13 October 2009

Marine Training Team in the Korengal Valley

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Charles Kim, a native of Springfield, Va., describes the proper coaching position while teaching Afghan national army soldiers how to fire an M-249 squad automatic weapon, at the Korengal Outpost in Kunar province, Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, Sept. 25. Kim, along with fellow Embedded Training Team 7-5 Marines and Sailors, have been teaching ANA soldiers on proper use of NATO-style weapons, such as the U.S. military's M-249 SAW, in order to transform the emerging army from a Soviet-style military, into a modern fighting force. Combined Joint Task Force - 82 PAO Photo by Sgt. Matthew Moeller.

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