Low-Light, Live-Fire

China Marines

Lance Cpl. Chris Pedroza, a rifleman with Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, the “China Marines,” fires an M240G medium machine gun during low-light live-fire machine gun training at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, March 11, 2019. Pedroza, a native of Apple Valley, California, graduated from Apple Valley High School in May 2016 before enlisting in January 2017. Alpha Company Marines are the small boat raid specialists for BLT 1/4, the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward-deployed MEU partnering with the U.S. Navy’s Amphibious Squadron 11, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harrison C. Rakhshani/Released)

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