Weapons Training Battalion

 

Weapons Training Battalion

MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
15 Jan 2016 - Coach of the week is SSgt Matt, Jeremy A. with 2D MARDIV and High Shooters are SSgt Bradshaw, Robert L. and LCpl Jeremiah, Andreew C. with CLB 22 shot a 343
Week 16 Coach of the Week and High Shooters Alpha Range
15 Jan 2016 - Coach of the week is SSgt Matt, Jeremy A. with 2D MARDIV and High Shooters are SSgt Bradshaw, Robert L. and LCpl Jeremiah, Andreew C. with CLB 22 shot a 343
15 Jan 2016 - Coach of the week is Cpl Valdez, Abdias M. and High Shooter is Cpl Street, Jeffery D.M. with CLB-2  shot a 332
Week 16 Coach of the week and High Shooter Charlie Range
15 Jan 2016 - Coach of the week is Cpl Valdez, Abdias M. and High Shooter is Cpl Street, Jeffery D.M. with CLB-2 shot a 332
11 Dec 2015 - High Shooter is Sgt Lohmann, Jesse A. with 2D MAR RDR BN shot a 343 and the Coach of the week is Cpl Poree, Joshua M. with HQ CO 8THMAR
Week 11 Coach of the Week and High Shooter Alpha Range
11 Dec 2015 - High Shooter is Sgt Lohmann, Jesse A. with 2D MAR RDR BN shot a 343 and the Coach of the week is Cpl Poree, Joshua M. with HQ CO 8THMAR
11 Dec 2015 -High Shooter is Cpl Rockwell, Colten L. with 2D AAV BN shot a 339 and the Coach of the week is SSgt Morgan, Jason T. with HQ BTRY 10THMAR
Week 11 Coach of the Week and High Shooter Bravo Range
11 Dec 2015 -High Shooter is Cpl Rockwell, Colten L. with 2D AAV BN shot a 339 and the Coach of the week is SSgt Morgan, Jason T. with HQ BTRY 10THMAR
11 Dec 2015 - Coach of the week is Cpl Garcia, Ulises G. With 2DBN 2DMAR and the High Shooter is LCpl Meza, Gonzalo R. with 2DBM 2DMAR sot a 340
Week 11 Coach of the Week and High Shooter Charlie Range
11 Dec 2015 - Coach of the week is Cpl Garcia, Ulises G. With 2DBN 2DMAR and the High Shooter is LCpl Meza, Gonzalo R. with 2DBM 2DMAR sot a 340
20 Nov 2015 - WTBN Marines, sailors, and civilians enjoy a battalion golf outing.  LCpl Griffin, Headquarters Company Clerk, planned, coordinated, and, with the assistance of the WTBN Operations Officer, oversaw the entire event.  Many of the participants had never played golf before, but everyone enjoyed a day on the links and the friendly spirit of competition.
WTBN Golf Outing
20 Nov 2015 - WTBN Marines, sailors, and civilians enjoy a battalion golf outing. LCpl Griffin, Headquarters Company Clerk, planned, coordinated, and, with the assistance of the WTBN Operations Officer, oversaw the entire event. Many of the participants had never played golf before, but everyone enjoyed a day on the links and the friendly spirit of competition.
17 Nov 2015 - Sgt Keith, RSU Combat Marksmanship Coach (center, top) reviews data books with his firing detail in preparation for qualification day.
RSU Qualification Day
17 Nov 2015 - Sgt Keith, RSU Combat Marksmanship Coach (center, top) reviews data books with his firing detail in preparation for qualification day.
View of Weapons Training Battalion Alpha Range Stone Bay located at Stone Bay (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina.
WTBN Stone Bay Alpha Range
View of Weapons Training Battalion Alpha Range Stone Bay located at Stone Bay (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina.
View of Weapons Training Battalion Bravo Range Stone Bay located at Stone Bay (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina.
WTBN Stone Bay Bravo Range
View of Weapons Training Battalion Bravo Range Stone Bay located at Stone Bay (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina.
View of Weapons Training Battalion Charlie Range Stone Bay located at Stone Bay (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina.
WTBN Stone Bay Charlie Range
View of Weapons Training Battalion Charlie Range Stone Bay located at Stone Bay (Camp Lejeune), North Carolina.
Weapons Training Battalion - History

Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina was initially activated on 1 January 1943 as the Rifle Range Detachment, Training Center, Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina for the purpose of providing marksmanship training to Marines preparing for combat duty during World War II.  

The first range to be constructed was “Bravo" Range, followed in order by “Alpha” Range, “Charlie” Range, and the Pistol Range.  The berm and butts were established over mounds of expended “O3" Springfield and M1 Garand brass casings.  On 4 February 1943, the Rifle Range underwent the first of several re-designations during World War II, with the organization’s name changing to Rifle Range Battalion, Training Center, Camp Lejeune.  

After successful service during World War II, the Rifle Range was temporarily deactivated on 26 August 1946, and remained inoperable until its reactivation on 1 April 1950 as the Rifle Range Detachment, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  The Rifle Range Detachment was re-designated as Weapons Training Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on 20 February 1996.

Presently, the Marines of the Weapons Training Battalion train in excess of 25,000 Marines annually on rifle and pistol marksmanship.  Weapons Training Battalion is also home for the Eastern Division Rifle and Pistol Matches, as well as the premier competition of all Marine rifle and pistol competitions, the Marine Corps Championships.

Today, marksmanship training is undergoing many significant changes that will empower the Marine Corps to successfully meet any challenge across the globe.  As always, Weapons Training Battalion is committed to providing outstanding facilities and support for marksmanship training, re-qualification, and competition shooting for the Marines of Marine Forces, Atlantic and Marines throughout the world.