A U.S. Marine with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shoots at targets with an M240B machine gun from a light armored vehicle during a live-fire exercise as part of Exercise Eager Lion 2014. Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security. The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Hazard/Released)

Helmet Art of Awesome.

After delivering U.S. Soldiers and Iraq dignitaries to their final destinations, Crew Chief Sgt. Fred Oser, A. Co. 2-25, Combat Aviation Brigade, attached to 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, dismounts the 240 Bravo Machine Guns from the UH-60 Black Hawk used during the morning’s mission to several Combined Security Checkpoints in the Ninewa Province, Iraq, July 2, 2010.

Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, reload their 240B machine gun at a support by fire-position during a company-sized attack on Range 401 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 26. The battalion is currently conducting the Integrated Training Exercise in preperation of their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan later this year.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ali Azimi/Released)

Looking through the sight of his 240B machine gun, a paratrooper with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade, pulls security while a search continues for a hidden weapons cache, during a training exercise, Mar., 17. The 2d Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, is conducting numerous training exercises as part of a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Seth Laughter, 2SFAB PAO NCOIC)