U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines shoot from their positions during M240B medium machine gun training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 26, 2020. Marines conducted the training to effectively engage targets while working together in a fast paced environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kenny Nunez Bigay)
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III MEF Marines work on combat proficiency with the M240B medium machine gun

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines shoot from their positions during M240B medium machine gun training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 26, 2020. Marines conducted the training to effectively engage targets while working together in a fast paced environment. (U.S. Marine Corps [Read More …]

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, looks downrange in Setermoen, Norway, June 24, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises, including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)
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U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2 train in Setermoen, Norway

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, looks downrange in Setermoen, Norway, June 24, 2020. MRF-E conducts various exercises, including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Chase W. Drayer)

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, fire M240B medium machine guns at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 24, 2020. Marines with 5th ANGLICO and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, conducted firing drills with the M240B medium machine gun to ensure proficiency with the weapon system and ensure combat readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew R. Bray)
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III MEF Marines work on combat proficiency with the M240B medium machine gun

U.S. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, fire M240B medium machine guns at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 24, 2020. Marines with 5th ANGLICO and Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, conducted firing drills with the M240B medium machine gun to ensure proficiency with the [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to fire an M252 81mm medium weight mortar during a machine gun live-fire exercise at the Haltdalen training facility, Norway, June 22, 2020. The range was conducted to enhance small unit defensive skills in mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins)
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There’s No Umbrella for this Type of Rain

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to fire an M252 81mm medium weight mortar during a machine gun live-fire exercise at the Haltdalen training facility, Norway, June 22, 2020. The range was conducted to enhance small unit defensive skills in mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command 20.2, fire a M240B from an MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle during night time machinegun range in Kuwait, June 16, 2020. The training focused on familiarization and fundamentals of firing crew-served weapons mounted on tactical vehicles. 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. Cutler Brice)
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SPMAGTF-CR-CC 20.2: 2/5 Machinegun Range

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, assigned to Special Purpose Marine-Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command 20.2, fire a M240B from an MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle during night time machinegun range in Kuwait, June 16, 2020. The training focused on familiarization and fundamentals of firing crew-served weapons mounted on tactical vehicles. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. David Bandicto, a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division fires an M240B during a machine gun range at Camp Pendleton, California on Mar. 25, 2020. Conducting regular training and maintenance ensures the Marines are able to support operations throughout 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Miguel A. Rosales)
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1st Combat Engineer Battalion and Talking Guns

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. David Bandicto, a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division fires an M240B during a machine gun range at Camp Pendleton, California on Mar. 25, 2020. Conducting regular training and maintenance ensures the Marines are able to support operations throughout 1st Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Miguel A. Rosales)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Katherine Falcon, a chemical biological radiological nuclear defense specialist with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, carries a M240B during Corporals Course on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 18, 2020. Corporals Course develops Non-Commissioned Officers with education and skills to lead Marines. Falcon is from San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Esgar Rojas)
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Corporals Course: M240B Run

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Katherine Falcon, a chemical biological radiological nuclear defense specialist with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, carries a M240B during Corporals Course on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, March 18, 2020. Corporals Course develops Non-Commissioned Officers with education and skills to lead Marines. Falcon is from San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Esgar [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), fire a M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun during a live fire range in Kuwait, Feb. 19, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a quick reaction force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rhita Daniel)
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Big Gun, Big Fun

U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC), fire a M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun during a live fire range in Kuwait, Feb. 19, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a quick reaction force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and Royal Thai Marines pose for a photo together as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2020 at Chantaburi, Kingdom of Thailand, March 1, 2020. Exercise Cobra Gold 20, in its 39th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing together multinational forces to address shared goals and security commitments in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall)
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Cobra Gold 20: US, Royal Thai Marines participate in M240B machine gun range

U.S. Marines with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, and Royal Thai Marines pose for a photo together as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2020 at Chantaburi, Kingdom of Thailand, March 1, 2020. Exercise Cobra Gold 20, in its 39th iteration, is designed to advance regional security and ensure effective responses to regional crises by bringing [Read More …]

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, participates in a live fire M240B medium machine gun range at the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq, Feb. 24, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a quick reaction force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Branden J. Bourque)
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Reinforcing the BEC: Machine Guns Up

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, participates in a live fire M240B medium machine gun range at the Baghdad Embassy Compound in Iraq, Feb. 24, 2020. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a quick reaction force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine [Read More …]