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. The job of a sniper requires extensive training, intense attention to detail, and complete discipline with stillness. The Idaho Army National Guard was recently tasked with forming a small sniper scout platoon, the first ever for the 2nd of the 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team. This year marks their first training in the field and coincides with the 116th Brigade’s two-week annual training at the Orchard Combat Training Center on June 8, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)