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2006 Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award Winner

NRA honors Judy Johnson of North Pole, Alaska

At its 135th Annual Meetings, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 19-21, the National Rifle Association honored Judy Johnson of North Pole, AK, for her outstanding contributions to leading shooting education programs and advancing the goals of NRA. For her accomplishments, Johnson was selected to receive a Marion P. Hammer Woman of Distinction Award.

During the presentation of the Award, NRA Board member Susan Howard said, "Volunteering hundreds of hours as a hunter education instructor, NRA Certified Instructor and NRA Range Safety Officer, Judy Johnson has imparted her profound knowledge of the shooting sports to countless new sportsmen and women, and contributed mightily to the goals of NRA."

Judy Johnson has worked with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in numerous training roles, including many of the department's Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshops. She also has the distinction of conducting the nation's first firearm workshop designed specifically for the spouses of U.S. Army personnel deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas abroad. She served on the staff of the first NRA Youth Hunter Education Challenge held in Alaska, and is in charge of most of the live-firing exercises conducted at the conclusion of Alaska's State Hunter Education classes. Johnson has also contributed her expertise to revising the Alaska Hunter Information and Training Policy on Hunter Education, and to the Basic Hunter Education written exam.

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