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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
It seemed good to read the article on Infantry Trophy Match. As a shooter on the Marine Corp Team way back in 1967 I participated in the Match. We were the second team for the Marines but placed second overall. One of our shooters forgot to put the windage on his rifle. I enjoyed shooting the M-1 and M-14 at Camp Perry and always wanted to go back but never seemed to find the time. The top over all shooter at that time was my team mate Lt. Bowen. I remember some of the team members carrying him from the 600 yd line back to the rest of us. It was a great time in my life and will never forget it. Thanks again for the article.
Mike A.
Thanks for the great series of articles from the USAMU – they are very readable, and usable!
Tom, AZ
Great articles. Great to identify those who are participating as well as those who are working behind the scenes to make the whole of the National Matches run so well.
David D.
Boxford, MA
This is a special note just for my friends at the CMP, I want to thank you all for your hard work and attention to details, it's a great program!
"You help our shooting dreams come true!"
Best Regards,
Tony M.

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CMP Awards $100,000 in Scholarships:
2008-2009 CMP ROTC Scholarship Recipients Announced

By Sommer Wood, CMP Program Manager

The primary mission of the Civilian Marksmanship Program is to promote marksmanship programs across the country, with a special emphasis on youth. The CMP provides multiple training opportunities throughout the year for juniors and their coaches including three-position air rifle camps and clinics, JROTC instructor courses and highpower clinics. CMP also supports major junior events like the JROTC Nationals and Junior Olympics. In addition to training and match support, each year CMP makes a substantial financial contribution to junior shooters entering or attending college with the CMP ROTC Scholarship Program. The program awards $1000 scholarships to 100 JROTC and ROTC cadets who plan to participate in both ROTC and compete on a rifle team while in college.

The scholarship program is organized through agreements CMP established with the U.S. Army Cadet Command, the U.S. Naval Education and Training Command and the USMC Training and Education Command. The award is available to Army, Navy and Marine Corps JROTC or ROTC cadets who will be enrolled in ROTC in the upcoming school year, and who have excellent academic and leadership records. Applicants also must be U. S. citizens, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and excel in rifle marksmanship.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program is proud to provide this scholarship program for JROTC and ROTC cadets who excel both on and off the rifle range. Congratulations to the following 2008-2009 CMP College Scholarship winners listed below.


Joseph Amico University of Central Oklahoma Army
Christopher Arnett Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Army
Rachel Atkins Washington University Army
Charles Batchelor Carolina State University Army
Kevin Bernhardt North Georgia College and State University Army
Bridget Berns Western Illinois University Army
Jessica Bohlker University of Central Oklahoma Army
Robert Brem University of Central Oklahoma Army
James Campbell III North Georgia College and State University Army
Candace Carnahan University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Army
Phillip Chapman University of Central Oklahoma Army
Ashley Clark University of Nevada-Reno Army
Derek Cox North Georgia College and State University Army
John Cvikota University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Army
Jonathan Danielson Claremont McKenna College Army
Garrick Dennis California State University Army
Austin Dockery East Carolina University Army
Carrie Dunn Illinois State University Army
Jeffrey Erickson University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Army
Caitlyn French North Georgia College and State University Army
Brandon Frerichs South Dakota State University Army
Kaelin Gilcrest University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Army
Luis Gonzalez Texas Tech University Army
Rick Gonzalez Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Army
Scott Goss Michigan State University Army
Brandon Guillory Louisiana State University Army
Zachary Guyton North Georgia College and State University Army
Dong Ha Claremont McKenna College Army
Geoffrey Hansen United States Military Academy at West Point Army
Ethan Harbolt Western Kentucky University Army
Jacob Hartson Claremont McKenna College Army
Matthew Hoffman Illinois State University Army
Victor Huber University of Missouri-Rolla Army
Joseph Izaelevitz Washington University Army
Dillon Jarrett North Georgia College and State University Army
Alexandria Johnson University of Nevada-Reno Army
Adam Kubatzke Western Illinois University Army
Joshua Lawler University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Army
Fengjia Liu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Army
Stephanie Maloney Western Kentucky University Army
Jessica Maynor North Georgia College and State University Army
Shiloh McGruder University of South Dakota Army
James McMahon South Dakota State University Army
Cody Meacham University of North Carolina-Charlotte Army
Justin Middleton North Georgia College and State University Army
Christopher Moe Truman State University Army
Joshua Mooney University of Missouri-Rolla Army
Ryan Murphy University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Army
Lacey O'Brien Western Illinois University Army
Alejandra Olvera Texas A & M University Army
Karl-Friedrick Overman Claremont McKenna College Army
Jeremiah Paterson Illinois State University Army
Joshua Pryce Virginia Military Institute Army
Adam Repp Western Illinois University Army
Daniel Richardson Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Army
Kryistal Sanders University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Army
Kimberly Santos University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Army
Brittanie Sightler University of South Carolina Army
Colton Simmons Claremont McKenna College Army
Collin Slep North Georgia College and State University Army
Tyler Smith University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Army
Jeanne Sorto Louisiana State University Army
Beverly Sotelo University of Colorado-Boulder Army
Daniel Staggs University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Army
Stephen Stosberg Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Army
Curtis Straeter Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Army
Paul Strella North Georgia College and State University Army
Sebastian Tarchala University of Illinois at Chicago Army
Christopher Thompson Florida Institute of Technology Army
Kyle Ullmark Western Illinois University Army
Christian Urrea University of South Florida Army
Armando Valencia University of Central Oklahoma Army
Christopher VanderWyde North Georgia College and State University Army
Samuel Vessels Western Kentucky University Army
Maretie Wagner Washington University Army
Caitlyn Wells North Georgia College and State University Army
Frances Williams North Georgia College and State University Army
Jessica Williams Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Army
Adam York University of Central Oklahoma Army
Quinnesha Bradley The University of Memphis Navy
James Chester IV Georgia Military College Navy
Taylor Cowden   Navy
Dylan Cummings   Navy
Zachary Dunn   Navy
Katherine Keville   Navy
Stephen Ligget   Navy
Helena Long   Navy
Marion McGowan   Navy
Anthony Melvin University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Navy
David Piotrowski University of Alaska-Fairbanks Navy
David Stickley University of Idaho Navy
Nicholas Stitt   Navy
Evan  Bouchard North Georgia College & State University Marine
Christopher Melochick Virginia Military Institute Marine
Connor Power   Marine

For additional information on the Scholarship Program or other CMP Junior Support Programs, email or call (419) 635-2141 ext. 1109. The 2009-2010 CMP Scholarship Regulations and Applications Forms will be posted in January 2009 on the CMP web site at


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