Photo Of The Day: Above we’re looking at a U.S. Marine with the Marine Rotational Force-Europe as he provides cover fire for his squad. This happened during the Exercise Aurora in 2017 in a place called Lärbro, Sweden. Aurora 17 was the largest Swedish national exercise for more than 20 years, and it included supporting forces from the U.S. and other nations. The target was to exercise Sweden’s defense capability and promote common regional security.
Below we have another, or possibly the same, U.S. Marine as he fires an M240 machine gun. This is the U.S. military designation for the FN MAG which uses 7.62x51mm NATO ammunition. It entered the service in the 1970s.
Covering the road with smoke in an ambush.
Carrying the AT4 in the rain, never been better.
Using lasers and sensors to indicate hits.
All pictures by U.S. Marine Corps, taken by Cpl. Careaf Henson.