DAY ONE DIARY, ARMY BEST RANGER

By Ashley M. StetterApril 20, 2007

FORT BENNING, Ga., April 20, 2007 -- Maj. Kirk Liddle, 11th Infantry Regiment, climbs a 60 ft. high rope net during the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition.  The Vancouver, Wash., native and his partner Capt. Ryan Armstrong, of Columbia, Md., are among 39 Ranger teams competing in the three-day, non-stop event that will take them over 60 miles by foot.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BENNING, Ga., April 20, 2007 -- Maj. Kirk Liddle, 11th Infantry Regiment, climbs a 60 ft. high rope net during the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition. The Vancouver, Wash., native and his partner Capt. Ryan Armstrong, of Columbia, Md., are among 39 Ranger teams competing in the three-day, non-stop event that will take them over 60 miles by foot. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Lonnie Woods, Fort Benning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT BENNING, GA -- April 20, 2007 -- Sgt. 1st Class Adam Nash, 75th Ranger Regiment, crawls through a mud-filled pit under barbed wire during the first day of the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition.  Nash, a native of Hyannis, Mass., won the competition in 2004 and is partnered with Sgt. 1st Class Billy Pouliot. The three-day continuous competition will take the competitors over 60 miles by foot carrying backpacks weighing nearly 85 lbs.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BENNING, GA -- April 20, 2007 -- Sgt. 1st Class Adam Nash, 75th Ranger Regiment, crawls through a mud-filled pit under barbed wire during the first day of the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition. Nash, a native of Hyannis, Mass., won the competition in 2004 and is partnered with Sgt. 1st Class Billy Pouliot. The three-day continuous competition will take the competitors over 60 miles by foot carrying backpacks weighing nearly 85 lbs. (Photo Credit: David K. Dismukes, Fort Benning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT BENNING, GA -- April 20, 2004 -- Staff Sgt. Jason Diaz, from the Army's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, runs a lap around Malvesti Field as part of the first day of the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition. Diaz, a native of Chicago, and his partner are among 39 Ranger teams competing in the three-day, 60-hour competition.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BENNING, GA -- April 20, 2004 -- Staff Sgt. Jason Diaz, from the Army's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, runs a lap around Malvesti Field as part of the first day of the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition. Diaz, a native of Chicago, and his partner are among 39 Ranger teams competing in the three-day, 60-hour competition. (Photo Credit: David K. Dismukes, Fort Benning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT BENNING, GA -- April 20, 2007 -- Sgt. 1st Class Willie Woods, 6th Ranger Training Battalion, emerges from a mud-filled pit from where he crawled approximately 50 yards under barbed wire as part of the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition.  The Augusta, Georgia native and his partner, Staff Sgt. Michael Pickens, from Buffalo, Mo., are among the 39 teams competing in the non-stop, three-day event which carries them over 60 miles by foot.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BENNING, GA -- April 20, 2007 -- Sgt. 1st Class Willie Woods, 6th Ranger Training Battalion, emerges from a mud-filled pit from where he crawled approximately 50 yards under barbed wire as part of the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition. The Augusta, Georgia native and his partner, Staff Sgt. Michael Pickens, from Buffalo, Mo., are among the 39 teams competing in the non-stop, three-day event which carries them over 60 miles by foot. (Photo Credit: David K. Dismukes, Fort Benning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT BENNING, GA -- April 20, 2004 -- Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Scott and his parter Staff Sgt. Jason Diaz, from the Army's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, pull a simulated casuality as part of the first day of the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition. Scott, a native of Lawton, Okla., and Diaz, from Chicago, Ill., are among 39 Ranger teams competing in the three-day competition.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT BENNING, GA -- April 20, 2004 -- Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Scott and his parter Staff Sgt. Jason Diaz, from the Army's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, pull a simulated casuality as part of the first day of the 2007 Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition. Scott, a native of Lawton, Okla., and Diaz, from Chicago, Ill., are among 39 Ranger teams competing in the three-day competition. (Photo Credit: David Dismukes, Fort Benning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL