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Posted: 12/10/2001 7:02:10 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011210/capt.1008000967afghanistan_attacks_military_afdm112.jpg[/img] Marines stand ready to board a waiting helicopter at Camp Rhino in southern Afghanistan, Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. The Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit were ready to supplement the raid force interdicting avenues of escape for al Qaida and Taliban forces near Kandahar. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, Pool)
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:05:24 PM EDT
When did the USMC start issuing M4 carbines?
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:07:22 PM EDT
I'm still not getting it....Has anybody figured out what the hell the deal is mixing desert and woodland camo?
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:13:34 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011210/capt.1007994126attacks_military_lon108.jpg[/img] U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), aboard the USS Bataan, check their weapons, Monday Dec. 10, 2001, as they prepare to go to Afghanistan. The amphibious ship is currently off the Pakistani coast as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/Patrick Baz/pool)
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:14:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:15:11 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011210/capt.1007996586afghanistan_attacks_military_afeg112.jpg[/img] Marine Sgt. Anthony Ritacco, 24, of Katy, Texas, keeps watch beside his .50 caliber machine gun as he flies over the hostile Afghan desert towards an area near Kandahar Dec. 10.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:15:48 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:18:13 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:18:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2001 7:14:13 PM EDT by AcidGambit]
Originally Posted By Renamed: When did the USMC start issuing M4 carbines?
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I know for a fact that the recon guys use them. They are probably recon, look at the helmets, those are the newer ones. Smaller compared to the standard issue version. Notice the guy in the second to last pic... Looks like he has a PVS-17 (?) optic and a sound suppressor on that gun. Good job, Thumbhole ! Thx.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:19:22 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011210/mdf98022.jpg[/img] A pair of CH-46 Sea Knights flying over the Marine base Camp Rhino in Southern Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2001. (Pool/Reuters)
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:19:25 PM EDT
Reads like an hallmark card. "We care enough to send only the very best." Great pics as always. T
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:19:54 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:20:51 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011210/capt.1007980209afghanistan_attacks_military_afdm108.jpg[/img] Marine Cpl. Rick of New Orleans carries his weapon in a severe dust storm as he stands guard over a row of CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters at Camp Rhino in Southern Afghanistan Monday, Dec. 10, 2001. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, Pool)
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:47:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
Originally Posted By Renamed: When did the USMC start issuing M4 carbines?
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I know for a fact that the recon guys use them. They are probably recon, look at the helmets, those are the newer ones. Smaller compared to the standard issue version. Notice the guy in the second to last pic... Looks like he has a PVS-17 (?) optic and a sound suppressor on that gun. Good job, Thumbhole ! Thx.
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Hmmmm... and no SAWs visible. The guy in pic 5 (humping the big pack with the antenna) has the same M4 w/ suppressor and night vision setup.
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