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Members of the 82nd Airborne Division test a Soviet-made 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun seized during Operation URGENT FURY

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division test a Soviet-made 7.62 mm PKM l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

A Soviet-made PKM light machine gun, left, and a rifle that were among the military supplies seized during Operation URGENT FURY. (Substandard image)

A Soviet-made PKM light machine gun, left, and a rifle that were among...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 5 Edward Nevala, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

US military personnel display Soviet made AK-47 rifles and a Czech-made Model-52 7.62 mm light machine gun, right, seized during Operation URGENT FURY

US military personnel display Soviet made AK-47 rifles and a Czech-mad...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Sundberg Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

A Soviet-made 7.62mm PKM light machine gun and other weapons seized during Operation Urgent Fury

A Soviet-made 7.62mm PKM light machine gun and other weapons seized du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: SPEC. 4 Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

An Army Ranger displays Soviet made AK-47 rifles and a Czech-made Model-52 7.62 mm light machine gun, right, seized during Operation URGENT FURY

An Army Ranger displays Soviet made AK-47 rifles and a Czech-made Mode...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Sundberg Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military S... More

Among the weapons seized during the multi-service, multinational Operation URGENT FURY, are an UZI 9 mm submarine gun, a light machine gun, and assorted AK-47 assault rifles

Among the weapons seized during the multi-service, multinational Opera...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Creen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

A Soviet-made 7.62-mm PKT light machine gun and boxes of ammunition seized during the multi-service, multinational Operation URGENT FURY

A Soviet-made 7.62-mm PKT light machine gun and boxes of ammunition se...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Creen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... More

A Marine displays a seized Soviet RPG-2 rocket launcher and Bren light machine gun, after arriving with Battalion Landing Team A during Operation Urgent Fury. They were deployed from Grenada when informed that members of the Peoples Revolutionary Army were here on the island

A Marine displays a seized Soviet RPG-2 rocket launcher and Bren light...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Base: Carriacou Island Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Peter D. Sundberg Release Status: Relea... More

A Soviet 7.62 mm PKT light machine gun seized by US military personnel during Operation URGENT FURY

A Soviet 7.62 mm PKT light machine gun seized by US military personnel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: URGENT FURY Country: Grenada (GRD) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT M. J. Creen Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

Army Sergeant Gerry D. Latham, a member of the "Opposing Forces," briefs pilots on a Soviet SA-7 surface-to-air missile launcher during Exercise AIR WARRIOR. The Soviet machine guns displayed on the table are, left to right, an RPD 7.62 mm light machine gun, an RPK 7.62 mm light machine gun, an RP-46 7.62 mm company machine gun and a PK 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun

Army Sergeant Gerry D. Latham, a member of the "Opposing Forces," brie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AIR WARRIOR Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Paul... More

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division examine a British light machine gun while preparing for a parachute jump on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division examine a British light machine ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 5 George Izer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... More

A Soviet 7.62 mm RPK squad light machine gun

A Soviet 7.62 mm RPK squad light machine gun

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An Egyptian marine aims a Soviet-made RPD 7.62mm light machine gun during an amphibious assault in support of the multinational joint service Exercise Bright Star '85

An Egyptian marine aims a Soviet-made RPD 7.62mm light machine gun dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '85 Base: Alexandria Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: CAPT. Mark Beberwyck Release Status: Released t... More

Marines fire Soviet-made weapons during a familiarization class. The Marine at left is firing an RPK light machine gun and the others are firing AKM assault rifles

Marines fire Soviet-made weapons during a familiarization class. The M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of a 5.45mm Soviet AK-74 assault rifle, top, and a 5.45mm RPK-74 light machine gun, bottom. The RPK-74 is the light machine gun version of the AK-74 and has a longer, heavier barrel, a larger magazine, and an attached bipod

A left side view of a 5.45mm Soviet AK-74 assault rifle, top, and a 5....

