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    2nd AABN goes to the basics

    2ND AABN goes back to basics

    Photo By Cpl. Michael Dye | Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division,...... read more read more



    Story by Lance Cpl. Michael Dye 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, endured cold winds and low temperatures during a combat marksmanship program event February 1, 2013.

    “Combat Marksmanship is crucially important in developing close quarters combat shooting skills,” said Staff Sgt. Christopher Meyer, a section leader with Charlie Co., a Portland Ore., native. “It helps Marines effectively engage at a fast and close distance.”

    During the two-day exercise Charlie Co. will be sharpening their skills from 0-25 yards and also at an unknown distance. Each Marine will have to qualify by successfully hitting the target in a 12 inch circle from a predetermined distance.

    “The training is important because of two reasons, it allows the junior Marines to build the basics for engaging the enemy in basic close-quarters, combat skills and it allows the senior Marines to reinforce the skills already learned throughout their career,” said Lance Cpl. James McDaniel, a Crewman with Charlie Co., a Paris, Texas native.

    Staff Sgt Meyer said, it’s not only training, but it’s also fun to get out on the range and fire weapons all day.



    Date Taken: 02.01.2013
    Date Posted: 02.01.2013 14:06
    Story ID: 101353
    Location: JACKSONVILLE, NC, US 
    Hometown: PARIS, TX, US
    Hometown: PORTLAND, OR, US

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