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Soldiers and veterans compete in the shooting competition at the Pacific Regional Warrior Game Trials 2017 at Schofield Barracks.
Airsoft is a hobby that began in Japan in the late 1970’s. The sport was created to provide an alternative for gun hobbyists, because the Japanese government outlawed gun ownership. The weapons look very similar to real firearms with the exception of their bright orange tips and 6mm plastic ball bearing ammunition. The BB’s can hurt, but cause minimal skin damage. Safety is always a priority when participating in airsoft, players are required to wear eye protection at all times during game play. Several players choose to wear other protective gear such as face masks, heavy clothing and hats to cover as much of their body as possible, so the BB’s don’t leave marks. Shooting is one of the most popular events of the Warrior Game Trials. These competitions take place during November, which also coincides with Warrior Care Month. During Warrior Care Month we focus on activities that allow us to communicate the Army’s commitment to wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, their families, and caregivers, and to emphasize Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers’ number one priority is to work as hard on their recovery as they work on defending the nation.

Soldiers and veterans compete in the shooting competition at the Pacific Regional Warrior Game Trials 2017 at Schofield Barracks.
Airsoft is a hobby that began in Japan in the late 1970’s. The sport was created to provide an alternative for gun hobbyists, because the Japanese government outlawed gun ownership. The weapons look very similar to real firearms with the exception of their bright orange tips and 6mm plastic ball bearing ammunition. The BB’s can hurt, but cause minimal skin damage. Safety is always a priority when participating in airsoft, players are required to wear eye protection at all times during game play. Several players choose to wear other protective gear such as face masks, heavy clothing and hats to cover as much of their body as possible, so the BB’s don’t leave marks. Shooting is one of the most popular events of the Warrior Game Trials. These competitions take place during November, which also coincides with Warrior Care Month. During Warrior Care Month we focus on activities that allow us to communicate the Army’s commitment to wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, their families, and caregivers, and to emphasize Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers’ number one priority is to work as hard on their recovery as they work on defending the nation.

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