M2 Browning Machine Gun

Archive for December, 2011

Safety First for Paratroopers

What happens when you combine 43, M2 50-caliber machine guns, 11, 240B machine guns, two MK-19 automatic grenade launchers and 100,000 rounds of ammunition with a battalion of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division on a Fort Bragg weapons range’

“They just let it rip,” answers Sgt. Joshua S. Daly, a truck driver with Company A, 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team.

And while placing rounds downrange and on target is a key skill, the first and primary concern of every Soldier on the range Feb. 5 was not accurate shooting, but rather the safe and proper handling of the weapons, said Staff Sgt. George Rouska, a 35-year-old native of Portland, Ore., and a petroleum supply specialist with Co. A.
“It’s safety first, and safety always.” (continue reading…)

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