FRIDAY FOTO (June 12, 2015)

June 12, 2015 at 2:15 am Leave a comment

Dealing with Gravity.

U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger

U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger

U.S. Army Sergeant Samantha Melanson of the 15th Engineer Battalion, rappels from a 55-foot tower during an air assault course at the Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

Before you can rappel down a rope from a hovering helicopter, you have to learn how to do it from a stationary 55-foot tower. Even that is no piece of cake, as the photo below illustrates.

U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger

U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger

The course is being conducted through the 7th Army Combined Arms Training Center by a mobile training team from Fort Bragg, North Carolina and marks the first time the air assault course has been held at the newly built and renovated air assault facilities at Grafenwoehr.

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