Aug 20, 2014

Sergeant Oscar Mena fires a Mk-19 40mm heavy machine gun during a crew-served weapons familiarization shoot for Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Aug. 20. Live-fire events like this keep the Marines proficient with the weaponry in the battalion. The Marines fired the Mk-19 40mm heavy machine gun, the M240G medium machine gun and the M2 .50 Caliber machine gun. Mena is a machine-gun section leader with Company K, BLT 3/5, 31st MEU, and a native of Anaheim, Calif. The 31st MEU is the force of choice for the Asia-Pacific region and is the only continuously forward-deployed MEU.

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