US Shooting Academy Training Blackhawks

The Oklahoma Army Reserve National Guard awarded the US Shooting Academy Inc. a Special Operations Command training contract for 35 Blackhawk helicopter air crewmen.
Training at Camp Gruber begins Monday, May 11, and will continue for 10 days.
Under the training contract, the US Shooting Academy will provide specialized tactical and scenario based training to Blackhawk crewmen in the event of a downed
aircraft. Components of the training will include tactical handgun skills with the M9 service pistol, tactical rifle skills with the M4 weapons system, tactical skills with crew serve weapons M240 and the M249, battlefield weapons familiarization with foreign threat weapons such as the AK47, PKM, and the Russian DShK anti-aircraft machine gun.
Additional instruction will encompass low-light and night-fire training, ground combat
element tactics, team movements, defense perimeters, and close quarters battle tactics.
As the final culmination crewmen will engage in live-fire scenarios emerging from a downed aircraft, securing a perimeter, conduct team maneuvers to a defensible location, all within the confines of a MOUT or sometimes referred to as a combat town.
Most of the staff at USSA have a military background and shares the same enthusiasm, commitment and respect for service men and women, said Mike Seeklander, COO at the US Shooting Academy.
“It is because of this shared background and respect that we as a company endeavor to provide the highest level of training available to our fighting forces and have a no-compromises way of thinking,” he said.



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