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104th Members amongst the best marksmen

104th Fighter Wing, Westfield, Mass. -- Three members of the 104th Fighter Wing (FW), Security Forces Squadron, and one member of the 102nd Intelligence Wing (IW), competed at the 2013 MAC-I Regional Warrior Challenge, hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Advisory Council, Region 1.

This intense New England Warrior Challenge, which took place from 13 to 15 September 2013 at Fort Devens, Mass., brought together hundreds of the very best expert shooters in the region.

Throughout the three days, Army and Air representatives competed in a variety of rifle and pistol matches, as individuals and teams. Ranges were from 25 to 300 yards in sitting, standing, squatting/kneeling and prone positions.

The Massachusetts Air National Guard team included the following members from the 104th FW: Master Sgt. Casey Walsh, Master Sgt. Chris Cekovsky, Master Sgt. Todd Canedy. Master Sgt. David Newman from the 102nd IW, made the fourth and final member of the team.

Awards were presented at the well organized and smoothly run event for the myriad of matches, including the ultimate team and warrior.

Individual awards earned by our team members included:

Master Sgt. Casey Walsh (104FW) - Match 201 Pistol, Open 2nd Place;

Master Sgt. Chris Cekovsky (104FW) - Match 201 Pistol, Open 3rd Place and Match 310 Reflexive Fire, Open 3rd Place;

Master Sgt. David Newman (102IW) - Match 321 Rifle, Open 3rd Place and Match 305 Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Open 2nd Place.
 
 
The overall regional warrior competition team winners were from Maine (3rd) and Vermont (2nd and 1st).