U.S. Forces Command CSM Michael Grinston on inadequate training.
Firing the M2 .50 Caliber at Sea
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Asad Hussain trains members of the Dominican Republic Coast Guard in a M2 .50 caliber weapon gunnery exercise. The training was conducted aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak off the coast of the island nation of Saint Lucia during Tradewinds 2013. Tradewinds 2013 is a joint, combined exercise conducted in conjunction with partner nations to enhance the collective abilities of defense forces and constabularies to counter transnational organized crime and to conduct humanitarian/disaster relief operations.