Maintainers from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, who handle transporting supplies between forward operating bases, have been sharpening their firing skills, including firing an M240 machine gun from moving vehicles as they travel in a convoy. They're fundamental skills, but can be critical to accomplishing larger-scale missions in combat.
You can read the story here: http://www.fayobserver.com/military/aviation-maintainers-sharpen-firing-skills/article_6bffa0bf-ea56-50e2-9f04-d62109a73f6f.html
With Staff Sgt. Freeman and photographer Shannon Millard as we get ready to travel through the firing range with to watch the live fire exercise on Fort Bragg.
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