Exercise Gunslinger 22 Concludes

Exercise Gunslinger 22 Concludes
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Joshua Davis

Gunslinger is a large military exercise conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, and the Kansas Air National Guard’s 134th Air Control Squadron of McConnell Air Force Base. More than 1,300 Marines from 11 home training centers across the country were deployed for the last month to multiple areas throughout Kansas, including Salina, to participate in Gunslinger 22.  

A U.S. Marine looks out at an air weapons testing site at Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range during exercise Gunslinger 22 at Salina, Kansas on June 20, 2022.Exercise Gunslinger 22 is a joint exercise with the Kansas Air National Guard and U.S. Marine Corps designed to increase aircraft control and training for potential real world contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chad M. Dixon)
U.S Marine Corps Lt. Gen. David Bellon, Commander of Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces South talks to Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, Fox Co., 4th Marine Division at Salina, Kansas on June 22, 2022. Exercise Gunslinger 22 is a joint Kansas Air National Guard and U.S. Marine Corps exercise designed to increase joint aircraft control and training for potential real world contingencies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ryan Schmid)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 772, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, observes the arrival of a CH-53E Super Stallion during exercise Gunslinger 22 at Salina, Kansas on June 20, 2022. Exercise Gunslinger 22 is a joint exercise with the Kansas Air National Guard and U.S. Marine Corps designed to increase aircraft control and training for potential real world contingencies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Intriago)
U.S. Marines with All-Domain Effects Team, 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, II Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group, calls for fire support during Exercise Gunslinger 2022 in Salina, Kansas, June 17, 2022. The ADET provides and synchronizes lethal and non-lethal effects across all domains with a combination of sensors and marksmen that enhance lethality and interoperability with joint and reserve forces of maneuver forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Joshua Davis)
U.S. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 773 Detachment A, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct maintenance on an AH-1Z Viper during exercise Gunslinger 22 at Salina, Kansas on June 20, 2022. Routine aircraft maintenance is required to ensure the aircraft is operating within optimal flight conditions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Oscargavino Quintana)

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