CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- For the fifth year in a row, a team from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing has won the annual "TAG (The Adjutant General) Match," held here May 31 to June 1. The team members are, from left: Senior Master Sgt. Edward Stefik, Lewiston, N.Y.; Tech. Sgt. Ryan Mang, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Staff Sgt. Johnathen Wagner, Buffalo; and Tech. Sgt. Warren Jones, Rochester, N.Y. Marksmanship training and competition has long been a key component of National Guard training. The modern TAG Match requires participants to employ the weapons used on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The match consists of eight timed events that include the use of those weapons during close-quarters combat, casualty, and nuclear biological chemical (NBC) drills. About 125 New York National Guard troops from across the state took part in the match.
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