U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Cameron Heard, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Birch, right, Challenge Reconnaissance competitors, honor their fallen brother, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. W. D. Wilson, during the inaugural Challenge Reconnaissance on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2017. The event provided an opportunity for Marines of any military occupational specialty to honor the fallen recon Marines. The event consists of 24 miles of hiking, helocasting, scout swimming, a memory challenge, obstacle course, close quarters tactics, live fire range and two pool stations.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Martinez)
Photos by: CPL Matt Bickerton, and CPL David Said, Hawaii, USA.
Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal Joel Baron, Section 2IC, 1 Platoon, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), participates in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, working closely with US Marines and other nations on a range of training activities at the United States Marine Corps Base on Kaneohe Bay from 29 June to 10 July 2016, before proceeding to the Big Island for live fire range activities.
Exercise RIMPAC is the world’s largest maritime exercise enhancing Australia’s relationship with the United States and contributing nations. It is aimed at strengthening international maritime partnerships, enhance interoperability and improve the readiness of participating forces for a wide range of potential operations.
The theme for RIMPAC 16 is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners” and provides a key opportunity for Australia’s Amphibious Force Landing Force to test their interoperability within the multinational amphibious readiness group.
Taking in the scene of a simulated fruit market in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, a group of tourists ponders whether a poster-size figure of an Arab man holding a cellphone is a threat and should be shot.
The aim of the mock scenario is to teach rapt foreign visitors how to deal with an attack on a market. It is part of a counter-terrorism “boot camp” organized by Caliber 3, a company set up by a colonel in the Israeli army reserves.
Entrance to the gated compound in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc - built on land the Palestinians want for their own state - costs $115 for adults and $85 for children.
Admission includes watching former Israeli commandos take down an “attacker” and other means to thwart assaults, including the use of an attack dog. Adults can shoot live rounds at a firing range.
While most of those signing up are American visitors, there have also been tourists from China, Japan, India and South America, keen to experience Israeli-style security training in an attraction condemned by the Palestinian mayor of the nearby town and an anti-settlement group.
A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires an M4 carbine rifle during partnered live fire range training at Tactical Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, May 29, 2015.
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Staff Sgt. Steven Stein, (right) a joint terminal air controller from the 11th Air Support Operations Squadron, 3rd Air Support Group, which supports the U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas, works with other members of his JTAC team to plot targets during a joint training exercise at the Bollen Live-Fire Range Complex, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The JTAC controllers are working with C-17A Globemaster III and A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft in the mountainous, snowy terrain of central Pennsylvania. Bollen Range is operated by the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, and supports live-fire training activities for most fighter units as well as helicopter, heavy transport and special mission aircraft in the northeastern United States.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Greg L. Davis, 6 FEB 2014.)
U.S. Marines conduct a live fire range using light armored vehicles and Humvees in conjunction with Georgian air support and tanks. During Agile Spirit 16, partner nations train together and strengthen their partnership through several combined arms ranges. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Michelle Reif)
Marines with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, conducting a live-fire range movement at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, Aug. 10, 2016, during Exercise
Koolendong. Koolendong is an amphibious and live-fire exercise designed to increase interoperability between the U.S. Marine Corps and Australian Defense Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Anderson)
US Army Soldiers, assigned to 2nd “Black Jack” Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, secure a landing zone after exiting UH-60 Black Hawks, from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, during a training exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Range, Republic of Korea, Aug. 20, 2015.
“From 12 to 26 June 2015, the snipers of 5 Canadian Mechanized Group (5 CMBG), accompanied by members of provincial and municipal police services, are participating in the annual Gun Camp. The purpose of this training is to maintain and improve sniper skills for sniper detachments in operational environments through live-fire ranges and scenarios. In addition to various shooting events, marksmen train in insertion and extraction techniques, patrolling, navigation and mountain operations.”
Airborne operations being conducted out of CH146 Griffon’s. Weapons pictured are modified C7a2’s, C8a2 and C14 Timberwolf MRSWS (Medium Range Sniper Weapon System).
A Green Beret from the 1-10 Special Forces Group fires his M4 during a joint weapons training exercise being conducted by U.S. Special Forces Group 1/10th and German soldiers at a live fire range in Stuttgart, Germany, December 9, 2009.
A Special Warfare Combatant-Craft (SWCC) crewman from Special Boat Team 22 firing an M240N 7.62mm machine gun as his team utilizes the brand new riverine live-fire training range at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.
Security Force Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command, conducting a live-fire table five range in Southwest Asia, September, 29, 2015.