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Marines with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, review their targets after firing on the flight deck of the USS Peleliu, Jan. 22. Kilo Company is one of three rifle companies in BLT 3/5, the 15th MEU's ground combat element. 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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Robbart III)

Photo by Cpl. John Robbart III

Kilo 3/5 Marines fire weapons at-sea

27 Jan 2013 | Cpl. John Robbart III

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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