The Far East DODEA Pacific Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Marksmanship Championships kicks off Tuesday at Sasebo Naval Base in Japan.

Eight schools will participate at the first-time event to held at E.J. King High School, according to a Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific news release.

In years past, marksmanship was part of the annual Far East Drill Competition. Making it a separate competition allows cadets more shooting and drill opportunities, according to DODEA officials.

Schools competing are: E.J. King, Nile C. Kinnick, M.C. Perry Japan and Zama American from mainland Japan; Seoul American and Daegu American from South Korea; Kubasaki from Okinawa and Guam High School.

The Far East Drill Competition is scheduled to take place in March at Kadena High School on Okinawa.

For more information on the marksmanship competition, contact event director Jeff Cizek at DSN 252-2891 or

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