~ 46th WPW & 26th AFSAM Sniper Championship
By Pvt. 1st Class Kelsey Sutter, 39th Brigade Support Battalion reporting for National Guard Marksmanship Training Center
The Annual Sniper Championship starts off on target. This morning, 25 two-man teams rushed onto the zero range to begin preparing for the matches they’ve been training for all year. The roster includes 4 teams from foreign countries including Canada, Denmark, Italy and Poland. All 50 participants will be competing for the coveted spots as National Guard Sniper Team Champion and Armed Forces Sniper Team Champion.
The Winston P. Wilson Sniper Championship determine the National Guard sniper team champions, while the Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting determines the international or interservice sniper team champions.
Although this is a competition, it is also a cleverly disguised training event. Soldiers learn how to maneuver and shoot in a carefully orchestrated chaos that mimics a battle like environment. This allows participating teams to become honed in on their current skills and develop new skills in the process.
For more information about getting involved, contact Maj. Dwayne Page, Chief of Competition, 501-212-4531 or visit us on the web at https://ngmtc.wordpress.com.
Click here: Day 1 Sniper footage
Click here: Day 1 Sniper Photos