Pic of the Day – 76mm Gun Shoot

ATLANTIC OCEAN – The Coast Guard Cutter Forward conducts a 76mm gun shoot, held to train crew members how to combat specific targets, while underway during an Africa Partnership Station (APS) mission May 31, 2011. The Forward is the primary operational platform for the APS initiative in 2011, and will be working with our African partner nations to strengthen global maritime partnerships through operations and other collaborative activities, including law enforcement, seamanship, search and rescue operations, environmental stewardship, maritime awareness, medical readiness, and navigation. (US Coast Guard photo by Fireman Mark Krebs.)

[Image courtesy of the US Coast Guard Website.]

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Charles McCain

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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