Archipelago Endeavor is an annual, bilateral integrated field-training exercise, conducted to promote interoperability, strengthen partnerships, and enhance strategic and tactical cooperation between the U.S. and Swedish Marines.
Photo Of The Day, and we take a closer look at these Marines working together and their firearms.
Above you see a Swedish Marine and US Marine posting security during an amphibious assault rehearsal during Exercise Archipelago Endeavor 19 near Berga Naval Base, Sweden, Aug. 21, 2019.
Below: The Ak4 (HK G3) with Hensholdt scope. It would be interesting to know why this Ak4 didn’t get the Spuhr upgrades yet.
Below: FN Minimi and M90 camouflage.
Below: Swedish Marines from 1st Marine Regiment back-to-back with their Ak5, (FN FNC).
Below: U.S. Marines transit on a Swedish Combat Boat 90 during an amphibious assault rehearsal. Note the Machine Gun.
Below: U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Marine Rotational Force–Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, and a Swedish Marine from 1st Marine Regiment discuss tactics as part of an amphibious assault rehearsal during Exercise Archipelago Endeavor 19 on an island near Berga Naval Base, Sweden.
Below: U.S. Marine with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Marine Rotational Force–Europe 19.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, posts security as part of an amphibious assault rehearsal.
All photos by U.S. Marine Corps, Lance Cpl. Joseph Atiyeh.
Below you can check out last year’s photo with an AI AW, PSG-90 Sniper rifle.