Weapons Company Marines refine fast rope fundamentals

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4 Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct fast rope training at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 7, 2019. This training prepares Marines to respond and deploy quickly into multiple climates and situations. BLT 1/4 is the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific Region.


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