Gabler discusses recent deployment with Junior Shooting Club

Photo by Becky Polaski – Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) was the guest speaker at the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 Junior Shooting Club on Thursday evening. Gabler not only talked to club members about his job in Harrisburg and military service, but he also tried his hand at shooting a few targets. Gabler, center, is shown displaying his targets surrounded by club members at the conclusion of the evening. Photo by Becky Polaski – Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk), in front, is shown trying his hand at shooting targets on the range at the Junior Shooting Club along with club member Katie Krull, in back.
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Becky Polaski
Staff Writer

On Thursday evening, Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) was the guest speaker of the St. Marys American Legion Post 103 Junior Shooting Club.
During his visit to the club, Gabler not only talked to club members about his role as a state representative in Harrisburg, but he also discussed his recent deployment and even tried his hand at shooting targets on their range.
Discussing his role as a member of the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard, Gabler explained to the youngsters that he personally is a medical logistics officer.
“It’s kind of an interesting thing because I do this as a reservist, so now I got to actually do it full-time. It was my full-time job for a year, so it was very different,” Gabler said.
Gabler was deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Spartan Shield and was part of managing operations of troops spread across a six-country area.

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