Established in 1976, the AFSA is a veteran, non-profit organization with 501-c(19) status that supports its membership of Active Duty, Retiree, and honorably discharged Veterans of the Armed Forces within the skeet shooting community.  Membership is free so we hope that you can join us in promoting safety, fun, and competition within the world of clay target shooting!! 


We regret to inform the association that CPO Don (“Mac”) McKown, USN, has passed away. He was a 1994 Pletcher Award recipient and a stalwart member of the skeet shooting community. He taught many about the sport and was a constant personality and joy wherever he was shooting.

View service information and his obituary here.


A note from the AFSA Secretary, Darron Todd:

Fellow Shooters,

I have the unhappy responsibility to inform you of the passing of Cotton Talbott. His death was unexpected and I still do not have any information concerning services for him.

Cotton’s contributions to the Armed Forces Skeet Association are many, varied and enduring.

In addition to being a very competitive skeet shooter, Cotton served on several of our officer leadership boards and committees; was inducted into the AFSA Hall Of Fame in 1991, and in 2014 earned the Pletcher Award for his service to the association and skeet shooting. In 2011, Cotton was selected as one of AFSAs Directors Emeritus and continued to provide guidance and mentorship until his passing.

I personally have been a member of AFSA only since 2006. In this short period of time, and my few attendances of our championship I vividly recall Cotton being one of our standout members. Although Cotton didn’t compete in many of the last championships, he was always in attendance and willingly offered his advice to those who sought it.

2018 will be marked as a year of significant loss for our association not only because of Cotton’s passing, but also the passing of Don Snyder, and James “Mo” Mozisek. All of these gentlemen made substantial contributions to the Armed Forces Skeet Association and the game of Skeet and they will be sorely missed.

Thank you,
Darron M. Todd

World Skeet Championships Free Entry Information

For any shooters interested in attending the World Skeet shoot that are also AFSA members, please see the following opportunity for free entry!!  Submit this entry form to a Zone 9 Director NLT 10 SEP. This is either Dave Wood (USA), Chris Naler (USMC), or Katie Fichtner (MV At Large). 

The only requirements include:
Never have attended the World
Has shot registered targets in 2018
Participated in the Zone 9 shoot (Armed Services Skeet Championships) in Tucson, AZ this past May
Plans to attend the 2018 World