by Major Theresa Austin, public affairs officer National Guard Marksmanship Training Center

ROBINSON MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ark. -This year’s marksmanship championships information has been released for service members to begin signing up to attend.

WPW & AFSAM Sniper Championship: 20-26 April 2018 (Fort Chaffee, AR)
Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting: 24 April-04 May 2018 (RMTC, N. Little Rock, AR)
WPW Small Arms Championship: 28 April-03 May 2018 (RMTC, N. Little Rock, AR)
WPW Machine Gun Championship: 15-21 April 2018 (RMTC, N. Little Rock, AR)
CNGB Postal Phase III: 20-25 May 2018 (RMTC, N. Little Rock, AR)

The Official Match Programs are linked above for release (Machine Gun posted 2/26/18).  RFO (request for orders) has been updated; see link below. Click each competition above for the OMP.

We are now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for team participation; the dead-lines are below:

WPW Sniper & AFSAM – LOI due 1 March 2018    Pre-registration 20 March 2018
WPW & AFSAM Small Arms – LOI due 1 March 2018    Pre-registration 1 April 2018
WPW Machine Gun – LOI due 20 March 2018    Pre-registration 1 April 2018
CNGB – match scores and targets be submitted until 1 April 2018

Contact your State Marksmanship Coordinator for more information on attending these National Guard premier marksmanship competitions.

RFO (request for orders) as of Jan. 2018



Individual Pistol Agg

Individual Rifle Agg

Team Pistol Agg

Team Rifle Agg

Individual Overal Champion


Final Results Bulletin



2017 AFSAM-SA Day 3

Day 3

1. Bianchi Battle

2. Patton Match

3. Rifle EIC

4. Rifle EIC (Leg Points Only)

5. Falling Plates

6. National Guard Infantry Team Match

7. Covering Fire

8. Know Your Limits

AFSAM SA-Results Day One

Day 1

1. Leg Points Only

2. Anti Body Armor – Individual

3. Anti Body Armor – Team

4. Combat Pistol Barricade

5. Pistol Barricade Team

6. Combat Pistol EIC

7. Reflexive Fire

8. Combat Rifleman (Forward Assault) – Individual

9. Combat Rifleman (Foward Assult) – Team

2017 AFSAM Schedule Update

23 April 2017 (Sunday)Travel to Camp J.T. Robinson

4 April 2017 (Monday) –
0800 – Registration – BLDG 4901 (Sniper BLDG)
1100 – RG 13 – Zero Weapons
1400 – RG 13 – RI 3210 Rifle Practice
– RG 13 – RI 3250 Rifle Practice
– RG 05 – PI 2040Pistol Practice

25 April 2017 (Tuesday) –
0800 – RG 07 – PI2250 Anti-Body Armor
– RG 07 – PI2210 Pistol EIC
1130 – RG 13 – RT3250 Combat Riflemen Assault
1500 – RG 07 – RI3020 Reflexive Fire
– RG 07 – CT5110 Enemy Barricade
1900 – AFSAM Social (MWR Complex)

26 April 2017 (Wednesday) –
0800 – RG 08 – RT3120 Movers
– RG 05 – PI2040 Rapid Pistol CQB
– RG 07 – RI3010 Rifle CQB
– RG 07 – PI2030 Combat Pistol Barricade
1300 – RG 13 – RT3170 Infantry Trophy Team

27 April 2017 (Thursday) –
0800 – RG 13 – CT5120 Bianchi Battle
1130 – RG 07 – PT 2100 Patton Match
– RG 07 – RT3190 Know Your Limits
1430 – RG 13 – RI3210 Rifle EIC

28 April 2017 (Friday) –
0800 – RG 13 – RT3180 Covering Fire
– RG 13 – RT3130 Falling Plates
– RG 13 – RT3600 International Rifle Tram
– RG 13 – CT5160 Conaway Cup
1900 – Awards Ceremony

29 April 2017 (Saturday)Travel to Home of Record (HOR)

2017 Sniper Championships start on target

~ 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

2017 National Guard Championships

~ 46th WPW Championship & 26th AFSAM

 By Master Sgt. Jonathan D. Brizendine, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center

ROBINSON MANEUVER TRAINING CENTER, Ark. – Members of the Arkansas National Guard Marksmanship Training Center (NGMTC) prepare for the Guard’s national level marksmanship competitions scheduled to begin here in Arkansas April 22.

Events on the schedule include the 46th Winston P. Wilson (WPW) Sniper Championship (April 22 – April 27), the 46th WPW Championship (July 23 – 27), and the 46th WPW Machine Gun Championship (May 20– 26), as well as, a multinational and interservice competition, the 26th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting (AFSAM) (April 23– 28). These matches are designed to promote marksmanship training through competition between service members that is battle-focused using a controlled stressful environment.

This year’s WPW and AFSAM matches will include service members from Active Duty, National Guard, Marine Corp, Air Force, and Foreign Allies engaging targets with the M4/M4A1 and M16A2/A4 Rifles, and M21/M14, M24, M110/SR 25, M40A and M2010 sniper weapon systems at Ft. Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ark. Each two-man sniper team will be evaluated on field firing, advanced marksmanship, field craft, shooter and spotter communication, and target engagement with a sidearm.

While the snipers compete for top honors at Ft. Chaffee, other contenders will be zeroing their weapons on ranges at Robinson Maneuver Training Center in preparation for the small arms WPW Championship and AFSAM. Subsequent courses of fire will test their expertise with the M9 Pistol, the M4/M16 Rifle, and the M500 Shotgun.

Each match will culminate with an awards banquet celebrating the winners of individual, team events and the overall best performers.

“Our soldiers and airmen have worked countless hours all year to ensure competitors have a safe and challenging experience,” said Col. Dennis J. Humphrey, NGMTC Commander. “As returning competitors can attest, all who attend are sure to come away with new contacts, new skills, and the pride of having represented their unit and region.”

This year’s matches are attracting more than 500 marksmen from around the globe. With national teams going head-to-head with one another and foreign allied teams from as far away as Italy, it promises to be a memorable experience for all who attend. Perhaps most importantly, competitors are certain to come away with more than just trophies.

“As competitive as they are, the matches aren’t solely about defining who is the best,” said Lt. Col. Todd C. Stuff, NGMTC Administrative Officer. “Ultimately, the focus is on training.”

“When the best marksmen from around the globe come together,” he continued “they bring with them valuable experience and insight which they enthusiastically share with their fellow warriors. The shooters then take what they learn back to their units and pass along their new skillsets to their soldiers and airmen.”

Training for accuracy is most important.

“The end goal is increased accuracy resulting in more troops coming home from deployments in one piece,” said Stuff. “When that happens, we’re all winners.”

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