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A right side of a Soviet 7.62mm RPK light machine gun with a 40-round box magazine

A right side of a Soviet 7.62mm RPK light machine gun with a 40-round ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Marine prepares to fire an M-60E3 light machine gun during Unitas XXXII, a combined exercise involving the naval forces of the United States and nine South American nations

A Marine prepares to fire an M-60E3 light machine gun during Unitas XX...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNITAS XXXII Country: Ecuador(ECU) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Marc Boyd Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

A view of a Soviet-made PKM 7.62mm light machine gun captured by members of the 1ST Force Service Support Group (FSSG) during Operation Desert Storm at the Kuwait International Airport, February 26, 1991. It was presented to MAJ GEN. Francis X. Hamiliton Jr. commander, Marine Corps Logistics Bases and commanding general, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA., by Brig. GEN. James A. Brabam Jr., commanding general, 1ST FSSG in recognition of his command's support during Operation Desert Storm

A view of a Soviet-made PKM 7.62mm light machine gun captured by membe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT STORM Base: Marine Corps Logis Base, Albany State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... More

High angle view of a row of captures small arms to include a World War II .30 caliber machine gun, Soviet made AK-47s, Soviet made 7.62mm RPD Light Machine Gun, US made M-16 rifle, World War II era Bazooka and a Soviet made 7.62mm Simonov self-loading rifle with bayonet attached. They were seized during a raid of the weapons cantonment area of Somali General Aideed. This mission is in direct support of Operation Restore Hope

High angle view of a row of captures small arms to include a World War...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Mogadishu Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: PHCM Terry Mitchell Release Status: Released to P... More

A Syrian soldier aims a 7.62mm PKM light machine gun from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a nuclear-biological-chemical warfare mask.

A Syrian soldier aims a 7.62mm PKM light machine gun from his position...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. H. H. Deffner Release Status: Released to Public C... More

A Navy SEAL of SEAL Team 2's Platoon Alpha takes aim with his M-16A2 assault rifle at a possible "enemy" dugout during a training scenario. His partner in the background is armed with an M-60A1 30 caliber light machine gun. SEAL team members are required to remain airborne qualified and are highly skilled in guerilla warfare tactics

A Navy SEAL of SEAL Team 2's Platoon Alpha takes aim with his M-16A2 a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Steve Orr Release Status... More

Troops from Company Three, soldiers from the Commonwealth of Independent States (Soviet Union, Russia), make an assault on "Combat Town" with AKM assault rifles, Dragoon sniper rifles, and a PKM light machine gun during Final Training Exercise 2 of COOPERATIVE OSPREY '96. Cooperative Osprey is a United States Atlantic Command sponsored exercise that's conducted by Marine Forces Atlantic at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Cooperative Osprey, under the Partnership for Peace program, will provide interoperability training in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations along NATO/IFOR standards, with an emphasis on individual and collective skills. The three NATO countries providing troops are the...

Troops from Company Three, soldiers from the Commonwealth of Independe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Troops from Company Three, soldiers from the Commonwealth of Independent States (Soviet Union, Russia), make an assault on "Com... More

Holding an AKM assault rifle (top left), a Dragoon sniper rifle (bottom left) and a PKM light machine gun (right), soldiers from the Commonwealth of Independent States (Soviet Union, Russia) infiltrate "Combat Town" during Final Training Exercise 2 of COOPERATIVE OSPREY '96. Cooperative Osprey is a United States Atlantic Command sponsored exercise that's conducted by Marine Forces Atlantic at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Cooperative Osprey, under the Partnership for Peace program, will provide interoperability training in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations along NATO/IFOR standards, with an emphasis on individual and collective skills. The three NATO countries providing troops are ...

Holding an AKM assault rifle (top left), a Dragoon sniper rifle (botto...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Holding an AKM assault rifle (top left), a Dragoon sniper rifle (bottom left) and a PKM light machine gun (right), soldiers fro... More

Marines from the 1ST Landing Support Batallion (LSB) (identified by red patch) work their way down Red Beach on D-day during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The Marine in background is armed with the 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) light machine gun, while his aid gunner (foreground) carries extra SAW ammo over his flack vest and around his helmet. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines from the 1ST Landing Support Batallion (LSB) (identified by re...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ '97 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

Marines from Landing Support Battalion (identified by red patch) move in towards RED BEACH, Camp Pendleton, California, as they took the beach during exercise KERNEL BLITZ 97'. The Marine's weapon is a 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle. He is draped with 5.56mm blank ammo for the Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), M249 Light Machine Gun. KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

