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Best Ranger Competition Winners Receive Their Awards

BEST RANGER AWARDS

Two Army Rangers from Fort Bennings 75th Ranger Regiment received their first place Best Ranger Competition awards in a special military ceremony at Fort Bennings Marshall Hall Monday April 10th. Captain Michael Rose and Master Sergeant Josh Korsager came out on top over more than 50 teams consisting of some the best Rangers in the U.S. Army. The Best Ranger…

Best Ranger Competition Winners

BEST RANGER

1/1BEST RANGER WINNERS Show Caption Hide Caption   A 2014 Best Ranger Winner has done it again. Captain Michael Rose and his teammate Master Sergeant Josh Horsager are the 2017 Best Ranger winners. Captain Rose won the grueling three day event three years ago. This year, Rose and his team member beat more than 50 two man teams to take…

Spartan Ranger Challenge

SPARTAN RANGERS

1/1SPARTAN RANGER CHALLENGE Show Caption Hide Caption The Spartan Ranger Challenge attracted a few thousand athletes and spectators to Dekkers Strip, an old Air Field near Fort Mitchell, Alabama on Saturday April 8th. Among the elite athletes to tackle the grueling Spartan Ranger Challenge were the 24 two man teams remaining in the Best ranger Competition being held right next…

Fort Benning Field Day a Big Hit for Kids

FIELD DAY

1/1FIELD DAY Show Caption Hide Caption     Friday morning April 7th the commanding general at Fort Benning gave several thousand people a direct order to have fun and that’s exactly what they did. At least two thousand people flocked to Fort Benning’s Stewart Watson fields for the annual field day. This friendly sports competition is something special needs students…

Best Ranger Competition Begins

OVER 100 PARTICIPANTS DESCEND ON FT. BENNING

  106 Army Rangers in 53 two man teams began the grueling Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning. Before the three day event is over the Ranger competitors will have covered more than 60 miles on foot and more than 60 hours of  competition. Best ranger competitors endured a difficult first day with a brisk five mile sprint Friday morning…

Spartan Ranger Challenge Preparation

SPARTAN RANGER CHALLENGE

Saturday April 8th Civilians will have a rare chance to run with the elite Army rangers on one of the most physically challenging obstacle courses in the world. The 2017 Spartan Ranger Challenge will take place Dekkars Strip located along 101st Airborne road about a mile beyond the Ft. Benning gate on the Alabama side. The Spartan Challenge has been…

Best Ranger Contest Preparation

BEST RANGER

 The Best Ranger Competition 2017, is the 34th anniversary of this grueling competition, starring the best soldiers of the world, our United States Army, RANGERS! The Best Ranger Competition was started in 1982 after Dick Leandri found a way to honor his personal friend, Lieutenant General David E. Grange, Jr. The competition has evolved over the past thirty years from…

Home of the Tuskegee Airmen Makes Pitch for an Airplane Plant

PUSH FOR TUSKEGEE AIRPLANE PLANT

The home of the Tuskegee Airmen, who shattered aviation and racial barriers in World War II, is competing to become the manufacturing site of a new air force training jet. Governor. Robert Bentley says the state and the community has put together a $100 million dollar incentive package to help Italian-based Leonardo DRS land the contract. If successful, the aircraft…

SFC Jose Faz Named Soldier of the Week

SOLDIER OF THE WEEK

When the army needs someone to talk tanks they have a guy who is ready to go. Sergeant First Class Jose Faz of the 1st of the 16th Cavalry knows the M-1 Abrams inside and out. SFC Faz has finished a long line of leadership schools including the combat life savers course which came in handy during his four combat…

High School Students Record Vietnam War Veterans for History Class

STUDENTS LEARN FROM VIETNAM VETERANS

  Auburn High School History students get a unique opportunity just by being in class. For the past five years, students have interviewed Vietnam War veterans to learn more about the sacrifices made by military families and to preserve their stories. In past years, the interviews have been conducted at the school. But this year AP History teacher Blake Busbin…