Fort Sill joined Fort Benning as the second military installation to ever host an open to the public multi-gun competition with this inaugural championship on September 16th. Two USAR soldiers participated, MAJ Luke Gosnell and SFC Terry Lauwers along with many civilians, veterans, first responders, and active duty soldiers.
The level of detailed coordination between garrison and installation commands was evident throughout the event. Complete with opening remarks from the garrison commander COL Samuel Curtis followed by a full color guard and artillery salute to the Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery equipment on each of the five challenging stages of competition. The generous support of event sponsors, MSG Hew Moon, CPT Morgan Montgomery, and MAJ Shaw among many other military members and veteran shooters made this possible at the Fires Center of Excellence.
Army Training Impact:
Many soldiers involved in planning, officiating, scoring and detailed to the event were exposed for the first time to the rapidly growing marksman sport of 3Gun/Multi-Gun and how it can be used as a viable alternative to training the soldier skills of marksmanship proficiency. The event was such a success, that dates have already been established to do it again next year on September 15-16, 2018
Event Media Outputs:
Event Website, Match Book Link