With his rifle strapped to his back, Staff Sgt. Jamie Haines, 212th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, took off with speed and determination, knowing the rough terrain ahead would require physical and mental strength.
Quickly, the elements began to wear down his body and increase his heart rate.
He reminded himself to focus on the mission and his training. As he approached the targets, he controlled his breathing, fired five shots and sprinted to his next objective.
Haines was one of approximately 70 Guardsmen from 10 western states who skied and shot their way through the National Guard Bureau’s Western Regional Biathlon at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Jan 11-12. Also available in high definition
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