Marine Raider canine clocks in for a SPIE ride (6 PHOTOS)

MARSOC conducts SPIE training with HMLA-167

This is one Devil Dog you really don’t want to tangle with– even when muzzled. (Photo: Lance Cpl. Austin A. Lewis/U.S. Marine Corps)

The military has long used Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction techniques for hard to reach areas– and Marine canines are ready to go along as needed.

SPIE is an old-school technique that has been around for generations and was invented by the Marines during the Vietnam era to lower and pick up recon units in very tight places.

Today, the Marine Raider Regiment and their multipurpose canine working dogs still train and use the technique– because it still works.

The above image and all the below are of MARSOC Marines using a UH-1Y Huey assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 167, during SPIE training at Stone Bay, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

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