Pic of the Day – Machine Gun Fire in the Pacific

PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 31, 2011) Chief (Sel.) Aviation Ordnanceman Alex Bates fires an M240 machine gun as Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Phillip Grauer observes aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and the Arabian Gulf. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

[Image courtesy of United States Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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