Sgt. John Portugal, bottom left, acts as a belay man for Lance Cpl. Will Bunch, as he rappels from an MV-22B Osprey assigned to the “Dragons” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced) onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The ship and its expeditionary strike group are operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and be a ready-response for any type of contingency. – US Navy

Watch: US Marines Fast Rope from an MV-22 Osprey

Featured image by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom

31st MEU Fast Roping and Rappelling

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