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Franklin County Comp Squadron cadets participate in Marksmanship Qualification Program

9/30/2017––Civil Air Patrol cadets from the Franklin County Composite Squadron, located at the Triangle Executive North Airport, participated in a Marksmanship Qualification Program taught by Every-Day-Ready. Instructors Monty Edge and Austin Edge taught the cadets the basics of firearms safety, marksmanship techniques, and eventually ended each day with a qualification course for the NRA Marksmanship Badge. Eighteen cadets total participated in the program.

On Saturday, 30 September 2017, 9 cadets participated in the Rimfire Rifle Course. They operated a .22LR bolt action rifle and learned the various techniques of safely carrying the rifle, loading, and ultimately firing it for qualification. On Sunday, 01 October 2017, 9 more cadets participated in the Tactical Rifle Course of fire. These cadets fired an AR style rifle chambered in either .223 or .22LR. Their course of fire was similar to the Rimfire Rifle Course except that these cadets learned to fire from the 7 yard line all the way back to 100 yard line, iron sights. They also learned how to fire from the standing, kneeling and prone positions.

Each day of training was long, hot, and challenging but the cadets now have a newly found respect for firearms and the safety requirements that goes along with using them. The instructors did a superb job at teaching the cadets while instilling a strict and safe environment. The high shooter for Saturday was Cadet Senior Airman Jason Forney of Louisburg and the high shooter for Sunday was Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Korey Floyd of Wake Forest. Congratulations cadets on a job well done.