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Posted: 12/17/2001 7:58:02 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011217/imdf17122001063751a.jpg[/img] Marine Lance Corporal Jose Colon (L) of Waco, Texas, stands guard in his fighting hole as Lance Corporal Jerry Jones of Charleston, West Virginia cleans his weapon, December 17, 2001. The Marines are with the 26th Marine Expedtionary Unit from Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, and have taken up security positions at the Kandahar International Airport in Kandahar, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Dave Martin-POOL
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 7:58:51 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011217/imdf17122001063206a.jpg[/img] Marine Lance Corporal John D. Viola of Philadelphia (L) cleans his weapons along with other members of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit at the Kandahar International Airport in southern Afghanistan, December 17, 2001. The Marines took control of the airport last Friday and are tasked with providing security and making the facility usable again. REUTERS/Pool/Dave Martin
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 7:59:34 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011217/imdf17122001063127a.jpg[/img] Marine Lance Corporal Michael Heling of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cleans his weapon along with other members of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 8:00:13 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011217/imdf17122001070520a.jpg[/img] U.S. Marines secure their embassy in Kabul during a flag raising ceremony, December 17, 2001. The United States re-established a diplomatic presence in the Afghan capital for the first time since its diplomats left the city shortly before the end of the Soviet occupation in 1989. On a cold and drizzly afternoon, two U.S. Marines hoisted the same Stars and Stripes on the same flagpole from which it was taken down on January 30, 1989. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 8:04:26 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011217/mdf101727.jpg[/img] Marine Staff Sgt. O.J. Sosa of San Diego, California, holds a flag given to him by his family before he departed the U.S. on his journey with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Pendleton, California, December 17, 2001. Sosa was a part of the raid group that took control of the Kandahar International Airport last week. (Dave Martin/Pool via Reuters)
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 8:05:24 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20011217/capt.1008624152attacks_afghanistan_military_ny180.jpg[/img] In this handout picture from the U.S. military made available Monday, Dec. 17, 2001, a U.S. Marine with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) straps on a backpack in preparation to roll to one side and raising up using his legs and arms Friday, Dec. 14, 2001. The 26th MEU recently deployed to this undisclosed location within Afghanistan from aboard USS Bataan. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Johnny Bivera)
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 8:09:23 PM EDT
... As usual [b]thumbhole[/b], great pix! Why is that M16 in the second photo wrapped up like that? (sometimes it helps to lighten the pix up with Photoshop first)
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 8:21:13 PM EDT
Thanks again for the pictures thumbhole. Winston_Wolf: Panty hose? Used as a rifle cover or is he trying to camo it?
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 8:34:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2001 8:31:14 PM EDT by cnatra]
Originally Posted By thumbhole: [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011217/imdf17122001063127a.jpg[/img]
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What kind of rifle is that ?? SAW ?
Link Posted: 12/17/2001 9:17:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: ... As usual [b]thumbhole[/b], great pix! Why is that M16 in the second photo wrapped up like that? (sometimes it helps to lighten the pix up with Photoshop first)
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To keep dust and sand out. Whats that other weapon on the background w/ the flashlight on it?
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 3:34:27 PM EDT
... ARChoo, I think you're right. Here's a lightened up pic [img]http://pic3.picturetrail.com/VOL16/408600/423895/5737241.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 4:14:48 PM EDT
Flashlight? It appears you are refering to the Night Vision Sights on the SAWs, they look like Littons, either the 4X Raptor or AQUILA III
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 4:33:16 PM EDT
cnatra, yes, that is a SAW with the barrel removed for cleaning. [smoke]
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