POTD: The M27 in Exercise Bougainville

    The M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle can be seen above, in our Photo Of The Day from the island of Hawaii, at the Marine Corps Base in August 2020. The M27 is based on the H&K HK416. The U.S. Marine Corps soldier is communicating with his fellow soldiers, as they execute a squad attack during Exercise Bougainville I. The exercise Bougainville I was designed to train and evaluate team leaders in small unit proficiency and increase the Battalion’s overall combat readiness.

    Below: Reloading the 40 mm grenade launcher.

    U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Konner Pontius, rifleman, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, advances downrange. Note the Trijicon ACOG and the M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon).

    Below: Throwing a training grenade during the squad attack.

    (“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt)

    All pictures from the U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Cpl. Jacob Wilson.