For the first time in the North Dakota National Guard, a woman has earned a special shooting designation.
WDAY-TV reports that the Guard says Spc. Jennie Dushane earned the Squad Designated Marksman distinction during training in Arkansas.
The Bismarck Tribunesays the training involved soldiers firing rifles at targets roughly the length of six football fields away.
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead says only a third of students enrolled in the course received the title.
DuShane is a military police officer from West Fargo, according to the Tribune. She serves in the Guard's 191st Military Police Company.