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NEWS | Feb. 12, 2020

3rd Marine Division sends rounds down range

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Micah King, currently assigned to Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, fires an M2 .50 caliber machine gun at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 6, 2020. King was participating in a mixed weapons range held for Marines who are attached to security platoon. During the range, the Marines fired thousands of rounds to increase and maintain proficiency with a variety of weapons systems.

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