8th FW hosts Excellence in Competition Shootout
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published: June 22, 2016
KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- The Wolf Pack hosted its first Excellence in Competition event June 13-17, on Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea.
The EIC is an awards program recognizing marksmanship in pistol and rifle, open to any Air Force Active duty, Reserve or National Guard member. The top 10% of the competitors in each category earn badges by earning points in marksmanship competitions.
“This competition allows members to get an opportunity to shoot a weapon system that they aren’t accustomed to shooting on a daily basis,” said Tech. Sgt. Jahara Brown, Executive Officer of the EIC. “It’s very important for members to stay proficient with the weapons.”
Airmen shot from a distance of 25 meters and were scored based of proximity to the center of the target. The center ring being worth 10 points and descending in points the further out from center the shot hit. A perfect score for the pistol course-of-fire was 300 points and the rifle was 500 points.
The EIC allowed any Airmen interested the opportunity to get some hands on time with weapons.
“Having the opportunity to fire was great for morale,” said Staff Sgt. Scott Trombley, 8th Maintenance Squadron. “Aside from just morale it gave me a better understanding to be prepared and ready to fight.”