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A close up view of US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Brad Hummel from the Air Education and Training Command, as he mentally prepares before competing in the combat weapons competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, during Exercise DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000. SSGT Hummel is armed with the 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifle with a M203 grenade launcher attached

A close up view of US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Brad Hummel from the Ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEFENDER CHALLENGE Base: Camp Bullis State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Be... More

Members of 51st Security Forces Squadron rushes into the 51st Fighter Wing headquarters building in an attempt to take-out terrorists holding over 25 Air Force members hostage during the Initial Response Readiness Exercise/Combat Employment Readiness (IRRE/CERE) exercise at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The quarterly exercise tests the 51st Fighter Wing's ability to respond to combat situations. Weapon shown is the M-4 Carbine compact assault rifle

Members of 51st Security Forces Squadron rushes into the 51st Fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRRE/CERE Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Major Command Shown: PACAF Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... More

In an improved fighting hole along the camp perimeter, Lance Corporal William Schwettmann, USMC, (left) and Lance Corporal Matthew Soberl, USMC, (right), sits by his M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) both members of Kilo Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU(SOC)) perform security at a forward area refueling point at an undisclosed location in the ENDURING FREEDOM area of operations during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. An M16A2 Assault Rifle and M136 Light Anti-Armor Weapon (LAW) are at the ready for the Marines use

In an improved fighting hole along the camp perimeter, Lance Corporal ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: 26 MEU Scene Camera Operator: CAPT Charles Grow, Usmc Release S... More

A Marine with Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) dressed in his Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST), wearing an M40 Chemical-Biological Field Mask with a C2A1 filter canister, assembles a 5.56 mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle during training with service members from Australia, wearing their MKIV No1 NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical) Suits with Avon FM12 Mask. At Camp Doha, Kuwait during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

A Marine with Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) dressed in his Joint Se...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Camp Doha Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: CJTF Scene Camera Operator: CPL Bryant V. ... More

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) David Shaw, assigned to the 398th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG), guards an RC-135V/W Rivet Joint Surveillance Aircraft at an entry control point on a forward-deployed base, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, US Air Force (USAF) AIRM...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Unknown Scene Major Command Shown: 398th AEG Scene Camera Operator: A1C Kevin A. Camara, USAF Release... More

A member of the Haitian National Police Special Weapons And Tactics (HNP SWAT) team, armed with a 5.56mm Vektor R5 assault rifle, equipped with folding stock, during the search an apartment complex during a pre-dawn raid. The complex was believed to be the location where US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines had been taking sporadic fire from since they arrived in Port-Au Price, Haiti. USMC Marines with Haitian National Police, who translate and enforce Haitian laws, conduct raids to find weapons and other violations of the law

A member of the Haitian National Police Special Weapons And Tactics (H...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Port-Au-Prince Country: Haiti (HTI) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Eric C. Ely, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... More

A Dutch Marine prepares to sight in with his Canadian C7A1 assault rifle with a Wildcat optical combat scope during the counter-sniper portion of Situational Training Exercise-2, "military operations in urban terrain", part of Operation COOPERATIVE OSPREY 96 held at Camp Lejeune NC

A Dutch Marine prepares to sight in with his Canadian C7A1 assault rif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOPERATIVE OSPREY '96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (US... More

A Republic of Korea (ROK) Forces Marine runs for cover during the combined amphibious beach assault that took place at Tak San Ri Beach near Pohang, South Korea, in support of Exercise FOAL EAGLE 2000. The Marine carries a Korean made 5.56 K2 assault rifle. ROK Marines came ashore on U.S. landing craft from Okinawa, Japan (Not shown). FOAL EAGLE is the largest Joint and Combined field training drill conducted annually in South Korea, running from October 25th to November 3rd. About 25,000 U.S. troops (Not shown) will take part in the drill, including active duty, Reserve and National Guard troops from bases in the United States and elsewhere in the Pacific. The exercise demonstrates U.S...

A Republic of Korea (ROK) Forces Marine runs for cover during the comb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A Republic of Korea (ROK) Forces Marine runs for cover during the combined amphibious beach assault that took place at Tak San ... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Strong, of 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, takes aim with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, during Exercise ROLLING THUNDER 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Strong, of 10th Marines, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROLLING THUNDER 2003 Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command... More

The United Kingdom Royal Marines Commandos fire the SA-80 (Small arms for the 1980s) assault rifle at Sierra Piedras, Dominican Republic, on April 20, 2004, during unilateral training at the Joint Task Force Tradewinds 04 Multinational Training Exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Kaye Richey) (Released)

The United Kingdom Royal Marines Commandos fire the SA-80 (Small arms ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Sierra Prieta Country: Dominican Republic (DOM) Scene Camera Operator: Kaye Richey, CIV Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

A US Air Force (USAF) cadet walks off the 3 meter high dive platform, during the Confidence Water Survival Test (CWST) called Operation Warrior Forge. The CWST consists of a 15 meter swim in uniform carrying an M16 assault rifle, while blindfolded, at Fort Lewis, Washington (WA)

