Soldiers Fast Rope Night Ready
June 30, 2021
May 26, 2021 - U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy Air Assault instructors stand flashlight ready for a night rooftop insertion during a Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System and Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES/SPIES) Master course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Throughout this course, these students were taught how to rig, inspect and deploy Soldiers fast-roping 20ft above a rooftop, or suspended 100ft below the helicopter while 200ft above the ground. With these skills, the FRIES/SPIES Masters can deploy soldiers anywhere in the combat zone no matter how treacherous the terrain may be.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Lekendrick Stallworth.