Pic of the Day – Sniper Live Fire Exercise

GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 17, 2008) Lance Cpl. Glenn Rini, a scout sniper assigned to Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires a MK-11 sniper rifle from a HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the “Tridents” of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 3 during a live fire exercise. The sniper team and HS-3 are assigned to Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), a multinational task force conducting counter-piracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Red Sea. (US Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick M. Johnson-Campbell/ Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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