PA-001-20 | March 26, 2020
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March 26, 2020
Contact: Lt. Col. Brian L. Mason
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
COVID-19 impacts multinational marksmanship competition
~ 2020 Winston P. Wilson, Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting
~ National, multinational National Guard marksmanship championships rescheduled or cancelled
WHO: The National Guard Marksmanship Training Center (NGMTC) and Arkansas National Guard
WHAT: Reschedules and cancels some of the 2020 Winston P. Wilson and Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Championships that were scheduled to occur this spring.
WHEN: Rescheduled to fall 2020
WHERE: Camp Joseph T. Robinson Maneuver Training Center, North Little Rock, Ark.
WHY: This change is to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the risk to competitors, staff, families and communities. The 2020 WPW and AFSAM Rifle & Pistol Championships are tentatively rescheduled to fall 2020.
Unfortunately, part of this change will include the cancellation of the 2020 WPW & AFSAM Machine Gun Championships and the 2020 Chief, National Guard Bureau Phase III Postal Championship, commonly referred to as the CNGB Postal Matches.
2020 WPW & AFSAM Machine Gun: Canceled
2020 CNGB Phase III Postal: Canceled
2020 AFSAM Rifle & Pistol: Sept. 14 - 26, 2020
2020 WPW Rifle & Pistol: Sept. 18 - 25, 2020
These competitions develop operational shooting and maneuvering skills at the entry and advanced levels, and recognize superior skill at the highest level. During the event, Soldiers and Airmen compete in separate classes consisting of novice, open and international based on previous competition experience.
Questions regarding the rescheduling and cancellation, and media who wish to attend the events should call the NGMTC PAO at 501-212-4565 or email Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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