A US Air Force (USAF) cadet walks off the 3 meter high dive platform, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Lewis State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Derrick C. Goode, USAF Release Status: Rel... More

A close-up view of a Soviet 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle on display

A close-up view of a Soviet 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle on display

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base, Quantico State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. D.A. Haynes Release Status:... More

US Army (USA) 1ST Infantry Division (ID) Soldiers, part of the USA Task Force (TF) Sabre force, fire a Heckler-Koch 5.56 mm G36 assault rifle on the live-fire range at Orahovac, Kosovo, Serbia (SER), as they participate in the German Army (Bundeswehr) Schutzenschnur weapons qualification in order to earn the German Army Marksmanship Badge. TF Sabre is the designation for the US European Command (USEUCOM) forces assigned to the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) led, Macedonia-based, peacekeeping Kosovo Force (KFOR) during Operations JOINT ENDEAVOR/GUARDIAN

US Army (USA) 1ST Infantry Division (ID) Soldiers, part of the USA Tas...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Orahovac State: Kosovo Country: Serbia (SER) Scene Camera Operator: SSG Vincent A King, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

A Marine of the Security Force Company patrols through smoke with an M-16A2 assault rifle during training in guarding the special weapons area of the submarine base

A Marine of the Security Force Company patrols through smoke with an M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay State: Georgia(GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Laurie Hughes-Smith Releas... More

A private security guard watches an Alabama National Guardsman, carrying an M16A2 assault rifle, checks the engine compartment of a car entering the main gate at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Security has been heightened in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon

A private security guard watches an Alabama National Guardsman, carryi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Redstone Arsenal State: Alabama (AL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Dick Christiansen, Civilian Release Status: ... More

A Range Officer (rear), firing a Heckler and Koch 9 mm MP5K sub-machine gun, from the Australian Air Traffic Control Detachment, Task Unit 633.4.2, teaches Special Agent (SA) Denny Wood, 447th Office of Special Investigations (OSI), how to fire a 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle at the Baghdad International Airport firing range, Baghdad, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A Range Officer (rear), firing a Heckler and Koch 9 mm MP5K sub-machin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Baghdad International Airport Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: Australian Air Traffic Control D Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Stacy L... More

A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a Soviet-made Model ShMS nuclear-biological-chemical warfare masks.

A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Country: Saudi Arabia(SAU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. H. H. Deffner Release Status: Released to Public C... More

Mobilization of the 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard, Fort Smith Arkansas is part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. Here STAFF Sergeant Michael W. Pennington, Medical Service Technician, with a 5.56 mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle, is now a security forces augmentee. He stands guard at the front gate to Ebbing Air National Guard Base. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

Mobilization of the 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard, F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NOBLE EAGLE Base: Fort Smith State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Sc... More

U.S. Army SGT. Roanhais with the 1ST Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, shows a 5.45 mm AK-47 assault rifle that was found during a raid on a house in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, during Operation Al Fajr, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by Lance CPL. Andrew D. Young) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Roanhais with the 1ST Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ar Ramadi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew D. Young, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

A Navy SEAL of SEAL Team 2's Platoon Alpha takes aim with his M-16A2 assault rifle at a possible "enemy" dugout during a training scenario. His partner in the background is armed with an M-60A1 30 caliber light machine gun. SEAL team members are required to remain airborne qualified and are highly skilled in guerilla warfare tactics

A Navy SEAL of SEAL Team 2's Platoon Alpha takes aim with his M-16A2 a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Amphib Base, Little Creek State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: JO1 Steve Orr Release Status... More

A soldier, armed with 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle, from the 3d Infantry Battalion, 160th Regiment, US Army National Guard, sets up a hasty defense after disembarking from a Bradley fighting vehicle during Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) operations, Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical training of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious...

A soldier, armed with 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle, from the 3d Inf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A soldier, armed with 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle, from the 3d Infantry Battalion, 160th Regiment, US Army National Guard, s... More

A Marine of the Security Force Company patrols through smoke with an M-16A2 assault rifle during training in guarding the special weapons area of the submarine base

A Marine of the Security Force Company patrols through smoke with an M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay State: Georgia(GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 Laurie Hughes-Smith Releas... More

A Kazakhstan Soldiers lies in the prone positions aiming his AK-74 assault rifle with folding stock during Situational Training Exercise-6, "mine awareness", part of Operation COOPERATIVE OSPREY 96 held at Camp Lejeune NC

A Kazakhstan Soldiers lies in the prone positions aiming his AK-74 ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOPERATIVE OSPREY '96 Base: Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (US... More

A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member fires an AK-47 assault rifle at a target during a field training exercise

A Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member fires an AK-47 assault rifle at a ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Chuck Mussi, USN Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Armed with a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Shawn Canionero, with the 15th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), maintains flightline security while USAF personnel from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) from Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico (NM), refuel one of their F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters at Hickam AFB, Hawaii (HI)

Armed with a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, US Air Force (USAF) STA...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: 15 AW Scene Camera Operator: CIV Jer... More

