FRIDAY FOTO (October 27, 2017)

October 27, 2017 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

I Talk to the Trees.

1st LAR prepares for Southern Katipo 17

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sergeant Allison M. DeVries)

Marine Corps Sgt. Jonathan Streit (center), briefs Marines during a ghillie suit and sniper exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California on October 13, 2017. Streit is a squad leader assigned to 1st Marine Division’s 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion.

The ghillie suit, worn by civilian hunters and military snipers, is designed to look like heavy foliage in a forest or field. It was originally developed by Scottish gamekeepers as a portable hunting blind and first adopted for war in 1916. The name derives from a Scottish word for “lad” or “servant.”

To see more photos of this exercise (it was really hard to pick just one photo this week) click here.

And if you don’t get the Hollywood/Broadway reference in today’s headline, click here to see a scene from Paint Your Wagon, a Big Budget musical western from 1969 — and yes, that is who you think it is singing amid the trees.

Entry filed under: Counter Insurgency, FRIDAY FOTO, Lessons Learned, Marine Corps, National Security and Defense, Photos, Skills and Training, Special Operations, Technology, Weaponry and Equipment. Tags: , , , , , , , .

FRIDAY FOTO (October 20, 2017) UPDATE FRIDAY FOTO (November 3, 2017)

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