Freezing Cold in our Photo Of The Day as paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, fire an M2 machine gun. The location is the Grezelka range, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska and the pictures were taken in 2019.

POTD: Machine Guns With Cold Precision in Alaska

The Soldiers practiced identifying, and engaging targets at varying distances to solidify their proficiency with the weapons in sub-arctic conditions.

Outdoor research gloves, I love mine!

Unexploded ammunition. So you’re saying there’s a gold mine out there? What’s the catch?

The ammunition below seems “exploded”.

A linked belt of 7.62mm ammunition is seen draping over an M240B machine gun

-And all I got was winter camouflage for my helmet.

Targets downrange. No matter how cold, I’d like to spend an hour or two here.

All photos by U.S. Air Force, taken by Justin Connaher.

Would you rather shoot the M2 or the M240B?




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