Sep 10, 2013

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Lance Cpl. Ben Aloia, a rifleman with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and a native of Denver, changes a barrel on an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during a live-fire exercise on Range 222 here, Sept. 5, 2013. The Alpha Co. Marines fired Mk-19 grenade launchers, .50 caliber machine guns, SAWs and M240B medium machine guns Sept. 4 and 5 to crosstrain and refine their skills with each weapon system. Throughout the two days of shooting, the Marines were evaluated as they engaged multiple targets with each weapon system at ranges of 400 to 1,200 meters away.

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