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Cpl. Michael Coogan, a field artilleryman and a chief A-gunner with 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, rotates the angle of fire on an M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer before firing rounds down range at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.,  during exercise Twisted Sister,  a battalion fire exercise, Oct. 25, 2014. Before the batteries can fire, the guns receive coordinates from forward observers down range who are the eyes and ears of the gun batteries. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
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Lance Cpl. Trevian Mortorff, a field artilleryman with 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, rotates the degree of fire on an M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer before firing rounds down range at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.,  during exercise Twisted Sister, a battalion fire exercise, Oct. 25, 2014. The M777A2 is an indirect field artillery cannon designed to be easily maneuverable for effective support maneuver warfare tactics. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
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Lance Cpl. James Conley, a field artilleryman with 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, cleans the barrel of the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer after firing rounds at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., during exercise Twisted Sister,  a battalion fire exercise, Oct. 25, 2014. The purpose of swabbing the barrel after each firing is to ensure that the gun is sufficiently cooled so as not to prematurely ignite the next group of powder placed into the gun. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
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An M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer fires rounds down range as smoke from the barrel, commonly referred to as the dragon’s breath, clears from the area at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.,  during exercise Twisted Sister, a live-fire exercise conducted by 3rd Battalion, 14 the Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Oct. 25, 2014. The howitzer is capable of providing accurate indirect fire at a distance of approximately 18 miles, with some variations reaching 25 miles.  (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
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Lance Cpl. James Whearry, a field artilleryman with 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, fires the M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.,  during exercise Twisted Sister, a battalion fire exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, Oct. 25, 2014. Field artillerymen receive various call for fire scenarios, some requiring them to fire a certain number of rounds in a given time, others require precision shooting involving each gun in the battery as well as other batteries combined. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
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Field artillerymen with 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, prepare powder for an M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer before the next call for fire mission at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.,  during exercise Twisted Sister,  a battalion fire exercise, Oct. 25, 2014. Before the batteries can fire, the guns receive coordinates from forward observers down range who are the eyes and ears of the gun batteries. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
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Sgt. Julian Gomez III, a section chief with 3rd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, gives the command to fire an M777A2 Lightweight Howitzer to Lance Cpl. James Whearry, a field artilleryman with 3rd Bn. 14th Marines,  at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., during exercise Twisted Sister, a battalion fire exercise, Oct. 25, 2014. Field artillerymen receive various call-for-fire scenarios, some requiring them to fire a certain number of rounds in a given time, others require precision shooting involving each gun in the battery as well as other batteries combined. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick/Released)
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An aircrew member prepares to board a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
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Master Sgt. Julia Carlson advises Lance Cpl. Troy Saur, a student at the Reserve Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course, on how to correct a shooter’s position, Oct. 24, 2014 at Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va. Carlson, a marksmanship instructor and competitive shooter with the Marine Corps Reserve Shooting Team, is one of only four women in civilian and military competitive shooting history that is double-distinguished with both the rifle and pistol.
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Master Sgt. Julia Carlson relays the signal that the line is ready to fire at the Reserve Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course, Oct. 24, 2014 at Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va.  Carlson, a marksmanship instructor and competitive shooter with the Marine Corps Reserve Shooting Team, is one of only four women in civilian and military competitive shooting history that is double-distinguished with both the rifle and pistol.
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Lance Cpl. James Leiter (right) helps fellow marksmanship student Lance Cpl. Christopher Robeson (left) load magazines for the next round of fire during the combat pistol program qualification at the Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course at the Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va., Oct. 24, 2014. This particular CMC course was staffed entirely by Reserve Marines from the Marine Corps Reserve Shooting Team, who are the top competitive shooters in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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Lance Cpls. James Leiter and Christopher Robeson score and repair a target during the combat pistol program pre-qualification at the Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course at the Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va., Oct. 24, 2014. This particular CMC course was staffed entirely by Reserve Marines from the Marine Corps Reserve Shooting Team, who are the top competitive shooters in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Logan (right), assistant chief instructor of the Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course, gives advice to marksmanship student Cpl. James Turner during the combat pistol program qualification at the CMC course at the Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va., Oct. 24, 2014. This particular CMC course was staffed entirely by Reserve Marines from the Marine Corps Reserve Shooting Team, who are the top competitive shooters in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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Lance Cpl. Keven Saint Louis, a marksmanship student at the Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course, loads rounds into a magazine during the pre-qualification course of fire at the Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va., Oct. 24, 2014. This particular CMC course was staffed entirely by Reserve Marines from the Marine Corps Reserve Shooting Team, who are the top competitive shooters in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Eppler (center), an instructor with the Marine Corps Reserve Marksmanship Training Unit, oversees Reserve Marines in their preparation time during the combat pistol program pre-qualification at Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course at the Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va., Oct. 24, 2014. This particular CMC course was staffed entirely by Reserve Marines from the Marine Corps Reserve Shooting Team, who are the top competitive shooters in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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Maj. Gen. James S. Hartsell, Mobilization Assistant to Commander, United States Pacific Command and a distinguished pistol expert, addresses Reserve Marine students about the importance of marksmanship excellence at the Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course at the Marksmanship Training Unit, Weapons Training Battalion in Quantico, Va., Oct. 23, 2014. This particular CMC course was staffed entirely by Reserve Marines from the Marine Corps Reserve Shooting Team, who are the top competitive shooters in the Marine Corps Reserve.
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