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1ST Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, find 5.45 mm AK-47 assault rifle during a raid on a house suspect of harboring anti-coalition forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, during Operation Al Fajr, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on Dec. 9, 2004.(U.S. Marine Corps official photo by Lance CPL. Andrew D. Young) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1ST Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ar Ramadi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Andrew D. Young, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

A posed photo illustration of a troop holding a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle and down on one knee mourning a comrade in arms

A posed photo illustration of a troop holding a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt B... More

A Navy corpsman uses an AK-47 assault rifle to help him crawl under barbed wire on the obstacle course during a simulated firefight. He is undergoing combat training at the Field Medical Service School

A Navy corpsman uses an AK-47 assault rifle to help him crawl under ba...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH2 Jesus Diaz, USN Relea... More

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Joel Tejeda, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (PSYOP), uncovers a 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle found hidden with other weapons in a house at Objective Pickett, located in the Paktika province of Afghanistan, during Operation Mountain Sweep. Operation Mountain sweep is the largest US Military offensive in Afghanistan since Operation Anaconda

US Army (USA) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Joel Tejeda, 9th Psychological Oper...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Paktia Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Marshall Emerson, USA Release Status: Re... More

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Cook, a US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, California returns enemy fire with his Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle from a protected position in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Lance Corporal (LCPL) Cook, a US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charli...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. R... More

A Nigerian Army Soldier armed with a 5.45mm AK-74 assault rifle provides security as US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), move into position around the runway at Roberts International Airport, Liberia, during Joint Task Force (JTF) Liberia

A Nigerian Army Soldier armed with a 5.45mm AK-74 assault rifle provid...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT TASK FORCE LIBERIA Base: Roberts International Airport Country: Liberia (LBR) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Nathan E. Eas... More

A US Marine mans a M240G machine gun in the prone position and carries a 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifle on his back as he guards a defensive position at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, "Barking Sands" Kauai Hi. Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Camp Pendleton, CA and involved Navy and Marine Air, Ground and Sea Forces trained as a combined amphibious assault force during Operation RIMPAC 96

A US Marine mans a M240G machine gun in the prone position and carries...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RIMPAC '96 Base: Barking Sands, Kauai State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PO2 ... More

SPC Joshua Henry (USA), Indirect Fire Infantryman, HQ 268 Armored Battalion, 1ST Armored Division, stands guard, armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle fitted with a 40mm M203 Grenade Launcher, in front of the camouflage-netting covered main entry control point bunker for Camp Linda Olovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, during Operation Joint Endeavor. Operation Joint Endeavor is a peacekeeping effort by a multinational Implementation Force (IFOR), comprised of NATO and non-NATO military forces, deployed to Bosnia in support of the Dayton Peace Accords

SPC Joshua Henry (USA), Indirect Fire Infantryman, HQ 268 Armored Batt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT ENDEAVOR Base: Camp Linda Olovo Country: Bosnia And/I Herzegovina (BIH) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Andy Dunaway Relea... More

Two Kazakhstan Soldiers, one armed with a 5.56 mm AK-74 assault rifle, man an entry check point during the start of Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000, Almaty, Kazakhstan (KAZ), 15 September 2000. CENTRASBAT 2000 is a multi-national peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 US troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 5th Special Forces Group, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and 300 Kazakhstan soldiers. Other ...

Two Kazakhstan Soldiers, one armed with a 5.56 mm AK-74 assault rifle,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Two Kazakhstan Soldiers, one armed with a 5.56 mm AK-74 assault rifle, man an entry check point during the start of Central Asi... More

A Kazakhstan soldier, armed with 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, mans a check point during the start of Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000. CENTRASBAT 2000 is a multi-national peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 US troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 5th Special Forces Group, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and 300 Kazakhstan soldiers. Other participating nations include: Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, The ...

A Kazakhstan soldier, armed with 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, mans a c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A Kazakhstan soldier, armed with 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, mans a check point during the start of Central Asian Peacekeeping... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) William Saxton (center), 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifle, with blank firing device, takes cover behind a rock formation, while conducting training, during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) William Saxton (center), ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ 2001 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scen... More

After successfully getting a drink of water from his canteen in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) gear a Marine gets assistance replacing the drinking tube from his Australian counterpart. The Marine is in a Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST), wearing an M40 Chemical-Biological Field Mask with a C2A1 filter canister, his Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle slung over his back. The Australian is in his MKIV No1 Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) Suit with Avon FM12 Mask and his Colt 5.56 mm M4 Carbine. The evaluator Sergeant Robert T. Mawson observes the process. The Marines and Australians are participating in NBC Training at Camp Doha, ...

