POTD: Belt Toss – Keeping the 240 Fed

    This great shot comes from a live fire exercise with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, in Portugal. The photo was taken back in April and the official caption describes what’s going on:

    U.S. Marine Cpl. Lucas Cassabuan, a machine gunner with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, tosses a belt of 7.62mm ammunition to Cpl. William Shaw while Lance Cpl. Lyndon Hays fires an M240B machine gun at a combined assault exercise during Instruction Exercise (INSTREX) in Tr├│ia, Portugal, April 10, 2019. Elements from the 22nd MEU are participating in INSTREX in order to sustain combat readiness, execute amphibious operations, demonstrate interoperability and continue a strong partner relationship with our NATO ally. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Ochoa/Released)

    Also worth noting that the Marines of 22 MEU are running Surefire SOCOM suppressors, something the USMC has been experimenting with since 2017.