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US Marines take aim for the 2020 Far East Intramural Matches

December 14, 2020

U.S. Marines across Okinawa gather to compete in the 2020 Far East Intramural Matches on Camp Hansen, December 7-18. Once a year, members from the Marine Corps Shooting Team travel to Okinawa to host the Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition Far East. However, due to COVID-19, the shooting team was unable to travel to Okinawa. Instead, Marine Corps Installations Pacific hosted the 2020 Far East Intramural Matches in its place. The first week of the competition focused on learning the fundamentals and turning the required movements into muscle memory…
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Nathaniel Schoenhoefer, a data systems chief with Combat Logistics Regiment 37, takes aim during the 2020 Far East Intramural Matches on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 10. The competition is held annually to improve Marines’ marksmanship, combat readiness, and proficiency with both a rifle and pistol. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary Larsen)