US Navy SEAL Fast Roping

A US Navy SEAL with Naval Special Warfare Group 1 fast ropes from an Army MH-47 Chinook helicopter onto the aft deck of the fast combat support ship ROKS Hwacheon (AOE 59) March 20, 2012, in Jinhae Harbor, South Korea, during Foal Eagle 2012. Foal Eagle is a combined US-South Korea field training exercise held annually in South Korea to ensure the operational readiness of air, space, and cyberspace operations in the Korean theater of operations. (DoD photo by Sgt. Aaron Rognstad, US Army/Released)

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Charles McCain

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