Japan, the land of sushi, ninjas and vulcanos. Here we are at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, looking at Aerial Sniper Training. In our Photo Of The Day, we have U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Lauritsen, a scout sniper with 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, engaging a target during aerial sniper training.
The rifle looks like an M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System in 7.62×51 NATO, which has been in service since 2008.
The training increased the Marines’ precision from a moving aircraft. 3/3 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division. Lauritsen is a native of Pontiac, Illinois.
Below: U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom helicopter operated by Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. James Pipes, a scout sniper with 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment. Pipes is a native of Derry, New Hampshire.
The unit 3/3 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under the 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division. I think the rifle below is a .50 BMG M107A1.
All pictures via U.S. Marine Corps, photos taken by Staff Sgt. David Staten.