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‘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.

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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.

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