‘Hasta la vista’ to long-distance targets as US Marines, Spanish soldiers hit their marks
By MARTIN EGNASH | STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 20, 2018
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA, Spain — Marine scout snipers with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crises Response Africa practiced long-distance shooting and sniper combat training alongside Spanish army reconnaissance soldiers.
During the training on Wednesday, Marines and Spanish soldiers used a variety of sniper rifles from both countries to conduct marksmanship drills at various ranges.
The drills included shooting from the top of an armored vehicle, blasting targets using the M107 with .50-caliber rounds and firing Spanish G-36 assault rifles before attacking from a longer range with sniper rifles.
The training is part of an ongoing partnership between the U.S. Marines in Spain and the Spanish recon units.