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Delaware Air Guard members needed for 2011 Delaware National Guard Marksmanship Competition

Airman 1st Class Brandon Newton fires an M-9 Beretta at a match at Victory Base Complex, Iraq, on Monday, July 3. Nine teams from Sather Air Base and Iraqi New Al Muthana Air Base competed, testing their endurance, skill and marksmanship. The four-person teams were made up of deployed Airmen from various career fields. Airman Newton is assigned to the 447th Air Expeditionary Group, and is deployed from the 96th Services Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bryan Bouchard)

An Airman fires an M-9 Beretta at a marksmanship match. Airmen and Soldiers will use M-9 and M-16 weapons during the annual Delaware National Guard Marksmanship Competition, held this year during the May 14-15, 2011 UTA. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bryan Bouchard)

Airmen and Soldiers from the North Dakota National Guard gather at Camp Grafton South for a two-day marksmanship contest July 17-18, 2010. The North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General's Combat Marksmanship Match is held annually to promote marksmanship training and proficiency.  (Defense Department photo/Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

Airmen and Soldiers gather for a marksmanship contest. The Delaware National Guard Marksmanship Competition is held annually to promote marksmanship training and proficiency. (Defense Department photo/Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

NEW CASTLE, Delaware -- The Base Marksmanship Team is looking for interested Delaware ANG Members to participate in the 2011 Delaware National Guard Marksmanship Competition. The competition will be held during the scheduled May Unit Training Assembly, May 14-15, 2011.

There will be a few changes in this year's Match. The first change is that the Match will be a Combined Arms format. What this means is that all shooters will have to fire the M-16 and M-9 (except for the commander/first sergeant). The next change is that the Match will be conducted at Ft. Indiantown Gap, Pa. Finally, the Commander/First Sergeant Match will still be conducted at the New Castle River Road Training Site (RRTS), but those participants will only be able to shoot on May 14, 2011. Commanders and first sergeants will still have the flexibility of coming to the range anytime during that duty day.

We are also looking for any volunteers that would like to help out at the range during the Match. Participants and volunteers must have their supervisor's approval prior to registration. All interested personnel must submit their information to Master Sgt. Jeffrey Longfellow NO LATER THAN March 28, 2011. Please feel free to contact me, Master Sgt. Longfellow, with any questions or concerns.

Master Sgt. Jeffrey Longfellow
Base Marksmanship Coordinator
166 MXS/MXMW, DE ANG
(302) 323-3495 Office
DSN 445-7495 Office