Pic of the Day – Live Fire Exercise

INDIAN OCEAN (Dec. 29, 2011) A Sailor fires a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit are operating in the US 7th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US 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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