Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

Army Reserve Wins NRA Championship

Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

Army Reserve Wins NRA Championship

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When the smoke cleared the firing line at Camp Perry, Ohio, the U.S. Army Reserve successfully edged out the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and U.S. Marine Corps Rifle Team to secure the National Service Rifle Team Championship. The last time the Army Reserve won this prestigious championship was in 1985. Six members of the Army Reserve utilized their preeminent marksmanship abilities to earn the National Championship. Firing members consisted of MAJ Dave Cloft, SFC Jack Pardy, SGT Kris Friend and PFC CJ Atkins, Coach SGM Neal Dickey and Captain, MSG Mark Bearnson.

The National Rifle Association Highpower Rifle Championships are held annually at Camp Perry, Ohio; a National Guard training facility on the shores of Lake Erie. Each shooter fires a total of 50 records shots, without sighters. The known distance course of fire consists of 10 shots slow fire in the standing position at 200 yards, 10 shots rapid fire sitting at 200 yards, 10 shots rapid fire prone at 300 yards and 20 shots slow fire prone at 600 yards. Only U.S. military issued or the civilian equivalent service rifles with iron sights are allowed for the competition. All members of the Army Reserve shooting team fired M16A2 or AR15 service rifles.

The NRA National Service Rifle Champions are awarded individual plaques with a picture of the Enlisted Men's National Trophy. The Enlisted Men's Team Trophy is a 44-inch-high bronze statuette of a Marine enlisted man. It was purchased by the voluntary contributions of the enlisted men of the Marine Corps and presented to the NRA in 1910. …

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