BLOEMFONTEIN,South Africa-- Members of the joint New York Army and Air National Guard team participating in the South African Combat Rifle Competition here take time out to pose for a picture on Monday, March 10. The 10-member team, composed of five Soldiers and five Airmen, is competing against 350 marksmen from South Africa and other nations. So far three New York Airman and one New York Soldier have received the South African Army Rifle Qualification Badge. All the New Yorkers are in the top 509 shooters and Master Sgt. Jose Pena-Rojas from the 105th Airlift Wing is in the top six.
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