Marines from Landing Support Battalion (identified by red patch) move ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ 97' Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... More

US Ambassador to Afghanistan, The Honorable Robert P. Finn (left) and US Deputy Secretary of Defense, The Honorable Paul Wolfowitz (center), look on as US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kevin McDonnell (right), Commander, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG), reviews a display of weapons used to train new recruits for the new Afghanistan National Army (ANA). Weapons include a 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle (left), a 7.62mm RDP light machine gun (center) and a 7.62mm PK machine gun

US Ambassador to Afghanistan, The Honorable Robert P. Finn (left) and ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kabul Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Bethann Hunt, USAF Release Status: Releas... More

US Army (USA) First Lieutenant Jeremiah Pray (background) 82nd Airborne Division, poses for a photograph holding a 7.62mm SGM medium machine gun, while USA Major (MAJ) Mike Richardson poses with a variety of weapons. Pictured left-to-right is a 7.62mm PPSh-41 sub-machinegun, a 7.62mm PK general-purpose machine gun, a .303 inch Vickers-Berthier light machine gun, a Colt 5.56mm M4 carbine and a 7.62mm Degtyarev DP light machine gun. The weapons are being held at a US Military compound near Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) First Lieutenant Jeremiah Pray (background) 82nd Airborn...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kandahar Army Air Field Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SSG Robert Hyatt, USA Relea... More

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Seamus Conner, USMC, M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) GUNNER, Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines (BLT 2/2), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU SOC), fires the Bren Light Machine Gun (LMG) during a cross training portion of Exercise EDGED MALLET 2003 in Manda Bay, Kenya

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Seamus Conner, USMC, M249 Squad Automatic Weapon...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Manda Bay State: Coast Country: Kenya (KEN) Scene Major Command Shown: CTF 52.2 Scene Camera Operato... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors aboard a USN 25-foot Boston Whaler, Transportable Port Security Boat, armed with a 7.62mm M60E3 light machine gun, patrol the harbor at an undisclosed location in the Persian Gulf, while forwardly deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Sailors aboard a USN 25-foot Boston Whaler, Transportabl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Persian Gulf Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Brien Aho, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

US Navy (USN) Boatswain's Mate Second Class (BM2) F. A. Ojascastro (foreground), assigned to Navy Harbor Patrol, mans a 7.62mm M60E3 light machine gun, aboard a USN 25-foot Boston Whaler, Transportable Port Security Boat, while underway at an undisclosed location in the Persian Gulf, forwardly deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Navy (USN) Boatswain's Mate Second Class (BM2) F. A. Ojascastro (fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Persian Gulf Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Brien Aho, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMBC) Team prepare for convoy security watch using a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) equipped with a 7.62mm M60E3 light machine gun. Naval Mobile Construction Battalions 74, 21, 5, 133, Support Unit Two (SU-2), 21, and Underwater Construction Team Two (UCT-2) are conducting mission-oriented tasks in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The rising sun silhouettes the image

US Navy (USN) Sailors assigned to a Naval Mobile Construction Battalio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: PH1(Sw) Aaron Ansarov, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

US Army (USA) Soldiers Military Police (MP), drive a Modified Special Attack Vehicle (Dune Buggy), equipped with a 7.62mm M60 general purpose machine gun mounted on top and a 7.62mm M60E light machine gun mounted for the front seat passenger, in the Armed Forces Day Parade Celebration, held at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

US Army (USA) Soldiers Military Police (MP), drive a Modified Special ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Buchanan, San Juan State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Marcos Orengo, CIV Release Status... More

US Army (USA) Soldiers Military Police (MP), drive a Modified Special Attack Vehicle (Dune Buggy), equipped with a 7.62mm M60 general purpose machine gun mounted on top and a 7.62mm M60E light machine gun mounted for the front seat passenger, in the Armed Forces Day Parade Celebration, held at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

US Army (USA) Soldiers Military Police (MP), drive a Modified Special ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Buchanan, San Juan State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Marcos Orengo, CIV Release Statu... More

