POTD: U.S. Marines in Supersquad 2020

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day – Here you get an insight into what firearms, optics, uniforms and equipment soldiers from various units use. In this case (above) we have a rifleman from the U.S. Marine Corps as he participates in military operations in urban terrain (MOUT). This happened during the Supersquad 2020 Competition at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California in August 2020. The competition tests the Marines’ skills and determines which is the best squad within 1st MARDIV, and I’m sure that the units that don’t win get to hear it for the rest of the year.

In the picture above you can clearly see Heckler & Koch on the lower. The rifle also has a riflescope from Leupold and a suppressor. Can you guess the name?

The carbine below is made by Colt. Looks like a very hot day.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kole Johnstone, a rifleman with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participates in mechanized operations in urban terrain (MOUT) during the Supersquad 2020 Competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 17, 2020. The competition tests the Marines' skills to determine the best squad within 1st MARDIV and raises the standard of tactical excellence throughout the unit in order to stay ready, lethal, and engaged. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle C. Talbot)

“The Grand Restaurant”

The M27s out in the field.

All photos: U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Lance Cpl. Alexandra Munoz.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • CrankyFool CrankyFool on Sep 05, 2020

    In the first picture, what is the little tube attached on top of what looks like the front sight base, right behind the suppressor? I would otherwise assume a flashlight, but that's a bit odd for an DMR role (and the LPVO scope suggests DMR), not to mention he already has a multi-use illuminator mounted on the right side of the handguard.

    • Gary Kirk Gary Kirk on Sep 06, 2020

      @CrankyFool BFA/MILES (guess thats still the correct acronym, been out awhile) adapter set for the suppressed rifle.

  • Gary Kirk Gary Kirk on Sep 06, 2020

    The can is a good ole KAC..