U.S. Army Spc. Dylan Hearin, left, and Pfc. Darrian Broadnax, right, of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, fires M320 grenade launchers at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, June 17, 2020. Coalition forces’ training is used to enhance base defense operations to provide better security in Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)
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M320 Grenade Launchers at Al Asad Air Base

U.S. Army Spc. Dylan Hearin, left, and Pfc. Darrian Broadnax, right, of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, fires M320 grenade launchers at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, June 17, 2020. Coalition forces’ training is used to enhance base defense operations to provide better security in Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2, fires his M27 IAR during a combat marksmanship range at the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq, June 15, 2020. The training focused on the fundamentals of combat marksmanship and evaluation drills in a stressed environment. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Skiver)
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U.S. Marine Corps, Marines, SPMAGTF-CR-CC, 20.2, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Echo Company

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command 20.2, fires his M27 IAR during a combat marksmanship range at the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq, June 15, 2020. The training focused on the fundamentals of combat marksmanship and evaluation drills in a stressed environment. [Read More …]

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Spears, Sgt. Michael Ramirez, and Sgt. Zach Moralas of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, work together to pull a military working dog to the top of the building as part of a K9 rappelling exercise at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May. 29, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)
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K9 Rappelling Exercise

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Spears, Sgt. Michael Ramirez, and Sgt. Zach Moralas of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, work together to pull a military working dog to the top of the building as part of a K9 rappelling exercise at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May. 29, 2020. (U.S. Army photo [Read More …]

U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Pavelka, left, Sgt. Kyle Huxtable, and Spc. Talea Avila raise their right hand as they recite the oath of enlistment during their reenlistment ceremony at Erbil Air Base in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, May 22, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Angel Ruszkiewicz)
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Deployed U.S. Soldiers reenlist

U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Pavelka, left, Sgt. Kyle Huxtable, and Spc. Talea Avila raise their right hand as they recite the oath of enlistment during their reenlistment ceremony at Erbil Air Base in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, May 22, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Angel Ruszkiewicz)

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2, cycles 12-gauge buckshot in a Mossberg 590A1 12-gauge shotgun at range at the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq, May 8, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Brendan Custer)
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Shotguns at the BEC

A U.S. Marine with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2, cycles 12-gauge buckshot in a Mossberg 590A1 12-gauge shotgun at range at the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq, May 8, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a crisis response force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. [Read More …]