Sep 6, 2008

Gunnery Sgt. Jeffery Benkie, scout sniper platoon sergeant, drops a target off the stern of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) as part of a training exercise Sept. 6, 2008. Eight Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's sniper platoon practiced shooting floating targets, which represented small water craft. The Marines held the exercise to hone the shooters' ability to provide security for the ship during transit through heightened security areas.

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