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Recent Firearms Pictures in the News #1

MASIRAH AIR BASE, Oman
MASIRAH AIR BASE, Oman – Marines from Task Force India board an Air National Guard C-130 transport aircraft for their final leg into Afghanistan. The Marines will be providing security for the American Embassy, its personnel and mission in Kabul.

 

Paratroopers from the 3rd Bn. 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment exit a C-17 and step out on to the runway at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
Paratroopers from the 3rd Bn. 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment exit a C-17 and step out on to the runway at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

 

An automatic rifleman with fires at aggressors during an ambush on his patrol during the 3rd Marine Division Super Squad Competition.
An automatic rifleman with fires at aggressors during an ambush on his patrol during the 3rd Marine Division Super Squad Competition.

 

Central Command Area of Operations(05/07/2002) -- During a recent 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) training exercise, an administration clerk and a legal clerk stand next to an infantry squad gunner and a mortarman as they turnover their guard post.
Central Command Area of Operations (05/07/2002) — During a recent 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) training exercise, an administration clerk and a legal clerk stand next to an infantry squad gunner and a mortarman as they turnover their guard post.

 

A Marine engages pop-up targets with his M-16A2 service rifle at Fort Bragg, N.C.
A Marine engages pop-up targets with his M-16A2 service rifle at Fort Bragg, N.C.

 

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-- Marines from the Special Reaction Team, Provost Marshal Office, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, train every day on tactics and procedures that have to do with their job in law enfocement. Here, the Marines approach an abandoned house with the MP5-N assault rifle to work on enrty techniques.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.– Marines from the Special Reaction Team, Provost Marshal Office, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, train every day on tactics and procedures that have to do with their job in law enfocement. Here, the Marines approach an abandoned house with the MP5-N assault rifle to work on enrty techniques.

 

A private in the 10th Mountain Division, stands watch in a humvee at a checkpoint at Bagram Airfield. (21 Feb 2002)
A private in the 10th Mountain Division, stands watch in a humvee at a checkpoint at Bagram Airfield. (21 Feb 2002)

 

A 2nd Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment, rifleman peers down the sights of his M16-A2 service rifle during a mock airfield seizure held on Ford Island, Tuesday. Each company in the battalion was included in the 24-hour exercise of MOUT tactics and squad movements.
A 2nd Bn., 3rd Marine Regiment, rifleman peers down the sights of his M16-A2 service rifle during a mock airfield seizure held on Ford Island, Tuesday. Each company in the battalion was included in the 24-hour exercise of MOUT tactics and squad movements.

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The abandoned buildings provided defensive positions for the squads from Weapons Co. during the attack.
The abandoned buildings provided defensive positions for the squads from Weapons Co. during the attack.

 

At sea aboard USS Blue Ridge, Jan. 22, 2002 A gunner's mate, left, instructs another member of the crew of the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in the finer points of the .50-caliber machine gun. Blue Ridge, which became the Seventh Fleet command ship in 1979, is underway in the South Pacific. Amphibious command ships provide command and control for fleet commanders.
At sea aboard USS Blue Ridge, Jan. 22, 2002 A gunner’s mate, left, instructs another member of the crew of the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in the finer points of the .50-caliber machine gun. Blue Ridge, which became the Seventh Fleet command ship in 1979, is underway in the South Pacific. Amphibious command ships provide command and control for fleet commanders.

 

U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), conduct a Cordon and Search Raid at a suspected al Quaeda hideout in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Jan. 1, 2002. U.S. Marines are in Afghanistan operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), conduct a Cordon and Search Raid at a suspected al Quaeda hideout in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Jan. 1, 2002. U.S. Marines are in Afghanistan operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

A U.S. Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Batallion Landing Team 3/6 provides small arms support while an advance team conducts a Cordon and Search Raid at a suspected al Quaeda hideout in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Jan. 1, 2002. U.S. Marines are in Afghanistan operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy Pictures (RELEASED)
A U.S. Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), Battalion Landing Team 3/6 provides small arms support while an advance team conducts a Cordon and Search Raid at a suspected al Quaeda hideout in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Jan. 1, 2002. U.S. Marines are in Afghanistan operating in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy Pictures (RELEASED)

 

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Jan. 3, 2002) -- U.S. Marine machine gunners fire their 249G machine guns on the newly dedicated range. The small arms range at Kandahar airport was dedicated to Cpl. C.T. Chandler, a Marine injured in a mine accident last month. U.S. Marines are in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Jan. 3, 2002) — U.S. Marine machine gunners fire their 249G machine guns on the newly dedicated range. The small arms range at Kandahar airport was dedicated to Cpl. C.T. Chandler, a Marine injured in a mine accident last month. U.S. Marines are in Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

The Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), or 5.56mm M249 is an individually portable, gas operated, magazine or disintegrating metallic link-belt fed, light machine gun with fixed headspace and quick change barrel feature. The M249 engages point targets out to 800 meters, firing the improved NATO standard 5.56mm cartridge. The SAW forms the basis of firepower for the fire team. The gunner has the option of using 30-round M16 magazines or linked ammunition from pre-loaded 200-round plastic magazines. The gunner's basic load is 600 rounds of linked ammunition.
The Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), or 5.56mm M249 is an individually portable, gas operated, magazine or disintegrating metallic link-belt fed, light machine gun with fixed headspace and quick change barrel feature. The M249 engages point targets out to 800 meters, firing the improved NATO standard 5.56mm cartridge. The SAW forms the basis of firepower for the fire team. The gunner has the option of using 30-round M16 magazines or linked ammunition from pre-loaded 200-round plastic magazines. The gunner’s basic load is 600 rounds of linked ammunition.