19 year old Female sniper
This nineteen-year-old ex-cheerleader (now an Air Force Security Forces Sniper) was watching a road that led to a NATO military base when she observed a man digging by the road. She engaged the target (i.e., she shot him)'With a M-24 Sniper rifle at 725 yards. Turned out he was a bomb maker for the Taliban and he was burying an IED that was to be detonated when a US patrol walked by 30 minutes later. It would have certainly killed and wounded several soldiers.
The interesting fact of this story is the shot was measured at 725 yards. She shot him as he was bent over burying the bomb. The shot went through his butt and into the bomb which detonated; he was blown to pieces. The Air Force made a motivational poster of her:
that's a shot 25 yards longer than seven football fields! And the last thing that came out of his mouth
Senior Airman Polly-Jan Bobseine
is a Security Forces Journeym anassigned to the 823d Security Forces Squadron as a Fire Team Member, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. She is 21 years old.
Airman Bobseine was born in Chadwick Bay, New York,
on 21 October 1984. She was home schooled and graduated in
June 2000. She competed in state and regional High-Power Rifle
shooting, achieved New York State’s 2000 Junior Trap Champion
title, taught skiing, snowboarding, and lettered in Swimming.
Airman Bobseine’s military awards include the
Air Force Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters,
Meritorious Unit Award,
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary
Service Ribbon with Gold Border and Small Arms Expert
Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle and Pistol.)
She is currently pursuing her private pilot license
and enrolled in Park University, working towards
an Associates degree in Criminal Justice
She sounds like quite a young lady !