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First women graduate Ranger School

First women graduate Ranger School

For the first time in Army history, two women were among Soldiers Friday who received the coveted Ranger tab. MORE

First female Rangers believe experience makes them better leaders

First female Rangers believe experience makes them better leaders

For the first two women who earned the Ranger tab, attending the Ranger School was all about honing leadership skills and being better leaders for the Army. MORE

94 men, two women complete Swamp Phase, earn Ranger Tab

94 men, two women complete Swamp Phase, earn Ranger Tab

The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced today that 94 men and two women met the standards of the Swamp Phase and will graduate the Ranger Course, Aug. 21. MORE

Make-A-Wish recipient reunites with Army general years later

Make-A-Wish recipient reunites with Army general years later

It was more than 10 years ago when nine-year-old Evan Schneider was granted his wish as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to become an Army Ranger. Schneider was diagnosed with a heart defect before birth and had a heart transplant when he was just four weeks old. MORE

Soldiers pass Mountain Phase, inch closer to earning Ranger Tab

Soldiers pass Mountain Phase, inch closer to earning Ranger Tab

The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced, July 31, that 125 men and two women met the standards to complete the Mountain Phase of the Ranger Course. MORE

Ranger saves life of drowning child

Ranger saves life of drowning child

On the afternoon of July 11 at a local resident community pool area, Spc. Luke Smith and some friends were cleaning up after hosting a barbecue with fellow Rangers and their Families. Soon later, he realized a six-year-old child had fallen into a pool and drowned. MORE

Three female Soldiers continue to second phase of Ranger course

Three female Soldiers continue to second phase of Ranger course

Three women successfully continue to move through the Army Ranger School, passing the Darby phase of training to advance to the Mountain phase. MORE

Rangers inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame

Rangers inducted into Ranger Hall of Fame

Sixteen Rangers were inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Marshall Auditorium in McGinnis-Wickam Hall, June 24. MORE

Three women recycled again in Ranger School

Three women recycled again in Ranger School

Despite setbacks, three female Soldiers continue the challenge to make it through Army Ranger School. MORE

Eight women in Ranger School recycled

Eight women in Ranger School recycled

The remaining eight women in the first gender-integrated class of the Army's Ranger School were recycled, May 8, along with 101 men, to retake the Darby Phase of the course. MORE

20 female Soldiers complete gender-integrated RTACs

20 female Soldiers complete gender-integrated RTACs

Nineteen female Soldiers made history April 20 when they began the first gender-integrated Ranger Course assessment on Fort Benning. MORE

Fort Hood Ranger team reflects on Army's elite soldier competition

Fort Hood Ranger team reflects on Army's elite soldier competition

The David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition is a test of physical endurance and mental wits. Many will compete, but only a few teams will actually complete the grueling 62-hour event. MORE

Ranger training events draw top Army leaders

Ranger training events draw top Army leaders

The annual Best Ranger Competition brought thousands of people to Fort Benning, April 10-13, to witness the Army's best of the best compete. MORE

2015 Best Ranger Competition Slideshow

2015 Best Ranger Competition Slideshow

Images from the 2015 Best Ranger Competition. MORE

Best Ranger Competition set to return to Fort Benning

Best Ranger Competition set to return to Fort Benning

U.S. Army Ranger teams will gather on Fort Benning for the 32nd annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, April 10-13. MORE

Female Soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

Female Soldier successfully completes 2nd pre-Ranger course

A female first lieutenant from Fort Carson, Colorado, who flies Apache helicopters, successfully completed all course requirements of the second gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which ended this week. MORE

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

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