U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy T. Parish/Released 080703-M-8974P-085.jpg
May 12, 2006
A Marine with Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit exits a CH-46E Sea Knight from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron-165, 15th MEU via fast-rope outside Camp Buehring, Kuwait. ::r::::n:: Fast-roping is a technique to quickly insert Marines into combat from helicopters without the aircraft touching ground. ::r::::n:: The Camp Pendleton, Calif. based 15th MEU is comprised of approximately 2,200 Marines and Sailors and is a forward deployed force of readiness capable of conducting numerous operations, such as Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations, Humanitarian Assistance Operations and a wide range of amphibious missions. ::r::::n:: The 15th MEU is currently conducting sustainment training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. (Official USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Timothy T. Parish) (Released)
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