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Article: French Foreign Legion marksmen win US Army Europe sniper contest (2019)

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  • Article: French Foreign Legion marksmen win US Army Europe sniper contest (2019)

    Fyi article for anyone interested: French Foreign Legion marksmen win US Army Europe sniper contest

    https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/...ntest-1.591973

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — After a week of grueling physical tests and precision marksmanship, sharpshooters of the French Foreign Legion emerged as the winners of the U.S. Army’s 2019 European Best Sniper Team Competition.

    More than 30 teams from 17 countries participated in the annual competition, hosted by the U.S. and Latvian armies.

    During the event, the teams had to hike 12 miles with all their sniper gear on one of the hottest days on record in Germany. They then had to fire at targets about half a mile away, and hit them on the first attempt.

    Other challenges included land navigation, where the teams located different objectives hidden in the forest around base, and a stress shoot, where marksmen engaged several long-range targets in quick succession. One of the more unusual challenges was shooting at targets placed on an inflatable boat.
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