|We want your feedback! Please let us know what you think about TFS. Do you have an interesting story or article that you would like to share? If so, please let us know!
A year ago I read a CMP ad in a magazine and decided to check out your web
site. I was impressed with the quality of the site and the information provided.
I drove to Camp Perry to check the NM action first hand and was impressed with
the "Opening Shot" ceremonies. While visiting the vendors booths I purchased a
shooters jacket, glove, pad, and two M1's from the CMP store. The last time I
shot an M1 was 45 years ago at Cherry Point, NC where I was a coach and
instructor on the rifle range. Thanks for the help and information you provided
to reactivate my interest in the shooting sports. At 67 years young it's never
Thanks for another great update!
I enjoyed reading the Double Distinguised article.
Well written and inspirational.
Enjoy receiving and reading. Thanks for what you do!
Thank you so much for this newsletter.
My cadets and I found it to contain tons of useful information.
You guys at CMP are the greatest.
Keep up the good work.
Chief Mack, Burbank NJROTC
Thank you for your wonderful Newsletter! As the parent of 2 Junior Shooters (they shoot high power, .22, air rifle, archery... essentially anything that will send a projectile through the air!) I really appreciate the coverage that you provide.
You are so organized and provide information to keep the news, support programs and resources at my fingertips.
Thank you for your dedication and hard work.
Oh, please pass along my sincere appreciation to the wonderful group of Marines that hosted and taught the Marine Corps Junior High Power Clinic and also to the wonderful and dedicated Army Marksmen that hosted and taught the Small Arms Firing School. I had children in each and they both had a fabulous time! They looked forward to attending each day and the interaction and coaching exceeded our high expectations! They went above and beyond. Thank you!
Please keep up the good work. Thanks you for you information on CMP. I love to visit the Camp Perry store when possible so this news letter seems to keep me in touch with you all. Thanks again Paul Miller
Thank you... it was an awesome week and experience at Camp Perry
for both my son and me. We loved it and loved the CMP staff who were friendly
and very helpful. :-)
I wanted to let you know that your news letter is outstanding. A lot of really
good info that I pass on to many people. Thank you.
Thanks for the work you
do. We enjoy the CMP Newsletter and updates. Sincerely, W. Chessman
I enjoy reading the email and look forward to it every week.
Having been a member of the Junior NRA during the late '50's where I
achieved the rating of Sharpshooter 6th Bar, I am honestly able to state that I
was pleasantly surprised and very pleased to see that you're still actively
pursuing today's youth to continue the interest of sport shooting (which I still
love). Thank you and warm regards.
Ted K., SCPO, USN Retired
World's largest military marksmanship competition postponed in wake of Katrina
Press Release from NGMTU
CAMP JOSEPH T. ROBINSON, Ark. - Due to the nationwide mobilization of military troops and equipment in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, a decision was made this week to postpone indefinitely the 2005 Winston P. Wilson National Championships. The Wilson Matches are a multi-service marksmanship competition conducted each year at Camp Robinson by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit. This would have been the 35th Wilson Matches. The competition traditionally draws close to 1,000 competitors from around the U.S. and its territories who compete in a week-long test of combat-based rifle, pistol, sniper and light machine gun events.
“Our focus right now is fixed on helping our neighbors overcome the tragedy of Katrina," said Maj. Gen. Don C. Morrow, the Adjutant General of Arkansas. "The Wilson Matches are an honored tradition for the National Guard. The decision to postpone was difficult, but determining our priorities was not.”
The Camp Robinson-based National Guard Marksmanship Training Unit, which hosts the yearly competition, identified several logistical complications resulting from the mass utilization of military assets in the Gulf Coast region. The majority of the resources originally scheduled to support the Winston P. Wilson matches, including personnel, airlift and ground transportation, are now committed to the relief effort or are being held in reserve in the event they are needed for other potential real-world missions.
“While the National Guard's dedication to the relief effort by providing more than 47,000 Guardsmen, including 1250 from Arkansas, has impacted our ability to conduct the Wilson matches, it does not hinder our overall readiness,” confirmed the General.
Plans for the potential rescheduling of the Wilson Championships will be announced at a later date as the relief efforts unfold. The 15th annual Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting (AFSAM), an international event which normally runs concurrent with the Wilson Championships, will continue as scheduled in October. Attracting hundreds of competitors from around the world, the decision to conduct the AFSAM was based on the ability to host the event with minimal expense and staffing. With transportation for the international event at the participating teams' expense, the purchase of nonrefundable tickets by international competitors was a determining factor in deciding to conduct this event.
For more information contact: Capt. Kristine Munn at (501) 212-5020 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact 1st Lt. Chris Heathscott at (501) 212-4515, or by email at: email@example.com. Please visit the Arkansas National Guard on the web at