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TSLAC 306-4051 Texas Rifle Team

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TSLAC 306-4051
Texas Rifle Team

In 1903, alarmed by the state of America’s marksmanship and national defense preparedness, Congress established the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice. The main activity of the board was to run the National Matches, an annual rifle competition with teams representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the military organizations of each state, such as the state National Guard. Since 1907, the competition has been held at Camp Perry, Ohio.

The Texas Adjutant General's Department oversees the Texas National Guard and other state military forces. This undated flag represents the Texas Rifle Team, chosen each year under the auspices of the Adjutant General in a competition at Camp Mabry in Austin. The Department of Defense ended its participation in the National Matches in 1967. The competition today is much smaller and features teams fielded by state chapters of the National Rifle Association.

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