CAMP ROBINSON, Ark. (KTHV) - More than 80 four-man teams from around the nation competed at Camp Robinson Thursday for the prestigious National Championship marksmen competition.
The matches are meant to promote marksmanship in the military. Members of the National Guard and international military test their skills and weapons systems in a battle environment. But, it's not just about winning. It's about honor and history.
"You get some history with a lot of these matches and a lot of these trophies have some purpose. You have some trophies that are dedicated to soldiers who died in combat and others that are very important to the marksmanship community," explained Sgt. Micah Marchand. "There's a lot of trophies with a lot of meanings so when a soldier wins it, there's a lot of pride that will go with it."
Teams compete by using their service rifles, pistols, and a shotgun to engage targets. Friday is the last day of the championship.