Image of the Day: Sailors Fire an M2HB machine gun

Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Mitch Martin, From Astoria, Ore., Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Jarod Coleman, from Ft. Myers, Fla., and Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Joseph Russell, from Salem, Ore., fire an M2HB .50-caliber machine gun on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

 

Ronald Reagan is underway participating in an operational reactor safeguard examination.

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier in the ninth ship of her class, she is named in honor of former President Ronald Reagan, President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Upon her christening in 2001, she was the first ship to be named for a former president still living at the time.

Naval Today Staff, August 12, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Timothy Schumaker

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