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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

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Cherry Point, North Carolina
‘Going Hot’ PMO shotgun, pistol, pepper spray training on target

By Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom | Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point | April 17, 2013

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Lance Cpl. James R. Skelton III, a military police officer with the Provost Marshal’s Office, fights to open his eyes after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during training here April 12.  Military policemen have to qualify with the spray to be eligible to carry it on duty.

Lance Cpl. James R. Skelton III, a military police officer with the Provost Marshal’s Office, fights to open his eyes after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during training here April 12. Military policemen have to qualify with the spray to be eligible to carry it on duty. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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Lance Cpl. James R. Skelton III, a military police officer with the Provost Marshal’s Office, fights to open his eyes after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during training here April 12.  Military policemen have to qualify with the spray to be eligible to carry it on duty.

Lance Cpl. James R. Skelton III, a military police officer with the Provost Marshal’s Office, fights to open his eyes after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during training here April 12. Military policemen have to qualify with the spray to be eligible to carry it on duty. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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Lance Cpl. James R. Skelton III, a military police officer with the Provost Marshal’s Office, fights to open his eyes after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during training here April 12.  Military policemen have to qualify with the spray to be eligible to carry it on duty.

Lance Cpl. James R. Skelton III, a military police officer with the Provost Marshal’s Office, fights to open his eyes after being sprayed with oleoresin capsicum during training here April 12. Military policemen have to qualify with the spray to be eligible to carry it on duty. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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Officer Victor L. Moore, a civilian police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, loads a buck shot round into a Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun during a PMO Shotgun shoot at the station range April 11.

Officer Victor L. Moore, a civilian police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, loads a buck shot round into a Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun during a PMO Shotgun shoot at the station range April 11. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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Officer Victor L. Moore, a civilian police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, fires a slug out of a Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun during a PMO Shotgun shoot at the station range April 11. The shooters started on the pistol firing 18 shots during the evaluation while maneuvering from a standing position down to lying down and seeking cover. They then fired more than 25 shots from the shotgun while conducting a similar course of fire.

Officer Victor L. Moore, a civilian police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, fires a slug out of a Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun during a PMO Shotgun shoot at the station range April 11. The shooters started on the pistol firing 18 shots during the evaluation while maneuvering from a standing position down to lying down and seeking cover. They then fired more than 25 shots from the shotgun while conducting a similar course of fire. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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Lance Cpl. Charles P. Smith, a military police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, fights a simulated aggressor nicknamed “Redman” after being sprayed with OC Spray during a PMO OC Spray at PMO April 12.  After being sprayed, each Marine had to complete a course that involved weapon retention, several Marine Corps Marshal Arts Program moves and correct handcuffing techniques.

Lance Cpl. Charles P. Smith, a military police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, fights a simulated aggressor nicknamed “Redman” after being sprayed with OC Spray during a PMO OC Spray at PMO April 12. After being sprayed, each Marine had to complete a course that involved weapon retention, several Marine Corps Marshal Arts Program moves and correct handcuffing techniques. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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Officer Victor L. Moore, a civilian police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, fires a slug out of a Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun during a PMO Shotgun shoot at the station range April 11. The shooters started on the pistol firing 18 shots during the evaluation while maneuvering from a standing position down to lying down and seeking cover. They then fired more than 25 shots from the shotgun while conducting a similar course of fire.

Officer Victor L. Moore, a civilian police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, fires a slug out of a Benelli M4 Super 90 Shotgun during a PMO Shotgun shoot at the station range April 11. The shooters started on the pistol firing 18 shots during the evaluation while maneuvering from a standing position down to lying down and seeking cover. They then fired more than 25 shots from the shotgun while conducting a similar course of fire. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Shaw, a military police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, is sprayed with OC Spray during a PMO OC Spray at PMO April 12. “This was the most intense feeling I have ever felt,” said Shaw, moments following getting sprayed in the eyes with OC Spray. “It was like I had the worst case of dry eyes in my life and couldn’t get rid of it.”

Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Shaw, a military police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, is sprayed with OC Spray during a PMO OC Spray at PMO April 12. “This was the most intense feeling I have ever felt,” said Shaw, moments following getting sprayed in the eyes with OC Spray. “It was like I had the worst case of dry eyes in my life and couldn’t get rid of it.” (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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Lance Cpl. James R. Skelton III, a military police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, is sprayed with OC Spray during a PMO OC Spray at PMO April 12.  OC Spray is a highly concentrated pepper, hence the name pepper spray, said Cliff Croom, a training specialist with homeland security solutions Inc.