After successfully getting a drink of water from his canteen in Missio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: After successfully getting a drink of water from his canteen in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture response level 4 (MOPP-4) g... More

Lance Corporal Carrion D. (Left) mans the M240G "Golf" Machine Gun on top of the M1025 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and Lance Corporal Jesse M. Rollins, Team Leader, (Right), with his 5.56 mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle, provide security for the entrance of Naval Support Activity, Bahrain. Both are from the Interim Marine Corps Security Forces Company, Bahrain

Lance Corporal Carrion D. (Left) mans the M240G "Golf" Machine Gun on ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: US Naval Support Activity State: Juffair Country: Bahrain (BHR) Scene Major Command Shown: MCSF Scene Camera Operator: CWO2 William D. Crow, Usm... More

US Ambassador to Afghanistan, The Honorable Robert P. Finn (left) and US Deputy Secretary of Defense, The Honorable Paul Wolfowitz (center), look on as US Army (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Kevin McDonnell (right), Commander, 1ST Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (SFG), reviews a display of weapons used to train new recruits for the new Afghanistan National Army (ANA). Weapons include a 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle (left), a 7.62mm RDP light machine gun (center) and a 7.62mm PK machine gun

US Ambassador to Afghanistan, The Honorable Robert P. Finn (left) and ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Kabul Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Bethann Hunt, USAF Release Status: Releas... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Battalion, 6th Marines, Military Police (MP) armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifle stand guard as Marines disembark from the Military Sealift Command (MSC) chartered Theater Support Vessel (TSV) WESTPAC EXPRESS PANAMA, at Luzon Island, Philippines in preparation for the Exercise TALON VISIOIN 02. The exercise is designed to improve military relations and operability with the US Armed Forces and the Philippine Armed Forces

A US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Battalion, 6th Marines, Military Police (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TALON VISION O2 Base: Luzon Island Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Major Command Shown: 1ST BATALLION 6TH MARINES Scene Cam... More

Night vision photo Republic Georgia (GEO) Lieutenant Besiki Lobzhanidza, 2nd Company, Georgian Commando Battalion firing his Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle at an objective during a night live fire raid exercise at a training range in Vasiani, Republic Georgia. The US Army (USA) (Airborne) is in the Republic Georgia conducting the Georgia Train and Equip Program, which will enhance the Georgian soldiers abilities in various battlefield techniques. GTEP is a flexible, time phased training initiative that builds upon a strong military-to-military relationship developed between the US and Georgia since the end the Cold War, and further underscores US support for the Republic...

Night vision photo Republic Georgia (GEO) Lieutenant Besiki Lobzhanidz...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Night vision photo of Republic of Georgia (GEO) Lieutenant Besiki Lobzhanidza, 2nd Company, Georgian Commando Battalion firing h... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Luis Felix, 55th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Offutt Air Force Base (AFB), Nebraska (NE), takes cover behind a tree while engaging, with his 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifle, unknown les attempting to infiltrate the base during a Silver Flag Alpha training at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Air Field, Nevada (NV). SRA Felix is wearing Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) as part of the training. His unit is at Indian Springs going through a two-week course on ground air base defense taught by the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron (GCTS). The 99th GCTS trains all of Air Combat Commands Security Forces on base defense in a...

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Luis Felix, 55th Security Forc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Luis Felix, 55th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Offutt Air Force Base (AFB), Nebraska (... More

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Rusty Fuhs, standing and LCPL David Sorge, using an FNMI 5.56mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), both with the 2nd Platoon India Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, practice clearing a hallway during Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training at Camp Coyote, Kuwait, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle US Marine Corps (USMC) La...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ENDURING FREEDOM Base: Camp Coyote Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: 7th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT P... More

A US Marines Corps (USMC) Marine from the 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines (1/7), Charlie Company, Twentynine Palms, California (CA), stands guard with his 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifle with M203 40 mm grenade launcher attached, next to a pile of Tabuk 7.62 mm assault rifles. The rifles were removed from an Iraqi Armory in Al Kut as part of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The Tabuk is an Iraqi licensed copy of the Russian Kalashnikov 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle

A US Marines Corps (USMC) Marine from the 1ST Battalion, 7th Marines (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Al Kut State: Wasit Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 7th Marines Scene Camera Operator: L... More

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle and wearing Multiple Intergrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) gear, a Security Forces (SF) member smiles for the camera in his camo paint during Exercise Silver Flag

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle and wearing Multiple Inte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: A1C Nichol... More

A US Army (USA) Soldier from the Alpha Company, 1ST 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment (AIR), fires his Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle at different targets during a squad tactics course at the Kursah Range, Iraq (IRQ)

A US Army (USA) Soldier from the Alpha Company, 1ST 325th Airborne Inf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 82nd Airborne Division Scene Camera Operator: SSG... More

US Air Force (USAF) Security Forces from the 310th Space Group (SG), Schriever Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado (CO), shoot their 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle's during the Marksmanship Competition portion of Guardian Challenge. Guardian Challenge is the world's premier space and missile competition, a four-day event hosted annually at Vandenberg AFB, California (CA)

US Air Force (USAF) Security Forces from the 310th Space Group (SG), S...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AFSPC Scene Camera Operator:... More

An Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) Soldier provides security, with a Tabuk 7.62 mm short assault rifle, for coalition forces crossing the road in response to an attack on the Iraqi Police station in Al Kharma, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

An Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) Soldier provides security, with a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Al Shahabi State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 1/5, B Co. Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Jordan F. Sherwood, USMC Relea... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Gene Augustain and SSGT Edward Pena demonstrate handing off a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifle prior to their actual training, during a three-day live fire intense training course that will prepare them for riding convoys throughout Iraq (IRQ) and Kuwait (KWT)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Gene Augustain and SSGT Edwa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Buehring Country: Kuwait (KWT) Scene Major Command Shown: CENTAF Scene Camera Operator: A1C Heather M. Norris, USAF Release Status: Release... More

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Christina Riffle from the 130 Airlift Wing (AW), West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG), Charleston, West Virginia (WV), fires a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifle during annual training in Savannah, Georgia (GA)

US Air Force (USAF) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Christina Riffle from the 13...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Ang Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Heather E. Sharp... More

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Steve Carver from the 130 Airlift Wing (AW), West Virginia Air National Guard (WVANG), Charleston, West Virginia (WV), reviews a target from a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifle during annual training in Savannah, Georgia (GA)

US Air Force (USAF) MASTER Sergeant (MSGT) Steve Carver from the 130 A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Ang Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Heather E. Sharp... More

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Clay Moeller (background), Surgical Technician, assists MAJ. Lance Smith and COL. Richard Gonzalez during surgery on a local national who was shot in the thigh with an AK-47 assault rifle at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 12, 2004, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by STAFF SGT. Joseph P. Collins, Jr.) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Clay Moeller (background), Surgical Technician, a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kandahar Airfield Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Camera Operator: SSG Joseph P. Collins, Jr., USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Robert Bauer, an assault man armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle and assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, patrols the base to provide interior security.  Frequent patrols take place in four-hour shifts at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Dec. 22, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. James Yarboro) (Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Robert Bauer, an assault man armed with a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Jalalabad Country: Afghanistan (AFG) Scene Major Command Shown: 3RD BN, 3RD MARINES Scene Camera Operator: CPL James L. Yarboro, USMC Release St... More

A Kurdish Army PDK Peshmurga "Special Forces" Solider armed with a 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, stands near the entrance at the newly renovated Kani-Koly School located outside of Dohuk, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

A Kurdish Army PDK Peshmurga "Special Forces" Solider armed with a 5.4...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Dohuk Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: Jim Gordon, CIV Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) SPECIALIST (SPC) Christopher Irish drives his High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) in a training convoy during Exercise JOINT THUNDER. SPC Irish's Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle is at the ready. (A3581)

Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) SPECIALIST (SPC) Christopher Irish ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: South Dakota (SD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Det 1 169th MP Co Scene Camera Operator: Cw4 Mark D. Houdle... More

Undaunted by the heat, humidity and other hardships, an Oklahoma Army National Guard (OKARNG) Soldier on duty at a checkpoint in New Orleans, Louisiana (LA), continues working in support of the relief effort after the devastating Hurricane Katrina. This OKARNG Soldier is armed with a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle. (A3570)

Undaunted by the heat, humidity and other hardships, an Oklahoma Army ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: B Btry 1/160th FA Scene Camera Operator: SG... More

Undaunted by the heat, humidity and other hardships, an Oklahoma Army National Guard (OKARNG) Soldier on duty in New Orleans, Louisiana (LA), continues working at a checkpoint in support of the relief effort after the devastating Hurricane Katrina. This OKARNG Soldier is armed with a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle. (A3570)

Undaunted by the heat, humidity and other hardships, an Oklahoma Army ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: B Btry 1/160th FA Scene Camera Operator: SG... More

Sgt. 1st Class Marion Klinghard keeps his weapon at

Sgt. 1st Class Marion Klinghard keeps his weapon at

Sgt. 1st Class Marion Klinghard keeps his weapon at the high ready while clearing room to room during the urban combat training portion of their mobilization training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Nov. 3, 2008. Klin... More

An Afghan National Police officer names each part of

An Afghan National Police officer names each part of

An Afghan National Police officer names each part of an M16A2 assault rifle during an M16 class at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2017. The Afghan National Police recently received new M16A2s, replacing t... More

A Romanian army soldier (left), watches Sgt. 1st Class

A Romanian army soldier (left), watches Sgt. 1st Class

A Romanian army soldier (left), watches Sgt. 1st Class Martha Pagan (far right), Chicago native, Career Counselor with the 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, fire the Romanian army “Cugir” pistols during a mu... More

The nine female Ball State University ROTC team works

The nine female Ball State University ROTC team works

The nine female Ball State University ROTC team works together during the Humvee pull event during the Ranger Challenge held at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Oct. 25, 2008. The three-day event was a team building and l... More

A Republic of Korea Marine fires rounds from a Daewoo

A Republic of Korea Marine fires rounds from a Daewoo

A Republic of Korea Marine fires rounds from a Daewoo K5 handgun into a target during Korean Marine Exchange Program 15-3 Feb. 5 at Gimpo, Republic of Korea. After this demonstration the ROK Marines began to te... More

U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Harrison, a range personal

U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Harrison, a range personal

U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Harrison, a range personal safety officer with Regimental Combat Team 5 and native of San Diego, follows 2nd Lt. Chris Harper, the RCT-5 public affairs officer and native of Plano, Tex... More

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier shoots a target with his

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier shoots a target with his

