USAMU to Celebrate 54th Anniversary


( — Former and current soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, along with members of the Military Marksmanship Association, will celebrate 54 years of success at a reunion Oct. 14-16 at Fort Benning, Ga.

The USAMU was formed in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to raise the standards of marksmanship throughout the Army. The unit has won 23 Olympic medals, 41 World Championships, and more than 300 National and team championships.

The unit also boasts the world’s best gunsmiths and hours of dedicated research and development.

Attendees will commence the event with an open house at unit headquarters as well as section “get together” dinners. A round-robin rifle, shotgun and pistol competition will be held on the 15th followed by the annual MMA membership meeting and election of new officers.

On the 16th, sections will induct members into their respective halls of fame prior to the induction of three new members into the USAMU Hall of Fame.

The Military Marksmanship Association includes more than 575 members.


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