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.

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)