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier shoots a target with his M4 rifle Feb. 10, during weapons qualification at this year's 200th Military Police Command Best Warrior Competition at Camp Blanding, Fla. The winning nonco... More

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Jeremiah Drane from Charlie

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Jeremiah Drane from Charlie

U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Jeremiah Drane from Charlie Company Long Range Surveillance Group 124th Cavalry 3rd Squadron coaches Spc. Kimani Smith on correct firing techniques at the firing range on Camp Guer... More

U.S Marines and sailors with Regimental Combat Team

U.S Marines and sailors with Regimental Combat Team

U.S Marines and sailors with Regimental Combat Team 5 pick up spent brass after a combat marksmanship training evolution here, Feb. 3. Marines and sailors of RCT-5 shot their weapons to calibrate for a battle s... More

A Soviet 7.62 mm AKM asssault rifle with a folding double-strut stock and a 30-round magazine, top, compared with a standard Soviet AK-47 assault rifle, bottom

A Soviet 7.62 mm AKM asssault rifle with a folding double-strut stock ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A French soldier from the Military Instruction Advisory Detachment (IMAD) of the 5th Regiment International Army Overseas (RIAOM) trains Somali policemen on the assembly and disassembly of the AK-47 assault rifle in Baidoa. The French are providing training for the Somalian police in Baidoa and Buurhakaba

A French soldier from the Military Instruction Advisory Detachment (IM...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UNOSOM II Base: Baidoa Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Jeffrey T. Brady Release Status: Released to... More

Canadian soldier Sergeant Muise, armed with a C-7 assault rifle, hollers commands to the rest of his fire team, while responding to an ambush during convoy operations, Situational Training Exercise 1, Exercise COOPERATIVE OSPREY 96. Cooperative Osprey '96 is a United States Atlantic Command sponsored exercise, that will be conducted by Marine Forces Atlantic, in August 1996 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Cooperative Osprey, under the Partnership for Peace program, will provide interoperability training in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations along NATO/IFOR standards, with an emphasis on individual and collective skills. The three NATO countries providing troops are the United ...

Canadian soldier Sergeant Muise, armed with a C-7 assault rifle, holle...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Canadian soldier Sergeant Muise, armed with a C-7 assault rifle, hollers commands to the rest of his fire team, while respondin... More

Lance Corporal Monjaral from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's MSPF (Maritime Special Purpose Force) Unit bears down on a target during a ship boarding drill on the USS Comstock (LSD-45) off the Southern California coast during Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The weapon shown is the M203 40mm Grenade Launcher attached directly to the 5.56mm Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle. KERNEL BLITZ is a bi-annual Commander-in-CHIEF Pacific (CINCPAC) fleet exercise (FLEETEX) focused on operational/tactical of Commander, Third Fleet (C3F)/ I Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) and Commander, Amphibious Group 3 (CPG-3)/ 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV). KERNEL BLITZ is designed to enhance the...

Lance Corporal Monjaral from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's MSPF...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Lance Corporal Monjaral from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit's MSPF (Maritime Special Purpose Force) Unit bears down on a tar... More

United States Marine and British Royal Marine commanders (With Enfield 5.56mm L85A1 Assault Rifle) discuss battlefield strategy during NORTHERN APPROACH, a NATO exercise. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (MEU (SOC)) are here in Turkey to participate in the NATO exercise with amphibious forces from the United Kingdom and host nation Turkey

United States Marine and British Royal Marine commanders (With Enfield...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN APPROACH Base: Saros Bay Country: Turkey (TUR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jimmie Perkins, Usmc Release Status: Rele... More

A Kazakhstan soldier, armed with 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, mans a check point during the start of Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000. CENTRASBAT 2000 is a multi-national peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 US troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 5th Special Forces Group, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and 300 Kazakhstan soldiers. Other participating nations include: Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, The ...

A Kazakhstan soldier, armed with 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, mans a c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A Kazakhstan soldier, armed with 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, mans a check point during the start of Central Asian Peacekeeping... More

A member of the 174TH Security Police Squadron, New York Air National Guard takes aim with his 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifle, as he defends a wooded area near the base perimeter during the Base Defense "Phase II" portion of the Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI). The rifle is equipped with a blank firing device

A member of the 174TH Security Police Squadron, New York Air National ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Syracuse State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Pamela Allen Release Status: Released to Public... More

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jerry Zabokrtsky of the Air Force Material Command aims his 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifle, from the kneeling supported position, and fires down range during the combat rifle competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, during Exercise DEFENDER CHALLENGE 2000. The Exercise is as annual Air Force wide competition, sponsored by Air Force Security Forces, which showcases the talents and capabilities of 13 international Security Forces teams in 7 physical fitness events, base defense, and policing skills over a period of 6 days

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Jerry Zabokrtsky of the Air Force Material...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DEFENDER CHELLENGE 2000 Base: Camp Bvllis State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL), Chris Castro, Forward Observer, assigned to C/Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 1ST Marine Division, carries a 5.56 mm M16A2 assault rifle with a 40mm M203 grenade launcher attached, during a field exercise, part of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ 2001

