Raid force fast-ropes aboard USS New Orleans

12/16/2011: In the first photo, Cpl. Aaron J. Boyd with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s maritime raid force waits to board a CH-46E Sea Knight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) during a fast-roping exercise aboard USS New Orleans Dec. 2.The squadron is the aviation combat element for the unit, which embarked USS New Orleans, USS Makin Island and USS Pearl Harbor in San Diego Nov. 14, beginning a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific and Middle East regions.

Credit:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit:12/02/2011

  • In the second photo, a Marine with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s maritime raid force stands under a CH-46E Sea Knight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) to steady a rope during a fast-roping exercise aboard USS New Orleans Dec. 2.
  • In the third photo, a maritime raid force Marine fast-ropes from a CH-46E Sea Knight onto the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans Dec. 2.
  • In the fourth photo, Maritime raid force Marines fast-rope from a CH-46E Sea Knight onto the amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans Dec. 2. The raid force is with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
  • In the fifth photo, Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s maritime raid force slide out of a CH-46E Sea Knight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced) during fast-rope training Dec. 2.
  • In the final photo, Capt. Adam F. Perlin slides out of a CH-46E Sea Knight onto the amphibious transport dock New Orleans Dec. 2. The aircraft is with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 268 (Reinforced), which serves as the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s aviation combat element. The unit embarked USS New Orleans, USS Makin Island and USS Pearl Harbor in San Diego Nov. 14, beginning a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific and Middle East regions. Perlin is the raid force’s executive officer.


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