Thursday, February 28, 2013

Navy chef with live ammo

I always enjoyed live fire exercises on the ship's fantail. It was one of the perks of the job. We fired the M14 rifle, M60 machine gun and M1911A1 service pistol on the USS Stein (DE 1065) in the mid-1970s. The USS Cocopa (ATF 101) had a couple Thompson submachine guns in its armory in 1972.

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Feb. 27, 2013) -- Culinary Specialist 1st Class Chad Lahousse fires a 9 mm pistol during a live-fire exercise on the flight deck aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), U.S. 7th Fleet flagship.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared Harra.


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