Defender Challenge

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Senior Airman James Pittman, left, and Staff Sgt. Brandon Gonzales collapse after completing the Defender Challenge 2004 fitness challenge event. Airman Pittman, from the 37th Security Forces Squadron here, and Sergeant Gonzales, from the 12th SFS at Randolph AFB, Texas, are on the Air Education and Training Command team. The annual Defender Challenge here pits security forces teams from Air Force major commands, the Royal Air Force Regiment and the Department of Energy against each other in events that test marksmanship, tactics, physical fitness and teamwork. This year's competition runs Oct. 23 to 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Gary Emery)

PHOTO BY: Gary Emery
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