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U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan B. Stuart of Brooklyn Park, Minn., assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Storm, provides security for Afghan National Security Forces in Kharwar District, Afghanistan, Jan. 11. Soldiers of Company D and ANSF recovered two caches and detained four people during the two-day operation.
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ArkAngelX120 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look how great Multicam is working out in this region. 
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like how the background looks slightly unimportant yet acts as a primary focal point.
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Sings-With-Spirits Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Wonderful composition. Was there any digital work done to give it that "almost-surreal" quality?
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Stahlriven Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That rifle in photo could be M39 EMR or Mk 14 EBR. I can't tell for sure.

Very nice photo.
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tdlob Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Just noticed the attack dog.... awesome!
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Alpha-Rcon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Nice m14, man must have worked real hard to qualify for that :) Love their boots, wish I could buy them back here at home!
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tdlob Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
You talking about the man on the left?

(sorry I have zero military background)

What would one have to do to gain access to a "better gun"?
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Alpha-Rcon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
The M14 (yes the guy on the left) is qualified as a Marksmen weapon, meaning he would have had to complete a certain type of sniper related training to use it. And you would probably have to qualify as a marksmen to get it (so you have to be able to hit a target at 10o yards or something like that, consistently) or go to sniper school, which is (btw) one of the hardest schools in the military.
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tdlob Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Interesting.... thanks for the reply.
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Alpha-Rcon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
no prob, :D
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THUNDER368 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Curious, are you in service? If not, what is that opinion about sniper school being one of the most difficult based on?
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Alpha-Rcon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Nope, Civilian Survivalist. Will be joining service as soon as I turn 18. But Sniper school is ranked up near the top with Special Forces, Ranger, SEAL, etc. It is just said to be this way by soldiers who have taken it. The main driving point behind the sniper training, is that Physically, you are not overly challenged, but Mentally, you must be as strong as a OX. People literally sit in one spot for DAYS watching nothing more then the grass in front of them. One must also consider the fact that Snipers are not used the way they are portrayed in Media films, but mainly as Scout based units; who find the enemy and report them to ground forces. Most often the Sniper Rifle is used generally as nothing more then a big set of binoculars! And most that do use their weapons find themselves searching for the heart of thin skinned tanks, not enemy combatants. Non the less I would suggest the course, any thing challenging in the Military is Very rewarding!
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THUNDER368 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I am well aware of what they do,and how their equipment isused. if you want a challenge both mentally and physically, look into pathfinder training.
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Alpha-Rcon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
That is another that is up there, on the list :D And I have :) Unfortunately, my mind is set for the Special Forces department.
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THUNDER368 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Could always go Marine Corps. where pathfinders are part of Force Reconnaissance platoons. Best of both worlds :P
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coby111 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot. That M14 is super sexy.
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tafinney Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
This is my son's platoon in Lowgar Province. The article about what they are doing is here:
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OrbitalBeetle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Nice photo :)
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