107th Team took the State Cup for the 4th year in a row Published June 3, 2013 By Master Sgt. Edward Stefik 107th Airlift Wing Camp Smith, N.Y. -- The 107th Airlift Wing sent four of it's finest marksman to compete in New York States 34th Annual Combat Sustainment Training Exercise (The Adjutant General's Combat Match), located at Camp Smith. Since the 1800s marksmanship training and competition has long been a key component of the National Guard. This weekend the tradition continued with a 3-day training event that allows units and individual Soldiers the opportunity to improve their level of marksmanship, engage in healthy competition, and pick top contenders to represent the state in national competitions. The modern TAG Match requires participants to employ the weapons used on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Participants in the TAG Matches learn to improve their shooting skills and take those lessons back to their units. This year the 107th Team took the State Cup for the 4th year in a row. The team won many individual awards as well. The Team Leader, Master Sgt. Edward Stefik was the individual champion for the combined arms match involving combat pistol and rifle. He also took 1st place Excellence in Pistol Competition and 1st place Combat Pistol Competition. Newcomer, 1st Sgt. Randal Schenefiel took high scorer in the novice rank. Earning him New York State's Master Sgt. Joseph A. Longbardo Trophy. Tech Sgt. Ryan Mang took 3rd place Exercise in Competition and Tech Sgt. Christopher Doherty was 3rd place in the individual rifle match. The team placed 1st in the General George Patton Pistol match and the National Guard Infantry Team Rifle match. "It was an honor to be the team Captain for the 107th AW. I find it very humbling every time I compete to be in the presence of such professional soldiers and airman. These folks display some of the best marksmanship skills in the state." said Master Sgt. Stefik . Members of the 107th will be off to represent NY State in the Winston P. Wilson National Combined Arms match. A week long competition in Camp Robinson, Arkansas.