Weapons Training Battalion

 

Weapons Training Battalion

MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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.
Coach of the week is LCpl, Smith, Logan E. from 1/6 and High Shooter is Sgt Area, Steven J.  from MAG 29. His  score was 341.
Week 28 Coach of the Week and High Shooter Bravo Range
Coach of the week is LCpl, Smith, Logan E. from 1/6 and High Shooter is Sgt Area, Steven J. from MAG 29. His score was 341.
Coach of the week is Sgt Bishop, Scott D. from RSU and High Shooter is SSgt Castaneda, Daniel E. from 2D MRSB. His score was 341.
Week 26 Coach of the Week and High Shooter Bravo Range
Coach of the week is Sgt Bishop, Scott D. from RSU and High Shooter is SSgt Castaneda, Daniel E. from 2D MRSB. His score was 341.
Coach of the week is Cpl Moore, Max A. from MWSS 272 and High Shooter is Cpl Cooney,  Kyle A.  from MAG 29. His score was 336.
Week 26 Coach of the Week and High Shooter Charlie Range
Coach of the week is Cpl Moore, Max A. from MWSS 272 and High Shooter is Cpl Cooney, Kyle A. from MAG 29. His score was 336.
Coach of the week is LCpl Jarvie, Jacob from CLR 2.
Week 25 Coach of the Week Bravo Range
Coach of the week is LCpl Jarvie, Jacob from CLR 2.
High Shooter is PFC Sluder, Jackson D.  from 3/8. His  score was 342.
Week 25 Hight Shooter Bravo Range
High Shooter is PFC Sluder, Jackson D. from 3/8. His score was 342.
High Shooter is Sgt Wilson, De’Von M. His score was 342. and Coach of the week is LCpl Boyd, Justin A. Both from 3/8.
Week 25 High Shooter and Coach of the Week Charlie Range
High Shooter is Sgt Wilson, De’Von M. His score was 342. and Coach of the week is LCpl Boyd, Justin A. Both from 3/8.
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.