POTD: FN SCARs at Kenya Joint Combined Exchange Training By: Eric B


Photo Of The Day: During a Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) in Isiolo, Kenya on July 1, 2022, U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) undertake a specialized training exercise alongside Kenyan Army personnel. Above you can see several soldiers using FN SCARs with iron sights and a variety of optics.

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“Run Forrest Run!”. Here an FN SCAR-H with an EOTech sight.

SCAR stands for Special Operations Forces Combat Rifle. According to Wikipedia, it’s the regular issue weapon for the Kenyan SOCOM (Special Operations Command) personnel. Over the following several years, this rifle will gradually replace German HK G3s and American M4 rifles as the standard issue weapon for all military troops.

The teams concentrated on developing fundamental competencies such fundamental marksmanship, small unit tactics, and mission planning.

Reloading – an important part of any training. It gives participants a moment to rethink the exercise, take a sip of water and get ready to go once again.

Images by U.S. Air Force, Staff Sgt. Alysia Blake, Special Operations Command Africa.