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Marine Scout Snipers Dominate 9th International Sniper Competition

This year’s International Sniper Competition was as exhilarating as the competitors. The 9th International Sniper Competition, held in Ft. Benning, GA differed from previous years in that this year the teams were divided into two classes. Service Class consisted of teams firing a 7.62×51 or smaller caliber. Open Class consisted of those firing a 7.62×51 or larger.

In a stunning display of sniper skills, the U.S. Marines took first place overall in the competition. My congratulations to the Camp Pendleton, CA, Scout Sniper School, well done.

Final Results:

Overall
• Team 3, Scout Sniper School, Camp Pendleton, CA

Service Class
• 1st place- Team 3, Scout Sniper School, Camp Pendleton, CA
• 2nd place – Team 24, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, Ft. Bragg, NC – Special Warefare Training Group
• 3rd place – Team 6, Charlie Troop, 1st Battalion, 73rd Cav, 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg, NC

Open Class
• 1st place- Team 10, Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, 194th Armor Brigade, Fort Knok, KY
• 2nd place – Team 23, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, Special Warfare Training Group, Fort Bragg, NC
• 3rd place- Team 21, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC

Copyright 2009 Sal Palma

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