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Camp Perry is a National Guard training facility located on the shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio near Port Clinton. In addition to its regular mission as a military training base, Camp Perry also boasts the largest outdoor rifle range in the world. The firing is done in the direction of the open water of the lake (beyond an earthen berm), and guard boats must warn off pleasure craft from behind the firing line. The United States National Guard is a significant component of the United States armed forces military reserve. ... Jump to: navigation, search Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, among the worlds largest such lakes. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Port Clinton is a city located in Ottawa County, Ohio. ...


Camp Perry has been the host of the NRA-sponsored National Rifle Matches since 1907. The National Matches, considered America's "World Series of the Shooting Sports", attracts shooting sports competitors from all across the nation, to compete in matches of all multitudes. The reservation is also home to the Small Arms Firing School, which provides shooters with expert training and facilities for improving their shooting ability. Jump to: navigation, search This article concerns the National Rifle Association of the USA. For the UK organisation, see National Rifle Association The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a highly organized 501(c)(4) group for gun promotion in the United States. ... 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The original land for Camp Perry was purchased in 1906, and the reservation was named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, the American naval commander who won the Battle of Put-in-Bay during the War of 1812. Rudimentary structures were constructed for use by competitors in the National Matches, and for transient personnel. During World War I, Camp Perry served as a training center for Army officers and marksmanship instructors. During the Second World War, Camp Perry served as a POW camp for German and Italian prisoners. After the war, prisoner quarters were converted back to use by transient personnel who were at Perry for training. Many of Camp Perry's original structures are still in use, in one form or another. At present, Camp Perry is the home of the 213th Ordinance Company (Missile Support, Corps), the 372d Missile Maintenance Company (DS) Detachment 1, the 200th Red Horse Civil Engineering Squadron (Ohio Air National Guard), and the Ohio Naval Militia (the naval arm of the State of Ohio's Adjutant General's Department and part of Ohio's State Defense Forces). Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was an officer in the United States Navy. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Battle of Lake Erie, sometimes also referred to as the Battle of Put-in-Bay, was fought on September 10, 1813 in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812. ... Jump to: navigation, search The War of 1812 was a conflict fought on land in North America and at sea around the world between the United States and United Kingdom from 1812 to 1815. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Shield of the United States Air National Guard In the U.S. military, the Air National Guard (ANG), as part of the National Guard, is the organized militia of a particular U.S. state and is a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), too. ... Jump to: navigation, search Ohio Naval Militia Seal The Ohio Naval Militia (ONM) is an organized, unarmed, all-volunteer unit that has been serving the State of Ohio and the nation since 1896. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... An adjutant general is the chief administrative officer to a military general. ... State Defense Forces or State Guards, in the United States are military units that operate under the sole authority of a state. ...


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