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JROTC Air Rifle Postal Competition Opens in September

The 2016-2017 JROTC Postal Competition will officially open on Sept. 26, 2016, for young cadets in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC programs who are interested in competing in this three-position air rifle match with other talented juniors across the nation. Last year, over 7,000 juniors competed in the match that serves as the first step on the road to Nationals.


To compete, registered participants will each receive three targets and instructions for recording scores. Shooters will fire in each of the three positions (prone, standing, kneeling) at their home ranges – using one target for each position. Once record shots are fired, shooters will return the targets to CMP for scoring.

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Juniors in Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force JROTC programs across the country compete against one another in this challenging and fun match.

CMP staff members will verify scores using the Orion Visual Image Scoring system. Results will be posted within Competition Tracker for teams and individuals to check during the postal season.


As in years past, Larry and Brenda Potterfield, co-founders of the MidwayUSA Corporation, will provide generous fund donations to winning teams of the JROTC Championships.


The funds will be placed in each team’s endowment account with the MidwayUSA Foundation. The MidwayUSA Foundation is a 501c(3) public charity that helps communities and organizations raise funds to support youth shooting teams and activities. The Foundation is an endowment that helps fund team expenses today and into the future.


Dates to note for the 2016-2017 JROTC Postal Competition:

  • Sept. 26, 2016 – Online Registration Opens
  • Nov. 16, 2016 – Online Registration Closes
  • Dec. 1, 2016 – Targets must be received by CMP for scoring

(Late targets will not be scored.)

  • Dec. 5, 2016 – Preliminary Results Posted
  • Dec. 9, 2016 – All scores final (Protests cannot be made after 8 a.m.)


Top scorers of the Postal competition will qualify for Regionals, which will be held in February at three locations: Anniston, Ala.; Camp Perry, Ohio; and Las Vegas, Nev. Nationals will follow in March in Anniston for all service branches.


For more information, visit http://thecmp.org/air/jrotc-air-rifle-national-championship/.


The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a federally chartered 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. It is dedicated to firearm safety and marksmanship training and to the promotion of marksmanship competition for citizens of the United States. For more information about the CMP and its programs, log onto www.TheCMP.org.

Let us know if you shoot a postal competition.

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