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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.
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.
Hidden beneath twigs and weeds, a sniper’s stomach is flat on the ground, dirt and grime on his face. All that can be seen in the bundles of cheatgrass is a pair of steady, intense eyes.

This soldier may look like Chewbacca, but his suit makes him one of the deadliest fighters on the battlefield

A sniper's ghllie suit is key to disappearing in any environment, be it desert, woodland, sand, or snow. Check out what goes into making one.
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.
A southern black racer snake slithers across the rifle barrel held by junior Army National Guard sniper Pfc. William Snyder as he practices woodland stalking in a camouflaged ghillie suit at Eglin Air Force Base, April 7, 2018.

US Army is working on new camouflage to hide soldiers from one of their greatest threats

A US Army soldier may be well hidden from the watchful eyes of the enemy but light up like a Christmas tree on an advanced thermal imaging device.
Test Snipers engage targets in depth at ranges varying from 300 to 1,000 meters from a standing supported position during the Compact, Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle (CSASS) operational test at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Army snipers went head-to-head in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, putting their new rifle to the test

In freezing temperatures, snipers put a total of 8,000 rounds downrange before battling it out in force-on-force exercises.
U.S. Army Sgt. John Stewart, an American Sniper assigned to NATO’s Battle Group Poland, improves his fighting position during react to contact drills at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Nov. 8, 2018.

Shoot like a sniper — top Army marksmen reveal how they take out targets from far away

Some of the US Army's best snipers reveal the meticulous process behind every long-range shot, explaining how hard it is to shoot like a sniper.
Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Paulo Cheng, a maritime enforcement specialist and student of the Precision Marksmanship School, shoots at known distance targets with an M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System during the Precision Marksmanship Course at the Spartan Ranch Tactical Training Center in Maysville, July 26, 2018.

These photos show why the US Coast Guard’s snipers are some of the best in the business

The Coast Guard is on the front lines against high-seas drug traffickers, and the service's marksmen have plenty of chances to prove their mettle.
Pfc. William Snyder, 1-173rd Infantry, practices sniper camouflage technics at Eglin Airforce Base, Florida, April 7, 2018.

This crazy photo shows a snake slithering over a hidden Army sniper’s rifle as he remains perfectly still

The Alabama National Guard recently posted a insane photo of a sniper remaining still as a non-poisonous southern black racer snake slithers across his rifle.