demonstrate their helocasting skills, which include jumping out of a helicopter, during a basic reconnaissance course through Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego Bay, Nov. 6, 2013. These students, training to become reconnaissance Marines, are halfway through the 12-week course. Techniques emphasize amphibious entry, extraction, beach reconnaissance, and include skills to operate a combat rubber craft and patrol on ground. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer
  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brice Rivera holds the rope to release the pelican hook that will release the zodiac boat out the back of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a basic reconnaissance course through Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego Bay, Nov. 6, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer
  • Marines and sailors practice their helocasting skills by jumping out the back of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a basic reconnaissance course through Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego Bay, Nov. 6, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer
  • Marines and sailors push a zodiac boat out the back of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to practice their helocasting skills during a basic reconnaissance course through Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego Bay, Nov. 6, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer
  • Marines and sailors practice their helocasting skills by jumping out the back of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter during a basic reconnaissance course through Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego Bay, Nov. 6, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer
  • Marines and sailors ride their zodiac back toward the dock after practicing helocasting during a basic reconnaissance course through Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego Bay, Nov. 6, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Orrin Farmer