POTD: M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle in Korea Viper 2024

Eric B
by Eric B

Welcome to another edition of TFB’s Photo Of The Day! By now we suppose that most of our readers are familiar with the concept – we post photos and you admire them! Exercise Korea Viper 2024 here we go!

Above you see U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ahmier Fillmore, as he isolates an adjacent building during Korea Viper 24.1 at Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea, Feb. 7, 2024. Fillmore, a native of New Jersey, is a rifleman 2d Battalion, 7th Marines. 2/7 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division as part of the Unit Deployment Program.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Hayden Sutton, left, and Lance Cpl. Julian Zuniga, right, clear a room during Korea Viper 24.1 at Camp Mujuk, Republic of Korea. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Evelyn Doherty)

Urban operations training strengthens Marines’ proficiency in navigating and engaging in urban terrain, ensuring readiness through realistic training of close-quarters combat scenarios. In its first iteration, Korea Viper demonstrates the ROK-US Marine Corps ability to respond decisively in the region as a singular, unified force while strengthening relationships and trust between the two allies.

U.S. Marines clear a room during Korea Viper 24.1
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Griffin Fjeld using his M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.

Source: U.S. Marine Corps, photo by Lance Cpl. Evelyn Doherty.

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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  • Bierstadt54 Bierstadt54 on Apr 04, 2024

    Anyone else getting triggered by the support hand being directly on the barrel?

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    • Alex Alex on Apr 05, 2024

      @Gary B Wow, y'all are a sensitive bunch aren't ya?

  • ChierDuChien ChierDuChien on Apr 05, 2024

    Infantry tactics usually include "Going to the sound of the gunfire (or running from it)" so what happens when the shooting is all silenced. Entire units will get overwhelmed and destroyed because no one knew a fight was in progress.

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    • Colonel K Colonel K on Apr 10, 2024

      @Docduracoat It can make it more difficult to spot the location of the shooter, so that is a plus.