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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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CMP Accepting Applications for JROTC/ROTC Scholarships

Written by Steve Cooper, CMP Writer

CAMP PERRY, OHIO - If you are or know of a JROTC high school senior or ROTC college underclass cadet in good standing who participates on a competitive rifle club or varsity team, it's time to spread the word that applications are available to apply for a one-thousand dollar CMP ROTC scholarship. The deadline for applications is 5 March 2009.

The deadline for CMP JROTC/ROTC Scholarships is approaching fast. Eligible applicants are encouraged to download and submit an application today. Visit for more information.

This year the CMP will award 100 scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. The CMP is also pleased to announce that in addition being available to Army, Navy and U. S. Marine Corps students, the CMP ROTC Scholarship Program is now open to Air Force JROTC seniors and Air Force ROTC cadets.

Now in its ninth year, the CMP ROTC Scholarship Program provides up to 100 one-thousand dollar scholarships to students who excel in rifle marksmanship, who are enrolled or will enroll in ROTC, who have excellent academic and leadership records and who have the potential to serve as officers in the U.S. Armed Forces. The scholarships date back to 2000 when 35 ROTC Cadets were awarded CMP funding for college. Since then, the CMP has awarded more than $700,000 in scholarships. Though the number of applicants always exceeds the total scholarships available, all cadets who feel they meet the requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have achieved at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. High school seniors must be current members of a high school JROTC rifle team who intend to enroll in ROTC in college. College underclassmen must be enrolled in ROTC and be active in a college varsity, club or ROTC rifle team. Scholarship boards select successful applicants in March or April and announcements of scholarship recipients are typically released in May. Scholarship checks are sent in August to the ROTC units where the scholarship recipients are enrolled to attend college classes in the fall.

With the rising costs of a college education, the CMP ROTC Scholarship Program can help ROTC students who excel in rifle marksmanship meet the high costs of books, fees and other college expenses.

For link to the application forms and more information, visit To see a list of the 2008-2009 scholarship recipients, visit the CMP Scholarship Honor Roll at

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is proud to provide this scholarship program for JROTC and ROTC cadets. If you have questions, please contact the CMP at 419-635-2141, ext. 1109, e-mail or contact the appropriate Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Air Force cadet command.


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