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New York Army National Guard Soldier Wants to Be a Best Ranger

New York Army National Guard Soldier Wants to Be a Best Ranger

In 2013 Sgt. Thomas Carpenter , the admin and supply sergeant for the New York Army National Guard's Company C , 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry qualified as a Ranger. In 2015 the two-tour Afghan veteran from Holland Patent, N.Y., is hoping he'll be one of six Army National Guard Soldiers competing to be the best Ranger in the Army. "It has always been a dream of mine," Carpenter said. "It has always been at the top of the challenges, a super high goal and I always set my expectations high." MORE

Female ranger screening in Hawaii builds stronger leaders

Female ranger screening in Hawaii builds stronger leaders

The air is thick and the heat unforgiving as a small group of female Soldiers cross the finish line during a 12-mile road march. This is not a typical road march. This is the final graded assignment of the first 12-day Pre-Ranger Female Screening hosted by the 25th Infantry Division's Lightning Academy/Jungle Operations Training Center. MORE

75th Ranger Regiment returns to Korea for training

75th Ranger Regiment returns to Korea for training

Rangers from the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, returned to the Republic of Korea to conduct a training exercise in coordination with 8th Army, Special Operations Command Korea, and U.S. Forces - Korea Command during the months of September and October. MORE

Army National Guard selects Soldiers for 2015 Best Ranger Competition teams

Army National Guard selects Soldiers for 2015 Best Ranger Competition teams

Army National Guard Soldiers traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia, Nov. 20, 2014, to compete for a spot on one of the National Guard's three or four, two-man teams that will compete in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition. MORE

Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

Sgt. Thomas Block was honored July 30, 2014, as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be. MORE

10 inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame

10 inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame

Ten Rangers were inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame July 16 during a ceremony at Fort Benning's Maneuver Center of Excellence McGinnis-Wickam Hall. MORE

Ranger named Special Operations Medic of the Year

Ranger named Special Operations Medic of the Year

On Oct. 5, 2013, Rangers from B Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were a month in to their 18th battalion deployment, since 2001, to Afghanistan. MORE

Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

Rangers among first leaders of America's Army

When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers. MORE

MNBG-E paratroopers descend into western Kosovo

MNBG-E paratroopers descend into western Kosovo

DAKOVICA, Kosovo (May 12, 2014) -- For the 36 Multinational Battle Group-East paratroopers from Kosovo Force who descended 1,000 feet using specialized parachutes onto Dakovica Airfield, May 12, the historical airborne operation was a first for even many of the unit's seasoned jumpers. MORE

Amputee Soldier set to attend Ranger School

Amputee Soldier set to attend Ranger School

When 1st Lt. David Brunett lost his leg after an improvised explosive device explosion in Afghanistan three years ago it permanently changed his physical appearance, but never changed his mind about going to Ranger School. MORE

After 10 years, paratroopers soar in Kosovo

After 10 years, paratroopers soar in Kosovo

Ending what has been over a decade-long absence, Multinational Battle Group-East paratroopers took to the skies in Kosovo, April 15, 2014. MORE

25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

25th Infantry Division team wins Best Ranger Competition

For the first time since 1995, a team representing the 25th Infantry Division took home top honors at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition. MORE

2014 Best Ranger Competition photos

2014 Best Ranger Competition photos

2014 Best Ranger Competition photos MORE

Jackson team vies for Best Ranger honors

Jackson team vies for Best Ranger honors

Fort Jackson will be represented in one of the most respected and elite military and athletic competitions this weekend -- the 31st Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. MORE

National Guard competes for Best Ranger teams

National Guard competes for Best Ranger teams

Twenty-two National Guard Soldiers from 13 states competed for nine open slots, Nov. 20, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to participate in the competition next spring. MORE

Rangers recognized for valor

Rangers recognized for valor

LACEY, Wash.--Family, friends and Soldiers gathered at Saint Martin's Marcus Pavilion Mar. 20 for a valorous award ceremony to recognize and award Soldiers for their combat achievements in Afghanistan. MORE

Mountain Athlete Warrior program stresses functional fitness

Mountain Athlete Warrior program stresses functional fitness

Staff Sgt. Ryan Chancellor grimaced as he lifted the 135 pounds on the bar. Repetition after repetition, he performed the deadlifts. After 20 reps, he dropped the weight and picked up the 35-pound kettle bell and began his 15 swings -- "American" style -- heaving the weight until it was over his head. MORE

'Sky Soldiers' hold pre-Ranger course while deployed to Afghanistan

'Sky Soldiers' hold pre-Ranger course while deployed to Afghanistan

Taking advantage of the decrease in enemy activity brought on by winter, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, took the opportunity to develop and conduct a pre-Ranger course. MORE

