From left to right: Warrant Officer Candidate Naomi Connelly, Capt. Pamela Donley, and Staff Sergeant Marissa Urban pose for a photo during the 48th Annual Chief, National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships held at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, Midway, Utah. For the first time in New Hampshire National Guard history, the three NH women competed as a full team during the competition, held from February 17-21, 2024. This event pitted Guardsmen from across the United States and Territories in a challenging endurance sport that combines the disciplines of heart-pounding cross-country skiing with the demands of precision rifle shooting. “Being a member of the NHNG’s first women’s biathlon team is quite surreal,” said Urban, a medical readiness non-commissioned officer with the NHARNG Medical Readiness Detachment. “This experience was one of the best opportunities I’ve ever had in my Guard career.” (Courtesy photo, Utah National Guard)

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