US Army (USA) Soldiers Military Police (MP), drive a Modified Special Attack Vehicle (Dune Buggy), equipped with a 7.62mm M60 general purpose machine gun mounted on top and a 7.62mm M60E light machine gun mounted for the front seat passenger, in the Armed Forces Day Parade Celebration, held at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

US Army (USA) Soldiers Military Police (MP), drive a Modified Special ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Buchanan, San Juan State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Marcos Orengo, CIV Release Status... More

A US Military Modified Special Attack Vehicle (Dune Buggy), equipped with a 7.62mm M60 general purpose machine gun mounted on top and a 7.62mm M60E light machine gun mounted for the front seat passenger, on display during the Armed Forces Day Parade, held at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

A US Military Modified Special Attack Vehicle (Dune Buggy), equipped w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Buchanan, San Juan State: Puerto Rico (PR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Marcos Orengo, CIV Release Status... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines and US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines find an Iraqi 7.62mm PKM light machine gun and numerous other weapons during a vehicle search near the outskirts of Karbala City, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The vehicle owners were apprehended for stealing fuel from the pipeline nearby

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines and US Army (USA) Soldiers assigned to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Karbala Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Nathan Alan Heusdens, USMC Release Status: Relea... More

US Navy (USN) SEAL Team Members armed with a 7.62mm M60E3 light machine gun and a 7.62mm M240E machine gun, disembark from a HH-60F Seahawk helicopter at an insertion point during a Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) training exercise conducted during DESERT RESCUE XI. The exercise is the premiere Search And Rescue (SAR) training exercise involving all branches of the US Military and is conducted at the ranges at Fallon Naval Air Station (NAS), Nevada (NV)

US Navy (USN) SEAL Team Members armed with a 7.62mm M60E3 light machin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE XI Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

A Ukrainian Army Soldier holds a 7.62mm PKM light machine gun as he stands on top of his BRT-80A (8x8) armored personnel carrier (APC) in Al Kut, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A Ukrainian Army Soldier holds a 7.62mm PKM light machine gun as he st...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Wasit Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew Williams, USMC Release Status: Released to ... More

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Hector Jordanlemus, C Company (C CO), 1ST Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment (1-87 Infantry), Fort Drum, New York (NY), provides security with an MK48 Light Machine Gun, while Combat Engineers sweep a farmer's field for possible weapon caches near the town of Orgun-E, Afghanistan (AFG), during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) Hector Jordanlemus, C Company ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Orgun-E State: Paktia Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Gul A. Alisan, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Anthony Bittle (background right) assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (LARB) stands on top of his Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) and observes as Republic of Korea (KOR) Marine Private First Class (PFC) Sung-Il (foreground left) mans a Daewoo 5.56 mm K3 light machine gun and KOR Corporal (CPL) Park Sung-WO mans a Daewoo 5.56 mm K2 assault rifle, during training at Su Song Ri, Republic of Korea (KOR), while participating in the Amphibious Ready Group Exercise 2004 (ARGEX 04). The Exercise is jointly conducted between the USMC and the US Navy (USN) and the KOR, and is designed to familiarize each Unit with the techniques,...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Anthony Bittle (backgroun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Anthony Bittle (background right) assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance ... More

A Polish Soldier uses a cord to steady his 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun as he takes part in an afternoon patrol around the perimeter of Camp Babylon, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A Polish Soldier uses a cord to steady his 7.62 mm PKM light machine g...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Camp Babylon Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: N/A Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ricky A. Blo... More

Guided by another US Marine Corps (USMC) infantryman, a Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), M249 Light Machine Gun rifleman with Battalion Landing Team (BLT), 1ST Battalion, 6th Marines and the ground combat element of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), sprays 5.56mm rounds toward Taliban positions on a mountain near the village of Siah Chub Kalay, Afghanistan (AFG) during Operation ASBURY PARK and in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Guided by another US Marine Corps (USMC) infantryman, a Squad Automati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Zabol Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: 22ND MEU (SOC) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Keith A. Milks, USMC Release Status: Rel... More

Weapons acquired by US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from insurgents that attacked the police station in Al Kharma, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Shown are an Iraqi 7.62 mm Al-Quds machine rifle (left) and a Russian 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun

Weapons acquired by US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from insurgents tha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Al Shahabi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 1/5, B Co. Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jordan F. Sherwood, USMC Relea... More