Division West officers train for Best Ranger competition

Division West officers train for Best Ranger competition

First Army, supported by Division West, conducted training Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month to select a team to represent the command at the upcoming 30th annual Best Ranger Competition. MORE

Ranger seeks to help veterans, animals

Ranger seeks to help veterans, animals

Retired Staff Sgt. Joseph Trainor's personal journey as an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran inspired him to create a nonprofit organization to reach out to other veterans while saving the lives of animals. MORE

Army Rangers hold rare public ceremony to celebrate service, sacrifice

Army Rangers hold rare public ceremony to celebrate service, sacrifice

The South Sound community had the rare opportunity to join 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, in recognizing its own at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash., May 10, 2012. MORE

'Dragon' Soldiers compete in Best Ranger Competition

'Dragon' Soldiers compete in Best Ranger Competition

Six Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, traveled to Fort Benning, Ga., for the 29th Annual David E. Granger Best Ranger Competition. MORE

Two Army Rangers take top honors

Two Army Rangers take top honors

Two members of the Army's Special Operations Command take this year's "Best Ranger" honors. MORE

Special Operations team takes 2012 Best Ranger Competition

Special Operations team takes 2012 Best Ranger Competition

A team from the United States Army Special Operations Command won the 29th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, April 15, 2012, at Fort Benning, Ga. MORE

The road to Best Ranger continues for 34 teams

The road to Best Ranger continues for 34 teams

Day two of the 29th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition continued today with 34 of the 50 teams remaining. Following a mentally and physically grueling first day, teams competed in an estimated 15-mile, overnight foot march to Todd Field for additional challenges at Ranger Day Stakes. MORE

50 teams compete on first day of Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning

50 teams compete on first day of Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning

Fifty two-man teams began competing in the 29th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition April 13. MORE

Field set for 29th annual Best Ranger Competition

Field set for 29th annual Best Ranger Competition

The 29th installment of the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition begins April 13, 2012, at Fort Benning, Ga. MORE

Rangers honored for valor, physical prowess

Rangers honored for valor, physical prowess

In duel ceremonies, Rangers of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were honored for their sacrifice, acts of valor and their physical prowess. MORE

Army Rangers test new software-defined radio

Army Rangers test new software-defined radio

The U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan recently completed an operational assessment of the software-programmable Joint Tactical Radio Systems Rifleman Radio. MORE

Old Guard Soldiers take on Best Ranger

Old Guard Soldiers take on Best Ranger

The Old Guard's Best Ranger team will make its fourth appearance at the Best Ranger Competition, April 13-16, in Fort Benning, Ga. Despite the grueling physical and mental requirements of the competition, Staff Sgt. Sean McAlpine, infantryman, Delta Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and his teammates, are confident they are doing everything they can to prepare. MORE

Medal of Honor hero talks training, choices to Soldiers

Medal of Honor hero talks training, choices to Soldiers

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry came to Fort Sill, Okla., Jan. 12, 2012, to share his story with Soldiers. He is the second living, active-duty Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. MORE

Rangers remember fallen brothers

Rangers remember fallen brothers

Just weeks after returning from their fifteenth combat rotation in the current conflicts, the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger regiment honored two of their fallen brothers in a ceremony at the 1/75 Ranger Memorial, Nov. 4, 2011. MORE

Ranger Rendezvous 2011: Day 1

Ranger Rendezvous 2011: Day 1

More than 1,500 Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment conducted a Ranger Capabilities Demonstration and Mass Tactical Airborne Operation to kick-off Ranger Rendezvous 2011, July 25-28. MORE

Defeating cancer: mission complete

Defeating cancer: mission complete

Cpl. Austin Saunders, a gun team leader with Charlie Company, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, admits he’s a bit of a competitive guy. He likes to reach his goals, whatever the odds; "mission complete" is his credo MORE

'Freedom Award' goes to resilient Ranger

'Freedom Award' goes to resilient Ranger

"No Greater Sacrifice" Freedom Awards were presented May 23 to the former U.S. commander in Iraq and a Ranger who lost his leg from an injury there, but returned to combat duty. MORE

Rangers roll in post competition

Rangers roll in post competition

FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Ranger Training Brigade dominated Fort Benning's NCO and Soldier of the Year competitions Friday. MORE

4th RTB NCOs clinch Best Ranger title

4th RTB NCOs clinch Best Ranger title

Two Soldiers made history this year during the 26th annual LTG David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition May 8-10. SFCs Blake Simms and Chad Stackpole, 4th Ranger Training Battalion Ranger instructors, won the overall competition, and also came in first on the road march that began Friday night and first in Saturday night's orienteering, earning both the Rippetoe and Leandri awards, respectively. This is the first time one team won the three major awards. MORE

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