Game Face and U.S. National Guard Join Forces to Host Airsoft Skirmish at The Glen During IndyCar Weekend
Game Face Guns Made by Classic Army and New Game Face "Verdict" Marking BB's to be Used at Event
By: WGI Staff on 7/1/2009
Game Face Airsoft will supply airsoft guns, ammunition and advisors for the skirmishes at the National Guard booth site at The Glen. According to Mark DeBoard, Director of Shooting Services at Crosman, “If you want to experience the excitement of an airsoft skirmish, come watch the National Guard soldiers in action, and then gear up with safety gear and try it yourself. This is the first skirmish to feature our Game Face AEG’s made by Classic Army using the new, Game Face Verdict Marking BB’s.” Verdict Marking BB’s leave a colored mark when they hit at velocities greater than 60 feet per second “verifying that players have actually hit their target,” said DeBoard.
“We’ll be playing an ‘objective’ type game requiring teams to engage a mission focused on capturing each others’ team flags. For this airsoft skirmish event, five member teams must complete their mission and reach their objective, while preventing the other team from capturing their flag,” said DeBoard.
Major John Sandefur of the National Guard is handling the skirmish obstacle details at The Glen and will supply the site with military vehicles and battlefield props to lend authenticity to the event. “You’ll be able to watch Guard soldiers actually skirmishing and then test your own skill,” said Sandefur.
“This is not Crosman’s first experience at The Glen,” said DeBoard. “For the last three summers we’ve been at The Glen with our airguns and archery products during NASCAR race events, and found the race spectators really excited to have hands-on experience with our products. The chance to partner with the National Guard offers us a great opportunity to show race fans our new Game Face Airsoft line of high end Classic Army guns, and state-of-the-art Game Face Verdict Marking BB’s, while helping the National Guard with their recruiting efforts,” states DeBoard.
For members of the public to participate in the skirmish, they must be at least 18 years of age, and wear the eye protection provided by Game Face Airsoft. The National Guard site can be found along the East Midway between Richardson and Seagraves Roads at The Glen.
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