03/27/2009

Coast Guard takes shot at portable, eco-friendly range in Ore.

By Deeda Schroeder
The Daily Astorian

WARRENTON, Ore. — Natalie Dings' job just got a little easier.

As a gunner's mate stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Group, Air Station Astoria, Dings helps run the armory for the seven units within the Group. That means keeping track of all weapons and ammunition used in training and while carrying out the Coast Guard's safety and security missions.

She and fellow gunner's mate Michael Crawford are certified to teach others how to use small arms like a pistol, M16 or a shotgun, and have earned the title Small Arms Instructor.

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