RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Fifteen young Marines got to see something special demonstrated at Kirtland Air Force Base on Saturday.
Or, to be more precise, it’s what they couldn’t see that amazed them.
In an undeveloped area in the southern part of the base, a Marine from the 4th Reconnaissance Battalion’s Delta Company, part of the Marine Forces Reserve, demonstrated his ability to hide as part of a presentation for the Enchanted Hills Young Marines out of Rio Rancho.
The Young Marines — a group of 14 boys and a girl, ranging in age from 8 to 15 — were on a weekend trip at Kirtland. For the demonstration, a member of the reconnaissance battalion (he said he preferred his name not be used) donned a ghillie suit — an elaborate piece of camouflage clothing — and disappeared into a patch of sagebrush and piñon trees at the foot of the Manzano Mountains.