first published on July 26, 2018 by Sean
Who wants to get high with Ricky Recon? Force Recon Marines with the 31st MEU conduct day and night High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) training jumps in the picturesque tropical skies over Guam.
Video Courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps & Lance Cpl. Alexis B. Betances
The versatile 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) assigned to the Asia-pacific region recently conducted free-fall training over the tiny island of Guam. Capturing the thrilling day and night footage via GoPro’s mounted on the fearless Force Recon jumpers themselves.
According to a statement released with the video, “Reconnaissance Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Platoon perform military free-fall training at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, June 16-18, 2018. FRP trains for free-fall operations using a high altitude low opening jump in order to hone insertion capabilities. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide-range of military operations.”
Despite its extensive air and naval firepower, a MEU’s Force Recon Platoon is still one of its most actionable effective and lethal assets in the arsenal. Through this dangerous but realistic training, they enhance their capabilities and maintain the quick reaction preeminence of the expeditionary forces.
Additionally, HALO jumps look sexy.