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL), Chris Castro, Forward Ob...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KERNEL BLITZ 2001 Base: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scen... More

Using the shorter and lighter M-4, a variant of the M-16A2 assault rifle, friendly forces move out to pick up a survivor during the survivor extraction exercise in participation with DESERT RESCUE IX. Desert Rescue is the premiere Search And Rescue (SAR) training exercise involving Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine personnel. It is conducted at the ranges of Fallon Naval Air Station, Nevada

Using the shorter and lighter M-4, a variant of the M-16A2 assault rif...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT RESCUE IX Base: Naval Air Station, Fallon State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... More

At Byrd Field/Richmond International Airport, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Fernandus Branch, a security forces specialist from the Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing (FW), stands next to his High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) performing a spot check while on guard duty on the flight line in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. SRA Branch has his Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle at hand. The 192 FW is located just outside of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia. NOBLE EAGLE is a partial mobilization of the reserves for homeland defense and civil support missions in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon

At Byrd Field/Richmond International Airport, SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Fern...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NOBLE EAGLE Base: Byrd Field State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ACC Sc... More

Egyptian Soldiers demonstrate the Misr 7.62mm (Soviet AKM, AK-47) assault rifle during a small arms training class at a firing range just outside of Mubarak Military City in Egypt, part of Exercise BRIGHT STAR 01/02. BRIGHT STAR 01/02 is a multinational exercise involving more than 74,000 troops from 44 countries that enhances regional stability and military-to-military cooperation among our key allies, and our regional partners. It prepares US Central Command to rapidly deploy and employ the forces needed to deter aggressors and, if necessary, fight and win side-by-side with our allies and regional partners

Egyptian Soldiers demonstrate the Misr 7.62mm (Soviet AKM, AK-47) assa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR 01/02 Base: Mubarak Military City Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Cherie A. Thurlby, USAF Relea... More

A US Army (USA) Soldier assigned to the 1ST Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, Wisconsin Army National Guard, fires an M16A2 assault rifle while training on the snow cover Range 32, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin (WI). The guardsman is preparing for deployment to Kuwait

A US Army (USA) Soldier assigned to the 1ST Battalion, 147th Aviation ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Mccoy State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Northwest Scene Camera Operator: Rob Schuett... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Chris Enfinger, with the 86th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany, sights his Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, during a tactics scenario at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, during the 2002 Defender Challenge competition

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Chris Enfinger, with the 86th ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Laughlin Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT J... More

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Chris Enfinger, with the 86th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany, posts as a long range marksman during a tactics scenario at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, during the 2002 Defender Challenge competition

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, US Air Force (USAF) SENI...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Laughlin Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT J... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Beau Miller, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines armed with armed with a 5.56mm M16A2 assault rifle, uses natural cover to conceal himself, while patrolling during the Korean Incremental Training Program (KITP) at Camp Mu Juk, South Korea. KITP is a joint training exercise with US Marines and the ROK Marines

US Marine Corps (USMC) Corporal (CPL) Beau Miller, 2nd Battalion, 7th ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Camp Mu Juk Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Major Command Shown: 2ND BN 7TH MARINES Scene Camera Operator: CPL Roberto Torres, Usmc Relea... More

Armed with an FNMI 7.62mm M240 Machine Gun and a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, two US Marine Corps (USMC) scouts from Charlie Company, Headquarters and Services (H&S) Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, 4th Marine Division move to breach and secure a house during an urban warfare training course held at a Special Operations class in San Diego, California

Armed with an FNMI 7.62mm M240 Machine Gun and a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: C Co, 4th LAR Bn, 4th Mar Div Scene Camera Operator: CPL Kibe... More

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, a US Marine Corps (USMC) troop from Charlie Company, 1ST Battalion, 5th Marines, 1ST Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, California moves to a protected position, from which he can engage the enemy during a firefight in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, a US Marine Corps (USMC)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: 5th Marines Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kevin R. Reed, USMC Rele... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Infantryman Corporal (CPL) Kristopher G. Mosgrober, with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, provides security for his element with an Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, during a live fire platoon raid, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Infantryman Corporal (CPL) Kristopher G. Mosgro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2003 Base: Camp Ternate State: Cavite Province Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Major Command Shown: 2nd Battalion... More

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Leonard Wilson instructs an Iraqi Civil Defense Force (ICDF) trainee on the proper way to clear his Tabuk 7.62mm assault rifle during marksmanship training. The Iraqi Civil Defense Course (ICDC) conducted weekly in Baghdad, Iraq, trains new Iraqi recruits on soldier skills and prepares them to work with coalition forces supporting Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Leonard Wilson instructs an I...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Robert Hargreaves Jr., USAF Release Status: Released to... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Strong, of 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, takes aim with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, during Exercise ROLLING THUNDER 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Strong, of 10th Marines, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROLLING THUNDER 2003 Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command... More

A Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Soldier from the 20th Infantry Regiment (dressed in white cold-weather gear), engages targets down range with his Howa 5.56 mm Type 89 assault rifle, during a live fire exercise conducted at the snow covered Ojojibara Maneuver Area of Sendai, Japan, while participating in Exercise FOREST LIGHT 2004. Forest Light is a bi-lateral training exercise conducted between the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the JGSDF

A Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Soldier from the 20th Inf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FOREST LIGHT 2004 Base: Ojojibara State: Sendai Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL James J. Vooris, USMC Rele... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Kenneth W. Podewils, 56th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), Luke Air Force Base (AFB), Arizona (AZ), assembles a Colt 5.56 mm M-16 Assault Rifle in preparation for an upcoming deployment

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Kenneth W. Podewils, 56th Secu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Luke Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: AETC Scene Camera Operator: AMN Migue... More

An Iraqi Police Officer armed with a 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle provides security as Iraqi civilian in Fallujah, Iraq, return to the city in working parties December 11, 2004, so that they can help clean up the city before they are allowed to move back into their homes. Multi-National Forces are currently conducting humanitarian aid missions to help the citizen of Fallujah after a battle with the insurgents destroyed much of the city. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. Theresa M. Medina) (Released)

An Iraqi Police Officer armed with a 7.62 mm AK-47 assault rifle provi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fallujah State: Al Anbar Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: CPL. Theresa M. Medina, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... More

From a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Dale Hatch (left) and Private First Class (PFC) Douglass Burndrett, with Detachment 1, 169th Military Police Company (MPC), ready their FNMI 5.56 mm M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) and Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle while on a convoy training mission in support of Exercise JOINT THUNDER. (A3581)

From a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), Maine Army ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: South Dakota (SD) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: Det 1 169th MP Co Scene Camera Operator: Cw4 Mark D. Houdle... More

A Polish Army Soldier examines a 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle and three magazine clips found by Iraqi National Guard (ING) Soldiers, during a search for weapons caches and insurgents in the area of Hillah, Iraq, during Operation Northern Harbest

A Polish Army Soldier examines a 7.62mm AK-47 assault rifle and three ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Hillah Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Camera Operator: SPC. Ronald Shaw Jr, USA Release Status: Released to P... More

Undaunted by the heat, humidity and other hardships, an Oklahoma Army National Guard (OKARNG) Soldier on duty in New Orleans, Louisiana (LA), continues working at a checkpoint in support of the relief effort after the devastating Hurricane Katrina. This OKARNG Soldier is armed with a Colt 5.56 mm M16A2 Assault Rifle. (A3570)

Undaunted by the heat, humidity and other hardships, an Oklahoma Army ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: B Btry 1/160th FA Scene Camera Operator: SG... More

An instructor from the El Salvador Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Special Command, left, watches over as U.S. Army SGT. 1ST Class Joshua Carswell, 1ST Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C., fires an FNC assault rifle, the Belgian version of the US M4 assault rifle, at a target during a stress shoot course during a Small Unit Familiarization Program platoon exchange in San Salvador, El Salvador on May 3, 2006. (U.S. Army photo by Kaye Richey) (Released)

An instructor from the El Salvador Special Forces Anti-Terrorist Speci...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Salvador Country: El Salvador (SLV) Scene Camera Operator: Kaye Richey, CIV, USA Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

U.S. Navy Mass Communication SPECIALIST First Class Steve Harbour, uses his 5.56 mm M4A1 assault rifle to lay down cover fire during a semi-annual field training exercise held at Fort Eustis, Va., on Nov. 4, 2006. The Expeditionary Combat Command, Detachment Combat Camera-Norfolk's four-day training is designed to enhance photographic skills in conjunction with basic combat tactics. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication SPECIALIST 2nd Class Roger Duncan) (Released)

U.S. Navy Mass Communication SPECIALIST First Class Steve Harbour, use...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Eustis State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MC2 Roger S. Duncan, USN Release Status: Release... More

U.S. Army SGT. Dell Woodard, from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 2nd Infantry division (ID), inspects an AK-47 Assault Rifle confiscated during a search at a medical clinic in the Zafaraniyah area of East Baghdad. (U.S. Army PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Bronco Suzuki) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Dell Woodard, from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th F...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Baghdad Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: EUROPE Scene Camera Operator: SSG Bronco Suzuki, USA Release Status: Released to Public C... More

A Soldier evaluates a casualty as another pulls security

A Soldier evaluates a casualty as another pulls security

A Soldier evaluates a casualty as another pulls security out of a window at an old historic building at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, during a Special Forces training program held, Dec. 9, 2008.

180420-N-DL434-0342 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2018)

180420-N-DL434-0342 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2018)

180420-N-DL434-0342 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2018) A range line coach, Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Ryan Edmunds, from Glasgow, Ky., scores a firing-range target during a small-arms live-fire exercise on the port ai... More

U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy sailors with Regimental

U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy sailors with Regimental

U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy sailors with Regimental Combat Team 5 fire their rifles for a battle sight zero, ensuring the accuracy of their optics, during a combat marksmanship training evolution here, Feb. 2. T... More

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier carries magazines for his

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier carries magazines for his

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier carries magazines for his M4 rifle Feb. 10 during weapons qualification at this year's 200th Military Police Command Best Warrior Competition at Camp Blanding, Fla. The winning nonco... More