Doboj - It's two o'clock in the afternoon at the NordPol
Battle Group-HQ in Doboj (MND-N) Aug. 17. As usual, the sun is burning
and the atmosphere is hot. Even so, these conditions don't seem to
frighten the 20 Danish, Polish and American competitors.
came to fine tune their talent, keep their heads and to test their
professionalism in a shooting competition. In teams of three people,
the competitors followed one another into the shooting range. The
rules were simple: take three practice shots, then take 10 shots at
25 meters away from the target in a span of 10 minutes.
Everyone used his own personal weapon. At such a distance, hitting
the black circle on the target counted between 6 and 10 points, which
gives an idea of the level of the competitor. Hitting the target in
the center many times is considered a great feat.
Curiously, some of the shooters had burned the breech of their gun,
so the sun wouldn't reflect into their eyes. However, they hadn't
considered the sweat and the stress of the competition.
person with the top score tallied 89 points. However, due to certain
rules, that person wasn't considered the winner. The rules said that
the person who scored the most 10-point shots would be the winner.
Capt. Adam Wojcik, from the Polish army, won the competition by hitting
the 10-point target three times.
"I had to stay concentrated because I shot in the last team.
The other competitors were really good shooters and opponents,"
Also, the troops appreciated the participation and the good score
of Col. Jerzy Gut, the chief of staff of the NPBG. After the fierce
competition, the afternoon surely strengthened the understanding between
the different countries.
Nations of SFOR: Poland,