Army Aviation

Special Forces Conducting Fast Rope Training

Two Soldiers with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) slide down ropes simultaneously from opposing sides of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System (FRIES) training. Utilizing FRIES is an efficient way to quickly deploy Soldiers to an area where a helicopter many not easily be able to land. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Moeller, 5th SFG(A) Public Affairs)