Super MAC back due to COVID; MAC 3/5

~ South Carolina, Arkansas win; National Guard Regions Three and Five Marksmanship Championships  by Maj. Theresa Austin, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center BUTNER, North Carolina– COVID-19, the virus that stopped the world, took it’s hit on the marksmanship community. Ranges were closed all over the nation and world, just as local businesses were closed. The … Continue reading Super MAC back due to COVID; MAC 3/5

Pennsylvania wins; Region Two Marksmanship Championships

~Marksmanship; the great equalizer by Maj. Theresa Austin, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Penn. (September 4, 2020) –“These matches are the great equalizer…I don't care whether you’re Army or you’re Air. I don't care what rank you are or whether you are an officer or you're enlisted. I don't care how long … Continue reading Pennsylvania wins; Region Two Marksmanship Championships

Vermont wins; Region One Marksmanship Championships

~Tigger time is training time by Maj. Theresa Austin, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center JERICHO, Vermont –After a full day of running and shooting, two four-man teams, sweat pouring, lie waiting on their bellies in the sweltering 80-degree humid heat of the northern Vermont mountains. The air-horn sounds, echoing, and eight competitors run 100 yards, … Continue reading Vermont wins; Region One Marksmanship Championships

North Dakota wins 2020 MAC Region Six Marksmanship Championships

~North Dakota National Guard team wins the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region Championship by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Perkins, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyo. - Not even the blazing heat of the Wyoming sun could stop Army Reserve Soldiers along with Army and Air National Guard teams from Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, … Continue reading North Dakota wins 2020 MAC Region Six Marksmanship Championships

Colorado wins; MAC 7 Marksmanship Championships

~ Soldiers Achieve Overmatch through Competition by Sgt. Nathaniel Free, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center LEHI, Utah (July 13, 2020) –Eight hundred meters from the target, the soldiers started running. The sun beat down on their shoulders as their boots pounded along the winding dirt road, kicking up dust. Each Soldier carried exactly fifty rounds of … Continue reading Colorado wins; MAC 7 Marksmanship Championships

2020 WPW, AFSAM, & CNGB

by Major Theresa Austin, public affairs officer National Guard Marksmanship Training Center NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -The dates for this year’s National Guard marksmanship championships are released, and they will feature night-fire matches during the Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Rifle and Pistol Championship in order to increase operational readiness and will add an … Continue reading 2020 WPW, AFSAM, & CNGB

Head on multi-gun challenge

~National Guard wins heavy division at Fort Benning multi-gun challenge by Staff Sgt. Tegan Kucera, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center COLUMBUS, Georgia. (December 6, 2019) –The smell of gun smoke is strong in the air, the sound of weapons firing can be heard all around, and the sight of the guns being pushed around like … Continue reading Head on multi-gun challenge

Illinois and Michigan National Guardsmen win 2019 MAC 4 Championship

~National Guardsmen compete at the Marksmanship Advisory Council Region Four Marksmanship Championship by Maj. Theresa Austin and Cpl. Stephen Wright, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center PORT CLINTON, Ohio (September 3, 2019) – Competitors from the Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin Army and Air National Guard came together for a time of learning, camaraderie and … Continue reading Illinois and Michigan National Guardsmen win 2019 MAC 4 Championship

Steel on target, science (MAC 5)

~114th Fighter Wing Guardsman hones marksmanship skills at MAC match by Capt. David Bedard, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyoming –When South Dakota Air National Guard Master Sgt. Derrick Burkhart squeezed the trigger of his M16 rifle, the firing pin punched a dot-sized perforation in the primer of a 5.56-mm … Continue reading Steel on target, science (MAC 5)

National Guard Marksmen hone warfighter skills at Camp Guernsey 

~North Dakota Army National Guard sweeps 2019 MAC 6 Championship by Capt. David Bedard, National Guard Marksmanship Training Center CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyoming –Dozens of competitors from Alaska, Arkansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Wyoming came together for a time of learning, camaraderie and competition during the 2019 Marksmanship Advisory … Continue reading National Guard Marksmen hone warfighter skills at Camp Guernsey