POTD: Range Day in Djibouti

    Above, in a country far far away, we can see U.S. Army soldiers equipped with M4 carbines, Mossberg 500 shotguns, and M320 grenade launcher modules to practice their weapons skills at a firing range in Djibouti. This is the topic for our Photo Of The Day.

    Expended 40mm grenade shells used by U.S. Army soldiers assigned to Task Force Guardian Site Security Platoon, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, lie on the ground at a firing range in Djibouti, June 24, 2020. Task Force Guardian Infantrymen and Junior Snipers utilize their rotation’s final range day to hone their skills essential to security tasks in the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (HOA) area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Gabriel Macdonald)

    Below: 40 mm grenade away! The M320 grenade launcher module.

    3D target gets hit by the Mossberg shotgun.

    Rehearsing shotgun combat tactics at a firing range in Djibouti, June 2020.

    Loading a Mossberg 500 shotgun with a 12-gauge round.

    All pictures by the U.S. Air Force Photo, Staff Sgt. Gabriel Macdonald.