U.S. Marine Corps scout snipers with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 7, pose for a group photo prior to conducting a combat operation on Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Mar. 4, 2013. Scout snipers are infantrymen skilled in long-range marksmanship from concealed locations. Their primary mission is to conduct close reconnaissance and surveillance operations in order to gain intelligence on the enemy and the terrain.
Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe