POTD: U.S. Marines Train in Sweden for BALTOPS

    Sweden BALTOPS

    If you have a taste and interest in firearms and soldiering, this is where you’ll find some of the greatest photographers in the world on the subject. Let TFB’s Photo Of The Day be your daily guide and leisure. Above we have U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Dillon, a machine gunner with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, holding security with an M240B machine gun. The event is a tactics exercise for Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) in 2019. The Marines, a part of Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, maneuvered and assaulted an objective as a company for the exercise.

    BALTOPS is an annual joint, multinational maritime-focused exercise. It is designed to improve training for participants, enhance flexibility and interoperability, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic Sea region.

    Below: U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Dante Powell, a rifleman with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, scans for movement while on a patrol.

    All photos by Cpl. Antonio Garcia.