Photos

Apr 27, 2010

Lance Cpl. Paul Auth, a grenadier with Company K, Battalion Landing Team 3/8, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, mounts a one-man rope bridge during a class at the Assault Climbers Course at Lower Cliff in Kingwood, W.Va. April 27, 2010. Auth was the last Marine to leave the cliff using the bridge. The rope is initially tied using a nine-to-one mechanical advantage system, but the last man ties the rope into a slip eight knot secured with a thumb knot it to ensure that it can be retrieved on the other side. The Marines crossed between two rock faces using rope tying techniques to get all the Marines, their gear and ropes to the other side. The Assault Climbers Course is one of several Special Operations Training Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force events as part of 26th MEU's preparation for deployment this fall. (Official USMC photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle M. Bacon) ::r::::n::

No camera details available.

IMAGE IS PUBLIC DOMAIN

Read More

This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at https://www.dimoc.mil/resources/limitations, which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

No camera details available.