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    Marine Minute

    Marine Minute

    UNITED STATES

    04.04.2018

    Audio by Cpl. Savannah Mosby 

    Defense Media Activity - Marines

    I'm Cpl. Savannah Mosby with your Marine Minute.

    Marine Corps snipers are getting a new weapons system. The Marine Corps will be equipping snipers with Mk 13 Mod 7 sniper rifles, which fire .300 Magnum rounds and have a range that goes beyond 1,000 yards. Snipers have carried some version of the M40 since 1966, which only have a range of 1,000 yards falling short of other sniper rifles used across the military. The new selection ends the search for a rifle that will extend sniper teams range and lethality.

    Also in the Corps,

    The Marine Corps recently set two new milestones for the F-35 program. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 loaded a 1,000 pound bomb onto an F-35B aboard the amphibious assault ship Wasp, March 24. This marked the first time live-munitions have been loaded onto an F-35 while underway during a deployment. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 out of Yuma, Arizona, conducted its first flight operations with the F-35B Lightning II, March 29, 2018. The Corps is still shifting to the brand new F-35B while phasing out some of its legacy aircraft.

    That's it for your Marine Minute, for more news around the Corps go to Marines.mil.

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    AUDIO INFO

    Date Taken: 04.04.2018
    Date Posted: 04.05.2018 14:06
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 51613
    Filename: 1804/DOD_105473989.mp3
    Length: 00:01:00
    Year 2018
    Genre Newscast
    Location: US

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