Tag: National Matches

  • Civilian Marksmanship Program Offers First-Rate Facilities for Locals to Enjoy

    Ready to try something new? Planning your next family or friend group get-together? Look no further than the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s public events! With its headquarters and facilities located on the grounds of the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) offers marksmanship prospects not only to the those around the […]

  • USAMU’s Spc. Ivan Roe Continues to Excel Through Flourishing Rifle Career

    Spc. Ivan Roe, current member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), is a fierce athlete to watch out for on the range. In 2021, Spc. Roe, 26, was the leading scorer of the CMP’s Three-Position Aggregate Smallbore competition held during the annual National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. It was his first trip to […]

  • A Memorable Site: My Unexpected Encounter with a Colonel and His Wife

    A Personal Account by CMP Writer, Ashley Brugnone It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago, Camp Perry was filled with guests, coming and going during the summer’s annual National Matches. The event has been a staple at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility since 1907 – welcoming thousands of rifle and […]

  • My Camp Perry Experience: More Camp Perry Highlights Over the Years

    The annual National Matches has welcomed rifle and pistol competitors of all ages from around the country and the world since 1903. Moving to its current home at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio in 1907, thousands of guests travel to the event each July and August to take part in the […]

  • My Camp Perry Experience – More than 40 National Pistol Matches, since 1963

    Submitted by Don Weihl, 83, Swansea, Illinois My favorite memory of Camp Perry is easy. In 1966, I was on the line firing next to the Army Team when MSGT Ralph O. Thompson fired a 100 on the first .22 cal. pistol target. R.O. then fired another 100 on the second target, setting a National […]

  • Longest National Match Competitor: Larry Hayner

    Almost 40 Years!! The annual National Matches has welcomed rifle and pistol competitors of all ages from around the country and the world since 1903. Moving to its current home at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio in 1907, thousands of guests travel to the event each July and August to take […]

  • National Match Competitors: DON EVANS

    The annual National Matches has welcomed rifle and pistol competitors of all ages from around the country and the world since 1903. Moving to its current home at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio in 1907, thousands of guests travel to the event each July and August to take part in the […]

  • National Match Competitor: Dermid McDonald

    The annual National Matches has welcomed rifle and pistol competitors of all ages from around the country and the world since 1903. Moving to its current home at the Camp Perry National Guard Training Facility in Ohio in 1907, thousands of guests travel to the event each July and August to take part in the […]

  • Distinguished Badge Winners of 2019-2020 to be Recognized on 2021 National Matches Stage

    By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer The crowning highlights of the revered Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) National Matches, fired at Camp Perry, Ohio, since 1907, are the climactic pistol and rifle awards ceremonies – held within the base’s own historic theatre. Each year, the country’s top marksmen and women grace the luminous stage to accept their […]

  • CMP Names Retired USAMU Member As New Pistol Program Coordinator

    By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is pleased to announce Jim Henderson, decorated marksman and long-time member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), as Pistol Program Coordinator. Henderson, who is currently the director of pistol and rifle ranges at Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, Ohio, will oversee CMP’s pistol department […]