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Snipers aim to win competition at Ft. Benning

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  • Military Matters: Ft. Benning's International Sniper Competition

    Military Matters: Ft. Benning's International Sniper Competition

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-10-15 20:40:28 GMT
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    Get ready for some top notch shooting at Fort Benning next week. The International Sniper Competition will be held on post, bringing in shooters from around the world. Soldiers are wrapping up seven weeks of rigorous training at the U.S. Army Sniper Course at Fort Benning, leaving them steps away from becoming elite members of the military.More >>
    Get ready for some top notch shooting at Fort Benning next week. The International Sniper Competition will be held on post, bringing in shooters from around the world. Soldiers are wrapping up seven weeks of rigorous training at the U.S. Army Sniper Course at Fort Benning, leaving them steps away from becoming elite members of the military.More >>
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -  The fourteenth annual Army International Sniper Competition is in full effect at Fort Benning.

A field full of 36 two-man teams from around the world kicked off the competition Monday, Oct. 20.

It started with the ‘cop the fence' day and night shoot, and they also conducted a pistol competition, as well as a competition that tested their limits. 

Staff Sergeant Matthew Fox says all the participants are doing well so far.

"Everybody that's come here has done exceptionally well, they've all put forth a great effort… we have teams from all branches of service,” Sgt. Fox explained. “We have five international teams, we have teams from law enforcement and everybody here has competed to an outstanding level so far and everybody's done a great job and they're all in the runnings at this point."

The event is open to the public, and there is no admission fee.

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