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    USAMU hosts 2019 U.S. Army Junior Rifle Nationals

    USAMU hosts 2019 U.S. Army Junior Rifle Nationals

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Julius Clayton | USAMU PAO FORT BENNING, Ga. — Top school-age rifle athletes from across the...... read more read more

    FORT BENNING, GA, UNITED STATES

    01.22.2019

    Story by Sgt. 1st Class Julius Clayton 

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

    USAMU PAO

    FORT BENNING, Ga. — Top school-age rifle athletes from across the country will compete for national titles at the 2019 U.S. Army Junior Rifle National Championships Jan. 24-26.

    These juniors will compete in the sporter, precision and three-position small-bore events. The competition is organized and hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU).

    The match is limited to the top 25 precision and sporter individuals and the top 20 teams in both disciplines during sectional competitions. In addition, a three-position small-bore competition will take place for those already qualified in the air rifle match.

    The event starts out with a rifle marksmanship clinic presented by Soldiers of the USAMU, to include Olympians, World and National Champions. Competitors will fire in the small-bore, sporter and precision events over three days of intense competition. An awards banquet on the evening of Jan. 26 will conclude the event.

    This U.S. Army-sponsored youth marksmanship championship promotes the development of rifle marksmanship skills among American youth and recognizes those who respond to this challenge.

    The USAMU supports our nation’s youth by fostering junior participation in prestigious state and national rifle competitions, promoting firearms safety, and connecting them with the expertise and professionalism of the Army and its Soldiers.

    If any media members are interested in covering the event, please call the USAMU Public Affairs Office at 706-545-6705 to arrange for a PAO coordination/escort of coverage of this year's competition.

    The link below has some photos from last year’s competition:
    https://dvidshub.net/r/owdits

    For promo video, b-roll, competitor interview and parent interview check these links:
    https://www.dvidshub.net/video/654589/us-army-junior-rifle-championships-its-back
    https://www.dvidshub.net/video/655270/us-army-junior-rifle-national-championships-competition-b-roll
    https://www.dvidshub.net/video/655293/us-army-junior-rifle-national-championships-interviews-with-competitors
    https://www.dvidshub.net/video/655302/us-army-junior-rifle-championships-interviews-with-parents-coaches

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit wins national and international shooting competitions, supports Army accessions, and advances small arms lethality to demonstrate Army marksmanship capability, enhance recruiting and increase marksmanship effectiveness in combat. USAMU is part of the U.S. Army Marketing Engagement Brigade and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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    Date Taken: 01.22.2019
    Date Posted: 01.22.2019 11:58
    Story ID: 307786
    Location: FORT BENNING, GA, US 

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