Tabuk 7.62 mm short assault rifles and assault rifle, plus rounds for an 7.62 mm RPK light machine gun, acquired by US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from insurgents that attacked the police station in Al Kharma, Iraq, during Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar Province in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Tabuk 7.62 mm short assault rifles and assault rifle, plus rounds for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Al Shahabi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 1/5, B Co. Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jordan F. Sherwood, USMC Relea... More

Weapons acquired by US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from insurgents that attacked the police station in Al Kharma, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Shown are an Iraqi 7.62 mm Al-Quds machine rifle (top), Russian 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun, Iraqi Tabuk 7.62 mm short assault rifles and Tabuk 7.62 mm assault riles, various Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG): PG-7VM HEAT grenade, two Russian PG-7G HEAT-T grenades, Chinese 75 mm HE-T Type 69, Russian RKG-3 hand grenade, and AK-47 clips

Weapons acquired by US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from insurgents tha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Al Shahabi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 1/5, B Co. Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jordan F. Sherwood, USMC Relea... More

Weapons acquired by US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from insurgents that attacked the police station in Al Kharma, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Shown are an Iraqi 7.62 mm Al-Quds machine rifle (left), Russian 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun, Iraqi Tabuk 7.62 mm short assault rifles and Tabuk 7.62 mm assault riles, various Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG): PG-7VM HEAT grenade, two Russian PG-7G HEAT-T grenades, Chinese 75 mm HE-T Type 69, RPG-7 launcher, Russian RKG-3 hand grenade, and AK-47 clips

Weapons acquired by US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines from insurgents tha...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Al Shahabi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 1/5, B Co. Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jordan F. Sherwood, USMC Relea... More

An Iraqi Army Soldier with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade (ISOP BDE), stands by with a 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun preparing to conduct a joint Iraqi and Coalition Forces combat operation at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Duke, An Najaf Province, Iraq.  Originally named the 36th Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) and under the control of the 1ST Armored Division (1 AD), the battalion is composed of experienced soldiers who have conducted numerous raids, have found dozens of weapons caches and have been working together since Dec. 2003.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by GUNNERY SGT. Chago Zapata) (RELEASED)

An Iraqi Army Soldier with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fob Duke, Najaf Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Chago Zapata, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

Iraqi Army Soldiers with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade (ISOP BDE), stands by to conduct a joint Iraqi and Coalition Forces combat operation at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Duke, An Najaf Province, Iraq. The Soldier on the left is carrying a 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun.  Originally named the 36th Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) and under the control of the 1ST Armored Division (1 AD), the battalion is composed of experienced soldiers who have conducted numerous raids, have found dozens of weapons caches and have been working together since Dec. 2003.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by GUNNERY SGT. Chago Zapata) (RELEASED)

Iraqi Army Soldiers with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Fob Duke, Najaf Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Chago Zapata, USMC Release Status: Rele... More

An Iraqi Army Soldier with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade (ISOP BDE), poses with a 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun while preparing to conduct a joint Iraqi and Coalition Forces combat operation at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Duke, An Najaf Province, Iraq.  Originally named the 36th Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) and under the control of the 1ST Armored Division (1 AD), the battalion is composed of experienced soldiers who have conducted numerous raids, have found dozens of weapons caches and have been working together since Dec. 2003.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by GUNNERY SGT. Chago Zapata) (RELEASED)

An Iraqi Army Soldier with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fob Duke, Najaf Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Chago Zapata, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

An Iraqi Army Soldier with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi Special Operations Forces Brigade (ISOP BDE), poses with a 7.62 mm PKM light machine gun while preparing to conduct a joint Iraqi and Coalition Forces combat operation at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Duke, An Najaf Province, Iraq.  Originally named the 36th Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) and under the control of the 1ST Armored Division (1 AD), the battalion is composed of experienced soldiers who have conducted numerous raids, have found dozens of weapons caches and have been working together since Dec. 2003.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by GUNNERY SGT. Chago Zapata) (RELEASED)

An Iraqi Army Soldier with the 36th Commando Battalion (CDO BN), Iraqi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Fob Duke, Najaf Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: GYSGT Chago Zapata, USMC Release Status: Rele... More

