M240 Machine Gun Twilight Fire
December 17, 2021
December 14, 2021 - A U.S. Marine with 2d Battalion, 7th Marines (2/7) fires a M240 machine gun during twilight at opposing forces while conducting a force-on-force exercise during Resolute Dragon 21 (RD21) on Ojojihara Proving Grounds, Japan. 2/7 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific in support of 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division as part of the Unit Deployment Program.
RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) since 2013 and is the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Diana Jimenez.