Sep 10, 2013

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lance Cpl. William Krueck (right), a machine gunner with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and a native of Milwaukee, evaluates Lance Cpl. Pete Williams, a machine gunner with Alpha Co. and native of San Diego, as he engages targets with a .50 caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise on Range 222 here, Sept. 4, 2013. The Alpha Co. Marines fired Mk-19 grenade launchers, M249 squad automatic weapons and M240B medium machine guns Sept. 4 and 5 to crosstrain and refine their skills with each weapon system. Many of the new riflemen in the company fired the SAW for the first time because it’s no longer included during the rifleman training curriculum at Infantry Training Battalion since it is now classified as a machine gun.

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