US Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Quonset Point, RI

Marksmanship Training at Cape Cod


The NCBC Cadets hit the road early on Saturday morning, 14 February, to join with their shipmates from NSCC GOSNOLD Division and Training Ship PATRIOT STATE for a day of Marksmanship Training. The location was the U.S. Coast Guard's Ordinance Support Facility at the Massachusetts Military Reservation on Cape Cod, a large complex that hosts active and reserve components of the U.S. Army, National Guard, and the Coast Guard. Range operations were overseen by soldiers and staff of the Army Reserve, led by SFC Twohig, USA, Range Master, SFC John Stearns, USA, (ret) Range Master, and Mr. William Sissons, with about 40 Cadets shooting .22 caliber rifles and revolvers. Every NCBC Cadet scored at least at the Marksman level, all either earning or requalifying their Marksman, Sharpshooter, or Expert ribbon.

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The Coast Guard indoor range.
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Cadets set up on the firing line.
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Cadets await their turn in the range.
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LCDR McLoughlin scores the targets.
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Taking aim with the .22 cal revolver.
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One-on-one supervision & coaching.
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Line up the sights, learn to breathe.
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It takes a steady hand.
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New Cadet takes his very first shot.
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Even at 13, an expert marksman.
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Just the tip of the finger on the trigger.
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GOSNOLD Cadet takes aim.
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Master shooter gives instruction.
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NCBC Cadet takes aim.
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KEEP THE THUMB AWAY FROM THE CYLINDER.
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GOSNOLD Cadet takes his stance.
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Eyes open, sight the target.
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Oopsie.




 
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