Sit, stay, rappel: Dogs fast rope with their handlers

A few unique images for military working dog lovers to enjoy.  

Who: 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III;  What: Tomorrow’s veterans training; Where: MEFCAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan. When: October 14, 2014.

Photos: Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains


1st Lt. Christina Nymeyer shows Cpl. Nicholas Majerus how to properly secure his rope harness.

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A working dog is secured to harness; The Marines fast roped with their dogs for the first time in preparation for future exercises.

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Cpl. Caleb Owens fast ropes with his dog, Dixie.

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Lance Cpl. David Hernandez fast ropes with, Benny. “The fast-roping is a lot different because you have a dog strapped to your back, and he is (moving) around,” said Hernandez. “This is an experience that most dog handlers do not get to have.”

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Cpl. Caleb Owens walks Izzi to the rappel tower.

Update:  Turns out that my hubby was at this base pre-Vietnam for orders and post-Vietnam for processing. Two very different experiences.

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