US Army Ranger - Iraq
A US Army Ranger provides overwatch during an operation in Iraq.
The Ranger is armed with a MK46 Mod 0 machine gun, a variant of the M249 SAW that was developed for use by special operations forces.
The 75th Ranger Regiment is a light infantry special operations regiment that are renowned for airborne assault operations - parachute insertions and helicopter-borne raids.
Rangers have carried out numerous operations, often operating as part of special operations task forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan.