Coast Guard lets Ma Deuce out to play (VIDEO)

Check out this . 50-cal, slow-motion video of a joint gunnery exercise onboard the #CoastGuard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez in Grenada for #Tradewinds2016. #Southcom

Posted by U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Since 1933 the M2 Browning heavy machine gun has been spitting out .50 caliber Freedom wherever its used and is still a crowd-pleaser today with all branches of the military, to include the Coast Guard.

The above video shows the USCGC Heriberto Hernandez, a brand-new Sentinel-class cutter named after a Coast Guardsman killed in action in Vietnam, lighting off one of her M2s in some familiarization fire.

The 154-foot long cutter is well served by four such mounts as well as a Mk 38 Mod 2 25 mm cannon as a hood ornament up front.

She is stationed in San Juan, Puerto Rico and currently involved in Operation Tradewinds, a multinational exercise in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

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