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Sep 16, 2011

M27 IAR in Afghanistan

A Marine with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment verifies the battle sight zero on his rifle at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Sept. 5. The battalion is a reserve infantry unit based out of New England and is currently conducting in theater exercises after arriving last week.

Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Johnathan Chandler

The Marines of 1st Battalion 25th Marines are deployed in Afghanistan and are using the new M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.  The M27 is equipped with the ACOG (Trijicon Advanced Combat Optic Gunsight) with RMR, AN-PEQ-16A and standard 30-Round Magazines.





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