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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
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Feb 3, 2016

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) soldiers conduct fast-roping during helicopter rope suspension training during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 1, 2016. Fast-roping is a specialized insertion method, by which service members move from a hovering helicopter to an objective on the ground by sliding down a rope anchored to the helicopter. Iron Fist 2016 is an annual, bilateral amphibious training event between the USMC and JGSDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)

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