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A sniper "vegging up" for stalking training at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia

See how these Marine Corps snipers became deadly disappearing plants for a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek

The snipers 'veg up' before they disappear into the field. The training is tough, but on the battlefield, it is life or death for these sharpshooters.
Hidden beneath twigs and weeds, three snipers’ stomachs are flat on the ground, dirt and grime on their faces.

A top sniper slipped past about a dozen Marines — no one saw him even when he was less than 3 feet away

He probably could have shot half the Marines, if not more, before anyone figured out where he was. That's how deadly a concealed sniper can be.
An F/A-18D Hornet conducts an aerial refuel.

Drugs, inexperience, and a dangerous disregard for safety led to the deadly midair collision that killed 6 Marines last year, investigation reveals

The deadly incident led to to a loss of "trust and confidence" in a squadron commander and saw the firing of another three Marine Corps officers.
US Marine Corps sniper sights in with the Mk13 Mod 7 Sniper Rifle aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

This Marine Corps sniper put a bullet in a target nearly 8,000 feet away — here’s how he took one of the toughest shots of his life

It took him almost half an hour to plan out his most technically difficult shot, which involved hitting a target more than 25 football fields away.
Snipers have one of the most dangerous jobs on a battlefield. Here's how they manage that stress.

These elite troops have one of the military’s most dangerous jobs — here’s how they handle the intense stress

Military snipers face life-or-death levels of stress. "You are going to do what you were taught to do or you are going to die," one told Insider.
A lead scout sniper with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force, provides aerial sniper coverage during a simulated visit, board, search and seizure training mission.

Here’s how America’s top snipers take the fight to the air, firing from helicopters with deadly accuracy

It can be hard to hit a target on the ground. It can be even harder in the air. Helo-borne snipers are elite sharpshooters who can do both.
An F-35B with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 takes off from USS Wasp in June.

Marine Corps F-35s practice ‘shock and awe’ strikes in the Pacific with back-to-back bombing runs

A Marine Corps officer who observed the training in the Pacific said that the Marines can now "rain destruction like never before."

Here’s what you need to know about Palantir, the secretive $20 billion data-analysis company whose work with ICE is dragging Amazon into controv...

Palantir has been facing backlash for providing software to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which has been targeting undocumented families.
Crowds take images with their smartphones of the fly-over at US President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Fourth of July event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, July 4, 2019.

Military flyovers stunned crowds at Trump’s controversial ‘Salute to America’ Fourth of July event

Aircraft from each of the military's branches made appearances, stunning the crowds, despite the pouring rain.
Norman Cooling, then a Marine Corps colonel, at a meeting at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, June 21, 2011.

A Marine general said he’d rather ‘his daughter work in a brothel than be a Marine pilot.’ A female pilot called that ‘unconsc...

The Corps is weighing what to do with a general who "devalued" women at his command. His offensive comments are triggering controversy.