In today’s Photo Of The Day, we look (above) for a U.S. Special Forces soldier as he fires the Senegalese special forces’ Galil sniper rifle. This was as a part of an interoperability training during Exercise Flintlock 2019, near Po, Burkina Faso, in February 2019. Note Mk 17 behind the Galil.
Yes, I had to Google too to find the location of Burkina Faso. But stay tuned for some more M240 and Mk17 FN SCAR photos.
Flintlock 2019 built the capacity of participating nations to support regional cooperation, security and interoperability.
All of the photos are taken by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mary S. Katzenberger.
Below: That’s a pretty short carbine.
A Senegalese special forces soldier and his spotter prepare to fire an M240 machine gun as part of interoperability training with U.S. special forces soldiers during Exercise Flintlock 2019, near Po, Burkina Faso, Feb. 21, 2019. Flintlock 2019 builds the capacity of participating nations to support regional cooperation, security and interoperability.
Below: A Senegalese special forces soldier fires a Galil sniper rifle.
Below: A U.S. special forces soldier demonstrates how to fire an FN SCAR Mk 17 sniper rifle for a Senegalese special forces soldier.
Below: Senegalese marine commandos move out to the site of a key leader engagement to be conducted as part of interoperability training with the Dutch maritime special operations forces during Exercise Flintlock 2019.
Approximately 2,000 service members from more than 30 African and western partner nations are participating in Flintlock 2019 at multiple locations in Burkina Faso and a key outstation in Mauritania. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Mary S. Katzenberger)