Live Fire Gunnery Exercise aboard McCain

Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Norris, center, from Stone Mountain, Ga., instructs a Sailor on how to properly handle an M240B machine gun during a live fire gunnery exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Norris, center, from Stone Mountain, Ga., instructs a Sailor on how to properly handle an M240B machine gun during a live fire gunnery exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Norris, center, from Stone Mountain, Ga., instructs a Sailor on how to properly handle an M240B machine gun during a live fire gunnery exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Norris, center, from Stone Mountain, Ga., verifies as Fire Controlman 3rd Class Dondre Summers, from Waldorf, Md., shows a ‘clear and safe’ weapon during a live fire gunnery exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)
Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Norris, center, from Stone Mountain, Ga., verifies as Fire Controlman 3rd Class Dondre Summers, from Waldorf, Md., shows a ‘clear and safe’ weapon during a live fire gunnery exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

Gunner’s Mate Seaman Faith Sturdy, from Longview, Texas, prepares ammunition during a live fire gunnery exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Joseph Norris, center, from Stone Mountain, Ga., instructs a Sailor on how to properly handle an M240B machine gun during a live fire gunnery exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

Gunner’s Mate Seaman Danny Ortiz, from West Palm Beach, Fla., mans an M240B machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) prior to a live fire gunnery exercise. McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

Fire Controlman 3rd Class Dondre Summers, from Waldorf, Md., assembles an M240B machine gun mount aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) prior to a live fire gunnery exercise. McCain is assigned to Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)

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