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Marines Master Fast-Rope Skills During Low Light

Marines participate in fast-rope training during low light aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. Photos by Marine Corps Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines wait during fast-rope training in low light aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. The Marines are assigned to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Platoon. The Marines train regularly for quick, tactical raids on both land and sea, allowing them to enter otherwise inaccessible locations using a rope from a hovering aircraft. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines wait during fast-rope training in low light aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. The Marines are assigned to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Platoon. The Marines train regularly for quick, tactical raids on both land and sea, allowing them to enter otherwise ...More
A Marine wearing night vision goggles waits on the flight deck before participating fast-rope training during low light aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Marine wearing night vision goggles waits on the flight deck before participating fast-rope training during low light aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Marine watches a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the horizon during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Marine watches a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the horizon during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter approaches the starboard side of the USS Bonhomme Richard during fast-rope training in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter approaches the starboard side of the USS Bonhomme Richard during fast-rope training in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines provide a perimeter security while a Marine rappels from a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines provide a perimeter security while a Marine rappels from a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Marine rappels from a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Marine rappels from a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines sit inside a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter before takeoff during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines sit inside a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter before takeoff during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines wait during fast-rope training in low light aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. The Marines are assigned to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Platoon. The Marines train regularly for quick, tactical raids on both land and sea, allowing them to enter otherwise inaccessible locations using a rope from a hovering aircraft. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Marine wearing night vision goggles waits on the flight deck before participating fast-rope training during low light aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Marine watches a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on the horizon during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter approaches the starboard side of the USS Bonhomme Richard during fast-rope training in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines provide a perimeter security while a Marine rappels from a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
A Marine rappels from a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish
Marines sit inside a Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter before takeoff during fast-rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean during low light, June 25, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish