The Adjutant General's Combat Rifle, Sniper, Pistol and Light Machine Gun Championships Match or "TAG Match" is held every April at Camp Smith, Peekskill, New York.
Each year, more than 300 soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines from around New York State participate in the Match. Guardsmen from neighboring states join in as well.
This intensive, 3 day training event, hosts a series of matches in four disciplines: rifle, pistol, sniper and the light machinegun. Mandatory small arms firing schools are conducted throughout Friday afternoon and evening, with one final class conducted Saturday morning prior to competitors reporting to the ranges.
The purpose of the TAG Match is two-fold:
To offer both the units and individual soldiers an opportunity to improve their marksmanship skills
To provide New York National Guard units an opportunity to be selected to represent the State of New York in national level competitions
Competitors range in experience from the novice to the Distinguished Marksman. Regardless of marksmanship level, there is no better way to train to shoot live rounds down range under intense competitive conditions.
Urge your squad leader, section sergeant, and commander to let you shoot in the next TAG Combat Match!