U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron E. Parks/Released
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron E. Parks/Released

Weapons Company Marines build machine gun proficiency

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

Marines with Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, fire a Mark 19 automatic grenade launcher during training at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2019. Weapons Company maintains a variety of heavy and medium machine guns, grenade launchers and rockets. BLT 2/1 is the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region.

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