POTD: The M16A4 Service Rifle By: Eric B


Photo Of The Day: At the range, where the cardboard targets never give up. They keep on coming wave after wave, in a completely fearless way. Above you see U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jonathan Sutchen, a network administrator with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, as he fires his M16A4 service rifle. The M16A4 is a semi-automatic select fire rifle, with the ability to fire in semi-auto and three-round burst modes.

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The location is Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. The purpose of the training was to improve the Marines’ ability to operate their rifles at close quarters and in low-visibility environments more effectively.

3rd MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward-deployed combat unit that serves as III MEF’s comprehensive logistics and combat service support backbone for operations throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility.

Photos by U.S. Marine Corps, Lance Cpl. Weston Brown.