U.S. Marines Conduct Weapons Training in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines load magazines at the beginning of a live-fire range on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012. Regimental Combat Team 7 conducted a battlefield zero to ensure their weapons function properly. The Marines are assigned to the Headquarters Company, Regimental Combat Team 7.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Max J. VanAusdal loads a magazine at a live-fire range on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marines battle sight zero at a live-fire range on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew T. Carpenter, right, directs his Marines while battle sight zeroing on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew T. Carpenter, right, coaches a Marine while battle sight zeroing on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Nathan M. Brown, left, marks the shots fired by Lance Cpl. Scott A. Johnson while they battle sight zero on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew T. Carpenter, left, coaches Sgt. Raynaldo Escobido at the end of the battle sight zeroing on Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena