Congratulations goes out to the Air Force JROTC Marksmanship team at Lakeview High School, they placed 2nd in their division at the Louisiana National Guard State tournament. This is the first Marksmanship trophy Lakeview has received. When asked about the team’s progress this year, Major Wiggins stated; “They did an outstanding job. All but one of our students will be back next year to compete, so we hope to be even more competitive next year. Additionally, with our newly dedicated space for the marksmanship range that Principal William Hymes provided our team, the cadets are afforded more time to hone their marksmanship skills.”
The students use .177 caliber air rifles to shoot at a 1-3/4 inch target from a distance of 10 meters in the Standing, Kneeling, and Prone positions. Chief Master Sergeant John Thomas stated that “once we get the ability to enable each student to use a dedicated weapon without having to share, you’ll see us take our competitiveness to a whole new level.”
Pictured from left are CMSgt John Thomas (US Air Force Retired), Cadet Airman 1st Class Danny Smith, Cadet Airman Basic William Harbour, Cadet Airman 1st Class Charles Culliford, Cadet Senior Airman Dylan Fulton, Cadet Amn Adrian Davis, Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Hannah Walsworth, and Major Stacey Wiggins (US Air Force Retired). Not pictured are Cadet Airman Tramon Lloyd and Cadet CMSgt Cameron Taylor.