Lance Cpl. James R. Skelton III, a military police officer with the Provost Marshall Office, is sprayed with OC Spray during a PMO OC Spray at PMO April 12. OC Spray is a highly concentrated pepper, hence the name pepper spray, said Cliff Croom, a training specialist with homeland security solutions Inc. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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A 9mm casing is ejected out of a M9 Berretta during a Provost Marshall Office pistol shoot at the station range April 11. “This training helps them learn how to not only utilize correct use of cover, but also gives them confidence while using two of our primary weapons we have in our arsenal as officers,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. John P. Wade, the Provost Sergeant with PMO.

A 9mm casing is ejected out of a M9 Berretta during a Provost Marshall Office pistol shoot at the station range April 11. “This training helps them learn how to not only utilize correct use of cover, but also gives them confidence while using two of our primary weapons we have in our arsenal as officers,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. John P. Wade, the Provost Sergeant with PMO. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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A 9mm casing is ejected out of a M9 Berretta while Master Sgt. Raymundo Muro, operations chief with the Provost Marshall Office, fires a round down range during a PMO pistol shoot at the station range April 11.

A 9mm casing is ejected out of a M9 Berretta while Master Sgt. Raymundo Muro, operations chief with the Provost Marshall Office, fires a round down range during a PMO pistol shoot at the station range April 11. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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A Marine loads a 9mm round into a magazine before a Provost Marshall Office pistol shoot at the station range April 11. The shooters started on the pistol firing 18 shots during the evaluation while maneuvering from a standing position down to lying down and seeking cover.

A Marine loads a 9mm round into a magazine before a Provost Marshall Office pistol shoot at the station range April 11. The shooters started on the pistol firing 18 shots during the evaluation while maneuvering from a standing position down to lying down and seeking cover. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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A 9mm casing is ejected out of a M9 Berretta during a Provost Marshall Office pistol shoot at the station range April 11. “This training helps them learn how to not only utilize correct use of cover, but also gives them confidence while using two of our primary weapons we have in our arsenal as officers,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. John P. Wade, the Provost Sergeant with PMO.

A 9mm casing is ejected out of a M9 Berretta during a Provost Marshall Office pistol shoot at the station range April 11. “This training helps them learn how to not only utilize correct use of cover, but also gives them confidence while using two of our primary weapons we have in our arsenal as officers,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. John P. Wade, the Provost Sergeant with PMO. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom)


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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. --

Nine Marines with the Cherry Point Provost Marshal’s Office qualified with pistols, shotguns and oleoresin capsicum spray aboard the air station April 11 and 12.

The Marines conducted advanced pistol and shotgun training regimens, maneuvering from cover to cover and taking out targets in a specific order.

“This training helps them learn not only correct use of cover, but also gives them confidence while using two primary weapons we have in our arsenal as officers,” said Master Gunnery Sgt. John P. Wade, the provost sergeant with PMO.

The shooters started with the M9 Berretta, firing 18 rounds during the evaluation while maneuvering from a standing position to prone and seeking cover. They then fired more than 25 rounds each from Benelli M4 Super 90 shotguns while conducting a similar course of fire.

“Everything we have learned throughout this training will help us better protect the air station,” said Lance Cpl. Vincent M. Shaw, a military policeman. “The things we did up until the OC spray were great, but the spray – the spray was intense and hurts like crazy.”

OC, or pepper spray, is commonly used in policing, crowd control and self-defense and causes intense pain and liberal watering of the eyes.

The trainers spray Marines in the eyes to give them firsthand experience of how it feels and to bolster their confidence in their ability to continue with the task at hand should they be exposed to the spray while handling any law enforcement scenario. After being sprayed, the Marines had to maneuver through a course which included weapon retention, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program maneuvers and proper handcuffing techniques. Military policemen must qualify with the spray to be eligible to carry it on duty, said Croom.

“This was the most intense pain I have ever felt,” said Shaw moments after completing the course. As mucus dripped from his crimson face, he said the pain was like a burning log had been placed on his face and held there.

“This training hurts but it is necessary to ensure they can function in case they themselves get sprayed,” said Croom. “If an officer gets sprayed, they have the confidence to push through and know the fight isn’t over.”



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