With budget cuts looming we are getting creative with training events lately. To illustrate, here are some pictures of Marines rappelling off the roof of our barracks here in Bahrain recently. Thought it would be something to share with you all as we head into the weekend.
|Nah-nah nah-nah nah-nah nah-nah…Batman!|
|On belay as a Marine approaches the ground.|
|Here our HRST master supervises a Marine on rappel.|
Marine demonstrates the “L-Shape” position in order to show the HRST master he has control of his decent. If he doesn’t have control we figure it out pretty quickly.
As a young Marine I always used to completely bust my rump doing the “L-shape” before rappelling down. For me it’s just another one of those unnatural acts the Marine Corps forces you do to. I suppose it builds character as well as callouses on the buttocks. Maybe we should issue some of those ballistic drawers for this?