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Gravity does most of the work

Marines with 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, line up in formation and wait for their turn to board a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter in preparation for a low-level static line jump. The training aimed to take the Marines to the next level in skydiving, from low-level static line jumps to high-altitude free-fall.



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This work, Gravity does most of the work [Image 4 of 7], by Sgt Jeff Drew, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.16.2013

Date Posted:01.22.2013 10:44

Photo ID:818025

VIRIN:120116-M-HB024-007

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:10.48 MB

Location:BOGUE AIRFIELD, BOGUE, NC, US

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