Weapons Training Battalion

 

Weapons Training Battalion

MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
High Shooter is Lance Corporal Hale, Nathan K. from 2d CEB.  His score was 340 and Coach of the week is Corporal Gibson, Nicholas C. from 2d CEB.
Week 34 High Shooter and Coach of the Week Alpha Range
19 May 2016 - High Shooter is Lance Corporal Hale, Nathan K. from 2d CEB. His score was 340 and Coach of the week is Corporal Gibson, Nicholas C. from 2d CEB.
Coach of the week is Sergeant McMinn, Jacob E. from 2/10.
Week 34 Coach of the Week Bravo Range
19 May 2016 - Coach of the week is Sergeant McMinn, Jacob E. from 2/10.
High Shooter is  Captain Walker, Daniel C. from CLR 2. His score was 339.
Week 34 High Shooter Bravo Range
19 May 2016 - High Shooter is Captain Walker, Daniel C. from CLR 2. His score was 339.
Coach of the week is Cpl Rojas, Raymondo, G. from MAG 14.
Week 34 Coach of the Week Charlie Range
19 May 2016 - Coach of the week is Cpl Rojas, Raymondo, G. from MAG 14.
High Shooter is Cpl Pena, Alexander from MAG 14. His  score was 334.
Week 34 High Shooter Charlie Range
19 May 2016 - High Shooter is Cpl Pena, Alexander from MAG 14. His score was 334.
High Shooter is Lance Corporal Veck, Scott J. from MAG 29 and Corporal Petty, Benjamin D. from MHG. Their score was 340.  Coach of the week is Corporal MachadoPerez, Esteban A. from 2d Tank Battalion and High Shooter is Staff Sergeant Bajorek, Steven M. from H&HS. His score was also 340.
Week 33 High Shooters and Coach of the Week Alpha Range
13 May 2016 - High Shooter is Lance Corporal Veck, Scott J. from MAG 29 and Corporal Petty, Benjamin D. from MHG. Their score was 340. Coach of the week is Corporal MachadoPerez, Esteban A. from 2d Tank Battalion and High Shooter is Staff Sergeant Bajorek, Steven M. from H&HS. His score was also 340.
High Shooter is  Staff Sergeant Burt Jr., David D. from V1/2. His score was 332 and Coach of the week is Sgt Wetzel, Nicholas R. from V1/2.
Week 33 High Shooter and Coach of the Week Bravo Range
13 May 2016 - High Shooter is Staff Sergeant Burt Jr., David D. from V1/2. His score was 332 and Coach of the week is Sgt Wetzel, Nicholas R. from V1/2.
Coach of the week is Cpl Tugas, Ryan E. from MAG 14 and High Shooter is SSgt England, Zachary A. from 3d MRSB. His score was 340.
Week 33 Coach of the Week and High Shooter Charlie Range
13 May 2016 - Coach of the week is Cpl Tugas, Ryan E. from MAG 14 and High Shooter is SSgt England, Zachary A. from 3d MRSB. His score was 340.
Coach of the week is Staff Sergeant Bowen, Trevor J. from HQ Support Battalion.
Week 32 Coach of the Week Alpha Range
Coach of the week is Staff Sergeant Bowen, Trevor J. from HQ Support Battalion.
High Shooter is Corporal Bergmeier, Kyle W. from MHG.  His score was 333.
Week 32 High Shooter Alpha Range
High Shooter is Corporal Bergmeier, Kyle W. from MHG. His score was 333.
Coach of the week is Cpl  McBee, Jake S. from MAG 29.
Week 32 Coach of the Week Bravo Range
Coach of the week is Cpl McBee, Jake S. from MAG 29.
Coach of the week is Cpl Bursley, Austin M. and High Shooter is Cpl Wisniewski, Christopher E. both  from CLR 2. Cpl Wisniewski score was 344.
Week 32 Coach of the Week and High Shooter Charlie Range
Coach of the week is Cpl Bursley, Austin M. and High Shooter is Cpl Wisniewski, Christopher E. both from CLR 2. Cpl Wisniewski score was 344.
Coach of the week is Sgt Coolidge, Michael D., from RSU.
Week 30 Coach of the Week Bravo Range
Coach of the week is Sgt Coolidge, Michael D., from RSU.
High Shooter is Cpl Gallagher, Colin J., from MACG-28. His  score was 329.
Week 30 High Shooter Bravo Range
High Shooter is Cpl Gallagher, Colin J., from MACG-28. His score was 329.
High Shooter is Sgt Orr,  Joseph F., from 2d MRB. His score was 341 and Coach of the week is Cpl O’neil, Nicholas R., from HQ Support Battalion.
Week 30 High Shooter and Coach of the Week Charlie Range
High Shooter is Sgt Orr, Joseph F., from 2d MRB. His score was 341 and Coach of the week is Cpl O’neil, Nicholas R., from HQ Support Battalion.
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.