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Hiding in plain sight: Marines tackle stalking against instructors

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - A Marine attending the Prescout Sniper Course with 1st Marine Division Schools crawls through dead grass wearing his ghillie suit during a stalking exercise here, Nov. 20, 2013. The Marines moved silently and cautiously toward a mock objective, using their surroundings as camouflage. The course emphasizes skills needed for successful completion of the Scout Sniper Course.



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This work, Hiding in plain sight: Marines tackle stalking against instructors [Image 11 of 11], by Sgt Timothy Lenzo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.20.2013

Date Posted:11.21.2013 20:24

Photo ID:1058063

VIRIN:131120-M-PC317-011

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:9.96 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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