U.S. Marines with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, before conducting a fast-roping drill at Landing Zone Eagle as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security of the world’s oceans. (DoD photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron S. Patterson, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)
Check out these photos from the 2014 Fuerzas Comando competition in Colombia. Teams from 17 nations across the Western Hemisphere are competing from July 23-31, not just to determine a winner, but also to enhance their training and strengthen regional and multinational cooperation, mutual trust, readiness, and interoperability of special operations forces in the region.