Sgt. Michael Dowell, a reconnaissance Marine serving with Alpha Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, sights in his .50 caliber sniper rifle during a raid exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 10, 2013. Dowell, 29, from Elko, Nev., serves as the sniper for his team as well as the pointman.
photo courtesy of: Cpl. Corey Dabney, USMC