MIGHTY TRENDING

9 epic photos of riverine sailors preparing for combat

The Coastal Riverine Squadron 1 is training up for mobilization, and that means a bunch of sailors trained to secure and protect Navy assets around the world is running around with machine guns, small boats, and pyrotechnics. So, it's a pretty fun time, and you can check out nine pics of it from a talented photographer here.

The U.S. Navy's Coastal Riverine Squadron 1 is proving itself right now in preparation for mobilization, and its sailors have been showing off at tasks from convoy security to medical aid to speeding around in boats (a fun and major part of their mission) in complex tasks at Camp Pendleton, California.


So, it's a bunch of badass sailors playing with machine guns and boats in Southern California. Wanna see some photos? Yeah, of course you do.

1. Information System Technician First Class Courtney Foster attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron One (CRS-1) conducts M4 Carbine rifle qualifications at Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 22, 2017. CRS-1 is comprised of active duty and reserve Sailors conducting annual training for preparation of future mobilizations.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)

2. Engineman 2nd Class Christian McCain of Arlington, Texas engages opposing forces while dismounted with a M240 machine gun.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)

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3. Engineman 2nd Class Christian McCain of Arlington, Texas engages opposing forces while dismounted with a M240 machine gun.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)

4. Equipment Operator 2nd Class Matthew Howard, from Forest Grove Ore., loads a M2A1 Browning .50 caliber heavy machine gun for Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1, during category 2 crew-served weapons qualifications.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)

5. Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Pedro Ortiz drags a simulated casualty as part of the Individual Combat Skills (ICS) evaluation for Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 Embarked Security Team.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)

6. A 34-foot Dauntless Patrol Boat from Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 returns from a live fire exercise in the Pacific Ocean.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)

7. Sailors from Coastal Riverine Squadron 1 conduct category three qualifications on the M2A1 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)

8. Sailors from Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 conduct category III qualifications on the M2A1 heavy machine gun at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)

9. Sailors from Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 render medical assistance to a simulated casualty during Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) training at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif.

(U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Kenji Shiroma)