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Feature   Know Your Military

Video: Sure Shot

June 3, 2021 , DOD News

Pennsylvania Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Amanda Elsenboss started shooting around the age of 8, and earned the coveted President's Hundred tab marksmanship award at age 16. 

Today she is a member of the National Guard's All Guard Marksmanship Team, whose members are selected from 54 states, territories and the District of Columbia.

A soldier handles ammunition at an outdoor range.
President's Hundred
Pennsylvania Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Amanda Elsenboss prepares her ammunition before the East Coast Full Bore Championships at Camp Butner, N.C., May 11, 2021.
Photo By: Army Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes
VIRIN: 210511-Z-TA175-1004R
Three soldiers stand for a photo in a green field.
Marksmanship Three
From left: Army Staff Sgt. John Coggshall, Sgt. Brian Harder and Staff Sgt. Amanda Elsenboss pose for a photo after their teams placed in the top three at the East Coast Full Bore Championships at Camp Butner, N.C., May 11. All three are members of the All Guard national marksmanship team, and will go on to represent in the nation in the Long Range World Championships in South Africa.
Photo By: Army Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes
VIRIN: 210511-Z-TA175-1005Y
An Army National Guardsman lies prone on the ground holding a rifle.
Championship Shooter
Pennsylvania Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Amanda Elsenboss, a member of the All Guard national marksmanship team, shoots a .308-caliber rifle during the East Coast Full Bore Championships at Camp Butner, N.C., May 11, 2021.
Photo By: Army Sgt. 1st Class Whitney Hughes
VIRIN: 210511-Z-TA175-1003Y

She took third place in her team division in the East Coast Full Bore Championships at Camp Butner, North Carolina, last month, and she and the team will represent the National Guard against other U.S. military services in the Interservice Rifle Championships later this month in Quantico, Virginia.