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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

America's Vanguard Force

Camp Pendleton, CA
Kilo 3/5 Marines fire weapons at-sea

By Cpl. John Robbart III | | January 27, 2013

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USS PELELIU – The sharp pops of weapons firing could be heard throughout the ship as the helo-borne rifle company of Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted a familiarization shoot on the flight deck of the USS Peleliu, Jan. 23.

The shoot allowed more than 100 Marines with Kilo Company to hone the basic skills required of riflemen by providing them an opportunity to fire their weapons without having to leave the ship.

Firing 50 rounds each, the Marines conducted a variety of combat marksmanship drills including shooting while moving and conducting tactical reloads.

The 15th MEU is deployed as part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as a U.S. Central Command theater reserve force, providing support for maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

 


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