U.S., Maldivian Marines Conduct AK-47 Live-Fire Training in Maldives

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines discuss shooting techniques with Maldivian marines before live-fire training on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 28, 2014. The U.S. Marines are assigned to Mobile Training Team, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. This noncommissioned officer development program creates a setting for professional military and cultural exchanges. It also gives both forces an opportunity to train in unfamiliar settings, gaining experience with different tactics, techniques and procedures.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Maldivian marine Sgt. Hussain Shareef waits to fire during live-fire training with U.S. Marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 28, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Maldivian marine Sgt. Abdulla Naushad, right, helps Maldivian marine Cpl. Ibrahim Naseem put on a U.S. Marine Corps kevlar helmet during live-fire training with U.S. Marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 28, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Maldivian marine Cpl. Ibrahim Naseem tries on U.S. Marine Corps proper protective equipment during live-fire training with U.S. Marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 28, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Maldivian marine Sgt. Hussain Shareef fires his AK-47 service rifle during live-fire training with U.S. Marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 28, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richard Johnson starts a shooting drill during live-fire training with Maldivian marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 28, 2014. Johnson is assigned to Mobile Training Team, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Maldivian marine Sgt. Hussain Shareef fires his AK-47 service rifle during live-fire training with U.S. Marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 28, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maxwell McCants, center, observes the shooting techniques of Maldivian marines during live-fire training with Maldivian marines on Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Jan. 28, 2014. McCants is assigned to Mobile Training Team, U.S. Marines Corps Forces Pacific. U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau