Ft. Benning to Host Army Shooting Competitions

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FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) -- More than 200 soldiers from throughout the Army are coming to Fort Benning for a competition that tests their marksmanship with pistols and rifles.

Registration opens Monday for the 12-day U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, with rifle matches commencing Thursday and Friday. The competition runs through Feb. 8, when a closing awards ceremony will be held.

Competitors are drawn from active-duty soldiers, Army Reservists, National Guard troops and cadets.



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