.50 Caliber Marine

USMC on Ex Northern Wind, Sweden

US Marine Corps with 50 Cal Machin Gun, Ex Northern Wind, Sweden, 21-03-19 (Menelik Collins) ref190321-M-PR541-830C[1180]

US Marine Corps with 50 Cal Machin Gun, Ex Northern Wind, Sweden, 21-03-19 (Menelik Collins)

A U.S. Marine with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, stands security in a Bandvagn 206 all-terrain carrier’s .50-caliber mounted weapon during Exercise Northern Wind 19 in northern Sweden, March 21, 2019. The exercise increases interoperability between the U.S. Marines with NATO allies and partners; reinforcing mutually-beneficial defense relationships between participating countries.

Military Units Featured

US Marine Corps
US Marine Corps Emblem

US Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines or U.S. Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The Marine Corps has been a component of the U.S. Department of the Navy since 30 June 1834.

Military Equipment Featured

Bandvagn 206

Bandvagn 206 (Bv 206) is a tracked articulated, all-terrain carrier developed by Hägglunds (now part of BAE Systems Global Combat Systems) for the Swedish Army. It consists of two units, with all four tracks powered. It can carry up to 17 people (6 in the front compartment, 11 in the rear). The trailer unit can be adapted for different use.


U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Menelik Collins.