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Regarding the latest update, outstanding work again by the whole CMP crew! New or improved programs, expanded scholarships, new or improved facilities, new rifle and accessory offerings and the super relationships CMP has developed with the ONG and NRA leadership are shining examples of what can be done when one's heart is in the program. You all should be justifiably proud of how the program has progressed into its second century. Somewhere President Teddy Roosevelt has a big grin and is saying a hearty Bully for the CMP! Regards, LTC John F., USAR ret'd
I have truly enjoyed your Shooting Tips site. Even as a 25 yr veteran police sniper/high power shooter,I still find interesting,and useful tips from the successful younger folks coming up through the military,and law enforcement. Keep up the good work! Det.Tim R.
Wow! Please forward my thanks to everyone responsible for all the improvements I just read about at Camp Perry. Recent years have included quite a few impressive improvements and it looks like there are more this year. The Air Gun range, bath house at RV Park, Bataan Armory remodel, etc are all great. Just letting you know how much we (competitors) appreciate all the work.
Grayson P.
CMP Shooters' News is one of my favorite email news publications. Information packed, talented authors, timely subjects, and all around well done. What a great service you are providing to the shooting community. Just wanted to say thanks and Merry Christmas. Newt E.
I enjoy and look forward to TFS and the excellent articles that are published on a regular basis. Please keep this publication coming and keep the CMP active. Don M.
One of the members at Snipers Hide pointed out the newsletter and the High Power Tips articles by the USAMU team.
Darn you! I was up until 1:00 AM last night reading all of the articles. Great newsletter and really great USAMU articles.
Michael E.
Great article written on physical conditioning in the latest TFS. I was one of likely many who had asked about the type of conditioning recommended for serious shooters. Sgt. Craig did a great job on describing the routines. Now it’s my turn to put it to work.
Thanks to you, Sgt. Craig and other contributors who share best practices of shooting excellence.
Keith H.
I use these articles in our high power clinics and have found them very helpful for both new shooters and reinforcement of the basics for the more experienced.
Thanks, Gary M.
Thanks for the great articles on the Carbine, Springfield, Garand matches. All the articles are interesting, but the Carbine, Springfield & Garand are my favorites.
Jim H.
The September-07 on line shooting tips by SSG Tobie Tomlinson, USAMU Service Rifle Team Member, is a great article. I have reproduced 15 copies of it to hand out and discuss to our “newbie” first year air rifle shooters on our high school JROTC Air Rifle Team. Come to think about it believe I’ll hand out a copy to my advance shooters as well. His explanations are simple to understand but rich in detail. Coupled with the sight pictures this article will go a long way towards helping all our JROTC shooters obtain better sight patterns. Keep up the great work. AND…..keep the articles like this coming.
Malcolm V.
CW2 (R), US Army

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New 2-Person Junior Team Match Coming in 2009 National Trophy Rifle Matches - Junior service rifle shooters will have the opportunity to compete in a new two-person team match during the 2009 CMP National Trophy Rifle Matches at Camp Perry. The new match will replace the Whistler Boy Junior Service Rifle Team Match. The new event, to be fired on Wednesday, 5 August, will be named the National Trophy Junior Team Match. A striking new trophy called “Freedom’s Fire” will be awarded to the winning team.

Registration Opens for 2009 Eastern CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches - The Official Program for the 3rd 2009 Eastern CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches that will take place at Camp Butner, North Carolina on 2-10 May, is now posted and available at
EasternGames.htm. Competitors who want to compete in either the CMP Games Matches or the Creedmoor Cup Matches can register for on-line at  In 2007, the inaugural Eastern CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup Matches drew over 300 competitors to Camp Butner, North Carolina for the nine-day shooting extravaganza. In 2008, the Eastern Games competitor count increased to 350. With three new events on the 2009 program, the total number of competitors is expected to go up again.

2009 Achievement Medal and Achievement Pin Cut Scores - One of the most popular goals for competitors in CMP As-Issued Military Rifle and Rimfire Sporter Matches is to fire a score good enough to earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze Achievement Medal or Pin. Competitors in the CMP Games Matches at the National Matches are awarded medals with neck ribbons when they fire scores that exceed Achievement Medal cut scores. Competitors in the Eastern and Western CMP Games Matches also are awarded medals with neck ribbons. Clubs that sponsor As-Issued Military Rifle or Rimfire Sporter Matches can award, Gold, Silver and Bronze Achievement Pins for scores fired in CMP sanctioned matches.

2009 CMP Three-Position Air Rifle Summer Camp Registration Opens - As the holiday break ends and schools start back across the country, it is already time for students to begin planning how they want to spend their summer vacation. For air rifle shooters we hope that one of the events that will be marked on their new 2009 calendars will be a CMP Three-Position Air Rifle Summer Camp. To help make this planning easier, the 2009 schedule has already been posted online, and registration forms will begin being accepted on 19 January.

Enter Now--the 2009 U.S. Army Junior Air Rifle Open Championship - Junior shooting clubs and school teams can now make on-line entries in the 3rd U.S. Army Junior Open Air Rifle Championship. The annual U.S. Army-sponsored event offers state championship postals and a shoulder-to-shoulder national championship in two events, sporter air rifle three-positions and precision air rifle standing. Organizations interested in this major junior air rifle championship can download the official match program that is posted at and make their entries on-line at

CMP Conducts Junior Air Rifle Clinic for American High Schools in Germany - The CMP Three-Position Junior Air Rifle Camp and Clinic programs are always expanding in attempts to reach more juniors across the country, but on 22-24 November 2008, this concept was taken to the extreme when CMP instructors Brad and Vicki Donoho traveled to Germany to work with American high school student-athletes stationed with their families on U.S. Military bases. This is the first time that the CMP has carried its camp program outside of the United States and only the second time that a CMP junior camp has been held outside of the lower 48 states.

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