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5th Annual Marty Brown Memorial Invitational (Camp Atterbury, IN)
Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am—Nov 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT
THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY. If after reading the event description you would like to participate, please contact the Event Director to request an invitation.
Marty Brown Memorial Invitational Overview
The Marty Brown Memorial Invitational™ rifle match honors Marty Brown, an instructor with Revere’s Riders who lost a 40-month battle with ovarian cancer in 2017. A portion of match proceeds will be donated to Ovar’coming Together to assist in their programs to support women diagnosed with ovarian cancer as well as funding ovarian cancer research. You can read more about Marty as well as Ovar’coming Together on the Marty Brown Memorial™ page of our website.
The Marty Brown Memorial Invitational™ rifle match is an informal 3-position known distance match shot according to the Revere’s Riders Rifle Qualification Test. This is an invitational match and you must be invited to attend. Marksmen will receive an invitation by satisfying one of the following:
- shoot a score of Marksman or better on the Revere’s Riders Rifle Qualification Test (must be in the same calendar year as the Invitational)
- satisfy the Match Director that you are proficient and safe enough to participate
If you believe you meet either of the above criteria and would like to participate, please contact the Event Director using the email address below.
No formal instruction will be provided at this event; however, many participants will be highly skilled rifle marksmen who are usually willing to help in any way they can provided doing so doesn’t detract from their own enjoyment or participation in the event. In general, if you can “shoot a score” in the 25-yard Revere’s Riders Rifle Qualification Test you have the necessary marksmanship skills to participate in this event.
Swag Bags, Give Aways, Skills Contest and Silent Auction
Dozens of companies in the firearms industry and others have donated items in support of this event and our mission to raise money for Ovar’coming Together. We will be incorporating these donations into the Marty Brown Memorial Invitational in the following ways:
- Swag Bags—every paid participant will receive a “swag bag” filled with
- a custom teal Marty Brown Memorial t-shirt
- a custom Marty Brown Memorial patch
- additional items such as hats, koozies, patches, stickers, pens, etc. from other donors and sponsors
- complete details on Swag Bag contents
- Give Aways—every paid participant will receive a random gift such as the following:
- Skills Contests—paid participants will be eligible to compete in a skills contest each day with prizes for the top 2 scores (extra entry fee required):
- Silent Auction—we will auctioning off more items in a silent auction open to everyone which includes:
Details on all these items can be found on the 2021 Marty Brown Memorial Invitational Swag Bags, Give Aways, Prizes, Auctions page.
Match Information and Rules
For general match information and rules, please see the Marty Brown Memorial Invitational Rifle Match Rules page.
Camp Atterbury and COVID-19
The US Army has imposed additional restrictions on activities at military installations due to COVID-19. At present (July 2020), this includes the following:
- wearing a mask when indoors (masks will not be required outdoors)
- submitting to a screening questionnaire before being allowed on base
We will provide updated information regarding the US Army and Camp Atterbury policies regarding COVID-19 closer to the time of the event.
Camp Atterbury and Afghan Refugees
As you may be aware from recent news coverage, Camp Atterbury is now hosting several thousand Afghan refugees on base. This has dictated several changes to base policy including the following:
- civilian on-base housing will NOT be available (it is being used to house additional military support personnel)
- on-base driving routes are restricted (see cantonment map below for details)
- speed limits will be subject to greater enforcement due to the presence of Afghan refugees (including children) not familiar with western style vehicular traffic:
- 25mph maximum speed limit
- 10mph speed limit when pedestrians are present
- photography in the cantonment area is strictly prohibited; our understanding is that photography is still allowed on the firing ranges
The bottom line is that Camp Atterbury is much more of a “military base” than it was in the past due to the presence of the Afghan refugees. Please be aware of the above rules, attempt to follow them to the best of your ability, and be respectful to all persons on-base.
Additional Event Information
Ticket price includes all range fees.
Pre-registration is Required
All participants must purchase tickets by the DEADLINE of 5:00 PM on October 29, 2021. Absolutely no registrations will be allowed after this deadline. The unique venue for this event requires that we share your name and other personal information you submit to Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center (CAJMTC), Military Police and the Range Control office. Your information will not be used in any manner other than to allow your admittance to the installation and to contact you regarding this event. Pre-registration is required so that we can forward your information to CAJMTC in time for the event. You are also responsible for reading the below additional range information specific to Camp Atterbury. Please keep in mind that we are using a military facility and military rules and discipline are in force.
Event will be held RAIN or SHINE!
Camp Atterbury is an active military installation, as such we may have our scheduled access removed as late as the day before the event. Refunds will only be issued for this event due to cancellation of the event by military authorities. Absolutely no refunds will be given for any other reason.
Additional Range Information
You MUST Arrive On Time
Plan to arrive NO LATER than 7:45AM. Anyone arriving later than this will not be allowed to participate in the event and your event fees will not be refunded. This is due to the need to meet at Range Control and proceed to the range as a group. We will not wait for you; plan to be early.
Base Firearms Policy
CAJMTC firearms policy—NO LOADED FIREARMS PERMITTED ON BASE. Concealed carry is NOT ALLOWED on base; you may only load a firearm while on a designated range. Before you proceed to to the base entrance and attempt to pass through security, make sure that all firearms in your vehicle and on your person (don’t forget your concealed carry sidearm) are unloaded, in a secure case and separated from your ammunition. This is generally Indiana state law (see IC 35-47-2-1). If you are refused entry to the base for any reason, your event fees will not be refunded.
It is recommended that you do NOT inform base security that you have firearms in your vehicle unless specifically asked. It is also recommended that you wait until you are physically on the firing range to load your magazines to avoid any appearance of being “loaded and ready for action” while on-base.
Directions to Range Control
You will be required to pass through the Camp Atterbury “delivery gate” to access the military side of the base (major construction is under way at the “main gate”). The “delivery gate” is at Schoolhouse Road to the west of the “main gate” and there is signage on Hospital Road to that effect.
Base security is now being manned by US Army MPs and they should be treated with the utmost respect. Answer truthfully any questions you are asked; provide any and all identification or paperwork requested (make sure you have your drivers license and proof of insurance with you).
When asked, tell gate security that you are going to “Range Control”. IMPORTANT—do NOT attempt to go to the range on your own. There are numerous ranges at Camp Atterbury and any number of them can be “hot” at any given time. There are ranges for pistols, rifles, artillery as well as strafing (witnessing an A-10 Warthog engaging in a strafing run is awe inspiring from a distance); some of the ranges involve firing over roadways (if the range is “hot”, these should be blockaded, but better safe than sorry). Wandering onto any of these ranges while they are “hot” could lead to a VERY bad day.
There are two acceptable routes to Range Control indicated in blue and red on the map below:
These routes avoid the cantonment areas where the Afghan refugees are housed.
Civilian on-base lodging is NOT available at this time. Edinburgh has several hotels/motels nearby should you need lodging:
3M Peltor has graciously provided Revere’s Riders with Peltor LiteCom Plus communications headsets for use at this event. These headsets incorporate radios allowing wearers to communicate with each other via their headsets. Extremely convenient for ranges where the target line is manned like Camp Atterbury.
Central Indiana High Power Rifle Shooters (CIHRPS) will be assisting Revere’s Riders in running the Marty Brown Memorial Invitational rifle match. CIHPRS holds several rifle matches each month at Camp Atterbury including NRA Highpower, F-class, etc. If you have an interest in long-range rifle competition (out to 1,200 yards), then CIHPRS is your club.