Fort Benning – The U. S. Army Sniper School will sponsor the eighth annual United States Army International Sniper Competition at FortBenning Oct. 17 through 24.

Two-man sniper teams will compete in events that will include a sniper stalk, urban shooting and orienteering exercises, a stress fire and other tests of their marksmanship and sniper skills.

This will be an international and multi-service competition. Teams from Denmark, France, Spain, Canada, Ireland, the U.S. Marine Corps and a special weapons and tactics team (SWAT) team from the Pittsburgh, Pa. Police Department will compete against Army teams representing the 75thRanger Regiment and National Guard as well as teams from installations around the world.

The competition will take place at different locations around Fort Benning. A number of the competition events are spectator-friendly and open to the public.

There is no admission and parking is free.

Access to the installation is controlled through vehicle checkpoints. Drivers of vehicles without military stickers will need to stop at the visitor’s center on I-185 or Benning Blvd. to get a temporary access pass. Adult passengers in the vehicle may also be asked to present identification at the checkpoint.

For more information, call the Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 706-545-3512.

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