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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, left, Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, and Staff Sgt. Thomas Rodriguez, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron pause for a photo after winning the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 16, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, left, Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, and Staff Sgt. Thomas Rodriguez, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron pause for a photo after winning the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 16, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group and members of the 673d Security Forces Squadron pause for a group photo after completing the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 16, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group and members of the 673d Security Forces Squadron pause for a group photo after completing the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 16, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Col. Travis Woodworth, left, Commander, 1st Air Support Operations Group pauses for photo with the winners of the Chaos Challenge 2021, Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, center, and Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 16, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Col. Travis Woodworth, left, Commander, 1st Air Support Operations Group pauses for photo with the winners of the Chaos Challenge 2021, Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, center, and Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 16, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group, competed in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13-15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group, competed in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13-15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group, carry their canoes while competing in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group, carry their canoes while competing in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, left, and Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, tactical air control party (TACP) specialists, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, carry their canoe while competing in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, left, and Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, tactical air control party (TACP) specialists, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, carry their canoe while competing in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, left, and Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, tactical air control party (TACP) specialists, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, canoe across 6-mile Lake while competing in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, left, and Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, tactical air control party (TACP) specialists, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, canoe across 6-mile Lake while competing in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Maverick Duffy, center, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, approaches the finish during a ruck run for the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Maverick Duffy, center, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, approaches the finish during a ruck run for the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin George, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, rides an all-terrain vehicle while monitoring a ruck run during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin George, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, rides an all-terrain vehicle while monitoring a ruck run during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group compete in a ruck run during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group compete in a ruck run during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group wait to begin a timed ruck run during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force tactical air control party (TACP) specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group wait to begin a timed ruck run during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Garrett Geske, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, changes his socks after completing a land navigation event during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Garrett Geske, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, changes his socks after completing a land navigation event during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leodan Zapata, left, and Senior Airman Mario Hernandez, tactical air control party (TACP) specialists, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, prepare for a land navigation event during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Leodan Zapata, left, and Senior Airman Mario Hernandez, tactical air control party (TACP) specialists, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, prepare for a land navigation event during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Senior Staff Sgt. Garrett Geske, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, performs push-ups during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Staff Sgt. Garrett Geske, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, performs push-ups during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Harris, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, performs pull-ups during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Harris, tactical air control party (TACP) specialist, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, performs pull-ups during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party specialists compete in a timed run during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force tactical air control party specialists compete in a timed run during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force tactical air control party specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group begin the timed run portion of a physical training event during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force tactical air control party specialists from the 1st Air Support Operations Group begin the timed run portion of a physical training event during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Mason, left, and Airman 1st Class Maverick Duffy, tactical air control party (TACP) specialists, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, utilize the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System to conducted a simulated air support mission during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Mason, left, and Airman 1st Class Maverick Duffy, tactical air control party (TACP) specialists, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, utilize the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System to conducted a simulated air support mission during the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, left, Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, and Staff Sgt. Thomas Rodriguez, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron pause for a photo after winning the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 16, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th, and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons and a guest team from the 673d Security Forces Squadron. The winner of the competition will go on to compete in Lightning Challenge 2021 to determine the best two-man TACP team in the Air Force.