• Staff Sgt. Frank Galloway, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, competes during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

    USAMU's Galloway competes

    Staff Sgt. Frank Galloway, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, competes during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

  • The U.S. Army Reserve Shooting Team and National Guard Shooting Team travel armory trailers arrive at the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia.

    Army Arrives

    The U.S. Army Reserve Shooting Team and National Guard Shooting Team travel armory trailers arrive at the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Base, Virginia.

  • Staff Sgt. Daniel Crody, a Soldier with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, competes during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

    USAMU's Crody competes

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Crody, a Soldier with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, competes during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

  • Staff Sgt. Wade Rice, a marksman with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, competes during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

    USAMU's Rice competes

    Staff Sgt. Wade Rice, a marksman with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, competes during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

  • A South Carolina National Guard marksman concentrates prior to making a shot during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

    Carolina Guardsman competes

    A South Carolina National Guard marksman concentrates prior to making a shot during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

  • Pfc. Garth Stone of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit performs spotting duties during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

    Spotting at Interservice Rifle Competition

    Pfc. Garth Stone of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit performs spotting duties during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

  • Sgt. Kristopher Friend, a marksman with the U.S. Army Reserve Shooting Team, performs spotting duties during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition  at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

    USAR Spotter

    Sgt. Kristopher Friend, a marksman with the U.S. Army Reserve Shooting Team, performs spotting duties during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.

  • Shooters and spotters at the firing line during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va.  The competition featured marksmen throughout the Department of Defense to include the USMC Shooting Team, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, South Carolina Guard, U.S. Navy Shooting Team, The National Guard Shooting Team, and U.S. Army Reserve Shooting Team.

    Interservice Rifle Competition

    Shooters and spotters at the firing line during the 2014 Interservice Rifle Competition held at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va. The competition featured marksmen throughout the Department of Defense to include the USMC Shooting Team, U.S. Army...

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, July 9, 2014) -- Marksmen throughout the Department of Defense are competing this week in the 53rd Annual Interservice Rifle Championship at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.

Competitors include the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, the South Carolina National Guard, the U.S. Navy Shooting Team, the U.S. Marine Corps Shooting Team, The National Guard Shooting Team, and the U.S. Army Reserve Shooting Team.

The competition is being held at the Calvin A. Lloyd Range Complex at Quantico, hosted by the Marine Corps Combat Development Command.

The shooting kicked off Sunday with an opening shot ceremony and warm-up matches.

Tuesday's competition included the Inter-service Army Match - Prone Slow which was won by Spc. Joseph Hall of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit with a score of 199-9. The Army Reserve's Capt. Samuel Freeman took second place with a score of 198-11.

Freeman won the Inter-Service 600-yard Match later Tuesday with a score of 199-9. Pvt. Todd Mazur of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit took second place with a score of 197-8.

Wednesday's competition included the 1,000-yard Team Match won by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. The U.S. Marine Corps Team finished second.

Sgt. 1st Class Joel Michalick of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit took first place in the individual 1,000-yard match with a score of 198-6. The Army Reserve's Kristoffer Friend finished second with a score of 197-7.

Thursday's shooting will be highlighted by the Excellence-in-Competition Rifle Match, which includes 200-yard and 300-yard relays.

Friday's competition will include the Commanding General's Team Match, in which each marksman of the six-member teams fires 10 shots slow while standing at 200 yards, then fires 10 shots rapid fire at 300 yards, followed by 10 shots fired slowly from the prone position, at 600 yards.

One team from each service will go head to head Saturday for the Inter-Service Rifle Team Championship. Sunday's Marine Corps Infantry Trophy Team Match will be followed by an evening awards banquet.

(Marvin Lynch of DOD News contributed to this report.)

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