Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

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Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

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The Army Reserve Shooting Team has been historically successful during its many decades of marksmanship competition. This year, the USAR teams continued their winning ways.

2010 Interservice Pistol Championship

Shot at Fort Henning, Ga., the Interservice Pistol Championship is open to shooting teams from all military services. For 2010 the main Reserve team, USAR Black, took first place in two of the overall team championships. In conventional pistol shooting, team events take the aggregate of four shooters firing against the challenging pistol National Match Course. This course consists of 30 rounds worth 300 points fired at 25 and 50 yards. All shooting is unsupported and with one hand only.

USAR Black won both the Center Fire and .45 Caliber Team Championships. Team members were Sgt. 1st Class Keith Sanderson, Master Sgt. Robert Mango, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Rosene, Lt. Col. Alan Toler, Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Spencer and Capt. Patrick Sleem. Of particular note was the near perfect score posted by Sanderson, firing a 298-19.

2010 Interservice Rifle Championship

Just as with pistol competition, all military services send teams for a rifle championship as well. Shot at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, the Interservice Rifle represents the best conventional rifle shooters in the U.S. military. The rifle National Match Course consists of four stages fired from 200 to 600 yards.

The U.S. Army Reserve team managed impressive finishes. Sgt. Krist Friend posted a perfect 200-10 for the win during the Prone S!ow Fire match.

During team competition, Army Reserve shooters took a respectable third place overall. The USAR Gold rifle team consisted of Team Captains Lt. Col. Jon Casillas and Sgt. Maj. Neal Dickey, Team Coaches Sgt. 1st Class Norman Anderson and 1st Sgt. Mark "Bear" Bearnson, and firing members Sgt. Christopher Atkins, Sgt. 1st Class Dan Dorosheff, Sgt. Eric Smith, Sgt. Elliott Farro, Master Sgt. Doug Withus, Sgt. 1st Class Adam Stauffer, Staff Sgc. Chris Gervasio, 1st Sgt. Gary Valasek and Sgt. Krist Friend.

USAR Pistol Team at the Nationals

The Nationals held at Camp Perry, Ohio, are open to all shooters, including law enforcement and civilians. …

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