86th Fighter Weapons Squadron takes aim with intra-unit shooting competition

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Members of the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron and their families recently participated in a shooting competition.

The event was held at the Wasatch Shooter’s Association Outdoor Range, which overlooks the Great Salt Lake in the Wasatch Mountain foothills.

Range officer Tech. Sgt. Allen Nguyen kicked off the competition with a safety briefing, assisted by Senior Airman Bo Bobian and Robbie Wilcox.

The shooters competed in three timed events.

The first event was a relatively easy shoot at 15 targets in a small mountain canyon. The second event was an orange-walled course where shooters had to navigate around the walls and quickly shoot preset targets. The third and final event was a long-range shoot where shooters had to run back and forth to knock over all the targets.

First place went to Valentino Ceci with a score of 119.33; second place went to Roland Alforque with a score of 95.72; and third went to John Steinmetz with a score of 95.30.

Robbie Wilcox, one of the event organizers, said competitions like the one held in Kaysville not only help sharpen military members’ shooting skills, but they promote camaraderie.

Wilcox thanked members of the squadron and family members who attended and hopes to see more shooters at another event in about six months.

The squadron is open to inviting other units to join them as well. For more information, contact Nguyen at 775-2143 or allen.nguyen@us.af.mil.