The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is accepting applications for the annual Advanced Junior Rifle Camp. The camp will be held Aug. 4-8, 2014, at the USAMU’s Pool International Range Complex located on Fort Benning, Ga.

The USAMU Junior Rifle Camp is an advanced rifle camp open to juniors aged 14-18. The camp will be limited to 25 shooters, and acceptance will be based on previous matches shot. This camp is primarily a smallbore camp. The juniors will receive coaching from the world-class Soldier/Athletes of the International Rifle Team, including Olympians, World and National champions.

The camp will consist of daily training, classes in the afternoon, and conclude with a match across the course with awards. Parents or sponsors are welcome to attend all classes. Activities are also being planned, such as bowling and a visit to the National Infantry Museum. Upon conclusion of the match, campers will receive a catered meal before the awards presentation.

Cost for the camp will be $50.00. The USAMU does not make any profit from this camp and the fees are simply collected to cover the expenses of the camp.

Since 1956, Soldiers from the USAMU have won 24 of the country’s Olympic shooting medals, and 59 Soldiers from the International Rifle section have Olympic starts since its inception. Pool Range has been the site of numerous World Cups, National Championships, and Olympic Trials.

Anyone interested can download the 2014 application at www.usamu.com. For more information, contact SSG George Norton at (706) 545-2343 or email him at george.k.norton.mil@mail.mil. Applications can be mailed in or faxed. That information can be found on the application.

The deadline to apply for the camp is May 23. After the deadline has passed, the team will thoroughly review each application and select the 25 camp attendees

USAMU is part of the U.S. Army Accessions Brigade, Army Marketing and Research Group and is tasked with enhancing the Army’s recruiting effort, raising the standard of Army marksmanship and furthering small arms research and development to enhance the Army’s overall combat readiness.

Logo courtesy U.S. Army Marksmanship

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