California Army National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1ST Battalion, 185th Armor, 81st Armor Brigade, prepare for an upcoming area reconnaissance on Sept. 6, 2004 around Balad, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. One Soldier makes contact with a Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System atop a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle while another Soldier keeps ready with an MK48 Light Machine Gun for cover. The area recon is to deny anti-Iraqi forces the freedom to operate and move throughout the countryside. (U.S. Air Force photo by STAFF Sergeant Shane A. Cuomo) (Released)

California Army National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1ST Battal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Balad State: Salah Ad Din Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Shane A. Cuomo, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Howard B. Macaulay, G-3 Operations, 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), checks an L4A7.303 in Mark I Bren light machine gun during a class on crew-served and personal weapons to 1ST MARDIV Combat Camera and Printing Team Marines. This weapon was captured during a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted against Iraqi insurgents in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Howard B. Macaulay, G-3 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fob Blue Diamond State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Benjamin J. Flores, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

US Army (USA) Soldiers from Able Company 2nd Battalion (BN), 69th Armor Regiment (AR REGT), 3rd Brigade (BDE), 3rd Infantry Division (ID), Fort Benning, Georgia (GA), patrol the streets of Al-Nasr armed with 5.56 mm M16A2 rifles and an M1025 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) along with Soldiers of 204th Iraqi Army Battalion during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The HMMWV is armed with a Browning M2 HB 0.50 heavy machine gun. The Iraqi Army is using a 7.62 PKM light machine gun on their Mercedes truck

US Army (USA) Soldiers from Able Company 2nd Battalion (BN), 69th Armo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Al Nasr State: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 3rd Infantry Division Scene Camera Operator: SGT Albert Eaddy, USA Releas... More

US Army (USA) SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Timothy Juneman, Charlie (C) Company (CO), 3rd Battalion (BN), 21st Infantry Regiment (INF REGT), 1ST Brigade (BDE), 25th Infantry Division (ID) Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), pulls security from an over watch position, providing cover with an MK48 Light Machine Gun in Mosul, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) SPECIALIST Fourth Class (SPC) Timothy Juneman, Charlie (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mosul Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 3-21B Scene Camera Operator: SPC Jory C. Randall, USA Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) John Anderson, Bravo Company (B CO), 2nd Battalion (BN), 1ST Infantry Regiment (INF REGT), Fort Wainwright, Alaska (AK), armed with a Mk 48 light machine gun, provides rear security during a civil affairs mission, giving medical assistance, passing out candy and soccer balls in Reehana, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Private First Class (PFC) John Anderson, Bravo Company (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Reehana State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Andy Dunaway, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

A soldier armed with a Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), M249 Light Machine Gun, from A- Troop, 4-14 Cavalry, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) patrols a dangerous neighborhood. The soldier keeps a sharp watch down a road the day before Iraqs elections. (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Jeffery Sandstrum) (Released)

A soldier armed with a Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), M249 Light Machin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Forward Operating Base Marez State: Mosul Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: NORTHEAST Scen... More

Midshipman 3rd Class Matthew Erwin fires an Mk 240 light machine gun during a surface gunnery exercise aboard USS Nitze (DDG 94).

Midshipman 3rd Class Matthew Erwin fires an Mk 240 light machine gun d...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jul. 27, 2011) Midshipman 3rd Class Matthew Erwin fires an Mk 240 light machine gun during a surface gunnery exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94). Navy ROTC midshipmen... More

First Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers assigned

First Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers assigned

First Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers assigned to New Kabul Compound, Force Protection Team 5, gathered Sept 26, for mobile team training on their MAX PRO MRAP. The 1st TSC soldiers are permanently assigne... More

U.S. Marines practice and demonstrate reloading in

U.S. Marines practice and demonstrate reloading in

U.S. Marines practice and demonstrate reloading in preparation for the “table three” unknown distance rifle range while being observed by Republic of Korea Marines Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 1... More

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force perform weapons

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force perform weapons

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force perform weapons sustainment training to prepare for a multinational training schedule during their deployment. BSRF has more than 17 exercises planned in the Eastern Euro... More

