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Posted: 12/13/2001 2:42:56 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011213/capt.1008254467attacks_military_ships_lon131.jpg[/img] U.S. Special Operation Capable Marines with the 26th Marines Expeditionary Unit Kilo Company fire live ammunition on the deck of the USS Whidbey Island, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, as they prepare for a mission on the ground. Three American amphibious ships are sailing off the Pakistan coast in support of the military campaign in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Patrick Baz, Pool)
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 2:43:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/13/2001 2:44:52 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/13/2001 2:45:32 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011213/capt.1008249013attacks_military_lon123.jpg[/img] U.S. Special Operation Capable Marines with the 26th Marines Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Kilo Company, fills his magazine with bullets prior to a live fire exercise on the deck of the USS Whidbey Island Thursday Dec. 13, 2001, as they prepare for a mission on the ground. Three U.S. amphibious ships part of the 15th and the 26th MEU are sailing off the Pakistan coast as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/Patrick Baz, Pool)
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 2:46:04 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/13/2001 2:46:39 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/13/2001 2:47:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2001 2:40:36 PM EDT by thumbhole]
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Link Posted: 12/13/2001 2:50:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011213/capt.1008249127attacks_military_lon124.jpg[/img]
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Since when is falling down a wall "training"?
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 2:50:06 PM EDT
Are these guys wearing ear plugs? [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011213/capt.1008246866attacks_military_lon108.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:15:34 PM EDT
WOW look at all the Reflex II's! That is a new development.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:22:02 PM EDT
just wondering if someone can answer this, but does the reflex interfere with the grenade launcher sights?
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 3:24:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011213/capt.1008249127attacks_military_lon124.jpg[/img]
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Since when is falling down a wall "training"?
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um i think they are lying on the deck... so where is Widbey island and why is a ship named after it
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:38:11 PM EDT
Whidbey Island is an island in Puget Sound WA. (Northwest of Seattle). Theres a NAS there.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:45:46 PM EDT
Do they actually fire ar anything, or just popping off rounds for function check?
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:51:11 PM EDT
I thought it looked like they were sliding down a wall too!
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:53:24 PM EDT
On float, it is not unusual to set up targets on either the fan tail or sides of the ship, and just shoot.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:42:37 PM EDT
Whats with all the optics, doesn't anybody use open sights anymore? Damn I've been out too long, I never got to play with shit like that!
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:47:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011213/capt.1008249013attacks_military_lon123.jpg[/img]
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What's that on the top of the rifle on the far left, it's mounted right behind the front sight. Also, whats that behind the front sight on the two rifles with the grenade launchers, one is on the top and one on the side. (batteries maybe?)
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:59:10 PM EDT
The one of the left is an AN/PEQ-2 IR pointer/illuminator and the others are AN/PAQ-4 IR laser aiming device (both are too be used with NVGs).
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:09:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2001 6:04:35 PM EDT by xsquid]
Originally Posted By Orionfly:
Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011213/capt.1008249127attacks_military_lon124.jpg[/img]
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Since when is falling down a wall "training"?
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um i think they are lying on the deck... so where is Widbey island and why is a ship named after it
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Seems to me they're doing PT. Whidbey Island, I believe is in WA state?
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:29:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By xsquid:
Originally Posted By Orionfly:
Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011213/capt.1008249127attacks_military_lon124.jpg[/img]
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Since when is falling down a wall "training"?
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um i think they are lying on the deck...
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Seems to me they're doing PT.
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No. I'm pretty sure they were falling down an elevator or possibly thrown overboard.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 4:49:34 AM EDT
on their backs doing flutter kicks. commonly known as "rifle PT". and when youre aboard ship and have a live fire they set up targets at 30yds suspended from cables or they'll throw some ammocans overboard and you blast them.
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