CMP Announces Addition of New England Travel Games in 2016
November 20, 2015Civilian Marksmanship Program▸The First Shot▸CMP Announces Addition of New England Travel Games in 2016
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer
JERICHO, Vt. – After months of careful preparation, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) proudly introduces a new installment to its popular travel games – the New England CMP Games, to be held September 14-18, 2016, in Jericho, Vt.
The New England Games will take place at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site and is hosted by the Vermont State Rifle and Pistol Association, along with the Burlington Rifle and Pistol Club. A variety of matches will be fired during the event that will accommodate both rifle and pistol, new and experienced marksmen alike.
Popular matches such as the Garand/Springfield/Vintage and Modern Military Match, As-Issued 1911 Pistol Match, Military & Police Service Pistol Match and a Pistol Two-Man Team Match will be fired throughout the Games. Additionally, an EIC Pistol Match, .22 Rimfire Pistol Match, Carbine Match and Vintage Sniper Match will be sure to challenge competitors of all ages.
For those wanting a more knowledgeable experience, a GSM New Shooter Clinic and Garand Maintenance Clinic will also be available, along with a Small Arms Firing School (SAFS). A staple event at the National Matches in Camp Perry, Ohio, since 1918, SAFS allows students to receive classroom and hands-on involvement in a safe, fun and engaging environment.
Instruction during SAFS is led by qualified CMP staff and experienced CMP Military Instructors is geared toward new shooters, so no previous firearm experience is required. Students participating in the clinic will learn gun safety, target shooting skills, positioning, basic rifle mechanics and will also live fire on the range in a true M16 EIC match.
Housing will be available on post in the form of transient quarters with a shared bath as well as barracks with large open bays and smaller bays for small groups or families.
For information on the event, please contact Christina Roguski at 419-635-2141 ext. 714, or email [email protected].
For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org for more information and program descriptions.