Snipers from across the globe will converge on Fort Benning for one week in October to compete in the eighth annual United States Army International Sniper Competition.
The U. S. Army Sniper School sponsored event will take place from Oct. 17-24 and include teams from Denmark, France, Spain, Canada, Ireland, the U.S. Marine Corps and a special weapons and tactics team (SWAT) team from the Pittsburgh, Pa. Police Department will compete against Army teams representing the 75th Ranger Regiment and National Guard as well as teams from installations around the world, according to Fort Benning's Public Affairs Office.
Two-man sniper teams will compete in events that will include a sniper stalk, urban shooting and orienteering exercises, a stress fire and other tests of their marksmanship and sniper skills.
There are some events that are spectator friendly and open to the public. There is no admission and parking is free.
Use the I-85 or Benning Boulevard gates. Get a temporary access pass at the gate checkpoints if you don't have one for your vehicle. Adult passengers in the vehicle may also be asked to present identification at the checkpoint.