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Thamas Church low crawls through the sand during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions.  Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles.  Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Thamas Church low crawls through the sand during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions. Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles. Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Colten Ederer hydrates during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions.  Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles.  Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Colten Ederer hydrates during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions. Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles. Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Colten Ederer pushes a log during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions.  Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles.  Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Colten Ederer pushes a log during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions. Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles. Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A participant pushes through an obstacle during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions.  Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles.  Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A participant pushes through an obstacle during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions. Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles. Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A participant low-crawls through the sand during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions.  Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles.  Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

A participant low-crawls through the sand during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions. Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles. Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Rollin Vickers waits for the waterhose to wash the sand off his face during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions.  Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles.  Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Rollin Vickers waits for the waterhose to wash the sand off his face during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions. Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles. Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Diego Larmaco carries a log during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions.  Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles.  Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)

Diego Larmaco carries a log during the GORUCK Cohesion Challenge Sept. 11, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This elite team-building event, led by a Special Forces veteran, featured military inspired challenges and missions. Only 24 out of the original 27 completed all obstacles. Eglin is the fifth base to complete the Team Cohesion Challenge, which is modeled after special operations training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jasmin Taylor)