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Shooting Competition Starts In Australia

Shooting Competition Starts In Australia
May 02
11:25 2018

The annual Australian Army Skill at Arms Meet (AASAM) competition at the Puckapunyal Military Area, Victoria, Australia started on Sunday.

This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun by the Republic Fiji of Military Forces (RFMF) chief staff officer co-ordination, Captain Eroni Duaibe, on Monday.

He said the team would send the results after the competi­tion.

The Fijian team at the AASAM is under Warrant Officer Class One (WOI) Eliki Bera, who is the only qualified Mas­ter Coach within the RFMF.

Captain Duaibe said WOI Bera’s contract had been re­newed for another year because his contract ended during the competition.

According to a release from AASAM the competition con­sists of four major components:

  • An Open Sniper Competition, where Army and In­ternational sniper pairs compete against each other;
  • The Champion Shot of the Army, Navy and Air Force, where Top marksmen compete to be recognised as the top shot;
  • Individual and Team events, where up to 14 teams from Forces Command, and unit teams across the Army, Navy and Air Force compete against each other; and
  • The international competition where up to 18 Inter­national Teams compete.


A team from the RFMF took part in 2005, joining other teams from the British Army, British Navy/Marines, East Timor, French New Caledonia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, US Army and US Marine Corp.

The competition ends on May 10.

Edited by Naisa Koroi


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