Tag Archives: Army Marksmanship Unit

Camp Perry trips lead to marksmanship champion titles

By Army Maj. Michelle Lunato, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit FORT BENNING, Ga. – When he was a boy, Adam Sokolowski looked forward to his annual trips to Camp Perry, Ohio, where he’d compete in pistol matches and interact with Soldiers. Back then, it was just something fun for a father and son to do. However, those summer trips would define Sokolowski’s

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Three Soldiers inducted into Army Marksmanship Hall of Fame

Inductees of the 2016 U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Hall of Fame pose for a photo after a ceremony Oct. 15, 2016, during the USAMU 60th Reunion. From left to right, guest speaker retired Col. Lory “Mac” Johnson, Todd Graves, Arpail “Joe” Gapol, David Edmondson who accepted on behalf of his late father retired Master Sgt. Martin Edmondson, USAMU Commander Lt. Col. James Barrows and USAMU Command Sergeant Major Joseph Tinker. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Julius Clayton/released)

By Sgt. 1st Class Julius Clayton, USAMU Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. (Oct. 20, 2016)—Three former Soldiers were inducted into the 2016 U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Hall of Fame during a ceremony Oct. 15 at Hook Range. The induction ceremony occurred the second day of a two-day, 60th USAMU Reunion. Inductees were former Sgt. 1st Class Todd Graves,

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Fort Benning welcomes home Olympic marksmanship team

  By Capt. Ken Woods, Fort Benning Public Affairs / Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit returned home to Fort Benning during a welcome home ceremony held at Hook Range after competing in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The ceremony featured the 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment Silver Wings jump team jumping-in the American flag during

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Soldiers win Rocky Mountain 3-Gun team match for second year in row

Sgt. Tyler Payne, left, Staff Sgt. Joel Turner, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner and Sgt. Matthew Sweeney, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the gold in the team championship match during the 2016 Rocky Mountain Championship Aug. 11 to 14. Horner, Turner and Sweeney received individual gold medals for their shooting divisions -- limited scope, limited iron and he-man scope, respectively -- and Payne won a silver medal in the open division. (U.S. Army photo by Brenda Rolin/released)

By Brenda Rolin, USAMU PAO / RATON, N.M. (Aug. 22, 2016) — Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won the team match during the 2016 Rocky Mountain 3-Gun Championship Aug. 11 to 14 for the second consecutive year. The team consisted of Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner, Staff Sgt. Joel Turner, and Sgts. Matthew Sweeney and Tyler Payne.

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USAMU Soldiers score at annual National Trophy Rifle Matches

Staff Sgt. Amanda Elsenboss, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, right, takes aim downrange during the Civilian Marksmanship Program National Trophy Team Match July 28 as her teammate, Staff Sgt. Kevin Trickett, waits for his turn to fire. (Photos by Brenda Rolin)

By Brenda Rolin, USAMU PAO / CAMP PERRY, Ohio — Soldiers competed in the 2016 National Trophy Rifle Matches July 22-29, winning and placing in several matches. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Shoup, assistant team chief for the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Rifle Team, said the 113-year old event is the most prestigious championship attended by military and civilian teams.

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Soldiers rack up wins at Interservice Rifle Championship

Staff Sgt. Kevin Trickett fires downrange June 27 as his teammate, Staff Sgt. Amanda Elsenboss, waits her turn during the Interservice Rifle Team Championship match at the 55th Interservice Rifle Championship. (Photo by Brenda Rolin)

By Brenda Rolin, USAMU PAO / MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit won first place in eight team and individual matches during the 55th Interservice Rifle Championship June 22-29, 2016. This Championship, hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps, fosters competition and information sharing between Department of Defense armed services. Sgt. 1st Class

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U.S. Army Marksmanship Soldiers dominate Interservice Pistol Championship

From left to right, Rob Harbison, a former USAMU marksman, Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson, Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence Cleveland, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Gasser, Sgt. Ryan Franks and Pfc. Christopher Hudock won the overall team title for the 16th consecutive year at the 57th Interservice Pistol Championship June 17. (Photo by Brenda Rolin)

By Brenda Rolin, USAMU PAO / Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit proved they are the best marksmen in the Department of Defense June 17 by winning the overall team title in the 57th Interservice Pistol Championship. More than 95 military members competed for the 16th consecutive year of the event at Phillips Range. USAMU shooter-instructor Sgt. 1st Class James

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