Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. 

Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Charlie Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 24th MEU, shoot at a Killer Tomato, a target used for shooting at sea, from the ship’s flight deck, Feb. 3. The Marines spent the day firing M-240B medium machine guns and M-249 squad automatic weapons off the back of Internally Transportable Vehicles. The training took place during the 24th MEU’s Certification Exercise (CERTEX) with Amphibious Squadron 8 (PHIBRON 8) scheduled Jan. 27 to Feb. 17, which includes a series of missions intended to evaluate and certify the unit for their upcoming deployment.

(Photos by Sergeant Richard Blumenstein, 3 February 2012.)

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