Onlookers and members of the Fort Drum crew cheer as Piver and Stratton are awarded their team’s first medal at the Joint Culinary Training Exercise, Fort Lee, Virginia, March 6, 2023. On the left is Air Force Staff Sgt. Lyric Stoy of Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters, who was a friend and fellow competitor. “That’s our neighbor battle buddy,” said Stratton. Teams from various military branches will often share adjacent cooking labs, and as a result, friendships like the one between Fort Drum and the Air Force will form. (Photo by US Army Reserve Sgt. William A. Parsons)