Marines with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, fire a shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon during a field exercise, Oct. 23, on a platoon assault range here. The battalion was here for about a month conducting pre-deployment training. The five companies in the battalion took aim on five different ranges throughout the training which consisted of a platoon assault course, vehicle mounted heavy machine gun courses, mortar ranges, combat marksmanship program courses, and a known distance course. (Official Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Thomas J. Hermesman)
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