11 from the Goal

by Theresa Walker, Capt. National Guard Marksmanship Training Center

ROBINSON MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ark. – Nine states and two territories needed to confirm attendance for the National Guard to reach the goal of all 54 participating in the 46th Annual Winston P. Wilson (WPW) National Championships at the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center (NGMTC) in April and May 2017.

Last year there were 50 States and Territories who trained during the Annual WPW. As of Mar. 24, 2017, the National Guard is five States and Territories behind achieving last year’s goal. We have global competitors attending from across the ocean, so surely those in our own nation can make it down to Arkansas for some marksmanship training on NGMTC’s dime.

The NGMTC provides the funding for all states to attend the WPW as a training opportunity each year and there is still time to get your letter of intent (LOI) in to attend.

Competition provides the opportunity for Soldiers and Airmen to train in stressful conditions. These opportunities will build confidence, weapons familiarization and skill for increased battlefield survivability and combat readiness, which is the ultimate goal.

As an added bonus, these competitors learning not only benefit the individual but their home state as well. The competitors share the knowledge with others in their home units, which therefore multiplies this advanced marksmanship knowledge across the force.

The NGMTC is tracking confirmed participants in this year’s WPW. Change your state from red to green by contacting our Chief of Competitions, MAJ Page with your states commitment to participate in this year’s 46th Annual WPW National Marksmanship Championship.

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11 National Guard teams bring it ~ 2017 All Army National Championship

 

by Capt. Theresa Walker, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center
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Virginia National Guard

ROBINSON MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ark. – The Army National Guard (ARNG) sent 11 marksmanship teams to Ft. Benning, Ga. to challenge over 37 Active Army and Reserve teams during this years’ 2017 U.S. Army Small Arms (All Army) Championship Mar. 12-18, 2017.

 The state teams showcasing their National Guard marksmanship prowess include California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. Each team consists of a four-man squad competing with primary and secondary weapon systems.

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Iowa National Guard

During this seven-day event, competitors will be problem solving, and critically thinking under the stresses created by competition. They test their combat firing skills competing in one of three classifications: open, novice, and professional.

Stretching themselves, they learn new skills and gain a better understanding of marksmanship. Their ultimate goal: raising the standards of marksmanship and increasing the lethality across the Total Army Force.

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Delaware National Guard

 For more information about getting involved, contact Maj. Dwayne Page 501-212-4531 or visit us on the web at https://ngmtc.wordpress.com.

Half way there

by Theresa Walker, Capt. National Guard Marksmanship Training Center

ROBINSON MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ark. – Fifty states and territories out of the 54 participated in the Annual Winston P. Wilson (WPW) National Championships last year, which led to this year’s goal of all 54 participating in the 46th Annual WPW at the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center (NGMTC) in April and May 2017.

As of Mar. 3, 2017, the National Guard is half way towards the goal with 27 states and territories confirmed participation out of all 54. Not only do we host the national matches, but also concurrently, a multi-national competition drawing in competitors from across the globe.

The NGMTC provides WPW as a training opportunity each year, concurrently with NGB’s multi-national competition the Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting (AFSAM). AFSAM currently has Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands competing as well as other military components such as the U.S. Army Reserve, the U.S. Navy Shooting Team, and 19th Security Forces Squadron CATM.

It’s not too late for your state to join. All you need is a four-man team, which NGMTC will pay to attend.

The intent behind these competitions is learning to be a better marksmen, and with the additional focus of WPW being that these competitors take this knowledge and share it with others in their home units. Every competition is a training opportunity, with the ultimate goal of increasing weapons familiarization and skill for increased battlefield survivability and combat readiness.

The NGMTC is tracking confirmed participants in the this year’s WPW. Change your state from red to green by contacting our Chief of Competitions, MAJ Page with your states commitment to participate in this year’s 46th Annual WPW National Marksmanship Championship.

 

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The National Guard is half way towards the goal of all 54 states and territories participating in this year’s 46th Annual Winston P. Wilson National Marksmanship Championship at the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center in April and May 2017. Last year there were 50 out of the 54 states and territories who participated. Change your state from red to green and help meet the goal.