PA-001-20 | Aug. 5, 2019
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Aug 5, 2019
Contact: Maj. W. B. Phillips, II
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
Arkansas National Guard Marksmanship Competition
~ State’s best military shooters compete in 2019 TAG (The Adjutant General’s) Matches
WHO: Arkansas Army and Air National Guard Marksmen
WHAT: Will compete in a week-long, annual marksmanship competition Aug. 5-9.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, 10 a.m.; interested media should contact the Camp Robinson Public Affairs office by 3 p.m. Aug. 6.
WHERE: Robinson Maneuver Training Center, North Little Rock, Ark.
WHY: The primary purpose of the competition is the development of combat skills to improve proficiency above basic marksmanship requirements and increase battlefield survivability.
Soldiers and Airmen will compete with their military-issued M-4, M-16 series rifles and M-9 pistol. Shooting positions include prone supported and unsupported, sitting, kneeling, standing and improvised. Ranges vary in length from 10 meters to 400 meters.
Top shooters earn the Bronze Excellence in Competition badges and the Governor’s Twenty Tab.
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