Sergeant Emmanuel Velayo, a scout sniper serving with Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, laughs as he competes against another Marine during known-distance firing training here, Oct. 18, 2012. Velayo, a 24-year-old native of Anchorage, Alaska, celebrated his birthday on the range engaging in friendly competition with his Marines. (Official United States Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Corey Dabney)
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