200227-N-HS716-1304 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 27, 2020) Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Wayne Isbell, Burleson, Texas, conducts maintenance on a .50 caliber machine gun on the foc’sle aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is conducting operations in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jairus P. Bailey/Released)
U.S. Navy

USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) Conducts Operations in the Atlantic

200227-N-HS716-1304 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 27, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Wayne Isbell, Burleson, Texas, conducts maintenance on a .50 caliber machine gun on the foc’sle aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95). James E. Williams is conducting operations in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy [Read More …]

SEA OF JAPAN (Mar. 25, 2020) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Elizabeth Dupre fires a .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (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 3rd Class Cody Beam)
U.S. Navy

Bayou Chicot Sailor Conducts Live-Fire Exercise

SEA OF JAPAN (Mar. 25, 2020) Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Elizabeth Dupre fires a .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and [Read More …]

200317-N-VF045-1147 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 17, 2020) Sailors load an M2HB machine gun on the fantail of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a fast craft attack exercise. Antietam is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Hong)
U.S. Navy

Antietam Conducts Fast Craft Attack Exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 17, 2020) Sailors load an M2HB machine gun on the fantail of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) during a fast craft attack exercise. Antietam is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class [Read More …]

200317-N-KW492-0529 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 17, 2020) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Jimmie Ledford, from Eau Claire, Wis., fires an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun during live-fire weapons training aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Shiloh is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryre Arciaga)
U.S. Navy

USS Shiloh Live Fire (CG 67)

200317-N-KW492-0529 PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 17, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Jimmie Ledford, from Eau Claire, Wis., fires an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun during live-fire weapons training aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67). Shiloh is forward deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo [Read More …]

200318-N-ML755-1318 ARABIAN GULF (March 18, 2020) Retail Specialist Seaman Apprentice Felicia Claudia fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live fire drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) March 18, 2020. Paul Hamilton is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and Pacific through the Western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew F. Jackson)
U.S. Navy

USS Paul Hamilton – Live Fire

200318-N-ML755-1318 ARABIAN GULF (March 18, 2020) Retail Specialist Seaman Apprentice Felicia Claudia fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live fire drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) March 18, 2020. Paul Hamilton is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central [Read More …]

SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 14, 2020) A Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M2 Browning .50 Caliber machine gun off of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with VMM-265 (Rein.), 31st MEU, after departing amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU team, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance interoperability with allies and partners and serve as a ready response force to defend peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Isaac Cantrell)
U.S. Marine Corps

Get some! 31st MEU Marines conduct tail gunnery shoot in South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 14, 2020) A Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), fires an M2 Browning .50 Caliber machine gun off of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter with VMM-265 (Rein.), 31st MEU, after departing amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, flagship of the America Expeditionary Strike Group, 31st MEU [Read More …]

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 10, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Colin Ramirez, from San Antonio, Texas, braces Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Seth Southwell, from Lewisville, Texas, as Southwell fires a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (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 3rd Class Cody Beam)
U.S. Navy

USS Mustin Conducts Live-Fire Exercise

PHILIPPINE SEA (Mar. 10, 2020) Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Colin Ramirez, from San Antonio, Texas, braces Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Seth Southwell, from Lewisville, Texas, as Southwell fires a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is underway conducting operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific while assigned to Destroyer [Read More …]