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Marines with Tank Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, maneuver to the firing position in an M1A1 Abrams tank during a live-fire training exercise at Range SR-10, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 13, 2015. Marines with Tank Platoon conducted offensive and defensive engagements to prepare for an upcoming assessment at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. From October 2014 to July 2015, the GCEITF will conduct individual and collective level skills training in designated ground combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
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Marines with Tank Platoon, Company B, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, fire the 120mm main gun of the M1A1 Abrams tank during a live-fire training exercise at Range SR-10, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 13, 2015. Marines with Tank Platoon conducted offensive and defensive engagements to prepare for an upcoming assessment at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. From October 2014 to July 2015, the GCEITF will conduct individual and collective level skills training in designated ground combat arms occupational specialties in order to facilitate the standards based assessment of the physical performance of Marines in a simulated operating environment performing specific ground combat arms tasks. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Alicia R. Leaders/Released)
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U.S. Marine Cpl. Kaden Prickett, machine gunner and team leader with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a .50 caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle at a target 1,200 meters away, in the Central Command area of operations, Jan. 6, 2015. Marines and sailors of Golf Company spent time on the range getting acquainted with various weapons systems and cross-training one another in their respective areas of expertise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Young Kim (left), a machine gunner with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, coaches Lance Cpl. Erik Delgadillo (right), an assault man, on the use of an M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun, in the Central Command area of operations, Jan. 6, 2015. Marines and sailors of Golf Company spent time on the range getting acquainted with various weapons systems and cross-training one another in their respective areas of expertise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Dalton Walburn, Pfc. Logan Tarr, and Cpl. Drake Llamas, all with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, practice operating the 60mm mortar system, in the Central Command area of operations, Jan. 6, 2015. Marines and sailors of Golf Company spent time on the range getting acquainted with various weapons systems and cross-training one another in their respective areas of expertise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Dalton Walburn, rifleman, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, fires a .50 caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle at a target 1,200 meters away, in the Central Command area of operations, Jan. 6, 2015. Marines and sailors of Golf Company spent time on the range getting acquainted with various weapons systems and cross-training one another in their respective areas of expertise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carson A. Gramley/Released)
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Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division fire a FGM-148 Javelin at a firing range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 6, 2015. The Javelin missile system is most often used by teams of two, a gunner and assistant gunner, although it can be used by one person if necessary. While the gunner aims and fires the missile itself, the assistant gunner remains on the lookout for potential targets and threats, and ensures the back blast area of the missile launcher is clear of obstructions and personnel.
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Cpl. Logan W. Briggs, an anti-tank missileman with Weapons Company, 2nd Batallion, 8th Marine Regiment, zeroes in the aiming system for a FGM-148 Javelin at a firing range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 6, 2015. During the training the Marines fired three javelins and 11 simulated rounds for the M41A4 Saber. The training was in preparation for the battalion’s upcoming deployment, according to Sgt. Jeremiah Henck, an anti-tank missileman with the battalion.
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A M41A4 Saber fires a simulated tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missile at a live-fire range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jan. 6, 2015. Wire-guided missiles are most commonly used in anti-tank maneuvers, where its ability to be used on targets within a limited line-of-sight range makes it useful for engagement.
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The chamber was filled with chlorobenzylidene malonitrile, or CS gas, a non-lethal tear gas and riot control agent. When the chemical is places on a heated surface, it turns to smoke and rises, spreading itself within the walls of the chamber.
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Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battaliom, endure the effects of chlorobenzylidene malonitrile, or CS gas, a non-lethal tear gas and riot control agent at Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Dec. 8.Recruits were required to perform three exercises while in the chamber. They shake their heads to demonstrate a correct seal of the mask, they conduct jumping jacks to elevate their heart rates, and finally are required to break the seal of the mask to expose their faces to the gas.
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Recruit Devontae Viverette, Platoon 2150, Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battaliom, endure the effects of chlorobenzylidene malonitrile, or CS gas, a non-lethal tear gas and riot control agent at Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Dec. 8. The chemicals in the gas cause a burning sensation to the skin and are particularly stringent to the eyes, ears and mouth. Most recruits wind up with tears streaming down their faces, coughing, runny noses and restricted breathing.
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Recruits of Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battaliom, endure the effects of chlorobenzylidene malonitrile, or CS gas, a non-lethal tear gas and riot control agent at Weapons and Field Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Calif., Dec. 8. The chamber event teaches recruits how to properly employ the equipment used during biological and chemical attacks. The chamber was filled with chlorobenzylidene malonitrile, or CS gas, a non-lethal tear gas and riot control agent.
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Lance Cpl. Christian Christopoulos engages targets behind a riot shield during weapons qualification Jan. 8 at Range 174 on Camp Hansen. Christopoulos is a Parker, Colo., native and a Special Reaction Team member with the Camp Foster Provost Marshal’s Office, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler. SRT is the military equivalent of Special Weapons and Tactics teams.
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Pfc. William Baker, a prospect for the Special Reaction Team, holds a shield during close-quarters battle training Jan. 8 at Camp Hansen. Baker is a San Antonio, Texas, native. The special reaction team is with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. The team is the military equivalent of Special Weapons and Tactics teams.
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Cpl. Michael Fuentez fires an M45A1 close-quarters battle pistol at targets during weapons qualification Jan. 8 at Range 174 on Camp Hansen. Fuentez is with the Special Reaction Team, Camp Foster Provost Marshal’s Office, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan and a Los Angeles, Calif. native. The team is the military equivalent to Special Weapons and Tactics teams.
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