Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Sword, TF 173 Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Zachari Rushing watches as Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, recite the Ranger Creed before a graduation ceremony from 1st Battalion's two-week pre-Ranger course, at Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan, Dec. 23, 2012. After weeks of planning and with the help of the Ranger Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., who sent the most current course materials, a cadre of Ranger-qualified noncommissioned officers from 1st Battalion put together a course, focusing on the fundamentals taught at what is generally considered one of the toughest courses the army offers.