MWSS-171 Marines complete machine gun training

MWSS-171 Marines complete machine gun training


This is your Inside Iwakuni News Strike. Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 improved
their combat readiness in the cold mountains of Haramura, Japan during Exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1. Lance Corporal Emma Norris headed to the firing
line to bring you the story. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron
171 conducted live fire machine gun training during Exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1. The exercise provided Marines with much needed
trigger time behind the M240 Bravo. “Today was a lot of fun. We got here and got to do things that we’re
not normally use to doing. It was a good time making sure that everyone
was safe and everything was working efficiently.” Even Navy Corpsman participated in the action. “It was pretty exciting to shoot a 240. We normally only shoot the rifle and pistol
so it was pretty cool.” Range safety took priority, but dynamic training
helped the Marines learn more about combat operations. “Safety is always important. Make sure the range is safe but as well as
make the range fun, make it more entertaining than just pull the trigger, pull the trigger,
pull the trigger, you guys are qualified to go off the range. Start implementing some other tactics into
making the actual students be in charge of that range as well.” Marines with MWSS 171 safely and successfully
conducted critical training to better support Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s combat
readiness. Reporting from Haramura, Japan, I’m Lance
Corporal Emma Norris. MWSS 171 set up a forward operating base for
one week conducting multiple combat related exercises. That’s your Inside Iwakuni News Strike, thanks
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