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U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to Battalion Landing Team 3/2, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct fast rope and rappelling exercises aboard exercises aboard the USS Kearsarge while at sea. Also available in high definition

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This work, Battalion Landing Team 3/2 Fast Ropes and Rappels, by Sgt Kyle N. Runnels, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.15.2013

Date Posted:04.15.2013 2:03PM


Video ID:286798




Location:AT SEA

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