A Marine pulls the charging handle of an M249 light

A Marine pulls the charging handle of an M249 light

A Marine pulls the charging handle of an M249 light machine gun in order to clear his weapon of any rounds during a machine gun course at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., April 28, 2017. Marines conducted the training in p... More

Soldiers with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Special

Soldiers with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Special

Soldiers with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne) mount a M249 light machine gun on a Humvee prior to conducting a convoy live fire training exercise, Sept. 21, 2017 Fort Bragg, N.C. ... More

The sun rises over mountains as U.S. Army Soldiers

The sun rises over mountains as U.S. Army Soldiers

The sun rises over mountains as U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company, 1-32 Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division , assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's (CJTF... More

A British soldier with the Light Dragoons fires his

A British soldier with the Light Dragoons fires his

A British soldier with the Light Dragoons fires his 5.56-millimeter light-machine gun at a range near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Feb. 15, 2018. This soldier is a part of the unique, multinational ... More

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machi... More

U.S. Army Pfc. Brett Blake, assigned to the National

U.S. Army Pfc. Brett Blake, assigned to the National

U.S. Army Pfc. Brett Blake, assigned to the National Training Center, Fort Irwin California, fires his M249 light machine gun during the U.S. Forces Command Small Arms Competition on Fort Bragg, North Carolina,... More

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment,

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment,

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, and 41st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, join forces to practice operating in extreme conditions during a platoon live fir... More

Master Sgt. Jonathan Miller, the range safety officer,

Master Sgt. Jonathan Miller, the range safety officer,

Master Sgt. Jonathan Miller, the range safety officer, the 84th Training Command, checks ammunition for an M249 light machine gun range at Fort McCoy, Wis., August 20, 2020, as part of Operation Ready Warrior. ... More

Staff Sgt. Tyler Christensen, right, conducts preliminary

Staff Sgt. Tyler Christensen, right, conducts preliminary

Staff Sgt. Tyler Christensen, right, conducts preliminary marksmanship instruction on the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) to Force Protection Team 5, at New Kabul Compound, Sept 26. The 1st TSC soldiers are p... More

Republic of Korea Marines practice reloading in preparation

Republic of Korea Marines practice reloading in preparation

Republic of Korea Marines practice reloading in preparation for the U.S. Marine “table three” unknown distance rifle range Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Republic... More

Airman 1st Class Seth Lamb, a member of the 122nd Security

Airman 1st Class Seth Lamb, a member of the 122nd Security

Airman 1st Class Seth Lamb, a member of the 122nd Security Forces Squadron, 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind., defends his squads position from enemy combatants with an M249 Light Machine Gun during a reconn... More

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force perform weapons

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force perform weapons

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force perform weapons sustainment training to prepare for a multinational training schedule during their deployment. BSRF has more than 17 exercises planned in the Eastern Euro... More

A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun during a machine

A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun during a machine

A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun during a machine gun course at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., April 28, 2017. Marines conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment and to maintain combat readi... More

Soldier with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Special

Soldier with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Special

Soldier with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne) fires a M249 light machine gun during a convoy live fire training exercise, Sept. 21, 2017 Fort Bragg, N.C. The exercise tested the so... More

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company,

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company,

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company, 1-32 Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's (CJTF-HOA) East African Response Force... More

British soldiers with the Light Dragoons work as a

British soldiers with the Light Dragoons work as a

British soldiers with the Light Dragoons work as a team as they practice their sharpshooting skills at a range near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Feb. 15, 2018. These soldier are a part of the unique... More

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machi... More

U.S. Army Pfc. Harley Thompson, assigned to 101st Airborne

U.S. Army Pfc. Harley Thompson, assigned to 101st Airborne

U.S. Army Pfc. Harley Thompson, assigned to 101st Airborne Division, performs immediate action to correct a malfunction to his M249 light machine gun during the U.S. Forces Command Small Arms Competition on For... More

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment,

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment,

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, and 41st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, join forces to practice operating in extreme conditions during a platoon live fir... More

Master Sgt. Jonathan Miller, the range safety officer

Master Sgt. Jonathan Miller, the range safety officer

Master Sgt. Jonathan Miller, the range safety officer from the 84th Training Command, receives ammunition from Staff Sgt. Robert LaMonte, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 323rd Regiment (Observer/Controller/Trai... More

