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South China Sea Live Fire Exercise [Photo]

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Nov. 24, 2019) The mark 45 5-inch gun is fired from the forecastle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) during a live-fire gunnery exercise. Milius is underway conducting operations in the Indo-Pacific region while assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Taylor DiMartino)

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Naval Strike Missile Insane Close-Up Test Launch: 4 Photos

PHILIPPINE SEA (Oct. 1, 2019) Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) launches a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) during exercise Pacific Griffin. The NSM is a long-range, precision strike weapon that is designed to find and destroy enemy ships. Pacific Griffin is a biennial exercise conducted in the waters near Guam aimed at enhancing combined proficiency at sea while strengthening relationships between the U.S. and Republic of Singapore navies. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe/Released)
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Marines Live Fire Exercise in Jordan

WADI SHADIYA, JORDAN (Sept. 2, 2019) A light armored vehicle 25 with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fires its main gun during Exercise Eager Lion 19. Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command’s largest and most complex exercise, is an opportunity to integrate forces in a multilateral environment, operate in realistic terrain and strengthen military-to-military relationships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adam Dublinske)

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Guided-Missile Destroyer Launch

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 5, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) launches a Standard Missile 2 during a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. The LFWAP program is a reinvigorated missile exercise program designed to increase fleet lethality and tactical proficiency. It provides the surface warfare enterprise an opportunity to examine human, system and tactics, techniques, and procedure performance with an eye toward rapid increases in tactical proficiency, crew confidence, and lethality. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

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US Marines Live Fire Grenade Training

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nicholas R. Wetzel, a combat instructor assigned to Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training (MCT) Battalion, School of Infantry-East, throws a ground burst projectile simulator C1A1 during a live fire and maneuver exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 17, 2018. MCT conducts standards-based common combat skills training of entry-level Marines in order to create riflemen for service throughout the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James R. Skelton)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nicholas R. Wetzel, a combat instructor assigned to Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training (MCT) Battalion, School of Infantry-East, throws a ground burst projectile simulator C1A1 during a live fire and maneuver exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 17, 2018. MCT conducts standards-based common combat skills training of entry-level Marines in order to create riflemen for service throughout the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James R. Skelton)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nicholas R. Wetzel, a combat instructor assigned to Kilo Company, Marine Combat Training (MCT) Battalion, School of Infantry-East, throws a ground burst projectile simulator C1A1 during a live fire and maneuver exercise at Camp Lejeune, N.C., May 17, 2018. MCT conducts standards-based common combat skills training of entry-level Marines in order to create riflemen for service throughout the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James R. Skelton)

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Airborne Artillery Night Drop & Live Fire

Airborne Artillerymen assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery conduct live fire missions as the sun was rising over Sicily Drop Zone, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Feb. 8, 2016 after their M77A2 155MM medium howitzer was air dropped in the dark of night from a C-17 aircraft . (Capt. Joe Bush, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery/ Released.)

Airborne Artillerymen assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery conduct live fire missions as the sun was rising over Sicily Drop Zone, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Feb. 8,  2016 after their M77A2 155MM medium howitzer was air dropped in the dark of night from a C-17 aircraft . (Capt. Joe Bush, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery/ Released.)

Airborne Artillerymen assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery conduct live fire missions as the sun was rising over Sicily Drop Zone, on Fort Bragg, N.C. Feb. 8, 2016 after their M77A2 155MM medium howitzer was air dropped in the dark of night from a C-17 aircraft . (Capt. Joe Bush, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery/ Released.)

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AT4 Anti-Armor Weapon Live Fire Training

Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires the M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 15, 2018. National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 is a four-day competition that tests Soldiers' mental and physical toughness through a series of events that demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency to determine the top non-commissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier. The competitors represent the top Soldiers from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires the M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 15, 2018. National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 is a four-day competition that tests Soldiers' mental and physical toughness through a series of events that demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency to determine the top non-commissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier. The competitors represent the top Soldiers from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Montana Army National Guard Sgt. Jay Utter fires the M136E1 AT4-CS confined light anti-armor weapon while competing in the National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 15, 2018. National Guard Best Warrior Region VI 2018 is a four-day competition that tests Soldiers’ mental and physical toughness through a series of events that demonstrate technical and tactical proficiency to determine the top non-commissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier. The competitors represent the top Soldiers from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

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USMC Iwo Jima 73rd Anniversary

Marines, veterans and family gather for the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet celebrating the 73rd Anniversary celebratingthe Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., February 17, 2018. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute and banquet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)

Marines, veterans and family gather for the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet celebrating the 73rd Anniversary celebratingthe Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., February 17, 2018. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute and banquet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)

Marines, veterans and family gather for the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet celebrating the 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., February 17, 2018. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute and banquet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)

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Mortar Illumination Rounds

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2-501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, fire an 81mm mortar in support of the Afghan National Army during operation Maiwand 10 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2017. The Soldiers fired multiple illumination rounds in order to light a nearby area of Marjah where the ANA experienced a nighttime ambush. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2-501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, fire an 81mm mortar in support of the Afghan National Army during operation Maiwand 10 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2017. The Soldiers fired multiple illumination rounds in order to light a nearby area of Marjah where the ANA experienced a nighttime ambush. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2-501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, fire an 81mm mortar in support of the Afghan National Army during operation Maiwand 10 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2017. The Soldiers fired multiple illumination rounds in order to light a nearby area of Marjah where the ANA experienced a nighttime ambush. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)