200831-N-SS900-1336 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 31, 2020) A MK-38 machine gun fires during a live-fire exercise aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is en route to San Diego after completing a 17-month scheduled docking planned incremental availability in Bremerton, Washington, during which the ship underwent a complete restoration and a system retrofit to accommodate F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter mission capabilities. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aaron T. Smith/Released)
U.S. Navy

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) MK-38 Live-Fire

200831-N-SS900-1336 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 31, 2020) A MK-38 machine gun fires during a live-fire exercise aboard Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Vinson is en route to San Diego after completing a 17-month scheduled docking planned incremental availability in Bremerton, Washington, during which the ship underwent a complete restoration and a system retrofit to accommodate F-35C Lightning [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion participate in a live fire and maneuver range during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Aug. 6, 2020. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)
U.S. Marine Corps

1st CEB MCCRE

U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion participate in a live fire and maneuver range during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Aug. 6, 2020. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Quince Bisard)

A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, engages his target on a live fire range during the Supersquad 2020 Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020. The competition tests the Marines’ skills to determine the best squad within 1st MARDIV and raises the standard of tactical excellence throughout the unit in order to stay ready, lethal, and engaged. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexandra Munoz)
U.S. Marine Corps

Live Fire Range – Supersquad 2020

A U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, engages his target on a live fire range during the Supersquad 2020 Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020. The competition tests the Marines’ skills to determine the best squad within 1st MARDIV and raises the standard of tactical excellence throughout the unit in [Read More …]

200803-N-AT101-2108 ARABIAN GULF (August 3, 2020) A Mark VI patrol boat, attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 conducts a live-fire exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 3, 2020. CTF 56 is responsible for planning and execution of expeditionary missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Maddelin Hamm/Released)
U.S. Navy

CTF 56 Live-Fire Exercise

200803-N-AT101-2108 ARABIAN GULF (August 3, 2020) A Mark VI patrol boat, attached to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 conducts a live-fire exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 3, 2020. CTF 56 is responsible for planning and execution of expeditionary missions in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Maddelin Hamm/Released)

Lance Cpl. Matthew Lusak, a Field Artillery Cannoneer with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), looks through binoculars to provide shot corrections to Marines during a live fire range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, July 23, 2020. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. The 31st MEU has implemented strict health protection measures and will continue to conduct mission essential training in support of regional security and stability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Salas)
U.S. Marine Corps

BLT 2/4, 31st MEU machine gun live fire

Lance Cpl. Matthew Lusak, a Field Artillery Cannoneer with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), looks through binoculars to provide shot corrections to Marines during a live fire range at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, July 23, 2020. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fire 7.62mm rounds at targets downrange during a low-light, live-fire machinegun range at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 28, 2020. During the training, the Marines employed the M240B machinegun and demonstrated their ability to operate in austere environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)
U.S. Marine Corps

MRF-D’s GCE lights up the night

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, fire 7.62mm rounds at targets downrange during a low-light, live-fire machinegun range at Kangaroo Flats Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 28, 2020. During the training, the Marines employed the M240B machinegun and demonstrated their ability to operate in austere environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)

An AH-64 Apache helicopter with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade flies above horizon with U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, during the gunnery training in Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, July 16, 2020. The gunnery training concluded with the squadron’s table VIII and IX live-fire certifications. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. LaShic Patterson)
U.S. Army

1/2CR executes Apache gunnery training

An [wiki thumbnail=”on”]AH-64 Apache[/wiki] helicopter with the [wiki thumbnail=”on”]12th Combat Aviation Brigade[/wiki] flies above horizon with U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 1st Squadron, [wiki thumbnail=”on”]2d Cavalry Regiment[/wiki], during the gunnery training in [wiki thumbnail=”on”]Grafenwoehr Training Area[/wiki], Germany, July 16, 2020. The gunnery training concluded with the squadron’s table VIII and IX live-fire certifications. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. LaShic Patterson)

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element and Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, prepare for low-light, live-fire training conducted at the Battle Inoculation Range, Kangaroo Flats Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 27, 2020. During the training, MRF-D’s GCE and LCE came together to shoot live rounds in low-light conditions and demonstrated their ability to operate in austere environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)
U.S. Marine Corps

MRF-D conduct low-light, live-fire range

U.S. Marines with Ground Combat Element and Logistics Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, prepare for low-light, live-fire training conducted at the Battle Inoculation Range, Kangaroo Flats Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, July 27, 2020. During the training, MRF-D’s GCE and LCE came together to shoot live rounds in low-light conditions and demonstrated their ability to operate in austere [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Zachary Johnson, a UH-1Y Venom crew chief with Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, fires a GAU-17/A minigun during Exercise Summer Fury 20 at El Centro, Calif., July 16, 2020. Summer Fury is designed to enhance Marine-Air-Ground Task Force integration and increase aviation operations proficiency with realistic, relevant training to ensure the Marine Corps’ largest aircraft wing remains operationally excellent, interoperable, deployable on short notice and lethal when called into action. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
U.S. Marine Corps

Summer Fury 20

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Zachary Johnson, a UH-1Y Venom crew chief with Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, fires a GAU-17/A minigun during Exercise Summer Fury 20 at El Centro, Calif., July 16, 2020. Summer Fury is designed to enhance Marine-Air-Ground Task Force integration and increase aviation operations proficiency with realistic, relevant training [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Golf Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment (V22), 2d Marine Division, oversees a night live-fire range at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, July 19, 2020. Marines with V22 are training in a simulated realistic setting and environment to improve combat effectiveness and readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Reine Whitaker)
U.S. Marine Corps

Bound to the Night

A U.S. Marine with Golf Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment (V22), 2d Marine Division, oversees a night live-fire range at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, July 19, 2020. Marines with V22 are training in a simulated realistic setting and environment to improve combat effectiveness and readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Reine Whitaker)