Staff Sgt. Tyler Christensen, right, demonstrates how

Staff Sgt. Tyler Christensen, right, demonstrates how

Staff Sgt. Tyler Christensen, right, demonstrates how to properly field strip his M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) as he conducts preliminary marksmanship instruction to the Soldiers assigned to Force Protecti... More

Republic of Korea Marines move while firing for the

Republic of Korea Marines move while firing for the

Republic of Korea Marines move while firing for the U.S. Marine “table three” unknown distance rifle range Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. Table... More

A Marine places rounds on the feed tray of an M249

A Marine places rounds on the feed tray of an M249

A Marine places rounds on the feed tray of an M249 light machine gun during a machine gun course at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., April 28, 2017. Marines conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment ... More

A U.S. Army Soldier from 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company,

A U.S. Army Soldier from 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company,

A U.S. Army Soldier from 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1-327 Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's (CJTF-HOA) East Africa... More

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company,

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company,

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company, 1-32 Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division , assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's (CJTF-HOA) East African Response Forc... More

British soldiers with the Light Dragoons practice their

British soldiers with the Light Dragoons practice their

British soldiers with the Light Dragoons practice their sharpshooting skills at a range near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Feb. 15, 2018. These soldier are a part of the unique, multinational battle ... More

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machi... More

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joel Perkins, assigned to 3rd

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joel Perkins, assigned to 3rd

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joel Perkins, assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, aims his M249 light machine gun in the U.S. Forces Command Small Arms Competition on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Oct. 23, 2018. (U.S. Army p... More

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment,

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment,

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, prepare to conduct a deliberate assault during a platoon live fire training exercise, November 14, at Fort Dru... More

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 221st Ordnance

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 221st Ordnance

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 221st Ordnance Company don their gas masks while conducting an M249 light machine gun range at Fort McCoy, Wis., August 20, 2020, as part of Operation Ready Warrior. This tra... More

Spc. Dominick Carter, MRAP driver and gunner, demonstrates

Spc. Dominick Carter, MRAP driver and gunner, demonstrates

Spc. Dominick Carter, MRAP driver and gunner, demonstrates the correct way to install the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), at New Kabul Compound, Sept 26. The 1st TSC soldiers are permanently assigned to the ... More

Senior Airman Latanya James, a Defender with the 349th

Senior Airman Latanya James, a Defender with the 349th

Senior Airman Latanya James, a Defender with the 349th Security Forces Squadron, pulls the charging handle M249 light machine gun while performing a function check during classroom training at Travis Air Force... More

U.S. Marine Cpl. Peyton N. Whitted fires a hammer pair

U.S. Marine Cpl. Peyton N. Whitted fires a hammer pair

U.S. Marine Cpl. Peyton N. Whitted fires a hammer pair on the “table three” unknown distance rifle range Feb. 5 during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea. Table t... More

A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun during a machine

A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun during a machine

A Marine fires an M249 light machine gun during a machine gun course at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., April 28, 2017. Marines conducted the training in preparation for an upcoming deployment and to maintain combat readi... More

A U.S. Army Soldier from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company,

A U.S. Army Soldier from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company,

A U.S. Army Soldier from 3rd Platoon, Battle Company, 1-32 Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's (CJTF-HOA) East African Response Forc... More

A British soldier with the Light Dragoons awaits instruction

A British soldier with the Light Dragoons awaits instruction

A British soldier with the Light Dragoons awaits instruction as he prepares to fires his 5.56-millimeter light-machine gun at a range near the Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Feb. 15, 2018. This soldier is... More

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the

The M249 light machine gun, formerly designated the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and formally written as Light Machine Gun, 5.56 mm, M249, is the American adaptation of the Belgian FN Minimi, a light machi... More

Smoke rises from the barrel of an M249 light machine

Smoke rises from the barrel of an M249 light machine

Smoke rises from the barrel of an M249 light machine gun in the U.S. Forces Command Small Arms Competition on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Oct. 23, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brian Stephenson/49th Public Aff... More

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment,

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment,

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, move into position during a platoon live fire training exercise, November 14, at Fort Drum, New York. Mountain... More