2008 Adjutant General’s Competition and Sustainment Training
Texas Military Forces - Dispatch 2008
2008/03/05

TXSG participated for the first year in the AG LMG Competition Photo by Texas Military Forces
TXSG participated for the first year in the AG LMG Competition
Photo by Texas Military Forces

The 2008 Adjutant General’s Light Machine Gun Competition and Sustainment Training took place at Camp Swift Feb. 2 and 3 with a record number of teams participating this year. Seventeen teams from the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and the Texas State Guard fired over the two days in near ideal shooting conditions.

Gunners engaged targets from 10 meters to 700 meters, firing in limited time frames. Teams were also required to disassemble and assemble their weapons for score. In addition, gunners were required to utilize their tripods and T & E mechanisms as part of the competition/sustainment training. Each gunner fired over a 1,000 rounds of ammunition in two days.

For the Texas State Guard, this was the first competition/sustainment training in this event. The team provided its own equipment for the this event and did very well for their first time.

[Read more in the March 2008 issue of The Dispatch, page 17]