Security Forces Airmen compete in International Sniper Competition

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Jordan Whitlock and Colton Schoenegge, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructors, search for a target during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 17, 2017. The Air Force team placed 8th out of 29 teams. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events.

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colton Schoenegge, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructor, aims his rifle during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 18, 2017. The Air Force team placed 8th out of 29 teams. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Jordan Whitlock and Colton Schoenegge, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructors, use a kestrel to check weather conditions during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 18, 2017. Weather is one of many variables the competitors had to be familiar with. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colton Schoenegge, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructor, adjusts his spotting scope during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 17, 2017. This was the first time since 2012 that the Air Force participated in this event. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colton Schoenegge, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructor, fires at a target during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 17, 2017. Teams from Canada, Denmark, Germany and Norway participated in the event. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

Competitors listen for instructions during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 16, 2017. Competitors were briefed on the rules before each exercise. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jordan Whitlock, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructor, writes references on his hand during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 17, 2017. Competitors were placed under stressful conditions to simulate real-world scenarios. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Colton Schoenegge, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructor, aims at a target from a UH-60 Black Hawk during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 18, 2017. This event tested competitors' aerial fire abilities. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Colton Schoenegge and Jordan Whitlock, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructors, ride on the back of a gator vehicle during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 18, 2017. Competitors traveled to various ranges on base for each event. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgts. Jordan Whitlock and Colton Schoenegge, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron instructors, position themselves behind a barrier during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 18, 2017. Competitors participated in many events that involved standing and moving. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.
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A U.S. Marine Corps sniper team searches for a target during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 16, 2017. Competitors had limited time to find and shoot their targets. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

U.S. Air Force security forces members participated in the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition Oct.
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A family utilizes hearing protection to enjoy events during the 17th Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 18, 2017. Many events were open to spectators. The week-long competition tested snipers from all over the world on their sniper capabilities throughout various events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Carter)

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