Photo Of The Day – We’re actually on a mission to find the “new” M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (and the M38 MDR) in various places around the world. We’ll even follow it into space if it ever goes there!
Today’s location is Gabon, or the Gabonese Republic, which is a country located on the equator on the west coast of Central Africa. Above you can see a Gabonese Army Captain as he aims down the sights of an M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.
U.S. Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa travelled to Gabon to train with their partner service members and test SPMAGTF-CR-AF’s ability to forward stage a contingent of Marines in Africa.
All pictures from the U.S. Marine Corps, taken by Lance Cpl. Christopher Mendoza.